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.
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."
Trenton, NJ – Twenty three of New Jersey’s colleges and universities make Money’s annual Best College’s ranking. Based off of three categories - quality of education, affordability and outcomes – several of the state’s institutions make the 736 school list.
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.
Glassboro, NJ - The VR Center comprises an R&D VR lab, opened in 2008, a data wall for programing and design development, and prototyping capabilities. The VR Center also includes a new custom-designed, 15,000+ cubic-foot VR collaborative environment, which features a 7-foot-high by 40-foot-wide curved wall of screens that provides an area well-suited for collaborative projects.
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.
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.
Mount Laurel, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County President Paul Drayton, along with college Trustee Kate Gibbs, announced today that Rowan College at Burlington County will soon open its innovative Workforce Development Institute.
Mount Laurel, NJ – Students have a new option for high-quality four-year degrees in southern New Jersey through a new partnership announced today by Rowan University and Burlington County College, which will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County.
Trenton, NJ - The Secretary of Higher Education, Rochelle Hendricks, released her 7th newsletter featuring many of New Jersey's colleges and universities. Here are her opening remarks: "As we head into the summer months to pursue new opportunities, explore further studies, conduct research and perhaps enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation, the months ahead also represent a chance to reflect on what we have accomplished and what remains to be done..."
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey is in the midst of an innovation renaissance, but unlike its past history of high-tech discoveries, which largely emerged from the R&D labs of large corporations (think: Bells Labs, RCA and its David Sarnoff Research Center, and host of large pharmaceutical companies), innovations today are coming from the teaming of higher education and business. And though academic/business partnerships are not new, what is new is the synchronized movement that all entities – the state, institutions of higher education and businesses – are marching in, with the common goal of growing New Jersey’s reputation as the “Innovative State.”
Trenton, NJ - According to the Secretary of Higher Education, Rochelle Hendricks, "Think of us first. Whatever problem you need solved, whatever research you need done, whatever skill you need employees to have, New Jersey’s 65 public and private higher education institutions are ready to help. Dramatic changes and improvements have occurred in New Jersey’s higher education institutions over the past four years, changes designed to make some of the finest institutions in the world more effective, more directly involved and more available to attract, retain and grow business in New Jersey. To coordinate and market these improvements, two state initiatives, the Council on Innovation and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, can help you find the information and resources you need."
Camden, NJ - According to Beth Fitzgerald, "The new Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center opened this week at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden. Cooper said in the first year since MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper opened, the cancer program has experienced more than 26 percent growth in new patients seeking specialized cancer services. This led to the decision to use existing shell space within the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to create the new breast cancer center."
Glassboro, NJ - Known by his students as “Dr. Car” and the “Car Guy,” Dr. Krishan Kumar Bhatia, a mechanical engineering professor at Rowan University, was honored with the institution’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award on Tuesday, April 7. Funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the teaching award recognizes a full-time, permanent faculty member with an excellent record in teaching.
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