November 16, 2022

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November is a month known for the pleasure of eating and is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family during the holidays. It can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, especially for those living without a stomach.

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Rutgers Physicians Find Success Treating a Child’s Rare Illness

The prognosis for a 5-year-old with ''brain on fire'' autoimmune disorder was dire. Find out how a team of researchers was able to use a new approach to treat the mysterious disease and bring the child back from a catatonic state.

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Call for Requests:

Community Engagement Virtual Salons (CEVS)

CEVS bring researchers together with patients, community members, and health care stakeholders to actively participate in cross-talk. It provides a forum for generating research questions, identifying evidence gaps, and defining outcomes meaningful to patients. To see a CEVS in action, take a look at the summary video featured below.

If you're interested in working with us, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Reproductive Justice after Roe

November 17, 12pm ET

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research is presenting this talk as part of its Brown Bag Seminar Series. The featured speaker is Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean and professor of law at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mutcherson is a reproductive justice scholar whose work focuses on assisted reproduction and abortion. 

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What the Eyes Don't See:

Stories from the Flint Water Crisis

November 17, 5:30pm ET

Hear Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, in conversation with Mary E. O'Dowd, Executive Director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration at Rutgers, discussing "What the Eyes Don't See: Stories from the Flint Water Crisis" and how she used science to prove that children in Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead. In person event.

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Funding Opportunities

Global Health Seed Grants

Faculty throughout Rutgers are invited to submit proposals for Global Health Seed Grants. Global Health Seed Grants are administered jointly by Rutgers Global Health Institute and Rutgers Global. The online application, full instructions, and specific guidelines for submitting a Global Health Seed Grant proposal are available on the Rutgers Global Grants website.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30.

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Community Resources

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics has a website with multilingual resources about COVID-19 vaccines for children and young adults. Resources are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi, and Korean, the top six languages spoken in New Jersey.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: The State of New Jersey has put together a list of resources about the COVID-19 virus including testing sites, signs and symptoms, and FAQs about social services. 

You can find community-based and local COVID-19 testing site locations and hours here.

Middlesex County residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at sites throughout the county. Appointments required. The sites provide saliva-based test kits developed at Rutgers University.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to pre-register for the vaccine. New Jersey's Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Call Center can be reached at 855-568-0545.

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This newsletter is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number, UL1TR003017 to Rutgers University. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the NIH.

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