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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.

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Academia

Rutgers-New Brunswick Rated One of Top 100 Research Universities in the World; Ranked No. 31 in U.S.

New Brunswick, NJ, June 26, 2017 — NJBIZ reported that Rutgers-New Brunswick was one of 37 universities in the United States to be ranked among the Top 100 research-intensive universities in the world, according to the prestigious CWTS Leiden Rankings.

Rutgers ranked No. 77 in the world, but No. 31 among schools based in the United States.

Rutgers was behind Cornell (No. 26), Washington University in St. Louis (27) and New York University (29). Continue reading

Monmouth University Interim President Grey Dimenna to Stay Until June 2019

Grey Dimenna

West Long Branch, NJ, June 26, 2017 — Grey Dimenna, plucked out of retirement to fill in as president of Monmouth University, has extended his contract and will serve until June 2019, the school said.

Dimenna said the temporary appointment won’t prevent the West Long Branch university from taking steps to tackle pressing issues facing higher education, including its cost.

“Although I’m only going to be president a couple years, there’s a lot of important things to do,” Dimenna, 63, said. “There’s a lot of momentum we need to keep going.” Continue reading

Report: $35.6 Billion Invested Globally in University Spinouts Between 2013-2016

Washington, DC, June 22, 2017 — Over the past four years, 1,668 deals involving university spinout companies from across the globe attracted approximately $35.6 billion from 2013 to 2016, according to a new report from Global University Venturing.

The report, however, highlights that global deals peaked in 2014 with 529 deals and total investments dollars peaked in 2015 with nearly $14 billion invested.

As the authors highlighted, these global numbers were unsustainable and 2016 saw significant declines in both deals and dollars. In 2016, the total deals reported were 407 (21.6 percent decrease from 2015) and dollars invested was $6.4 billion (a 54.3 percent decrease from 2015). Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Featured in ‘Industry Magazine’

Dr. Bonita Stanton

South Orange, NJ, June 21, 2017 — Dean Bonita Stanton, M.D., of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was interviewed and featured in the June 2017 issue of Industry Magazine.

The article, “Healthcare’s Horizon,” explores the new School of Medicine as a shift in paradigm for both medical pedagogy and health care delivery.

Noting how “The anticipated Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will offer an innovative team-based approach that will mirror how healthcare will be delivered in the future,” the article begins: Continue reading

Rutgers Q&A: Dr. Perry Halkitis, Openly Gay Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health, Seeks to Shatter Perceptions, Improve LGBTQ Health

Dr. Perry Halkitis

New Brunswick, NJ, June 20, 2017 — When Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., the incoming dean at Rutgers School of Public Health, is asked to discuss the accomplishments that make him most proud, his research in HIV/AIDS, his mentorship of young scholars and practitioners, and his roles as senior associate dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies come to the fore.

But equal to those achievements is Dr. Halkitis’ identity as an openly gay man in academia and a first-generation college student.

Halkitis, who will join Rutgers in August, is enthusiastic about furthering the research he pursued at NYU. Continue reading

Rutgers Board of Governors Elects Sandy Stewart to Serve as Chair; Mark Angelson Vice Chair

Sandy J. Stewart

New Brunswick, NJ, June 19, 2017 — The Rutgers Board of Governors on June 15 selected two business leaders with strong ties to the university as the new leaders of the governing body.

Sandy J. Stewart, the current vice chair of the board and a highly respected biotech industry entrepreneur and scientist, was elected to serve as chair.

Mark A. Angelson, a 2014 gubernatorial appointee to the board, was elected to serve as board vice chair. He brings experience in law, business, government and international education. Continue reading

Fairleigh Dickinson University Dedicates Ronald J. Doerfler Center for Innovation and Project Based Learning

Madison, NJ, June 17, 2017 — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s new center for innovation and project based learning was dedicated in the memory of Ronald J. Doerfler BS’62, MBA’72 (Metro), who, together with his wife Krys, made a generous gift to make its construction possible.

The center is located in the Monninger Center at the Florham Campus in Madison.

Doerfler, who served on the University’s Board of Trustees, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then a MBA from the University. Continue reading

Dr. George A. Pruitt to Retire as President of Thomas Edison State University; 35 Years with University

Dr. George Pruitt

Trenton, NJ, June 13, 2017 — Dr. George A. Pruitt will retire as president of Thomas Edison State University at the end of this year, after more than three decades of leading New Jersey’s only institution of higher education dedicated exclusively for adults.

“Serving as president of this wonderful university has been the single, greatest privilege of my professional life,” said Pruitt.  “I have no words to express my appreciation to the trustees, past and present, as well as my colleagues who have joined in the work of transforming the lives of the students we serve.” Continue reading

New Jersey Business Magazine’s June 2017 Issue Spotlights ‘The Innovative State’

Trenton, NJ, June 12, 2017 — The annual June 2017 “Innovative State” edition of New Jersey Business magazine, a publication of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), includes an array of articles spotlighting the many high-tech industries, academic institutions and organizations that make the state a true center for research and development.

A separate feature article examines employees benefits, and an entire special section is devoted to what colleges and universities offer the business community in the innovation sphere.

Please click here to view the entire June edition.

This free digital issue of the NJBIZ’s monthly magazine is brought to you by Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP.

 

Rutgers Health Care Improves Lives, Boosts Economy; Research Generates $31.5 Million in Royalty Income

New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2017 — Rutgers University is emerging as a national leader in academic health care, providing top-level services for patients while also boosting the economy statewide, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university.

Rutgers spent more than $684 million in patient care, delivering medical, dental, nursing and psychological services provided by clinicians and specialists and through research and more than 350 clinical trials in fiscal year 2016.

Rutgers Health, the university’s patient care organization that employs more than 1,300 health care professionals, handled 2.1 million patient visits to all locations in fiscal year 2016. Continue reading