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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.

Rutgers Health

Rutgers Cancer Institute, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with American Cancer Society to Fight Colorectal Cancer

New Brunswick, NJ, November 30, 2017 — Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital in Newark have announced their commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease.

Through proper screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon before they become cancerous.

A first-time screening is recommended for men and women beginning at age 50.  One should discuss appropriate screening intervals with their health professional based on age, health history and family history of the disease.  Those with a family history of the disease may be encouraged to start a screening regimen at a younger age. 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

Former New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd Joins Rutgers Health

Mary E. O'Dowd

Mary E. O’Dowd

New Brunswick, NJ, September 6, 2016 — Mary E. O’Dowd, former commissioner of the State of New Jersey Department of Health, has joined Rutgers Health to support its statewide initiatives to promote health and wellness.

Rutgers Health is being developed as one of the country’s first academic health care provider organizations to integrate a full range of health-related specialties — including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and clinical psychology — in addition to more traditional fields, such as neurology, surgery, cardiology and oncology.

As Rutgers Health’s Executive Director for Health Systems and Population Health Integration, O’Dowd will draw upon her health services management expertise and public health experiences. Continue reading

Rutgers Creates Rutgers Health; New Health Care Provider Organization Aims to Revolutionize Patient Care in NJ

Rutgers Health IntroNew Brunswick, NJ, April 7, 2016 ― The Rutgers University Board of Governors today authorized the creation of Rutgers Health — an innovative, statewide academic health care provider organization that will revolutionize patient care across New Jersey.

Rutgers Health will become one of the first academic health care provider organizations in the nation to integrate a full range of health-related specialties — including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and clinical psychology — in addition to more traditional fields, such as neurology, surgery, cardiology and oncology, said Rutgers University President Robert Barchi.

“Rutgers Health will bring together the critical missions of all university clinical activities under one umbrella,” President Barchi said.  “Combining the talents and expertise of our university’s world-class educators, researchers and clinicians, Rutgers Health will become the largest academic health care provider organization in New Jersey and a leader in patient care to meet the challenges of the shifting health care landscape.” Continue reading