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Princeton University

New Jersey Health Foundation Awards $50,000 Innovation Grant to Princeton University Researchers Studying Metastatic Cancer Cells

New Brunswick, NJ, June 2, 2017New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded another $50,000 Innovation Grant to researchers at Princeton University, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF.

Grant recipients Yibin Kang, Ph.D., Princeton’s Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, and postdoctoral research associate Mark Esposito, Ph.D., are working to develop combination therapies that could target specific metastatic cancer cells to lower the chances of cancer’s spread, or metastasis, after treatment.

They will use the funding to identify and evaluate compounds that can target metastatic cells. 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

Two New Jersey Business Schools Make U.S. News & World Report’s Grad School Rankings

Trenton, NJ, March 25, 2017 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that U.S. News & World Report revealed its 2018 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools on Tuesday, rating 100 or more colleges and universities in a variety of programs.

Based on the rankings, New Jersey is well-represented in a number of fields, including business, law, medicine and more.

Among the nation’s best business schools, Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick tied for No. 50, tops among New Jersey colleges.

Stevens Institute of Technology ranked No. 83, the only other Garden State college to earn a numerical ranking. Continue reading

Princeton University’s Keller Center’s 12th Annual Innovation Forum Awards $30,000 to Researchers and Innovators

Princeton, NJ, February 26, 2017 — Princeton University’s Keller Center in partnership with Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing hosted the 12th Annual Innovation Forum on February 15, showcasing the research of Princeton faculty and students.

Angel investors, venture capitalists, and the surrounding entrepreneurial community attended the pitch event.

“It was terrific to have such a diversity in the innovations presented at the Forum,” stated Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center. “The teams did an exceptional job and expertly answered the informed and pointed questions asked by the judging panel.” Continue reading

Princeton University and Benefunder Agreement Offers Opportunities to Support Research

Princeton, NJ, February 14, 2017 — Princeton University has entered into an agreement with Benefunder to offer the opportunity for donors to support Princeton’s faculty engaged in leading-edge research and innovation programs through Benefunder’s philanthropic “marketplace.”

Benefunder provides a targeted approach for donors who want to focus their support on research and innovation that addresses causes about which they feel most passionate. Continue reading

Princeton, Rowan and Rutgers-Camden Ranked High for Academic R&D Expenditures in the Life Sciences for Region

Glassboro, NJ, February 13, 2017 — The Greater Philadelphia Region Life Sciences Report ranks Rowan University seventh among 19 colleges and universities in the region in R&D expenditures related to life sciences, third among the public institutions.

Princeton University and Rutgers-Camden also were included on the list, which is published on page 30 of the report.

The ranking is based on 2014 figures from the National Science Foundation and includes funds spent on biological sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, medical sciences and other life sciences. Continue reading

Promoting Princeton: University Makes Concerted Push to Engage Businesses in Effort to Spur Partnerships, Collaboration

Coleen Burrus (Photo: Aaron Houston)

Princeton, NJ, February 10, 2017 — Andrew Sheldon reports on NJBIZ that Coleen Burrus added one word to her title shortly after being hired by Princeton University in spring 2015.

Director of corporate and foundation relations quickly became director of corporate engagement and foundation relations.  The simple move was meant to convey a specific shift at the college.

“We want to send the message that Princeton wants to be engaged with companies in a comprehensive way,” Burrus said. Continue reading

Rutgers and Princeton Presidents Urge Trump to Drop the Immigration Ban

New Brunswick, NJ, February 4, 2017 — Adam Clark reports in The Star-Ledger that Rutgers President Robert Barchi and Princeton University President Chris Eisbruber joined more than 40 other college leaders Thursday in urging President Donald J. Trump to rescind his executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.

The college presidents wrote a letter to Trump telling him that his order threatens American higher education and the defining principles of the country. Continue reading

Report: Princeton University Is Significant Economic Contributor to NJ; Heavy Focus on Research, Innovation Ecosystem

PrincetonPrinceton, NJ, January 12, 2017 — According to a new study, Princeton University has a substantial impact on the New Jersey economy, generating an annual total of $1.58 billion in economic output as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities.

That total supports an estimated 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings.

The economic and other benefits the University generates within the town of Princeton and neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey are presented in a new report, “Education, Innovation and Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Princeton University.” Continue reading

Princeton’s of Molecular Biology Receives New Jersey Health Foundation Innovation Grant for Improved Disease Treatments

Princeton, NJ, November 7Princeton, 2016 — Max Wilson, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to advance two projects aimed at controlling cell behavior to improve treatments for a wide range of disease entities.

One project seeks to improve and maximize treatments for cancer, autoimmune diseases and neurological disorders using a technique called optogenetics that enables researchers to use light-responsive proteins to control the therapeutic behaviors of cells.

This aims to greatly reduce the side effects of cell-based therapies by allowing physicians to pinpoint the site where a therapeutic behavior modification occurs.  Continue reading