New Jersey Medical School In The News 2014
Medical students prepare for their careers with mannequins and actors
Spreading more than cheer: Holiday fliers 100 times more likely to catch germs on a plane:
Nila Dharan, assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School quoted
Balancing Literature and Medicine, a Rutgers Graduate Finds a Healing Combination
Heroin Treatment Suboxone Exposes Divide Between Medical Community, Policy Makers:
Featuring Erin Zerbo and Petros Levounis of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rapid Ebola Test Could Help in Outbreak:
featuring David Alland, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Research at New Jersey Medical School
New Jersey 101.5: Rutgers scientist to develop rapid Ebola test (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
WHYY-FM: Rutgers scientist to help develop quick Ebola test (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
Infection Control Today: Rapid Ebola test is focus of NIH grant to Rutgers scientist (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
Gannett New Jersey: Scientist hopes to develop new tests for Ebola (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
MedicalXpress: Rapid Ebola test is focus of new grant to Rutgers scientist (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
MDT: Rapid Ebola Test Runs off Car Battery for Remote Locations (David Alland, New Jersey Medical School, featured)
30-Minute Rapid Ebola Test Is the Goal for Rutgers Researcher
Features David Alland, Associate Dean for Clinical Research at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
A Palliative Caregiver for Young Lives Cut Short
Rutgers pediatrician James Oleske is renowned for his devotion to severely ill children. Read more.
The Record: Ebola fears complicate efforts by New Jersey-based volunteers (Ziad Sifri, New Jersey Medical School, quoted)
Dr. William Gause, Senior Associate Dean for Research at NJMS, discusses how his immune system research may help reveal new asthma clues.
Many Mothers Strong
Gannett New Jersey: Many Mothers Strong: Help and support for moms by moms (Cherie Castellano, New Jersey Medical School, quoted) Read more.
A series of medical setbacks inspired a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School alumnus to start a new career and forge a friendship with an NFL star.Click here to learn more.
NJ Spotlight: POISON-EDUCATION CENTER WOULD GET EXPANDED ROLE IN FIGHTING DRUG DEATHS (Steven Marcus, New Jersey Medical School, quoted). Read more.
Dr. Anne C. Mosenthal, Chair of the Department of Surgery at NJMS, trauma surgeon and palliative medicine physician at UH, explains how elderly trauma patients would benefit from palliative care. Click here to learn more.
A lethal virus more threatening to public health than Ebola (David Cennimo, New Jersey Medical School, quoted) Click here to read more.
From Rock-'n'-Roller to Biomedical Scientist
A 30-year-old Rutgers undergraduate excels both in class and in a medical school laboratory
Rutgers Today features Tom Stratton, a musician and scientist conducting top-level pharmaceutical research at NJMS. Click here to read more.
Hong Li, director of the Center for Advanced Proteomics Research and associate professor in the department of microbiology, biochemistry and molecular genetics at NJMS, is the principal investigator of a 6-year sub-award totaling $908,904. This project, titled Drug Combination Signatures for Prediction and Mitigation of Toxicity , is in collaboration with Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and is being supported by the National Institutes of Health's Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures- LINCS program. Learn more about Professor Li here.
Copper Can Help Reduce Hospital Infections
Dr. Barry Kreiswirth, Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Drug and Professor at the NJMS Public Health Research Institute, explains how copper can help reduce hospital infections. Click here to learn more.
Most Surgical Patients Lack Knowledge of Physician Anesthesiologists Roles
Dr. Ferdinand Iannaccone, anesthesiology resident at NJMS, speaks on why it is important for surgical patients to know the roles of physician anesthesiologists. Learn more here.
Preoperative Intravenous Ibuprofen
Dr. Alex Bekker, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at NJMS and primary investigator for the study on preoperative intravenous ibuprofen, presented at the American Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here to learn what his study concludes.
Psychiatric Drug Combination Approved for Weight Loss
Dr. Petros Levounis, NJMS Department of Psychiatry Chair, discusses the new psychiatric drug combination that has been approved for weight loss with Psychiatric News. Click here to learn more.
Lyme Research Alliance Awards New Grants
Dr. Steven Schutzer, Professor for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Allergy/Immunology at NJMS, received a research grant to advance Lyme disease research from the Lyme Research Alliance. Learn more here.
