Rutgers Names David Kimball as VP for Innovation and Research Commercialization of Office of Research and Economic Development Rutgers University on Oct. 23 announced the appointment of David Kimball, Ph.D., as vice president for innovation and research commercialization of the Office of Research and Economic Development. Most recently, Dr. Kimball led translational science and research commercialization as associate vice president in ORED. “I am delighted to announce David’s promotion to vice president of innovation and research commercialization,” said Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., R.Ph., senior vice president for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University.

National Academy of Engineering Honors NJIT’s Dr. Louis Lanzerotti for “Extraordinary Impact on Science and Policy”  Tracy Regan reports that Louis Lanzerotti, Ph.D., a distinguished research professor of physics best known for shedding light on the space environment around Earth and its impact on hardware in space and critical infrastructure on the ground, received the 2017 Arthur M. Bueche Award from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his “extraordinary impact on the engineering profession.”

Stevens Institute of Technology Starts Math Circles to Nurture Young Minds in Hoboken
Hoboken kids want to learn math. Stevens wants to teach them. “These are our neighbors,” says award-winning teaching assistant professor Jan Cannizzo. “We want to reach out.” Building on the interest generated by the previous Stevens Math Olympiad competitions, Stevens Institute of Technology is continuing its math outreach in the local community—and, hopefully, beyond. “The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens is excited to work with local schools,” says Cannizzo.

Seton Hall-Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine’s Dean Bonita Stanton to Be Honored by Tri-County Scholarship Fund on Nov. 6 Michael Ricciardelli reports that Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine, has been honored by the Tri-County Scholarship Fund. Dean Stanton’s award will be presented on Nov. 6, 2017 at the fund’s 36th annual Gala Awards Dinner at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, celebrating more than three decades of helping financially needy students in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties.

Rider’s Science and Technology Center Renovations Benefit Young Scientists; More Students Gravitating to STEM Education Robert Leitner reports that a multi-purpose classroom and laboratory in Rider University’s Science and Technology Center has been outfitted with a new lecture area and workstations, as well as new equipment and facilities for experiments. The renovations and improvements are part of Rider University’s ambitious plan to renovate the first floor of the original 30,000-square-foot science building. The project comes as the university is experiencing tremendous growth in the sciences with an increase of students in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Princeton University Scientists Demonstrate Path to Linking the Genome to Healthy Tissues and Disease Rachel Nuwer reports that our genomes help to determine who we are—the countless variations between individuals that encode the complexity of tissues and functions throughout the body. Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been addressed in a major new study co-led by a Princeton University computer scientist.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Adopts Statement Binding Scientific Freedom with Responsibility Anne Q. Hoy reports that the freedom to pursue science, apply its findings and share its discoveries is linked to the obligation of the scientific community to conduct its work with integrity and keep the interest of humanity as a core tenet, according to a new statement adopted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Board of Directors.

Event: Morris County Economic Development Corp. to Host Innovation Forum on Nov. 3; Barclays Chief Innovation Officer to Keynote The Morris County Economic Development Corporation will hold its first Annual Innovation Forum on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Sheraton Parsippany located at 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany. The keynote speaker will be John Stecher, chief innovation officer at Barclays. He will speak about how he manages the process of innovation and change management within his organization. Attendees will learn how companies in Morris County are innovating to drive business growth and providing value to customers.

Upcoming Events


NJBIA’s 2017 Healthcare IT Summit
When: Wed., Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: APA Hotel, Woodbridge


Cogeneration Day USA
When: Thurs., Nov. 2
Where: Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick


R&D Council of New Jersey’s 38th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception – Jersey City,

When: Thurs., Nov. 2, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City


Virtua and Aetna’s “Healthcare Collaborations Summit 2017”
When: Fri., Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia


Morris County Economic Development Corporation’s Inaugural “Innovation Forum”
When: Fri., Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany


The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship’s (ILSE) “Regional Academic Drug Discovery Symposium: Tomorrow’s Drugs Today” – UnionWhen: Wed., Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: NJCSTM Building, Kean University, 1075 Morris Avenue, Union.


Celebrate Princeton Invention
When: Thurs., Nov. 9

Where: Chancellor Green Rotunda, Princeton University


PharmaVOICE Webinar: Digitizing Clinical Research Processes – The New Frontier
When: Wed., Nov. 15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar