New Brunswick, NJ, March 11, 2014 — Marking a decade of supporting research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), the Century for the Cure charity bike ride is gearing up for another successful year. Registration has opened for this year’s September 14 event, and organizers are hoping to raise $250,000 — adding to the $1.2 million the ride has raised through the years.
Ride founder Scott Glickman knows from personal experience how important cancer research is, as he battled Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma some 15 years ago. Having been successfully treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, he wanted to make resources available that would further unlock the mysteries of cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
Glassboro, NJ, March 11, 2014 — The Rowan University Foundation, the philanthropic and fundraising arm of Rowan University, committed to allocate $5 million to a new venture capital fund to fuel new research initiatives by faculty, students and alumni.
“With an endowment of nearly $175 million, the Foundation is in a position to make a meaningful investment in the University’s researchers and entrepreneurs in a way few universities can,” said Paul Tully, Foundation chair.
“While Rowan’s students and faculty will undoubtedly be successful in attracting outside funding, some may first need seed money to get their ideas started,” Tully continued. “Through the Rowan Venture Fund, the Foundation will provide an opportunity to support research ideas at their earliest stages.” Read the rest of this entry »
Trenton, NJ, March 6, 2014 Rider University professor Jim Riggs surpassed $1 million in grants this month, but he wasn’t keeping track.
“I didn’t have a grant odometer,” the biology professor said.
But Rider’s grants manager apparently did: Michael Rutkowski called it an “uncommon achievement.”
Riggs’ newest grant from the National Institutes of Health brought his total grant awards while working at Rider to $1.3 million.
The biology professor’s interest in research began when he took part in a research project funded by the NIH at the Medical Biology Institute in California from 1988 to 1991. To read the rest of this entry, please click here.
New Brunswick, NJ, March 11, 2013 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) is pleased to partner, once again, with Montclair State University to sponsor PharmFest, a premier forum that explores emerging issues and trends in the biopharmaceutical and medical technology industry.
“PharmFest 2014: The Decade Ahead” will be held on Thursday, April 3 in the Conference Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
Keynote addresses will be presented by John Castellani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Dr. Richard Evans, Founding Partner and Research Analyst at Sector & Sovereign Research, LLC and author of Health and Capital. Read the rest of this entry »