New Jersey Medical School Spotlight 2019

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