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Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection, but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population are still needed, especially among those with lower income or people of color, according to a study led by core faculty member Henry Raymond, an associate professor at the School of Public Health.

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Public health faculty member Michael Gusmano expands his city-focused research to the BRIC countries, aiming to help policymakers focus their health efforts—and budgets—by pinpointing successes and disparities.

Bacteria May Travel Thousands of Miles Through the Air Globally

Bacteria May Travel Thousands of Miles Through the Air Globally

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Rutgers scientists are part of a research team suggesting that bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals. Their “air bridge” hypothesis could shed light on how harmful bacteria share antibiotic resistance genes.

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.

How to Develop Cultural Competence

How to Develop Cultural Competence

Nursing science faculty member Susan Caplan, an authority on the assessment and treatment of mental health issues in Latino communities, offers practical tips for developing cultural competence while working in global health.

Rutgers New Faculty Series: Umer Hassan

Rutgers New Faculty Series: Umer Hassan

Assistant professor Umer Hassan, who grew up in Pakistan, remembers being fascinated by the handheld tricorder used to diagnose medical conditions on Star Trek. Now, he is working to recreate some of that technology in real life. As an engineer and a global health researcher, Hassan is developing biosensors that can quickly and inexpensively detect infections in people living with HIV/AIDS in underdeveloped countries.

When Nutrition Isn’t on the Table

When Nutrition Isn’t on the Table

African indigenous vegetables are loaded with micronutrients, but the residents of an urban slum in Kenya aren’t always able to reap the benefits. Rutgers food systems researcher Shauna Downs, with support from Rutgers Global Health Institute, is analyzing the local production and consumption of these nutritious crops with an eye toward improving health.

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. The findings were announced at the September 26, 2018, United Nations meeting on TB.