Jim Boyce, director of IT@NJMS, along with his son Kevin Boyce, will participate in a soccer-thon, AliveAndKickn. This event, held in Overpeck County Park in Leonia NJ, is organized to increase awareness of colon cancer and raise funds for research. So far the organization has raised more than $8,000 with the help of Jim and other volunteers, but it is not too late to either join and play, click here to register for the event, or to donate click here.
Most N.J. residents say they know how to save lives using CPR, Heimlich maneuver, poll said
William Halperin, Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Public Health quoted. Click here to read more.
Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Polls
Click here to learn why the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have partnered to launch a series of public health polls with a survey about risky driving habits.
One-Third of New Jerseyans Come Up Short In House Fire Prevention, Rutgers Poll Says
Dr. William Halperin, Chair of Preventive Medicine at NJMS, is quoted on the importance of three devices needed in New Jersey homes in the event of a fire. Click here to read the full NJ.com article.
Dr. Hanaa Hamdi
Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Principal Investigator for the Healthy Living Initiative at NJMS, explains how food environments impact diet-related illnesses. Click here to learn more.
University Hospital Makes Strides Since Restructuring, But Faces New Challenges
James R. Gonzalez, President and CEO of University Hospital and Dr. Kendell R. Sprott, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at NJMS, discuss the clinical relationship between NJMS and University Hospital. Click here to read the full NJ Spotlight article.
Dr. Gerson Weiss, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at NJMS, discusses the importance of pelvic exams with MedPage Today. Click here to learn more.
Terror May Become a Bigger Focus at Med School
Dr. Leonard Cole, director of the Terror Medicine and Security Program at NJMS, speaks on the importance of teaching terrorism in medical schools. Click here to read the full National Journal article.
Tracy Morgan Crash Highlights Drowsy Driving Risk
Dr. Xue Ming, sleep medicine expert and professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at NJMS, explains the hazardous effects of drowsiness. Read more on MyCentralJersey.com and The Jersey Tomato Press.
Dr. Tolga Taneli
Dr. Tolga Taneli, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NJMS, recently discussed the issues of animal abuse with NorthJersey.com. Click here to read the full story.
Taking a Timeout to Make the Right Career Call
When she was accepted to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, Leia Rispoli was less excited than one might expect. She knew that down deep, she remained torn between a career treating animals and one treating people. Click here to read the full article.
Poetry and Medicine: The Cry of the Heart
The poem, "Bird," won Monali Desai, a 2014 graduate of the New Jersey Medical School who's starting her residency in family practice, first prize in the first-ever "Cry of the Heart" Poetry Contest in 2012. Desai won second prize in the competition in 2013. Click here to read more.
Dr. Nila Dharan
Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.
A Rutgers infectious disease expert discusses MERS, a new threat to public and personal health. Click here to read the full article.
Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., chair of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's Department of Psychiatry, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Schonfeld Award, a prestigious accolade given by the New York Society for Adolescent Psychiatry to psychiatrists who work in the field of adolescent psychiatry. As a Schonfeld Awardee, Levounis will deliver a lecture entitled "Emerging Drugs of Abuse: From Ecstasy to Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Beyond" during a special reception on Wednesday, May 28 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York.
Rethinking How Antibiotics Are Used and Developed.
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor by Dr. David Perlin, the executive director of NJMS's Public Health Research Institute, which appeared in The New York Times.
Rove walks back accusations on Clinton's health
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Parasitic Worms Wiggle Into Modern Medicine
Dr. William Gause, Director for the Center for Immunity and Inflammation at NJMS, discusses his study on autoimmune diseases and helminthic therapy. Click here to learn more.
Mom2Mom Event Bonds Mothers of Children with Special Needs
Click here to read the full article on MyCentralJersey.com.
Experts: Reducing Childhood Obesity Requires Comprehensive Approach
There's more to reducing childhood obesity in New Jersey than better diets and more exercise. Business practices, how children learn about health and even local zoning laws can all have an impact on the problem, according to leading health experts. Click here to read more.
Dr. Robert Jyung
Learn how Dr. Robert Jyung, Assistant Professor in the NJMS Department of Otolaryngology and Director of Otology/Neurotology at University Hospital, saved his patient's loss of hearing caused by the abuse of prescription medicine. Click here to read the full Star-Ledger article.
There are everyday household items that can be hazardous to your health.
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Rutgers gets up to $26 million grant to lead development of new antibiotics.
