The Hepatitus B Virus is a virus that is damaging to the liver and can eventually lead to liver cancer and death.The goal of the Rutgers TeamHBV chapter is to educate campus and local communities about the Hepatitis B Virus and liver cancer that is disproportionately affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The chapter will aim to spread awareness, screening, and vaccination of hepatitis B in the local area, as well as work with other HBV chapters in national events. Hepatitis B virus, despite being a completely preventable disease, still causes 80% of all primary liver cancer cases and leaves 350 million people chronically infected.With 25% of the Rutgers Populations identifying as AAPI, it is imperative that we advocate awareness of HBV. Many schools across the nation are already involved in spreading word, and it is a pleasure to have TeamHBV as an established chapter at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey!
President: Katherine Chen
VP of Finance: Dat Pham
VP of Recruitment: Valerie Chew
VP of Campus Outreach: Brian Wan
VP of Community Outreach: Ankita Patel
VP of Administration: Kerry Jade Manzano