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Updates in the Molecular Diagnostics and Genomic Medicine

NJMS and Barnabas Health will host a one-day symposium entitled “Updates in the Molecular Diagnostics and Genomic Medicine,” on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 8am-5pm in MSB-B Level Room 610. See attached flyer for announcement. Registration details are on the website . For more information, please contact Kenyetta Baskerville, program assistant in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at 973-972-7492 ( or Helen Fernandes, PhD, Director of Molecular Diagnostics in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at


NJMS Launches eBeam

New Jersey Medical School is proud to announce the launch of eBeam, a new, interactive technology geared toward enhancing learning in the classroom and lecture setting. eBeam allows both the instructor and students to create notes and annotate over PowerPoint or web pages on a whiteboard. Furthermore, it can be recorded and developed into a podcast for later viewing. Perfect for small groups and team-based learning, eBeam (as demonstrated here by Christine Gerula, MD,) brings every subject to life and keeps lesson-planning seamless and fun. If you are interested in using the eBeam technology, please contact Courtney Terry or Joanne Garcenila at or

The Second Annual Primary Care Careers Banquet

The second annual NJMS Primary Care Careers Banquet recently brought together students, faculty, practitioners and advocates to address the theme: "The Future of Health Care." This banquet was organized by the NJMS chapter of Primary Care Progress, an advocacy group committed to promoting the field of primary care. Click here to read more.

Surgical Mission in the Philipines

Dennis Grech, MD, assistant professor of Anesthesiology at NJMS, Socorro Galano-Rogers, MSN, APN-C; Ravi J. Chokshi, MD, assistant professor; and NJMS Department of Surgery residents Maria Ham, MD, and Joyce Bonitz, MD, recently participated in a surgical mission at Ormoc District Hospital in the Philippines. The mission was sponsored by the International Surgical Health Initiative, a New Jersey-based humanitarian nonprofit organization that provides free surgical care to underserved communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, politics, geography or financial considerations. In total, the team performed 100 operative procedures, including hysterectomies and hernia repairs, as well as surgeries for breast disease and goiters.