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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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Governor Chris Christie

Christie Administration Announces $500,000 Grant Opportunity to Integrate Health Care for Military, Veterans and First Responders

Trenton, NJ, August 17, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Health yesterday announced a $500,000 grant opportunity to support a pilot program to integrate primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice and telehealth services for military persons, veterans and first responders.

This one-year grant opportunity is available to New Jersey hospitals, healthcare systems, federally qualified health centers, or state university providers of behavioral health services.

Military personnel, veterans and first responders often deal with primary care and behavioral health challenges. Offering the integration of healthcare across the continuum will help create a seamless system of care. Continue reading

NJ Economic Development Authority Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Caren Franzini

Caren Franzini

Trenton, NJ, August 8, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that Governor Chris Christie yesterday signed legislation — Assembly 4713, Burzichelli, D-3, /Prieto, D-32 — to rename the New Jersey Economic Development Authority headquarters at 36 W. State St. in Trenton to the Caren Franzini Memorial Building.

Franzini, who died last January 25, led the EDA for nearly two decades and has made significant contributions toward improving the Garden State’s business climate, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association said.

Franzini joined the EDA in 1991 as its deputy director, and became head of the agency from 1994 to 2012 before founding her own firm, Franzini Consulting LLC in Lambertville. Continue reading

Gov. Christie Signs Law that Will Boost Collaboration Between Businesses and Higher Ed

Trenton, NJ, August 8, 2017 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s (NJBIA) efforts to promote collaboration between businesses and higher education received a boost yesterday when Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation expanding eligibility for businesses under the Grow NJ program.

Sponsored by Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31), and Assembly members Gary Schaer (D-36) and Pamela Lampitt (D-6), the new law provides base and job-creation tax credits for a business partnering with a higher education institution located within three miles of each other. Continue reading

White House Opioid Commission Urges Trump: ‘Declare a National Emergency’ on Drug Overdoses; Chaired by Gov. Christie

Washington, DC, August 1, 2017 — Christopher Ingraham reports in The Washington Post that the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, chaired by Gov. Chris Christie, issued a preliminary report on Monday stating that its “first and most urgent recommendation” is for the president to “declare a national emergency under either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act.”

“With approximately 142 Americans dying every day,” the report notes, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.” Continue reading

Montclair State Receives Official Designation as Public Research University; Fourth State University with Research Designation

Montclair, NJ, July 26, 2017 — On July 21, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation designating Montclair State University as a public research university.

New Jersey now has four public research universities: Montclair State, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rowan and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Already classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a research doctoral institution, and classified by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education as a doctoral degree-granting institution, this latest acknowledgement formally recognizes the very substantial transformation that has occurred in recent years at New Jersey’s second largest university. Continue reading

Governor Christie Swears in Kimberley Harrington as State Education Commissioner

Kimberley Harrington

Trenton, NJ, July 14, 2017 — Governor Chris Christie on July 12 presided over the swearing in of Kimberley Harrington as New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner.

Harrington had been Acting Commissioner for the past nine months.  Her nomination as commissioner was approved by the State Senate in June.

“Kimberley’s body of experience and deep devotion to providing New Jersey students with the highest quality education make her a perfect choice to lead the Department of Education as Commissioner,” said Governor Christie.  “I am pleased to have her as part of my cabinet and working to strengthen educational opportunities for all New Jersey students.” Continue reading

Gov. Christie, Officials Celebrate Mercer County Community College’s New Building; Provides Enhanced Educational Opportunities in Trenton

Trenton, NJ, April 15, 2017 — Mercer County Community College (MCCC) on April 12 added another chapter to higher education in downtown Trenton with the official opening of the Trenton Hall Annex, a modern, three-story building focusing on high-tech career opportunities at the college’s James Kerney Campus (JKC).

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new building, and also served as a celebration of recent development projects in downtown Trenton.

The MCCC ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by elected officials and business leaders, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, and Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson. Continue reading

Governor Christie Signs Proclamation Announcing March as ‘New Jersey Life Sciences Month’

Trenton, NJ, April 9, 2017 — BioNJ announced that Governor Chris Christie had declared March 2017 as New Jersey Life Sciences Month.

Life Sciences Month was established to raise awareness of the robust medical innovation taking place in New Jersey and highlights the important impact that the industry has on New Jersey’s economy.

Click here to view Governor Christie’s signed Proclamation. Continue reading

Gov. Christie Reportedly Will Join White House Opioid Effort; Part of Effort Led by Jared Kushner

Governor Chris Christie

Washington, DC, March 28, 2017 — The Associated Press reports that Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.

A White House official said Monday that the governor would work on an opioid task force that will be announced later this week.  The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans in advance.

The Governor has dedicated his final year in office to curbing heroin and prescription drug addiction in New Jersey, advancing an ambitious policy agenda. Continue reading

Governor Christie Signs Bill Appropriating $34 Million for Higher Education Construction

Governor Chris Christie

Trenton, NJ, March 24, 2017 — Gov. Chris Christie on March 14 signed legislation, strongly supported by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, appropriating the remaining $34 million from a voter-approved bond issue for construction projects at higher education institutions.

The appropriation is the balance remaining from the $750 million Building Our Future Bond Act that voters approved in 2012.

The 32 colleges and universities whose proposals won state-approval for this latest round of funding had to detail how their projects served students and aligned with New Jersey’s workforce needs. Continue reading