Formerly known as NJMS E-News, INSIDE NJMS is an online news publication that provides updates on activities, events, honors, and accomplishments of New Jersey Medical School's faculty, students and staff. Send your topic ideas and photos to the NJMS Marketing and Communications Department at njmsmarketing@umdnj.edu. Please identify each person in the photo and each person's title should be included. Should you have questions, contact Kaylyn Kendall Dines, of the NJMS Department of Marketing and Communications, at 973-972-1216.

   

LET’S MOVE NEWARK

Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of NJMS, was one of the featured speakers at Newark City Hall as Mayor Cory Booker launched "Let's Move! Newark," a program aimed at curbing the pediatric obesity epidemic. This initiative is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's national "Let's Move!" campaign. Dean Johnson, who is part of the leadership team for the local program, is co-chair of the Newark Youth Policy Board. Dr. Johnson is featured in the following article: THE STAR-LEDGER

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW TB TEST

On December 8, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed a novel rapid test for tuberculosis (TB). The test, Xpert MTB/FIF, could revolutionize TB care and control by providing an accurate diagnosis for many patients in about 100 minutes, compared to current tests that can take up to three months to have results.

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CANCER CENTER RECEIVES GRANT

The National Cancer Institute awarded the New Jersey Medical School-University Hospital Cancer Center nearly $1 million for an interdisciplinary training grant that focuses on pre- and post-doctoral students. This five-year grant will bring together 15 research faculty and five clinical preceptors from NJMS to focus on Translational Research.

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BEST MANUSCRIPT

Chunxiang Zhang, MD, PhD (left), associate professor and vice chair for research, and Yunhui Cheng, PhD, research associate, New Jersey Medical School Department of Anesthesiology, were recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Circulation Research editorial board for “Best Manuscript.” The manuscript (Cheng et al., MicroRNA-145, a Novel Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Marker and Modulator, controls Vascular Neointimal Lesion Formation. Circ Res.2009; 158-166) was selected as one of the five winners for the 2010 Best Manuscript Awards.


HUMANISM in MEDICINE

Dorian Wilson, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of the NJMS General Surgery Residency Program, knows a thing or two about the bond between physicians and their patients. Dr. Wilson, who is also the Director of the HealthCare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine at NJMS, is co-author of “What Factors Create a Humanistic
Doctor?”

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NJMS STUDENTS

Congratulations to five NJMS students who received scholarships from the Columbian Foundation: Carolyn Certo, Bryan Ciccarelli, Christian Curcio, Christine Giordano, and Joseph Laratta.

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