Rutgers University-New Brunswick students and graduates earned 14 Fulbright grants during the current academic year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is sponsored by the Department of State and awards about 1,500 grants to recent graduates and graduate students to research, study and teach in more than 140 countries, Rutgers said.
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has earned accreditation as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Chief Nursing Officer Janet Gordils-Perez said the accreditation “distinguishes worldwide organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education.”
Gordils-Perez said the designation “enables the educational programs offered to nurses across the state to mirror the world-class treatment and services we provide to our patients here.”
The New Jersey Innovation Institute has launched a training program for biopharmaceutical companies to study new immunotherapies, such as CAR-T cell therapy.
Immunotherapy generally is a treatment in which cells in the human body are recoded and injected back into a patient in order to train the patient’s immune system to fight various diseases such as cancer. Cancer centers such as Hackensack Meridian Health’s John Theurer Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering, and pharmaceutical giants including Celgene and Johnson & Johnson have made big bets on the treatment.
TechLaunch is a virtual business accelerator for tech startups. BullPen #8 is being hosted at New Jersey City University, Business School and Co-hosted with Jersey City Tech Meetup.
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is hosting its Genius Gala 7.0 on May 11.
Learn more here.
The Government Accountability Office identified eight trends that are having strong effects on both the federal government and society as a whole, and those included in the science and tech section of the report are suggested to be critical to the country’s competitiveness.
The trends are part of the larger 2018-2023 strategic plan for the office, whose mission is to ensure that Congress is aware and informed, and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government.
Two teams from Rutgers University and two teams from Princeton University have made it into the Hult Prize Regional Competition for 2018, with a chance to win $1 million in seed money at the finals, according to Sophia Zhou, campus director at Rutgers.
The Hult Prize, sometimes called the “Nobel Prize for Students,” according to Zhou, is a global, yearlong competition that launches startups emerging from universities.
From New Jersey Business
Alan Sobel, CPA, managing member of Sobel & Co. LLC, recently proposed a plan to help small businesses or flow-through entities in New Jersey in light of the recent limitations on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs (TCJA) of 2017.
The plan has been endorsed by Senators Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen), Steve Oroho (R-Sussex), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Anthony Bucco Sr. (R-Morris), who are drafting legislation in conjunction with NJCPA’s State Tax Task Force.
More than 200 high school students put their computer science skills to the test at Stockton University’s third annual Computer Science Teachers Association-Southern New Jersey Computer Science Competition on Friday, March 16.
But after more than two hours, just one team successfully solved all eight problems
Two New Jersey universities were honored recently by a national higher education council for their successful "transformations" over the last several years.
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken and Saint Peter's University in Jersey City are the 2018 winners of the American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation.
The state legislature has introduced two new bills that would increase the tax credit under the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit Act from 10 to 25 percent.
Companion bills S2298 and A3677 would offer the refundable credit against state corporation business, or income, tax for private investments in startup technology companies with fewer than 225 employees in the fields of research, manufacturing or technology commercialization. It would be run by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in consultation with the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
Bayer U.S. announced Tuesday that Raymond Kerins Jr., its senior vice president and head of communications, government relations & policy, has been elected vice chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center.
This free event will be held April 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Rutgers-New Brunswick on Busch Campus (Piscataway). The sponsors are Integrium, EisnerAmper LLP and Rutgers University.
Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs will provide key insights into the current life sciences funding landscape. Read more and register here.
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance (NJRDA) held its annual Rare Disease Day commemoration yesterday at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The event was co-sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and BioNJ. According to NORD, a disease is defined as rare when it affects less than 200,000 people at any given time. As such, there are more than 7,000 distinct types of rare diseases, which affect more than 350 million people worldwide – or 1 in 10 individuals. This includes nearly 800,000 patients in New Jersey.
Trenton, NJ - Huge tax incentives that were the hallmark of New Jersey's last gubernatorial administration have certainly not disappeared - as evidenced by the $5 billion that's been offered to Amazon to lure the mega-retailer to Newark. But now state officials are considering another approach to economic development, nurturing startup companies at the other end of the business lifecycle.
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