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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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Awards & Honors

PhRMA Announces 2017 Research & Hope Award Honorees; Releases ‘Medicines in Development for Mental Illnesses Report’

Washington, DC, October 11, 2017 — As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) yesterday announced it is recognizing and honoring five individuals who are working tirelessly to advocate for patients, fight stigma surrounding mental illnesses and advance research at our 2017 Research & Hope Awards.

In addition, PhRMA said that America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to alleviating the considerable burden of mental illness and bringing cutting-edge medicines and new treatments to patients.

According to a new report — “Medicines in Development for Mental Illnesses 2017 Report” — released on October 10, there are more than 140 medicines in development to treat mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and more. Continue reading

Stockton University’s Hughes Center to Honor Six on November 9; Former VP Biden to Present Special Honor

Galloway, NJ, October 11, 2017 — The Hughes Center Honors will recognize six outstanding New Jersey leaders at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on Thursday, November 9.

Among those honored will be the late Jim Whelan, who served as a City Councilman and Mayor of Atlantic City and later a state Senator until his death in August.

“We mourn the loss of Sen Whelan, but welcome the opportunity to honor his memory and share his legacy as we recognize the accomplishments of all our honorees,” said Sharon Schulman, executive director of the Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University. Continue reading

R&D Council of NJ Names 2017 Edison Patent and Special Recognition Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 2

Chatham, NJ, September 28, 2017 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 2017 Annual Edison Patent Awards on November 2 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

The 2017 Edison Patent Award winners — which include Merck & Co., Inc. and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, member companies of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — are:

  • Biomaterials: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Biomedical: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Energy: Siemens Energy
  • Environmental: BASF
  • Imaging Systems: Princeton Plasma Physical Laboratory
  • Industrial Process: ExxonMobil
  • Information Technology: Avaya
  • Instrumentation: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Materials: Honeywell
  • Medical: Ethicon
  • Pharmaceutical: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Technology Transfer: Princeton University
  • Telecommunications: Nokia Bell Labs

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SSTI Recognizes Outstanding Initiatives Driving Regional Prosperity, Innovation; NJ Innovation Institute Among 2017 Honorees

Washington, DC, September 22, 2017 — From teaching high school students in rural western Kentucky how to become entrepreneurs to connecting entrepreneurs with a worldwide network of partners in a virtual hub, organizations are finding innovative ways to build regional prosperity.

Four outstanding examples — including New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Health IT Connections program — were recognized September 14 by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), a national organization working to strengthen initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

2017 Lasker Awards Announced: HPV Researchers and Planned Parenthood

New York, NY, September 6, 2017 — Laurie McGinley reports in The Washington Post that The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute (NCI) researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said today.

In announcing the awards, sometimes referred to as “America’s Nobels,” the foundation lauded the recipients’ efforts to protect and enhance women’s health.

The foundation’s praise of Planned Parenthood seemed designed to counter attacks on the nonprofit by President Donald J. Trump and top congressional Republicans, who want to end all federal funding to the organization. Continue reading

NJIT Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri Is Recipient of America’s Highest Honor for Public Service

Newark, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Last summer, 55 students from across the state of New Jersey attended a statewide cybersecurity boot camp run by Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri via Real World Connections (RWC), a STEM education program Eljabiri created over a decade ago.

“It was a huge success,”  Eljabiri recalls. “It was the first time NJIT offered a cybersecurity camp to high school students. The students left in tears because they did not want the program to end.”

Eljabiri’s tireless efforts to catalyze interest in STEM-related fields by providing enrichment opportunities to thousands of New Jersey middle school and high school students has earned him a 2017 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Continue reading

EVENT: Save the Date! HINJ to Host 2017 Life Sciences Celebration on October 12 in Trenton

New Brunswick, NJ, July 31, 2017 ― Please mark your calendar to join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) in honoring meritorious leadership in and contributions to New Jersey’s life sciences community at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2017, which will be held Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple. 100 Barrack Street, Trenton.

HINJ’s 2017 honorees are: Continue reading

Five Princeton University Professors Receive Simons Investigators Awards

Princeton, NJ, July 30, 2017 — Five Princeton University professors have been selected to receive 2017 Simons Investigators awards, which are presented by the New York-based Simons Foundation.

The awards honor outstanding scientists nationwide that are engaged in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, theoretical computer science, mathematical modeling of living systems, and Math+X, which encourages novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering.

The awards provide $100,000 annually for an initial five years and can be renewed for an additional five years. Continue reading

Former VP Biden to Keynote Stockton University’s 2017 Hughes Center Honors; Six New Jersey Leaders to Be Recognized November 9

Galloway, NJ, July 18, 2017 — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker when Ambassador William J. Hughes receives the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hughes Center Honors on Nov. 9, 2017.

The Hughes Center Honors are awarded for professional excellence and a commitment to public service, civility and bipartisanship which reflect the life and career of Ambassador Hughes, who served as U.S. ambassador to Panama and as a U.S. congressman for 20 years.

The event, which is open to the public, will start at 5:30 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Continue reading

Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman to Receive American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity Award

Harvey Kesselman

Galloway, NJ, May 8, 2017 — Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will receive the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), the organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals announced.

The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for my leadership,” said Kesselman. “Stockton is the true champion for its commitments to humanitarian issues and working to overcome economic inequality, with projects on the regional, national and international levels.” Continue reading