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Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Named 2021 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award Recipient by the Rutgers School of Public Health

Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, has been named the 2021 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee by the Rutgers School of Public Health. She will serve as the School’s speaker at their 38th graduation ceremony, which will virtually...
14-Apr-2021 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dean Accepted into The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Perry N. Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, has been selected as a fellow into the 2021 cohort at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
13-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers to Host Careers in Gerontology Twitter Chat

Rutgers to discuss careers in aging, opportunities and challenges that exist for this part of our population, and ways to lead change
13-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PHocus – A Public Health Summer Experience for High School Students, is Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now open for the Rutgers School of Public Health’s annual summer experience, PHocus (Public Health Outbreaks, Community, & Urban Studies).
1-Apr-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Alumna Launches #WarOnRona Campaign, Addressing Inequity and Disempowerment

Rutgers School of Public Health alumna launches a wellness and resiliency movement to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2-Mar-2021 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers Cancer Health Justice Lab Creates COVID-19 Educational Video in Spanish

COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Latinx families more than any other racial and ethnic group, yet there are few available resources to mitigate these risks. The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Cancer Health Justice Lab has launched an...
25-Feb-2021 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dean Appointed to Committee on Health Equity

Rutgers School of Public Health dean, Perry N. Halkitis, has been appointed to the American Psychological Association’s inaugural Ad Hoc Committee on Health Equity.
25-Jan-2021 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Faculty Named Emerging Scholar

Adana Llanos, assistant professor in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health, has been named a 2021 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
25-Jan-2021 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A world in which all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential in terms of health and wellbeing and where solutions to public health challenges are rooted in population and individual strengths based on a commitment to equity and social justice.

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