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Shared reading advances vocabulary skills

A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics
found that shared reading with children at age 1  was associated with greater vocabulary at age 3. It also helps activate brain areas that support comprehension and imagery. The study's lead author is Dr. Manuel Jimenez from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Reseachers David Alland and Soumitesh Chakravorty received the award from the R&D Council of New Jersey. Watch Video

A milestone patent for a rapid, automated test for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis invented by two Rutgers researchers received the 2019 Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. The annual award commemorates the state's most prolific inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, and celebrates New Jersey's exceptional inventors.
The invention receiving the Edison Patent Award in the biotechnology category, "Detection of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis" (U.S. Patent 9,708,671 B2), consists of a technology that shortens the time it takes to diagnose tuberculosis from around seven weeks to less than two hours. Rutgers inventor David Alland, chief of infectious disease at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and director of the Center for Emerging Pathogens and Rutgers Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, and Soumitesh Chakravorty, adjunct assistant professor at NJMS and director of R&D at Cepheid Inc., have brought new hope for people at risk of TB or with drug-resistant TB.

  ORED at Regional Meeting from NCURA Region II

More than 25 ORED employees from the Grant and Contract Accounting unit as well as the Research and Sponsored Programs team recently participated in a  National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) regional meeting in Jersey City, NJ. Rutgers is part of Region II of NCURA, and this meeting afforded the group with professional development and networking opportunities over the course of three days. Session topics  included pre-award, post-award, compliance and professional development. Participants learned about "Best Practices in Grants Management," "Personal Branding," and better understanding other institutions.
to the following researchers for their recently-awarded grants: 

Yuan-Xiang Tao - New Jersey Medical School 
Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Fred RobertsCenter for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 
Drew Gitomer - Graduate School of Education
Daniel Horton - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Correction from last issue:  Christopher Vinnard  is  from the Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School.

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