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Monthly Archives: April 2017

U.S. News & World Report Includes 25 NJ High Schools in Nation’s 500 Best List

Trenton, NJ, April 30, 2017 — Adam Clark reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of America’s best high schools on April 25, and 25 New Jersey schools made the top 500, including three in the top 100.

High Technology High School in Monmouth County, a small academy with selective enrollment, led New Jersey, placing 16th in the nation.

It also ranked as the nation’s best specialized school for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for the third-straight year. Continue reading

Scientific Groups Vow to Carry on Spirit of March for Science; Aim to Promote Sound Policies that Advance Discovery and Benefit Society

The Hon. Rush Holt

Washington, DC, April 29, 2017 — The nation’s leading scientific organizations vowed to build on the momentum generated by the March for Science — held on April 22 in Washington, DC and around the globe — by continuing to reach out to the public and policymakers at all levels to promote sound scientific policies that advance discovery and benefit society, according to a joint statement issued on April 24.

“We must build on this momentum created by the marches to more actively demonstrate the value of science to local, state and national policymakers, as well as in classrooms and local communities,” the letter said.

“We pledge to keep the March for Science momentum going, to remain at the forefront of this public engagement of science and to redouble our collective efforts to serve science and society.” Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading

‘Superbug’ Fungus Emerges as New Menace in US Hospitals, Mostly NY and NJ

New York, NY, April 27, 2017 — The Associated Press reports that a “superbug” fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.

First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe.  The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, but most were reported in the last year.

The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Continue reading

HINJ’s ‘Value of Medical Innovation’ Portal Showcases How Life Sciences Is Saving Money — And Lives

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 Post-ABC News Poll: Majorities Oppose GOP’s Latest Health-Care Reform Proposals

Washington, DC, April 25, 2017The 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

Trump Administration Fires Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek Murthy

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

Study: Life Sciences Still Lack Gender Diversity at the Top

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

Speaker Ryan: Focus Is on Keeping Government Open, Not Healthcare

Speaker Paul Ryan

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

New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

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