Rutgers faculty, staff and students rallied to address the global public health crisis through research and service since the first case of COVID-19 in New Jersey was confirmed on March 4, 2020.
Enobong (Anna) Branch and Nyeema Watson share their insights on this moment of racial reckoning and reflect on parallels to the past in a discussion on Zoom. Watch what they have to say.
Javier Robles, a teaching instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health who is paralyzed from the chest down, assembled a statewide panel to fight for legislative action.
Albert Ayeni grew up in Nigeria, where a meal seemed incomplete if it did not include a hot pepper. Now he is working to make Rutgers the go-to center for hot pepper research to appeal to New Jersey’s growing ethnic communities and remind them of home.
An operating room on a jet might sound like something straight out of a movie, but it’s actually how Rudolph Wagner, a clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, travels the world to fight preventable blindness.
On the field playing soccer for Rutgers-Newark, Timothy Fariaslearned the importance of doing his part to help his team succeed. The lesson – that he can make a difference, which impacts others in the game – inspired him to also be a catalyst for change in his community.
Rutgers public health expert Christopher Ackerman teams up with a frog puppet to improve nutrition education in the South Bronx.