Five Rutgers students traveled to Brazil to present research at the International Symposium of Undergraduate Research during the week of October 21. The students were awarded the opportunity to travel through the different campuses of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in an effort to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers through scientific exchange. This trip is facilitated through a longstanding exchange between Rutgers University and The University of Sao Paulo. [Read more...]
Not long after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Sri Lanka coast the day after Christmas in 2004, Michael Gould, Ph.D. (GSNB 1976 – Environmental Science), a manager with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), began developing and then implementing a reconstruction project to help the Sri Lankan people restore their infrastructure, their lives and their livelihoods.
For the three years Mike worked on this project, he learned a great deal about undertaking a massive reconstruction as well as involving the community to ensure sustainability of the work. These are some of the hallmarks of USAID work around the globe, he told students when he visited the G.H. Cook Campus recently. [Read more...]
The SEBS Office of International Programs, in partnership with The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), is hosting a career panel on Friday, November 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Foran Hall, Room 138A, on the George H. Cook Campus. The focus of the panel supports the Rutgers Biennial Theme – Global Health. Panelists will discuss job opportunities and education within service oriented fields connected to global and environmental health. Members of the panel will consist of Courtney Wright, education specialist; Amber Rieke, master’s of public health candidate at the George Washington University; Andrew Lovedale, president and founder of Access to Success; Ilissa Ocko, postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund; and Andrew Carmona, master’s of public administration candidate at Columbia University. We encourage all students interested in future work engaging in community and international service to attend. For more information contact Megan Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-6385. [Read more...]
Rutgers faculty, postdocs and students who attended the 4th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop, “Developmental Programming of Adult Disease” in September 2011, remember listening to the riveting presentation of David J. P. Barker, M.D., then professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton, UK.
His 2011 lecture at Rutgers, titled “Chronic Disease Originates in the Womb,” told the story of the development of what is now known as the Barker hypothesis. Many of the workshop participants recall the conversations they had with Dr. Barker during the poster session or at lunch. Sadly, the pioneering epidemiologist passed away on August 27, 2013, at the age of 75. Read more on the life and work of Dr. Barker at the International Epidemiological Association. [Read more...]
Starting this September, an effort will focus scientists, including those from Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and their institutions to cover gaps in ocean geography and operations that until now have prevented scientists from seeing how the different ecosystems along the coast interact, and how and when animals move between them. The observatory will be integrated technologically and geographically. Read more at Rutgers Today.