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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Aims to Educate and Inspire the Next Generation of Health Care Innovators

Gregg Khodorov and Julia Tartaglia, second-year medical students, are co-presidents of Rutgers Biomedical Entrepreneurial Network. [Photo: Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University]

New Brunswick, NJ, October 10, 2017 — Carla Cantor reports that John Dutton learned his first lesson in entrepreneurship the hard way.

“I had a great idea for a medical product, a patent and a business plan — and still I got scooped,” says Dutton, who was 22 and a researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when he watched another company make good with a variation of his invention.

The following year, as a first-year student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dutton and two classmates, Steven Shterenberg and Matthew Michel, launched Rutgers Biomedical Entrepreneurial Network (BEN). Continue reading

Rutgers RWJ’s Dr. Gaurav Gupta Puts a 3D-Printed Skull Bone into Patient’s Head

Dr. Gaurav Gupta and patient Christopher Cahill

New Brunswick, NJ, October 5, 2017 — MaryLynn Schiavi reports in USA Today that a decade ago, the idea of printing parts of the human body through 3D printing was still in the realm of science fiction.

But on March 28, Dr. Gaurav Gupta, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, successfully inserted a 3D-printed skull implant into patient Christopher Cahill, of New Brunswick, during a four-hour surgery.

Cahill suffered an injury to the frontal lobe in early 2017 that resulted in life-threatening brain swelling.  After emergency surgery relieved the swelling, Gupta determined that Cahill’s skull was unusable because of an infection in the skull. Continue reading

Rutgers Medical Students’ Promise Clinic Offers Care for Area Poor and Homeless

Stephanie Oh, a Rutgers medical student and student director of the Promise Clinic

New Brunswick, NJ, April 20, 2017 — Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live at the poverty line.  After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps.

“This experience made me better understand the struggles people face trying to live healthy on a limited income,” says Oh, now a medical and doctoral student in neuroscience at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Today, Oh puts her knowledge of medicine and indigent and homeless populations into practice as the student director of the Promise Clinic, an initiative that provides primary health care for clients of Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen in New Brunswick. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Will NJ’s First Private Medical School Help Burnish State’s Academic Reputation?

Medical Students 3Trenton, NJ, March 24, 2016 ― Tara Nurin reports in NJ Spotlight that, when U.S. News & World Report released its influential graduate-school rankings last week, the news was disappointing, if not unexpected, for New Jersey’s medical schools.

Of the state’s three qualifying programs, only Rutgers University’s New Jersey School of Medicine (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – UMDNJ) ranked in the top 75 percent by taking 73rd place for research.

But the state’s medical community is hoping its schools’ standings will improve over the next decade — and help to close a physician gap — as Seton Hall University establishes New Jersey’s only private medical college, on the border between Nutley and Clifton. Continue reading

Rutgers Professor Maral Mouradian Receives NJ Health Foundation/The Nicholson Foundation Award for Parkinson’s Research

New Brunswick, NJ, January 16, 2016 ― M. Maral Mouradian, M.D., a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation/The Nicholson Foundation to advance research that is attempting to reduce an abnormal key protein in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease, announced James M. Golubieski, president of New Jersey Health Foundation.

Dr. Mouradian is the William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Continue reading