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Robert l. Johnson M.D. appointed dean of NJMS

The Board of Trustees of the University of Medicinethe faculty of the New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ) has approved the appointment of Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, as the eight dean of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). The appointment follows a nationwide search for a dean to lead the Newark-based medical school. Since September 2005, Johnson has served as the Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Interim Dean of new Jersey's first medical school.

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MAY 13 - 15:  Alumni Reunion weekend

The NJMS Alumni Association is hosting the Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 14 at the Sheraton Parsipanny Hotel. Members of the Class of 1961 and the Class of 1986 have reached alumni milestones. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary and 25th anniversary from New Jersey Medical School. For more information, contact Dianne Mink at


2011 NINJ Educational Symposium & Gala

The Neurological Institute of New Jersey is excited to announce the 2011 NINJ Educational Symposium and Gala to honor Peter W. Carmel, MD on Thursday, May 12th, 2011. Proceeds from these events will help to establish the Peter Wagner Carmel Endowed Chair of Neurological Surgery at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. This endowed chair will help to support the research and educational missions of the Department of Neurological Surgery.

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Komen North jersey race for the cure

Join Team UMDNJ in The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 15, at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. Together, we can make a difference! Register online to join Team UMDNJ. To learn more about this life-threatening disease, click on the following link: Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.


the 2011 friedrich p.j. diecke Memorial lecture

Dr. Friedrich P.J.Diecke was the Chairman of the NJMS Department of Physiology from 1975 until 1993. He was Chairman Emeritus at the time of his passing in 2009. He will be remembered by his peers and students for his sharp wit, his European charm, his integrity, and for his committment to helping others.

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NJMS CONVOCATION & umdnj Commencement

Spring is the season of new beginnings and horizons. Join us for one of the most inspiring events of the year. The 2011 NJMS Convocation Ceremony will be held at 10 am on Monday, May 23rd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey. NJMS Class of 2011 consists of 180 graduating students.

Two days later, the university-wide commencement will be held.. Graduating students from UMDNJ's eight schools will come together during the 2011 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25th at 10 am at the IZOD Center (formerly the Continental Airlines Arena) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.