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Creating an environment that fosters innovation is a prerequisite to having a competitive business climate and economic growth. Being innovation-friendly attracts research and investment; provides incentive to expand or relocate; creates jobs and ultimately leads to new cures, technologies and products to improve our quality of life.
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Rutgers Receives $2M NIH Grant to Prepare Biomedical Students for Industry Roles

New Brunswick, NJ, September 22, 2014 ― Rob Forman and Carl Blesch report today that Rutgers is one of seven institutions in the country selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to receive this year’s BEST Award — a $2 million grant designed to expose many of the university’s most promising biomedical sciences graduate trainees to career opportunities that go beyond the academic path that they have traditionally taken.

The award funds development of the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists (iJOBs) program. Read the rest of this entry »

National Journal: NJ Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science, Tech Innovators

Washington, DC, September 19, 2014 ― Writing in National Journal, Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, and David Hodges, director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars, write that New Jersey — the state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin — is working now to lead the way again. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ has 13 “Top Docs”

New Brunswick, NJ, September 18, 2014 – Inside Jersey Magazine named 13 of the physicians at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ as “Top Docs.” Part of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s “America’s Top Doctors,” the selection is based on peer nominations, attributes such as board certification, clinical skills, training, years in practice, achievements and other criteria are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team. Read the rest of this entry »

Osler Health partners with NJII for new patient care system

Newark, NJ, September 18, 2014 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Healthcare iLab is working with Osler Health to improve quality of care, streamline delivery and substantially reduce health care costs. Part of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJITT is working with the Hasbrouch Heights-based physician network to prepare more than 50 physicians to understand and work in the new system. Read the rest of this entry »
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