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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Message from Rowan University’s President Ali Houshmand

Glassboro, NJ, July 2, 2013 — Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand has sent the following message regarding the July 1 integration of the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in Stratford with Rowan.

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Dear Friends of Rowan University:

Today was one of the most important days in the history of Rowan University.  This morning, we officially integrated the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in Stratford with Rowan University.  The ceremony in Stratford was a great event, and it heralds great change for Rowan University. Continue reading

Welcome to the New Rutgers; Today Is Integration Day

New Brunswick, NJ, July 1, 2013The Star-Ledger’s Kelly Heyboer reports that the papers are signed.  The contracts are finalized.  The accreditations are lined up.  Hundreds of new signs are hung.  At midnight last night, New Jersey pulled off the largest higher education merger in U.S. history.

Before the sun came up today, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will be gone and seven of its eight schools will become part of a new, super-sized Rutgers University.

In an instant, Rutgers became a 65,000-student school with a $3 billion budget.  It now will rank among the top 25 research universities in the nation, with more research spending than Harvard, Yale or Northwestern University. Continue reading

Rowan University Hires 60 Faculty as Research Becomes a Priority

Glassboro, NJ, July 1, 2013The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jonathan Lai reports that students at Rowan University might not immediately notice the school’s new “research” designation when they return to campus in the fall, but they will see quite a few new faces among the faculty.

Lai reports that Rowan has hired more than 60 new faculty members this year to begin in the fall, the largest single group of hires in the school’s history, as it launches a state-supported expansion into a large research institution. Continue reading