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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.

NJ Department of Health

Event: NJ Center of Excellence Autism Summit to Showcase Research on September 18

Trenton, NJ, September 16, 2015 ― To spark dialogue and provoke thought on the newest ideas and hopes in autism research, the New Jersey Center of Excellence (NJ ACE) Coordinating Center at Montclair State University will host the NJACE Statewide Autism Summit on September 18.

The conference, “The Unfolding Story of Autism Research in NJ from Cells to Society,” will unite families, providers, educators, researchers and policymakers to discuss breakthroughs in research that shape future understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Continue reading

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month; NJ Residents Encouraged to Make Sure Vaccinations Are Up to Date

Immunization Awareness MonthTrenton, NJ, August 4, 2015 ― National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance that highlights the need for vaccines throughout the lifespan to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases.

Throughout August, New Jerseyans are encouraged to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations to protect themselves and others from vaccine-preventable diseases. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd Looks Back on Tenure

Mary O'Dowd

NJ Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd

Trenton, NJ, July 22, 2015 ― In a NJ Spotlight story by Andrew Kitchenman, Mary E. O’Dowd looks back on the past seven years with the state Department of Health — the last four years as Commissioner.

Commissioner O’Dowd focuses on the details of policy implementation, including improving the state’s health-information technology and implementing a new federally funded program to improve healthcare delivery.

And it’s that same focus on the details that earned O’Dowd praise from observers who’ve given her high marks since she took over as commissioner at age 33 in 2011. Continue reading

NJ Department of Health Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Trenton, NJ, April 22, 2015 ― New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd recognized Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, by commending New Jersey’s laboratory professionals are an essential part of every aspect of healthcare, including medical diagnosis and public health prevention.

“New Jersey’s laboratory professionals play a vital role in health care and especially in protecting the public health, as we saw during the Ebola outbreak this past year,” said Commissioner O’Dowd.   Continue reading

NJ Department of Health Joins Forces with 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to Promote Blood Donation

Newark, NJ, July 30, 2013 — New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd is joining with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition to call on New Jersey residents to donate blood to save lives and help patients who need transfusions for illnesses, surgeries and traumatic injuries.

The announcement, held during an employee blood drive at Johnson & Johnson’s world headquarters in New Brunswick, also highlighted the strength of Johnson & Johnson’s national Blood Drive Program. Continue reading