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March 4, 2015

Seeking Participants for a Cancer Survivorship Study
A research team led by Shawna Hudson, associate professor and associate director of research in the Department of Family Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is seeking women and men who have completed breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer treatment to participate in a survivorship study. The purpose is to learn about survivors' needs for the design of a new program to help set long-term wellness goals and manage side effects and other life issues that are common after cancer treatment. Volunteers will participate in either an individual or group interview and receive a gift card. For more information, contact project manager Dena O'Malle at omalledm@rwjms.rutgers.edu or 732-743-3335.

February 25, 2015

Earn $10 for One-Hour Interview in Research Study: How Do Older Adults Plan for Future Life Events?
Nonfaculty Rutgers employees age 50 and older are invited to participate in a research study seeking to learn how older adults plan for future health- and nonhealth-related events. Information obtained will provide insight about teaching individuals to make better decisions, improving their quality of life, and reducing unnecessary medical care. Participants will be interviewed for approximately one hour and receive $10. To participate and learn more, contact Bridget Noel at bridgetn@rutgers.edu or 908-307-1204.

Recruiting Alumni for Your Department
The Rutgers University Alumni Association promotes opportunities for alumni to get involved in ways that are meaningful to them and to Rutgers. If you wish to recruit alumni to serve as event support personnel, consultants, speakers, or mentors for your department, contact the association at volunteer@winants.rutgers.edu.

February 18, 2015

The Role of Nursing in Global Health: March 18
Are you a nurse and curious about mission work? Attend this half-day conference sponsored by the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs discussing the global topics of health care policy, trauma and nurses, and mission planning; hear the stories of mission volunteers, and take advantage of networking opportunities on March 18 at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rosemary Gallene Room at New Jersey Medical School. A $15 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Register online here. Learn more here. For more information, contact Dorsa Seimaa at Seimaad1@uhnj.org or 973-972-5978, or Marquiah Geiger at geigermh@njms.rutgers.edu or 973-972-6653.

Tuberculosis Conference and TB Walk and Rally: March 20 and 21
The Global Tuberculosis Institute at New Jersey Medical School and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are sponsoring the annual TB Day conference, entitled A Patient-Centered Approach to TB Control: Current Perspectives and Future Visions, on March 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gotham Center, Long Island City, New York. A walk and rally to raise TB awareness are March 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Washington Square Park, Manhattan. Learn about the conference and register here. Deadline is March. 6. Learn about the walk and rally here.

February 11, 2015

Give Blood Today
A blood drive sponsored by the Scarlet Anchor Society is being held today, February 11, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Donors are encouraged to have plenty of food and beverage beforehand and to bring ID. Walk-ins are welcome. For questions about eligibility, call 1-800-933-2566 or check here.

Valentine’s Day Evening Dance Workshops and Socials: February 14
On February 14, participate with or without a partner in either of two workshops from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m.—waltz and Viennese waltz with instructor Tommy Kang or West Coast swing and nightclub two-step with instructor Jessica Gittleman Johnson—then join simultaneous dance socials from 9:00 p.m. to midnight featuring bachata, bolero, cha-cha, foxtrot, quickstep, rumba, salsa, samba, jive, tango, waltz and Viennese waltz, California mix, West and East Coast swing, hustle, country western two-step, and nightclub two-step. All at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Workshops: $15 ($8 with student ID), socials: $15 ($5 with student ID); Combination paid prior to workshop: $20 ($13 with student ID). Advance registration is optional. Learn more here. Questions? Call 848-932-8204 or email igknight@rutgers.edu.

Become a Sponsor of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait by March 1
Rutgers University celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2016. Be part of its history by being included as a sponsor listed in the back of the anniversary book, Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait. The sponsor offer closes March 1, 2015. This limited edition commemorative book recalls and brings to life two and a half centuries of excellence in higher education through an eclectic mix of historic narrative, archival artifacts, and personal stories and memories from alumni, faculty, students, and staff. Order your copy now at the special introductory price of $50 plus shipping and handling. The special pricing closes July 1, 2015. Learn more here

February 4, 2015

Blood Drive at University Behavioral Health Care: February 9
If you wish to donate blood, participate in the Community Blood Council of New Jersey’s blood drive February 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway. For more information, contact Peggy Koleser at 732-235-3355 or Koleseml@ubhc.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

January 28, 2015

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Available through Rutgers University
Learn about Rutgers’ upcoming study abroad opportunities at the Summer Study Abroad Fair, January 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Student Activities Center, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Hosted by the Center for Global Education, the fair offers a chance to meet others interested in international study and faculty directors who will be available to speak and answer questions about their summer programs. The center is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2015 and spring 2016. Learn more here

January 21, 2015

Rutgers University–Camden Professional Schools Networking Happy Hour
The Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts a professional schools networking happy hour for graduates of Rutgers University–Camden’s professional and executive schools to meet fellow alumni and current students of those programs on January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Meet other Rutgers professionals and share career insight and advice with current students. The event is free but advance registration by January 27 is required. For more information, contact alumni relations at alumni@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6028. Register and learn more here.

January 14, 2015

Save the Date: Alumni Weekend 2015
Alumni from every generation and every university location are invited to celebrate their Rutgers roots at Alumni Weekend 2015! Save the date and join fellow alumni in Newark on April 18, in New Brunswick on April 24–25 (the same weekend as Rutgers Day), and in Camden on May 9. Learn more here.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Study on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 7 to participate in a study to examine depression prevention programs. As part of the study, teens participate in a free depression prevention program. Participation requires an initial in-person interview, and follow-up interviews occur 2 to 4 times a year and are conducted in-person or over the phone. Parents and teens each receive up to $260 in compensation for participation. Please contact the project coordinator at 848-445-3990 or at christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

December 17, 2014

Rutgers Environmental Steward Volunteer Training Program
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, offers the Environmental Stewards Program at the EARTH Center on Wednesday evenings from January 7 to May 13, 2015. The curriculum will introduce non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State. Register and learn more here

November 26, 2014

Participants Needed for Borderline Personality Disorder Study
The Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory in the Research Division at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is conducting a study investigating the physiological processes in borderline personality disorder (BPD) and seeks participants over the age of 18 who have BPD (note, a previous formal diagnosis is not necessary). The study involves a brief screening questionnaire, as well as one study visit to Smithers Hall on Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The study visit takes around 1.5 hours and includes filling out questionnaires and a brief non-invasive recording of heart rate and blood pressure. Volunteers receive $20 cash at the end of the study visit. For more information, please call David Eddie at 848-445-3595.

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