New Jersey Medical School Spotlight 2023

Study Uncovers the Medical Care Challenges Faced by Limited English Proficiency Individuals during the Covid-19 Pandemic
A research study highlights challenges faced by women with limited English proficiency (LEP) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University Hospital's Liver Transplant Program, Led by Physicians from Rutgers NJMS, Ranked No. 1 in the United States
The Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation at University Hospital - led by NJMS physicians, ranks first in the country for three-year patient survival rates for liver transplant programs.

Meet the People of Rutgers
In this piece, the people of Rutgers University are highlighted and share their hobbies, accomplishments, and favorite moments at the university.

Renowned Physician Dr. Maria L. Soto-Greene Receives Prestigious Honor for Outstanding Dedication to the Hispanic Center of Excellence
Dr. Maria L. Soto-Greene was honored for her unwavering commitment to the Hispanic Center for Excellence.

Learn how physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) are enhancing the quality of life for women with uterine fibroids.

Medical School Integration Webinar - Shaping the Future of Academic Health
NJMS Dean Robert L. Johnson and RWJMS Dean Amy P. Murtha recently held a webinar to discuss the exciting journey towards the integration of the two medical schools to establish Rutgers School of Medicine. Watch the recording of the webinar that will provide you with a glimpse into the future of the medical school integration.

Plans Detail Massive Medical School Renovation to Improve Care in Newark
The $600 million overhaul at New Jersey Medical School would expand research laboratories, modernize education space, and attract more physician-scientists and biomedical researchers working at the cutting edge of science.

Rutgers Health Regional Biocontainment Lab Plans Renovation and Expansion
Three large grants for new research cores, equipment and training will turbocharge efforts to learn about and contend with dangerous pathogens.

Avoiding a “Tripledemic” This Winter
Dr. David Cennimo, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses what you need to know about the series of recommended vaccines.

New Blood Test Detects a Key Indicator of Parkinson’s Disease
Learn about a study that reports on a new blood test that detects a key indicator of Parkinson's disease. The study was led by a team of neuroscientists from Duke University and received major participation from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's Dr. Sabine Hilfiker and Dr. Yahaira Naaldijk.

New Jersey’s First Liver Transplant Center is National Leader in Three-Year Survival Rates
University Hospital is proud to have earned recognition as a national leader in three-year survival rates for adult liver transplant at nearly 99% by The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Led by physicians from Rutgers NJMS, University Hospital’s Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation was rated as the top center of its kind in the country.

Cutting-Edge Technology and AI Revolutionizing Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Learn how Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) has pioneered various spectrums of telemedicine and advanced forms of technology in the field of ophthalmology

Rutgers Researchers Identify Lipid Vascular ‘ZIP code’
Researchers at Rutgers have discovered the first lipid vascular ‘ZIP code’ in the lungs, which may improve diagnostics and treatments for those with severe human respiratory diseases, such as Lung Cancer.

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.