September 2014
In the News

Washington D.C. - State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) produced its 2013 report entitled "Trends in Tech-based Economic Development: Local, State and Federal Action in 2013." The report is a comprehensive summary of policies to bolster "technology based economic development" instituted by state governments in the previous fiscal year.

Osler Health partners with NJII for new patient care system

Newark, NJ - 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.

Middletown, NJ - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center broke ground in Middletown for its second New Jersey outpatient cancer center, a 285,000-square-foot facility expected to open in late 2016.

New Brunswick 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.

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

Washington, DC - Writing in the 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.

Rutgers Receives $2M NIH Grant to Prepare Biomedical Students for Industry Roles

New Brunswick, NJ - Rob Forman and Carl Blesch report 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.

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