New Brunswick, NJ, April 26, 2017 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) continues to update its Value of Medical Innovation, a fact-driven, consumer-friendly digital library that delves into the myriad benefits of research-driven medical innovation, which saves money — and saves lives.
Introduced in September 2015, HINJ’s Value of Medical Innovation presents statistics from a number of resources, including the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), U.S. government sources and various medical research organizations. Continue reading
Washington, DC, April 25, 2017 — The Washington Post reports today that, in strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Large majorities oppose the ideas at the heart of the most recent GOP negotiations to forge a plan that could pass in the House.
These would allow states to choose whether to keep the ACA’s insurance protection for people with preexisting medical problems and its guarantee of specific health benefits. Continue reading
Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 — Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, an Obama administration holdover, was asked to resign by the Trump administration on Friday. Dr. Murthy’s wife, Alice Chen, said on Saturday that her husband had refused to resign and was fired.
Dr. Murthy was replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve as surgeon general, who will for now be in an acting role. Continue reading
New York, NY, April 24, 2017 — New research released on April 20 by Epsen Fuller Group|IMD, a Top-20 executive search and leadership consulting firm, reveals the severity of the Gender Gap in the Boardroom and C-Suite in the Life Science sector — Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Medical Devices — across 423 publicly held Life Science companies throughout the US, ranging in size from Micro-cap to Large-cap.
This is an important study in that, while most widely published studies on gender diversity in the corporate world focus only on the Fortune 500, FTSE 100, or other lists of exclusively mega-sized enterprises, Epsen Fuller’s study represents a broad cross-section of company size, as defined by market capitalization, in a specific industry sector. Continue reading
Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 — Nikita Vladimirov reports in The Hill that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pledged Saturday to focus on passing a spending bill to keep the government open in the coming week, while Republicans continue to work on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
During a conference call, Ryan told House Republicans that while healthcare is still a priority, the spending bill will be the “primary focus” of the coming week, according to a GOP source on the call.
Despite White House suggestions that the new healthcare bill might receive a vote next week, Ryan said that his priority is to pass a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government open past April 28. Continue reading
Trenton, NJ, April 23, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Health and local health partners are promoting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) with events across the state.
NIIW, an annual observance highlighting the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities, will be celebrated April 22 through 29.
“The best way to protect infants from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles, is to make sure they receive recommended immunizations,” Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett said. “This week serves as a reminder for parents to be sure their child is up-to-date on all recommended vaccines.” Continue reading
Newark, NJ, April 22, 2017 — Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves NJIT students, industry and the local community.
On April 13, 2017, more than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NJIT witnessed the official ribbon cutting of the renovated Central King Building, part of a campus transformation designed to enhance the student experience and solidify NJIT’s position going forward as one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. Continue reading
Scientists and other concerned citizens will gather in Washington and hundreds of other cities this weekend to march for science.
From astrophysicists, biologists, chemistry teachers and computer science students to lab technicians, surgeons, oceanographers and nurses, these advocates are united not by party or ideology but by a respect for research and the power of evidence-based decision-making.
The marchers want what all of us want: good health, clean water and fresh air, a strong economy and safe communities. Continue reading
Madison, NJ, April 21, 2017 — Fairleigh Dickinson University President , Ph.D., published the following op-ed in The Star-Ledger on April 14:
For decades, New Jersey has been one of the highest exporters of college students. Students go to college in other states for lots of reasons.
One reason is that New Jersey is a small state and many choices are located within close proximity to its borders — in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Delaware. Continue reading
Washington, DC, April 21, 2017 — As people across the nation prepare to take to the streets of Washington, D.C., and more than 400 cities to champion the value of science on April 22 (Earth Day), Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations has a year-round mission to advocate for scientific research.
The Office of Federal Relations, located just steps away from the Capitol Building at 400 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, works closely with administrators, faculty, staff and students throughout Rutgers to build relationships with key federal policymakers that will help advance the important scientific work underway across the university.
The office works closely with the New Jersey congressional delegation and national associations of higher education to be a voice for Rutgers and for science on a national level. Continue reading