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Princeton’s Vice Dean for Innovation Discusses Transformation of Research into Solutions Rodney Priestley is Princeton’s first vice dean for innovation, a newly created role within the Office of the Dean for Research, to provide academic leadership for innovation and entrepreneurship activities across campus. As the University’s innovation leader, Priestley, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will oversee efforts to grow Princeton’s culture of innovation as a means to further the University’s teaching and research mission and enhance its impact on the world.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Unveils Plans for Cancer Pavilion Plans for a new cancer pavilion in New Brunswick will result in the consolidation of services into a single Cancer Pavilion, and will allow for the consolidation of key cancer services into a single location including laboratory services, an outpatient clinic, infusion/chemotherapy suite, radiation oncology, imaging, and international radiology.

Rowan Hosts Beam-signing Ceremony for Discovery Hall
On Monday, Rowan University celebrated its latest milestone with a beam signing ceremony for Discovery Hall, a 68,000 square-foot academic and research building under construction on the Glassboro campus. Designed primarily for instruction in the STEM disciplines, Discovery Hall will open in 2021.

J&J Working on Vaccine to Combat Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson said it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. As part of this work, the company initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies.

While Economic Expansion Continues, Several States Forecasted to Experience Contractions While the longest economic expansion in modern times in the U.S. continues and fears of a nationwide recession have subsided, there are signs that growth is slowing, and some states may be at risk for a recession, according to projections reported last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Recent Research: The Financial Constraints Entrepreneurs Face According to Sarah Holbert of SSTI, What holds people back from starting a business? How does lifting financial constraints help promote entrepreneurship? A recent article by Vyacheslav Mikhed of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Consumer Finance Institute, Sahil Raina of the University of Alberta, and Barry Scholnick of University of Alberta and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Consumer Finance Institute, explores these questions, and how lifting these economic constraints affected entrepreneurial and self-employed business ventures in Canada from 2002-2016.”

Golden Seeds Launches New Jersey Chapter in Partnership with First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, NJEDA First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy and representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Golden Seeds gathered at Montclair State University yesterday to kick off the New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds. They were joined by angel investors and other members of the Garden State’s innovation ecosystem. Founded in 2005, Golden Seeds is a nation-wide angel investor network dedicated to investing in female-led startup companies.