The last year, which has been unlike any other in Rutgers’ 254-year history, has centered on keeping the Rutgers community safe, providing top-notch health care, developing the first saliva test for the coronavirus and helping society cope with the biggest global public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic.Read more
Richard Marlink, the director of Rutgers Global Health Institute who has worked extensively to confront issues of health equity both in the U.S. and around the world, discusses the complex obstacles facing low-income and minority communities during the pandemic and why it is important to help everyone recover.
A collaboration between eCornell and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab is giving high school students in underserved communities the opportunity to develop skills in business analytics while gaining the confidence to recognize they can excel in college.Read more
Nature is a tool to address deeply entrenched health disparities; health systems should work to increase nature access, as they have with other social determinants of healthRead more
A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by researchers at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) can rapidly and accurately detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in the United States.Read more
Study Shows Vascular Ultrasounds and Adhering to Interventional Education in Underserved Communities can Improve Health among Parents and School StaffRead more
Staggering new statistics released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its first World Report on Vision estimate more than 1 billion people are visually impaired because they don’t get the care they need—a finding that brings renewed urgency for sustainable global outreach efforts. The statistics underscore the need for programs like the donor-funded John A. Moran Eye Center Global Outreach Division at the University of Utah, which works to create sustainable eye care systems in developing nations and to reach underserved populations in Utah.Read more