Rutgers, University Hospital Lead Way in Treating COVID-19 with Convalescent Plasma from Recovered Patients Rutgers physicians and University Hospital are leading the way in using blood plasma from patients who recovered from COVID-19 to treat new patients who are severely ill with COVID-19 infections. The clinicians and hospital are calling for more blood donations from those who have survived the deadly infection.

New Technology Framework Facilitates Access to Innovations in Fight against COVID-19 A new set of technology transfer strategies designed to incentivize rapid utilization of COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis and treatment technologies has been established by a group including Stanford and Harvard universities and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The licensing strategies are meant to facilitate rapid global access of available technologies to help fight the pandemic.

NJIT 2020 Goldwater Scholar Class Among Largest In U.S.
NJIT undergrads continue to earn the nation’s top academic honors, the latest being a new university record of four students named Goldwater Scholars this year by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The scholarship is recognized among the country’s most prestigious for STEM undergraduates pursuing research careers.

Pre-apprenticeship Programs Boost Career Readiness, Increase Skills
According to Konni Lorenz of SSTI, “In early April, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a $42.5 million grant opportunity for the Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant Program. The program is to support the development of new or expanding registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) for youth, including quality pre-apprenticeship programs.

COVID-19 and the Cybersecurity Challenges Organizations Face
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and more companies place greater reliance on digital systems, corporate cybersecurity systems are being put under pressure like never before.

A Platform to Support Science and Entrepreneurship Through the Pandemic and Beyond
SSTI’s Innovation Advocacy Council has sent letters to congressional leadership outlining emergency actions needed to support tech- and innovation-driven businesses, and recovery-focused programs to leverage American ingenuity for economic stimulus.

Goldman Sachs, Pursuit to Provide $10 Million for NJ Small Business Loans
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced on Friday, April 24, that Goldman Sachs, in partnership with Pursuit, has committed $10 million to loans for small businesses in New Jersey. The commitment is part of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Loan applications are currently available at www.pursuitlending.com/pppapply.

Making Cities More Walkable with Better Data and Technology
Washington DC – Walkable neighborhoods have long been prized among urban designers. Walkability is linked to benefits including higher property values, less crime and better health among residents. For example, one recent study found that older adults living in easy-to-walk communities not only had better physical health, but also higher cognitive functions. Another study found that walkable neighborhoods are associated with more arts organizations and higher levels of civic engagement.

 

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