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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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Rutgers Poll Shows Neighborhood Satisfaction Differs Depending on Race and Income

New Brunswick, NJ, May 21, 2017 — Andrea Alexander reports that most adults in New Jersey are happy with the neighborhood they live in and satisfied with their access to healthy food; places to walk and exercise; and community services, including parks, playgrounds, and libraries.

But not everyone feels that way – and perspectives differ across race and income groups, according to the findings of a poll by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

The New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll found significant differences in the way people perceive the resources in their communities that can influence their health. Continue reading

HINJ to Serve as Lead Sponsor of Choose New Jersey’s Annual Reception at BIO International on June 19 in San Diego

New Brunswick, NJ, May 19, 2016 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) will serve, once again, as the lead sponsor of Choose New Jersey’s annual reception at BIO International Convention on Monday, June 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Top of the Hyatt at the Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Choose New Jersey will showcase top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, the State government at its New Jersey Pavilion (Booth #1737) at BIO International 2017, which will be held from June 19 to 22 at the San Diego Convention Center. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: New Jersey Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus; Focus on Productivity, Growth

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reports on NJ Spotlight that, although not as dominant an industry as it was several decades ago, manufacturing is still a major part of the New Jersey economy, and a sector where a majority of employers have indicated they’re still looking to hire.

To help foster what could be a manufacturing renaissance in New Jersey — a state with a rich industrial history that dates to colonial days — state lawmakers are launching a new “manufacturing caucus” that will focus specifically on figuring out ways to craft policies that lead to increased productivity and growth for manufacturing. Continue reading

Report: New Jersey Independent Higher Education Contributes $3.5 Billion to State’s Economy

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — New Jersey’s nonprofit independent colleges and universities on May 9 released a report that details the $3.5 billion impact the sector makes on the state’s economy.

Prepared by Appleseed, the report demonstrates that New Jersey’s non-profit independent colleges and universities are awarding degrees in the state’s most sought-after fields, including STEM, education and nursing, at a higher rate than public institutions — despite a state investment of only $2,302 per independent college student vs. $11,460 invested in each public college student.

At an event marking the economic impact report’s release, Eugene J. Cornacchia, Saint Peter’s University President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ), emphasized that independent education is a smart investment in New Jersey and its residents. Continue reading

Rutgers’ New Economic Report Showcases University’s Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, May 5, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016.

The 20-page report — “Rutgers Grows the Garden State” — is produced by the economic advisory service at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Continue reading

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

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

Opinion: FDU President Christopher A. Capuano: ‘How to Stop New Jersey’s Brain Drain’

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano

Madison, NJ, April 21, 2017Fairleigh Dickinson University President , Ph.D., published the following op-ed in The Star-Ledger on April 14:

For decades, New Jersey has been one of the highest exporters of college students. Students go to college in other states for lots of reasons.

One reason is that New Jersey is a small state and many choices are located within close proximity to its borders — in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Delaware. Continue reading

Event: Democratic, GOP Candidates for New Jersey Governor to Debate Back-to-Back at Stockton May 9

Galloway, NJ, April 13, 2017 — Gubernatorial candidates running in the June 6 Primary for the Republican and Democratic Parties’ nominations will debate in two separate forums at Stockton University on Tuesday, May 9.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli of the 16th District, which includes municipalities in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties, will face off for the GOP.

Phil Murphy, a former ambassador to Germany and a financier; state Sen. Ray Lesniak, of the 20th District, which includes several Union County municipalities; Jim Johnson, an attorney and activist who was formerly an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement; and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, of the 19th District, which includes five Middlesex County municipalities, will debate in the Democratic contest. Continue reading

New Jersey Celebrates National Minority Health Month 2017; Health Equity Forums Scheduled

Trenton, NJ, April 11, 2017 — April is National Minority Health Month and this year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.”

To raise awareness and highlight New Jersey’s efforts to promote and build healthier communities, hospitals, local and county health departments, and community groups will host more than 70 events throughout the state.

The New Jersey Department of Health’s Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH), along with its local partners, will be holding a series of health equity forums to encourage health and wellness, and disease prevention. Continue reading