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.