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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.

Seton Hall University

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions. Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Featured in ‘Industry Magazine’

Dr. Bonita Stanton

South Orange, NJ, June 21, 2017 — Dean Bonita Stanton, M.D., of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was interviewed and featured in the June 2017 issue of Industry Magazine.

The article, “Healthcare’s Horizon,” explores the new School of Medicine as a shift in paradigm for both medical pedagogy and health care delivery.

Noting how “The anticipated Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will offer an innovative team-based approach that will mirror how healthcare will be delivered in the future,” the article begins: Continue reading

Seton Hall Graduates Largest Baccalaureate Class in History; Nearly 2,600 Students Receive Undergrad and Graduate Degrees

South Orange, NJ, May 24, 2017 — Seton Hall University celebrated its 160th baccalaureate commencement at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on May 15, 2017.

Seton Hall graduated 1,465 undergraduate students, making the Class of 2017 the largest in the University’s history.

In addition, 1,116 graduate students received master’s and doctorate degrees, making the total graduates for this Commencement season, 2,581. Continue reading

Seton Hall–Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Appoints Founding Board of Governors

Former Roche campus to be new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Nutley and Clifton, NJ, April 13, 2017 — The new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on April 11 announced the appointment of its founding Board of Governors, an assembly that harnesses the expertise of a wide array of prominent leaders from throughout the public and private sectors to help guide the school, slated to open in 2018.

With backgrounds at the highest levels of health care, finance, business, industry, law, government, marketing, academia and theology, the board brings a wealth of experience and strategic capability to the new school of medicine. Continue reading

Seton Hall Board of Regents Appoints Dr. Mary Meehan as Interim President

Dr. Mary Meehan

South Orange, NJ, March 26, 2017 — The Board of Regents of Seton Hall University on March 23 voted unanimously to appoint Mary Meehan, Ph.D., a highly-respected higher education and healthcare leader, as well as a former Seton Hall administrator and university alumna, as its interim president, effective April 11.

Meehan’s appointment allows Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban to focus full time on the transition to his new position as president of DePaul University.

The Board also authorized the launch of a nationwide search for the next president of Seton Hall University. 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

Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban to Leave

A. Gabriel Esteban

South Orange, NJ, February 16, 2017 — Tom Bergeron reports in NJBIZ that Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban is leaving the university for a similar job at DePaul University, two sources have told NJBIZ.

The sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the subject, said the university also has suspended its search for a new provost.

The search for a new provost began in December 2016.  Last September, former Provost Larry A. Robinson announced his decision to retire at the end of the fall semester. Continue reading

Developer Closes on Former Roche Campus, Future Home of New Seton Hall and Meridian Health Medical School

Roche seton and hackensackNutley, NJ, October 12, 2016 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that Prism Capital Partners has closed on its purchase of the former Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. campus that will house the planned Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University medical school.

Bloomfield-based Prism’s affiliate PB Nutclif I LLC wrapped up the deal following the necessary approvals from constituents including the municipalities of Nutley and Clifton, where the 116-acre campus is located.

Hackensack Meridian and Seton Hall have signed a long-term lease for two major buildings and 16 acres at the property. Prism is marketing three additional office buildings totaling more than 700,000 square feet of space, as well as additional development sites on the campus. Continue reading

Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center Move Closer to Medical School’s 2017 Opening

Roche seton and hackensackNutley, NJ, August 23, 2016 — Sara Jerde reports in The Star-Ledger that a medical school that would occupy a former industrial site on the Clifton-Nutley border is one step closer to reality as Nutley officials are preparing to offer it a tax exemption and approve a redevelopment plan, NorthJersey.com reported.

The Hoffmann-La Roche campus was sold in July to an affiliate of Prism Capital Partners. Ahead of the sale, Hackensack University Hospital and Seton Hall University announced their intentions to open the medical school at the former pharmaceutical campus.

Last month, the medical school entered a longterm agreement to rent 16 acres. Financial details were not disclosed.

The medical school, the state’s fifth, is expected to open in the fall of 2017. Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Medical School Signs 25-Year Lease for Former Pharma Campus

The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton. (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton. (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

Washington, NJ, July 14, 2016 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine officially signed its 25-year lease Wednesday.

The school will be located on a 116-acre, former pharmaceutical site between Nutley and Clifton.

PB Nutclif I, an affiliate of Prism Capital Partners, completed the purchase of the building from Hoffmann-La Roche on Wednesday, at the same time it signed the lease with the school partners. Continue reading