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Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health, has been named dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is expected to join Rutgers in August 2017. Perry N. Halkitis is …

There are an estimated 5,000 Muslim students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.  For the first time in the university’s history that community is being represented by a full-time Muslim chaplain, Kaiser Aslam, who also is one of the first to hold that position at a public …

Shutterstock A growing body of research reveals links between air pollutants to other illnesses besides lung disease, including heart disease, nervous system conditions and newborn infant outcomes such as low birthweight. Since 2000, the last year the American Thoracic Society issued a statement on the …

Zeynep Uzumcu (R’11, RWJMS’17) arrived at Rutgers a decade ago convinced she would become a high school English teacher. But halfway through her freshman year, she asked herself: “Is Chaucer going to change the world?” While working on a mobile health clinic in a poor …

Photo: Shutterstock Frequent smartphone interruptions can be irritating.  Does your smartphone spew a relentless stream of text messages, push alerts, social media messages and other noisy notifications? Well, Rutgers experts have developed a novel model that can predict your receptiveness to smartphone interruptions. It incorporates …

Photo: George Jones Norman Reitman, one of Rutgers’ oldest alumni, at a celebration for his 100th birtday in 2012. Norman Reitman, one of Rutgers’ oldest alumni who helped more than 200 financially struggling premed students attend college and dedicated decades of service to the university, …

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