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Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers-Camden to Hold College Fair for Unauthorized Immigrants

Camden, NJ, June 12, 2017 — Kelly Heyboer reports in The Star-Ledger that the state’s largest university is offering help for unauthorized immigrant students who want to attend college in New Jersey.

Rutgers-Camden will host a college fair Saturday, June 10 for unauthorized immigrants interested in taking advantage of a New Jersey law that allows young people living in the country illegally to attend public colleges at in-state tuition rates.

The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Camden Campus Center at the corner of Third and Penn streets. 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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing to Help Expand Program

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, November 12, 2016 — With the help of a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden will be able to fund an innovative expansion of their post-baccalaureate School Nursing Certification Program to a graduate-level program with a focus on population health.

The New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) award is one of only five given in the state and will help Rutgers’ mission of educating school nurses to address the increasingly complex health demands of students and their communities.

School nurses are critical to the health of students and their communities. Continue reading

Rutgers-Camden and University of Havana Formalize Agreement for Research Collaboration

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, November 7, 2016 — In 2002, Rutgers University-Camden and the University of Havana signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize research and exchange opportunities for students and faculty.

Since that time, the partnership has flourished, resulting in collaborative faculty research projects, student fellowships and internships, and frequent visits to Cuba led by expert faculty and staff.

Signaling a new era of intellectual exchange, the now-expiring MOU was re-signed today—only this time encompassing all of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—during the International Conference on Cuba, held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 on the Rutgers-Camden campus. Continue reading

Rutgers–Camden Named Purple Heart University; First Higher Education Institution in NJ to Earn the Distinction

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, September 1, 2016 — Tom McLaughlin reports that, further strengthening its reputation as a national leader in student veteran support services, Rutgers University–Camden has been named a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

This is the first higher education institution in the state of New Jersey to earn the distinction.

The award recognizes Rutgers–Camden as emblematic of the organization’s primary goal to provide services to veterans and their families. Continue reading

Cellular Architecture: Rutgers-Camden Students Use 3D Bioprinter to Create Building Blocks for Tissue Generation

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, June 19, 2016 — Ed Moorhouse reports on Rutgers-Camden New Now advances in technology have made it possible to produce bone, muscle, and even organs using a 3D bioprinter, which allows scientists to generate tissue in a laboratory environment.

But before that can be done, cellular building blocks have to be created to lay the foundation for the new tissue, and students at Rutgers University–Camden are playing the role of architect.

“We’re interested in using carbohydrate and protein materials such as cellulose and silk to create scaffolding on which organs can grow,” says Ashley Lewis, a junior at Rutgers–Camden who is majoring in both biology and philosophy. “You can’t just randomly take cells and make an organ. You have to have some sort of infrastructure so that they will grow, and it’s a nuanced process.” Continue reading

Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Report: ‘Eds and Meds’ Will Add Jobs in South Jersey

Medical Innovation 6Camden, NJ, June 17 ― Kim Mulford reports in the Courier-Post that demolition continued Tuesday at the future site of the Joint Health Sciences Center on Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

A new research and educational building will rise there, where a row of shops and a take-out restaurant once lined a busy block near Cooper University Hospital.

Expected to open in 2018, the building is the first phase of work by the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors to link the two institutions and create a walkable campus downtown, using $50 million in state funding. Continue reading

Bacterial Cell Research to Advance with $1.2 million National Science Foundation Award to Rutgers–Camden Biology Professor

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, March 19, 2016 ― Eric Klein, an assistant professor of biology at Rutgers University–Camden, is the recipient of a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

The five-year grant totaling $1.2 million will fund Klein’s research on the mysterious properties of a bacterial species known as Caulobacter crescentus.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program supports junior faculty members who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations,” according to the National Science Foundation.

This is the second federal research grant awarded to a Rutgers–Camden faculty member to exceed $1 million.   Continue reading

Rutgers-Camden and Rowan Research Collaborate to Accelerate Fight Against Diabetes

Rutgers-Camden and Rowan UCamden, NJ, January 22, 2016 ― Researchers from Rutgers University–Camden and Rowan University are collaborating on an interdisciplinary project to accelerate the fight against diabetes and use untapped resources to improve treatment and perhaps even cure the disease.

The joint Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors approved a $30,000 research grant for the project.

“This valuable collaboration between South Jersey’s two most prominent universities has the real potential to change lives,” says Kris Kolluri, CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors, an organization that promotes advancements in the life sciences in southern New Jersey.  Continue reading

Rutgers–Camden Adds Bachelor in Health Sciences Degree Program

Camden, NJ, June 30, 2014 — The New Jersey Council of Presidents has approved a bachelor of arts in health sciences degree program for the Rutgers University–Camden College of Arts and Sciences. Courses will begin in the fall.

The new 120-credit multi-disciplinary academic major will include courses in the general sciences while also educating students in subjects essential to modern health-related professions, such as behavioral therapy, biomedical ethics, health psychology, health advocacy, and human development.

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the new major in March.   Continue reading