Office of Global Health

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's Office of Global Health (OGH) exists to support and promote the global health efforts of faculty, staff and learners in the areas of education, research and service.

Please see our Announcements section below and follow us on Twitter @RutgersNJMS_GH

The strategic plannig process of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) identified Global Health as an area of emphasis for the institution. To promote this strong vision regarding global health and unify efforts the Rutgers Global Health Insitiute was created in 2016 under the leadership of the Henry Rutgers Chair of Global Health (Dr. Ric Marlink). To support this university-wide initiative, Rutgers NJMS created the Office of Global Health in December 2016 with the goal to formalize and enhance global health efforts via the following steps::

  1. Document, collate and consolidate existing global health activities

  2. Provide support to faculty, learners and staff interested in global health

  3. Educate the Rutgers NJMS community regarding global health issues

  4. Provide a means to coordinate global health activities within Rutgers NJMS, and with the Rutgers Global Health Institute, RBHS and Rutgers as a whole

The Rutgers NJMS - Office of Global Health (OGH) is a "virtual" office that resides within the NJMS Office for Diversity and Community Engagement (ODACE). OGH is currently led by Ziad Sifri, MD (Director), Harsh Sule, MD, MPP (Associate Director) and Marquiah Geiger (Administrative Coordinator).



  • Applications for the Global Health Distinction Program are now open. Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2017. An informational session will be held on November 9, 2017 at 12pm in MSB E-609.

  • Rutgers NJMS faculty (Drs. Sifri and Zinzuwadia) partnered with RWJBarnabas and CareOne to visit Puerto Rico twice over October 2017 to perform a needs assessment and provide much needed medical relief supplies. OGH and the Department of Surgery's RECOVER project coordinated collection of the supplies.

  • OGH is excited to announce the start of its monthly Global Health Lecture series. Third Thursday of each month at 12pm in MSB E-609. Join us to hear about and support local experts sharing information and insights about their work.

  • Rutgers NJMS faculty, residents and staff were in Mampong, Ghana in September/October 2017. The visit was in collaboration with the International Surgical Health Initiative (ISHI) and Tetteh Quarshi Memorial Hospital (TQMH). The group provided much needed (and free) surgical care, and training on emergency medical care and ultrasound use. The group is also working on developing an online collaboration with TQMH to provide continuous online education as well as to serve as a resource for clinical teaching.