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Where Art and Medicine Mingle
A 15-year-strong visual arts initiative in Newark blossoms in an unexpected location – a Rutgers medical school. Click here to the article to the full Rutgers Today article.
Leila Jean Mady
Leila Jean Mady's feats include three advanced degrees and a life-altering New York marathon experience. Click here to the article to the full Rutgers Today article
Click here to watch Dr. Stuart Cook, professor of neurology and neurosciences, discuss promising approaches to treating MS.
Preserving Patients' Sanity in the Hospital" Click here to read the Rutgers Today article.
Study reveals novel pathway for parasite invasion and dissemination. Click here to read about the study by NJMS Center for Immunity and Inflammation scientists Dr. George Yap, left, Dr. Yanlin Zhao, center, and NJMS MD/PhD student Andrew Marple.
Rudolph Wagner, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at NJMS, is the editor of the book Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Ophthalmology (Slack Incorporated, March 2014)
NJMS Students Learn about Preparedness in "Terror Medicine" Course.
Click here for the full Rutgers Today article.
Click here to read the full Newswise article.
Autism Prevalence Continues to Rise
Dr. Walter Zahorodny, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at NJMS, talks about the rise of autism rates in the state of New Jersey. Click here to the article to the full Rutgers Today article.
2014 Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Match Day in the News
NJMS Dean Robert L. Johnson and recently matched medical students share their excitement for this year's Match Day Ceremony with WMBC News. Click here to watch.
Dr. Lillian Pliner
Dr. Lillian Pliner, associate professor in New Jersey Medical School's Department of Medicine, gives her opinion on what is necessary to achieve more diversity in clinical drug trials. Click here to read the full Star-Ledger article.
Collaborating To Treat Pain
Dr. Antonios Mammis, professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, collaborates with anesthesiologist to cure spinal cord pain in 30-year-old patient. Click here to read the full article on MyCentralJersey.com.
Molecule Plays Important Role in Triggering Immune Response. Learn more by clicking here.
Immune Cells Need Each Other to Combat Deadly Lung-Invading Fungus, Study Finds
NEWARK, N.J.—Although long recognized as an essential defense against the lung-invading fungus Asperfillus fumigatus, Neutrophils actually require a little help from fellow immune cells, according to a study by Amariliz Rivera, her colleagues at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The study recently appeared in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Click here to read the full news release.
Few Trauma Centers Screen for PTSD, Despite Urging of Doctors
New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery faculty members Dr. Peter Yonclas, Director of Trauma Rehabilitation at University Hospital, and Dr. David Livingston discuss the importance of trauma centers screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on NBC NY's I-Team Investigation. Click here to watch the interview.
Health Care Reform Information Center
Click here to visit the NJMS Health Care Reform Information Center to receive more information on how to apply for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act today.
Acupuncture Holds Promise for Treating Inflammatory Disease
Rutgers NJMS Dr. Luis Ulloa, in the Center for Immunity and Inflammation, published research on the potential of acupuncture treatment for sepsis and other inflammatory disease. New research documents a direct connection between the use of acupuncture and physical benefits. Click here to read the article.
In the Fight Against Germs
Dr. Rajendradas Kapila, professor in NJMS's Department of Medicine and chairman of Infection Control at University Hospital, discusses with the Star-Ledger measures taken at UH to regulate the prescription of antibiotics in fight against superbug germs. Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Dr. Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos was recently featured on FOX News' Health Talk with host Dr. Manny Alvarez. The segment addresses liver disease myths and tips for keeping your liver healthy in 2014. Dr. Pyrsopoulos is Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at University Hospital. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Liver Foundation. Click here to watch the full interview.
The LGBT Casebook, a new book by Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's Department of Psychiatry Chair Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., has won the Society of Sex Therapy and Research's 2014 Health Professional Book Award. Click here to read more.
Bullying Sends Thousands of Children to the Hospital
Click here to watch EBRU TV's interview with Dr. Tolga Taneli who discusses bullying. Dr. Taneli is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospital.
New Year Message from the Dean
Read Dr. Robert L. Johnson's New Year message to the NJMS community.
Dr. Amanda Eis
Don't blame winter's mood swings if you've caught a cold or come down with the flu. Assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NJMS, Dr. Amanda Eis, explains how viruses spread in climate-controlled offices. Click here to learn more.
Congratulations, Dr. Heary!
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Heary, professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, who has been named the next president of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). Click here to learn more about CSRS.