New Jersey Medical School Spotlight 2023

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s WIC Program Receives $597,638 Grant to Reach More Families Through Innovative WIC Outreach Efforts
Rutgers NJMS' WIC program receives a grant to amplify its efforts to reach more families in the community.

Members of NJMS LGBTQ+ community celebrate the Pride month with their supporters

New Jersey Medical School Students Celebrate Their Future at White Coat Ceremony
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School students donned their white coats for the first time as they embraced a lifelong journey of learning, compassion, and healing.

NJMS hosts the first Annual Research Symposium, where students from across all four years presented their research studies. Learn more.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Holds Annual Barbara and Norman Seiden White Coat Ceremony Welcoming the Class of 2027
We warmly welcome the Class of 2027. Save the date, as we celebrate a new chapter in their medical journey.

What's on your summer reading list?
Dr. Emanuel Goldman, NJMS professor, and other Rutgers faculty and staff, share some books that they will read this summer.

Rutgers Docs Develop Best Practices for Next-Gen Surgical Robot
Dr. Evan Kovac, NJMS professor, and staff member at University Hospital, discusses robotic surgery.

Board of Governors Approves Plan to Seek Single, Combined Medical School Accreditation
The University's Board of Governors approved a plan to seek combined accreditation for New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Receives Grant to Help Older Adults Get Vaccinated
NJMS has been awarded a $714,636 grant by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for the COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative.

NJMS hosts the first Annual Research Symposium, where students from across all four years presented their research studies. Learn more.

New Jersey Poison Center Data Shows Suicide Attempts Among Teenagers Are Higher
Rutgers health experts discuss suicide data that they’ve compiled and provide families with suicide prevention tips – in relation to prescription and nonprescription medications.

Rutgers Researchers to Provide Antibody Testing to Help Study Long COVID in Children
Learn how Rutgers University researchers plan to provide antibody testing to determine the incidence of Long COVID in children.

Early Lyme Disease May Include Neurologic Lyme Disease
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Rutgers issues recommendations for detection of neurologic Lyme Disease.

NJMS Helping Hands Grant Recipient Aims to Jump-Start a Mental Health Initiative
Sebastian Acevedo, first-generation immigrant from Colombia whose family lived through gang violence and lost relatives to it, becomes the Helping Hands grant recipient through the American Psychiatric Association.

Naloxone Prescriptions Increased at U.S. Hospitals Between 2012 and 2019
Over the past decade, rates of prescriptions for naloxone to people at high risk for opioid overdose, as well as co-prescribing with opioids, increased in U.S. emergency departments, which provides insight on the positive impact of federal policies and regulations, according to a Rutgers study.

Rutgers Is Awarded $20 Million to Lead Consortium of Seven Universities and Eight Nations to Curb Tuberculosis
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will receive $20 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to coordinate research being conducted in eight nations on tuberculosis (TB) control and prevention.

Match Day Brings Celebration for Medical Students Dedicated to a Life of Service
Match Day 2023: On Friday, March 17, 2023, Rutgers medical school students learned which residency programs they will attend.

Rutgers will open a new Alzheimer’s and dementia center this year
A new Rutgers clinic, scheduled to open in the fall, will focus on developing new treatments for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The center will have researchers from throughout Rutgers, including NJMS.

Rutgers Scientists Produce “DNA Virus Vaccine” to Fight DNA Viruses
Learn why NJMS researcher, Dr. Dabbu Jaijyan, hopes his study will accelerate vaccine development in untreated viral infections in humans and animals.

As Long COVID Cases Soar, Rutgers Clinic Offers Free Care
Dr. Nizar Souayah, NJMS professor and founder of the Comprehensive COVID-19 Neurology Care Center of Excellence, explains who may visit the clinic and what they can expect.

Match Day 2023
Join us for our Match Day festivities. Cheer on the Class of 2023 as they find out where they're headed for residency. Learn how you can congratulate our graduating class on their journey to becoming future doctors.

Study Logs Five-Fold Increase in Autism in New York-New Jersey Region
Documented cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the New York–New Jersey metro region increased by as much as 500 percent between 2000 and 2016, with the highest increase among children without intellectual disabilities, according to a Rutgers study.

News From the Board of Governors: February 2023
Dr. Daniel B. Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and assistant dean at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, appointed to the Benjamin F. Rush Jr. Chair in Surgery, effective July 11, 2022.

Infectious Disease Expert Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
NJMS professor, Dr. Maria Gennaro, received the highest professional distinction granted solely to academic inventors.