Many courses at Rutgers address global health, including “Biomedical Technologies Design and Development,” a Fall 2022 offering taught by Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Umer Hassan.
Rutgers students are working to address health disparities and infant mortality, to understand why Black and Hispanic women are hesitant to get vaccines, and on other projects that benefit society as part of a new initiative.
Rutgers undergrads majoring in social work are interning at New Brunswick social services organizations while also engaging in global health-oriented mentoring and education. This new internship program is a joint effort between the School of Social Work and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
Rutgers students in clinical and non-clinical programs of study can volunteer to help with operations at the university’s on-campus vaccination clinic at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in Piscataway.
In underserved neighborhoods in the city’s South and West wards, small business owners and local leaders are voices for their communities. Their input and guidance inform the rollout of initiatives to improve vaccination rates and help communities build resilience—a top goal of the Equitable Recovery for New Jersey’s Small Businesses program.
WHYY.org features the perspectives of New Jersey Medical School students Sebastian Acevedo and Angelica Lopez and assistant dean Ana Natale-Pereira related to a new scholarship program for medical students from underserved communities to become primary care physicians in Newark and surrounding towns.
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.
Rutgers helped launch the Community Connectors campaign, which involves city residents who recruit local barbers to espouse the merits and accessibility of getting vaccinated.
Founded at Rutgers, the newly expanded program serves New Brunswick’s poor and low-income residents by providing fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms and convenient access to health services.