Wall Street Journal Profiles Students 2 Science: Aims to Attract Teens to STEM Jobs with Real-World Experiments in a High-Tech Facility
East Hanover, NJ, February 21, 2017 — Leslie Brody reports in The Wall Street Journal that, as owner of a laboratory that tested pharmaceuticals, Paul Winslow was dismayed by the scarcity of qualified scientists he could hire.
After selling his business a decade ago, he tried to do something about the shortage. Dr. Winslow leased space across from a cemetery in East Hanover, N.J., rustled up $4 million worth of donated equipment and recruited volunteer scientists to show teenagers the wonder of real-world experiments. Continue reading
Washington, DC, February 21, 2017 — Jessie Hellmann reports in The Hill that the era of free birth control for women could be coming to an end.
The requirement that insurance companies cover contraception at no cost is believed to be on the chopping block now that Tom Price has become confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.
Secretary Price opposed the mandate as a member of Congress and could take aim at the regulation — and other rules related to Obamacare — as Republicans in Congress move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading
AAAS CEO Rush Holt Says Concerns About Science Are Unprecedented; Issues Report ‘Connecting Scientists to Policy Around the World’
Boston, MA, February 21, 2017 — Researchers are concerned at unprecedented levels about how a new presidential administration may undermine scientific work and delay its benefits, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) CEO Rush Holt and AAAS President Barbara Schaal and said at a press event at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston earlier this month.
“It used to be when someone would say they were concerned about the state of science, they were talking about funding for research … these concerns about funding are not the ones being brought to me,” said Holt, who is a former New Jersey Congressman. Continue reading
Event: NJ Rare Disease Alliance Commemorates Global Rare Disease Day 2017 on February 27; Focus on Innovation, Research and Access
Glen Ridge, NJ, February 21, 2017 — The New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance, dedicated to improving the lives of the more than 800,000 rare disease patients in New Jersey, will hold its annual Rare Disease Day commemoration on Monday, February 27, at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), 10 West Lafayette Street, Trenton from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.
The event is co-sponsored by BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of NJ (HINJ) and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD). Continue reading
Stevens Institute of Technology Provost Dr. Christophe Pierre Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Hoboken, NJ, February 21, 2017 — Dr. Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
An internationally recognized leader in the fields of vibrations, structural dynamics and nonlinear dynamics, Dr. Pierre has made research contributions in numerous areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, including the dynamics of complex large-scale structural systems, and has been recognized for his pioneering work on mode localization in disordered structures. Continue reading
Galloway, NJ, February 20, 2017 — Stockton University’s 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with a format that allows guests to circulate and enjoy live entertainment and special menus in each of four spaces at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, 401 South New York Road in Galloway, N.J.
Proceeds raised support the Stockton University Foundation Benefit Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provided over $110,000 in scholarships to 114 students last year. Continue reading
Trenton, NJ, February 19, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Health is seeking applications for its first Population Health Heroes Awards to recognize the state’s innovative leaders who are making system, policy and environmental changes that improve health.
“Across the state, there is incredible work being done to keep the well healthy, support those at risk for health problems and prevent those with chronic conditions from getting sicker,” Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett said. Continue reading
New Brunswick, NJ, February 18, 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.
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, February 17, 2017 — The New York Times reports that House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing federal payments to the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan and two House committee chairmen stood with new Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, preparing Republican lawmakers for a weeklong Presidents’ Day recess that promises to be dominated by angry or anxious questions about the fate of the health law. Continue reading