Co-presidents Brooke Margolin, a public health major, and Laura Palm, a musician with an M.D. degree, talk about the effects of COVID-19 on Rutgers students’ lives, thoughts, and future plans.
The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council hosted its annual welcome meeting on October 8. The nearly 80-member council includes students who are affiliated with 19 schools and colleges throughout the university.
Three student teams were named winners of the first-ever Global Health Case Competition, a 10-week experience focused on the impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities in New Jersey.
Watch a time-lapse video of Rutgers students assembling COVID-19 testing kits, part of a volunteer effort organized by the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. Plus, find out how you can help.
Energized committees, new members, and renewed commitment to global health collaboration at Rutgers were among the highlights of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council meeting earlier this month.
It’s been seven months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Rutgers students and faculty discuss the new normal.
Global health involves many fields as well as local and international efforts. In an interview with the country’s largest South Asian radio station, Arpita Jindani of Rutgers Global Health Institute discusses COVID-19, food insecurity, community partnerships, and mobilizing volunteers.
“Masks?” and “Mental Health” are the first two videos in a COVID-19 educational series being produced by the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. Leading the project—and combining her passions, medicine and the arts—is committee co-chair Laura Palm, a medical school graduate and current doctoral student at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
A campaign led by graduate student Jack Hemphill is underway to collect, produce, and donate items that are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council is responding to urgent local needs, such as PPE for health workers as well as food and personal hygiene products for community members.
The council, consisting of 52 undergraduate and graduate students from 19 different schools across the university, represents the student voice at the institute and will help foster global health collaboration across Rutgers’ academic disciplines.