New Brunswick, NJ - Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, shares a common bond with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2019; she officially joined the school during the first week of August, too. On Friday, Aug. 7, Gabriel, the first female dean at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, welcomed more than 190 incoming medical students during the annual White Coat Ceremony.
NJHF Honors 16 Rutgers Faculty Members with 2015 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards
New Brunswick, NJ - New Jersey Health Foundation honored 19 faculty members from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine with 2015 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards, which were presented at individual school convocations. Each winner, selected by his/her school, received a framed award and an honorarium to be used to advance his/her teaching or research abilities during the course of the coming year.
Hackensack, NJ - According to Tom Bergeron of NJBiz, "Hackensack University Medical Center was once again named the top hospital in New Jersey by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, which were released Tuesday morning. Hackensack was nationally ranked in five of the identified specialties and rated “high performing” in six others, helping it earn the No. 4 overall honor in the New York City area."
New Brunswick, NJ - If you find yourself downing that extra piece of chocolate fudge cake even though you're not hungry, it might be the absence of a hormone in your brain that's causing you to overeat purely for pleasure. In a new Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School study published in Cell Reports, researchers found that when the hormone glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) was reduced in the central nervous system of laboratory mice, they overate and consumed more high fat food.
Need another reason to understand why the Rutgers-UMDNJ merger was so big? Listen to the dean of the medical school
Newark, NJ - According to Tom Bergeron of NJBiz, "Dr. Robert Johnson had been associated with UMNDJ for much of his life. And he's the first to admit that when he heard the school was merging with Rutgers University, he didn't think it would make much of a difference — other than changing a few signs, he joked.
Galloway Township, NJ – Stockton University today welcomed the inaugural group of students in the Atlantic City cohort of Philadelphia University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Stockton and Philadelphia University (PhilaU) are partnering with Reliance Medical Group to offer this Atlantic City-based program in a growing field of the health sciences.
Camden, NJ - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University announced Friday it has received a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Service Administration to improve primary care workforce and address the shortage of these physicians in underserved communities in New Jersey.
Hackensack, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, have announced that they have developed a joint cancer research agenda as part of a multi-year plan to form a National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized cancer consortium. This recognition would support the scientific excellence of the two centers along with their capability to integrate multi-disciplinary, collaborative research approaches to focus on all the aspects of cancer.
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.
Newark, NJ - Newark could get its first new medical school in 50 years under an unusual proposal by Rowan University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Rowan wants to open a branch of its School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Camden County, on NJIT's Newark campus, university officials said. The new school could eventually enroll 200 future doctors.
Philadelphia, PA – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) released “Bioscience Economic Development in the States: Legislation and Job Creation Best Practices” today at the 2015 BIO International Convention. The Best Practices Guide is the bioscience industry’s leading comprehensive analysis of state legislative and regulatory initiatives in support of economic development.
Washington D.C. – According to Margaret Anderson of FasterCures, “FasterCures is excited to mark the launch of our new “Science of Patient Input” program – bridging our Value & Coverage, Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Assessment, and TRAIN (The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network) efforts. The program concentrates our work to expand opportunities for patient perspectives to shape decision-making across the discovery-development-delivery cycle. Between our latest article in Science Translational Medicine, new video on the history of patient engagement, and recent Value & Coverage workshop, we’ve kicked things off with a bang."
New Brunswick, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved Rutgers 2030, the most comprehensive physical master plan in the university’s history. The long-term plan envisions development at Rutgers University – Camden, Rutgers University – Newark and Rutgers University – New Brunswick. The decision was guided by the priorities of the university’s Strategic Plan – which was approved in 2014 – and incorporates Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
South Orange, NJ - According to New Jersey Business magazine, "Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) and Seton Hall University (SHU) sign a definitive agreement to form a new, four-year school of medicine. Earlier this year, HackensackUHN and SHU signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of the school."
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey will showcase its business strengths in the life science industry to a global audience next week at the world’s largest biotechnology conference, BIO International, being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on June 15-18.
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