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Cancer Summer Student Research Program

Recently, the Cancer Summer Student Research Program ended its summer research program with presentations of the work students completed during the summer term. The students displayed the products of their summer studies for passersby. Lecturing on the "Evolution of the P53 Family Genes and Cancer" Arnold J. Levine, PhD, of Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, showed the students where research in the study of cancer can take scientific studies. Students received awards following the lecture.

NJMS Research Summer Program

The Office of Research & Sponsored programs recently concluded its summer research program with presentations by students. Lining the halls of NJMS, eager students awaited passersby to enlighten on the findings of their research, and the implications said research can have in our society. Towards the end of the student presentations they were given the treat of a lecture on "Recruiting Neural Stem Cells to Regenerate the Central Nervous System after Brain Injury" by Steven Levison, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology at NJMS. Finally, Alisha Valdez and David Kam were announced as this year's summer research winners. Congrats to all the students on present and future endeavors!

World Hepatitis Day

July 28th, known to many health care takers as World Hepatitis Day, brought new education to NJMS. Dr. Pyrsopoulos, division director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, lectured on the surprisingly abundant presence of Hepatitis variations around the world, and specifically New Jersey. Though vastly under publicized, "Hepatitis is the leading cause of Liver Cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with Chronic Hepatitis; most do not know they are infected". Bringing new and relevant information, Dr. Pyrsopoulos enlightened listeners to pass this information on to the public. To learn more information about Hepatitis contact the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at 973-972-5252.

Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

At NJMS three Centers of Excellence – the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), the Center for Immunity and Inflammation and the Center for Emerging Pathogens – will combine to form a new institute to pursue novel approaches to detect, treat and prevent a wide range of current and emerging diseases caused by infectious agents and harmful inflammation. Click here learn more about this new Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases at NJMS.