May 262020

Stay-at-home orders have lifted in many parts of the country and, with that, plenty of people are trying to figure out what is (and isn’t) OK to do now that COVID-19 is practically everywhere. A big question as people itch to travel this summer: Is it safe to fly yet? After all, airplanes don’t exactly have the best reputation for keeping people healthy, even in non-pandemic circumstances.

“Crowded airplanes have always been a source of concern for the spread of infections,” says Michael Gochfeld, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus at the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. “Usually this was taken for granted and did not cause anxiety, but with COVID-19, it would be hard not to be anxious. The likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus seems to be greater than influenza and common cold viruses.”

(Source: Prevention- United Way- May 20, 2020)

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 May 26, 2020
May 092020
Laura E. Liang, Ph.D. recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Laura E. Liang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences for receiving this prestigious award in 2020! THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING is awarded annually to non-tenure-track, full-time faculty members in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences who have demonstrated outstanding teaching [read more]

 May 9, 2020