New Brunswick, NJ - This is to provide information and updates regarding the newly instituted 2015 pilot grants in neuroscience at Rutgers University. This pilot grant program is organized under the Brain Health Institute, as part of its mission to support neuroscience research across the new Rutgers University. There are two main objectives of these pilot awards.
Stratford, NJ - According to Emily Bader of NJBiz, "Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine announced Friday that it has received a $2.55 million grant from the Health Resources Services Administration to improve geriatric health by establishing the New Jersey Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The grant will be used to train and equip health care providers statewide, according to Dr. Thomas Cavalieri, dean of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine."
Hoboken, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Stevens Institute of Technology has received a $250,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation to be put toward the completion of the university's SURE HOUSE, which is the school's entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The SUstainable and REsilient HOUSE represents the school’s vision of a sustainable and resilient home for the areas at greatest risk during extreme weather.
Trenton, NJ - Officials with Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation recently presented a $65,000 HopeLine grant to the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation® at Emerson Middle School in Union City. The grant will be used to support the Foundation’s educational initiative, Margaret’s Place, at Emerson Middle School – in addition to other locations throughout the region. Margaret’s Place offers students a “safe room” in schools to talk with each other and a professional counselor about violence-related issues.
NJII Awarded $2.9 Million Federal Grant to Advance Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), acting as New Jersey's State-designated entity on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health, has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NJII will help the Department of Health ensure the sharing of quality data through its New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN).
Trenton, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "NJ 2-1-1 Partnership has received a grant of new DF15 H03 servers from the IBM Corporation. These servers will allow the partnership to consolidate applications from old servers onto virtual servers and help NJ 2-1-1 continue to provide valuable services for people in search of health and human service needs in New Jersey."
Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie signed another balanced budget for FY16 that invests in education and higher education academic institutions.
First Lady Christie and Health Commissioner Announce Grants for Autism Medical Homes and Expansion of Autism Research
Trenton, NJ – Enhancing the administration's firm commitment to finding new and innovative ways to help New Jersey families impacted by autism, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today announced $4.4 million in grants to establish Autism Medical Homes and the advance research in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of the biologically-based disorder. New Jersey is a national leader in early intervention and education of children with autism which affects about 1 in 45 children across the Garden State.
Ridgewood, NJ - According to Darius Amos, "Thanks in part to a large donation, learning at the Ridgewood middle school level is about to step into the future. The Ridgewood Education Foundation (REF) has awarded an $85,000 leadership grant to the Board of Education to "kick off the renovation of science classrooms" at George Washington and Benjamin Franklin middle schools, according to REF Board of Trustees President Jennie Smith Wilson."
New Brunswick, N.J. – David Mulvihill, MD, chief resident of radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, has been selected to receive a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Mulvihill will be recognized at the ASCO Annual Meeting that begins later this week in Chicago.
New Brunswick, NJ - The effort to build an innovative technology park in New Jersey where academic and industry researchers can collaborate received a boost today (May 22) with the announcement of a nearly $500,000 federal grant to Rutgers University to continue planning the proposed Innovation Park@Rutgers.
Trenton, NJ - According to Andrew George of NJBiz, "The American Dream Meadowlands project has grown significantly enough since it received approval from the Economic Development Authority in November 2013 for a $390 million Economic Redevelopment and Growth grant — the largest ever of its kind — that the board will need to revisit the application and approve of its modifications in the coming months."
Montclair, NJ -- Elephantiasis, or lymphatic filariasis, is a parasitic disease infecting more than 120 million people in the tropics. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 40 million of them are disfigured and disabled by the infectious disease. Characterized by elephantine enlarged limbs and thickened skin, lymphatic filariasis is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans by mosquito bites.
South Plainfield, NJ - PTC Therapeutics, Inc. announced it has launched STRIVE (Strategies to Realize Innovation, Vision and Empowerment), an awards program aimed at providing funds to patient advocacy organizations to develop unique and collaborative programs that will make meaningful contributions to the rare disease community by increasing awareness, diagnosis, education or fostering development of future patient advocates. The program, in its inaugural year, will focus on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Trenton, NJ - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announces that it will be furthering its efforts to promote environmental and STEM education by making an $115,000 donation to the Thielke Arboretum Environmental Education Center.
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