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Rutgers Names David Kimball as VP for Innovation and Research Commercialization of Office of Research and Economic Development

Dr. David Kimball

New Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2017 — Rutgers University on October 23 announced the appointment of David Kimball, Ph.D., as vice president for innovation and research commercialization of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).

Most recently, Dr. Kimball led translational science and research commercialization as associate vice president in ORED.

“I am delighted to announce David’s promotion to Vice President of Innovation and Research Commercialization,” said Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., R.Ph., Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University. Continue reading

The 10 Mega-Gifts that Helped Rutgers Do Something It Has Never Done

New Brunswick, NJ, October 22, 2017 — Kelly Heyboer reports on The Star-Ledger that nearly 50,000 alumni, students and friends donated money to Rutgers University over the last year, giving the state university the most lucrative fundraising year in its history, school officials said.

Rutgers raised $209.1 million in the last fiscal year, an 11 percent increase over the previous record set in 2015, the university announced Monday.

The donations ranged from small checks written by new graduates to multi-million-dollar donations from wealthy alumni and foundations for scholarships, research and the sports program. Continue reading

Rutgers Scientists Working on CRISPR Technology That Could, Literally, Change the World

New Brunswick, NJ, October 21, 2017 — CRISPR…what’s that?  Senior correspondent David Cruz reports on “NJTV News” that CRISPR is emerging technology that you might be hearing about it yet have little understanding that it has the potential to change pretty much everything and everyone in the world.

Peter Romanienko, the managing director of the Genome Editing Core Facility at Rutgers University, explained, “CRISPR is a programmable nucleus, so the power of it is.

And what makes it work so well for gene editing and some of the techniques we use is this protein can use this small segment of RNA to find a site in the genome and cut it.  And by making this DNA break in the genome is what allows us to introduce sequences and repair.” Continue reading

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Dedicates RBHS-South in Blackwood; Expands Rutgers’ Partnership with Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ, October 20, 2017 — With a snip of a scarlet ribbon, Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Brian Strom officially opened the new RBHS-South campus in South Jersey.

On the grounds of Camden County College, the campus hosts graduate and undergraduate School of Health Profession programs in three disciplines, as well as a School of Nursing bachelor’s degree program.

“The partnership between Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Camden County College offers more health science education in a collaborative environment,” said Chancellor Strom at the event held on the campus October 12. Continue reading

Rowan, Rutgers, Camden County College Partner on Health Sciences; Joint Health Sciences Center Construction Begins

Camden, NJ, October 18, 2017 — With a ceremonial groundbreaking on October 19, local, state and federal officials are joining with the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors (Joint Board of Governors) to celebrate the beginning construction of the Joint Health Sciences Center, an innovative facility that will provide unique education and training opportunities to a new generation of health care providers.

Set to open in the spring of 2019 at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Broadway in downtown Camden, the Joint Health Sciences Center will be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

The construction of the 95,000 square-foot building will generate approximately $72 million in economic impact in the City of Camden alone.  Continue reading

Event: HINJ and Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center to Host Cybersecurity for Medical Devices’ on October 19; Second in Forum Series

New Brunswick, NJ, October 18, 2017 — Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) on Thursday, October 19 for “Cybersecurity for Medical Devices: Why and How,” which is the second in their Fall 2017 series of educational panels and seminars that focus on the medical device industry.

The forum will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rutgers University Easton Auditorium (Busch Campus), 101 Bevier Road, Piscataway.  A networking reception will begin at 5:00 p.m.; the program will start at 5:30 p.m.

Medical device vulnerability to cybercrime is increasing, creating threats that can result in hospital data theft, patient identity theft and potential harmful impact to medical device safety and effectiveness.  Continue reading

NJ Innovation Institute and Rutgers Announce Plans to Form the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute to Advance Pharmaceutical Industry

Newark, NJ, October 17, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, and Rutgers University announce plans to form the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute (NJCMI) to advance innovative manufacturing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

The NJCMI serves as a center of excellence combining state-of-the-art technologies, infrastructure, facilities and technical expertise to support the development and continuous manufacturing of products for the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition, it provides training, education and workforce development solutions for those who want to expand or gain additional training and expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Continue reading

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

Rep. LoBiondo Announces CCIA Awarded $2.5 Million to Build Food Commercialization Center in Bridgeton

 

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

Washington, DC, October 6, 2017 — U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) yesterday announced that the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for construction of a Food Industry Commercialization Center adjacent to the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton.

It is expected that 190 jobs will be created.

“Capitalizing on our region’s natural strengths and the success of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, the development of a Food Commercialization Center in Bridgeton will create local jobs, encourage additional private investment and grow the local economy,” said LoBiondo. 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