New Jersey Medical School Spotlight 2019

September 11 inspired trauma surgeon to serve when disaster strikes
New Jersey Medical School's Adam Fox worked as a paramedic dispatched to Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

VIDEO: Common myths about mosquitoes
In light of recent reports of a rise in mosquito-borne diseases, Dr. Vivian M. Bellofatto debunks common myths about mosquitoes, and sheds light on what NJMS researchers are doing to “fight the bite.”

"Flesh-eating" bacteria is very real, and it’s here
Dr. David Cennimo gives insight on how to stay healthy as the flesh-eating bacteria, typically found in colder water, moves into northern areas.

Student returns home ready to make a difference at NJMS
Newark-native Antoine Saint-Victor is one of 178 students who were chosen to be a part of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Class of 2023.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Welcomes the Class of 2023
The 178 members of the Class of 2023 began their journey at NJMS, by reciting the Hippocratic Oath and agreeing to adhere to the high professional standards of patient care and the practice of medicine.

A new twist by Rutgers surgeons helped repair a patient’s skull base
A Rutgers-led team of surgeons developed a groundbreaking procedure to save the life of a patient following the removal of a cancerous tumor inside his skull.

NJMS grad Saul Bautista selected as Pat Tillman Scholar
Saul Bautista was inspired to pursue medical school after his experience in the U.S. Army, working in the largest military hospital outside of the United States.

Poor, Crowded Cities Lack Access to Opioid Reversal Drug, Rutgers Study Finds
Naloxone is vital to saving lives, therefore it should be located everywhere

Two Debilitating Illnesses Couldn’t Stop This Student
Jill Konowich, a 2019 graduate, battled two different excruciatingly painful diseases while working toward achieve her dream of successfully completing medical school.

NJMS Researchers Discover Crucial Link Between Brain and Gut Stem Cells
Study paves the way for better detection and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and colorectal cancers.

Golden Apple Awards 2019
NJMS students honor faculty, staff, and residents for their outstanding work and dedication to the NJMS community.

NJMS Students Take the Lead on Bleeding Control Community Education
In an effort to teach lifesaving techniques, NJMS medical students are training Newarkers to develop special bleeding control skills.

Facial Bones of Black Adults Age Differently Than Other Races
Black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to their facial structure, a Rutgers study finds.

Recognizing our faculty achievements
We are proud to congratulate our very own Drs. Robert L. Johnson and Diane Calello as they are recognized on the NJBIZ Health Care Power list!

Improving TB Treatment – and Survival – in the World’s Poorest Places
Dr. Christopher Vinnard is developing a test that could enable clinicians to determine TB patients’ treatment drug levels via a desktop device as simple to use as a smartphone camera.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Medicine

We are proud to congratulate our very own Drs. Robert L. Johnson and Diane Calello as they are recognized on the NJBIZ Health Care Power list!

Celebrating a Legacy in the Making
Congratulations to Dr. Soto-Greene on receiving the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award.

High-Intensity Interval Training Increases Injuries
People who engage in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are at greater risk for injury. White men aged 20-39 were injured most.

Autism Rates Rise 43 Percent in New Jersey
Working alongside the CDC, Dr. Walter Zahorodny found that the rate of autism in children in New Jersey has increased by 43 percent.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Medicine
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement has teamed-up with the NJMS chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association to celebrate.

Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities
The death rate for new African-American mothers is 3-4 times that of their white peers. NJMS physicians penned an op-ed offering solutions to black maternal health disparities.

Project Beam Shines
Kwame Awuku, a fourth-year medical student, created Project BEAM (Beyond Education Academics and Medicine) to empower at-risk teenagers in the Newark area.

NJ Needs Innovative Solutions to Address Black Maternal Health Disparities.

Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug
The study found cases in which patients with opioid use disorder misused loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

South Asians at Risk for Tuberculosis Often Are Not Tested
Population frequently travels to countries where tuberculosis is widespread and may acquire infection without symptoms, a Rutgers-led study finds.

"Surviving" Medical School
First-year medical student, Julia Carter, talks about how her own personal experiences had inspired her to join the 38th season of 'Survivor'.

Black History Month - Recognizing African American Contributions to American History
Dean Robert L. Johnson shares early childhood memories of experiencing both segregated and integrated schools, his dream of becoming a doctor, and much more as he reflects on the importance of celebrating Black History Month.

Project BEAM Shines

Black History Month - A Candid Discussion with Dr. Robert L. Johnson [VIDEO]

Searching for a Cure to Cervical Cancer
In light of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Drs. Theresa Chang and Mark Einstein pen an informative piece on the cancer and how they plan to further their research with a grant awarded by the Mary Kay Foundation.

Going Above and Beyond for Newark
In the Health issue, Dean Robert L. Johnson, shares insights on his career at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and his commitment of providing quality health care to the city of Newark.

"Surviving" Medical School

Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

3D Printer Pairs Technology
Recently, two medical school students spent six hours making a liver. They aren’t mad scientists; they’re co-directors of the school’s new 3D Printing Project. [VIDEO]

Rutgers NJMS Study Reveals New Insights into Bone Loss in Joint Implant Patients
Rutgers researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss.Their finding, published in Nature Materials, may pave the way for new therapies to reduce pain and prevent the need for follow-up surgery.

Accelerated Three Year Primary Care
Beginning in 2019, this new program will allow students to earn a primary care medical degree in three years instead of four.

Searching for a Cure to Cervical Cancer

Rutgers NJMS Study Reveals New Insights into Bone Loss in Joint implant Patients