October 30, 2013

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Interprofessional Practice and Education: Catalyst for Improving Health Care
On October 17, the Stuart D. Cook, M.D., Master Educators' Guild of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) hosted a seminar by Barbara Brandt, a national and international authority known for her work in health professional and interprofessional education. The seminar was attended by the faculties in all RBHS schools where interprofessional programs already exist or are being developed, and was also simultaneously broadcasted to a number of sites on the RBHS campuses. Brandt’s presentation may be accessed here.

(From left to right) Dr. Asha Samant (president), Dr. Sandra Kaplan (secretary), Dr. Barbara Brandt, Dr. Nicholas M. Ponzio (president-elect), and Dr. Deborah Josko (VP for finance).

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Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for Innovations in Dermatological Sciences Conference
The Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers presents a conference on November 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. at the East Brunswick Hilton. This conference brings together leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss the latest discoveries and challenges in dermatology. Topics include innovative photomedicine, nanotechnology, skin regeneration, and more. The accompanying exhibit hall provides opportunities to network and learn about the latest ideas, tools, and applications from industry and academic experts. The deadline to submit posters is November 5. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Symposium and Memorial Service in Honor of Allan H. Conney
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a symposium and memorial service in honor of Allan H. Conney on November 18–19 at various locations on the New Brunswick Campus. Conney was the William M. and Myrle W. Garbe Professor of Cancer and Leukemia Research and director of the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. RSVP is requested by November 11 by emailing rsvpconney@pharmacy.rutgers. Learn more here.

GAIA Centers Announce 2013–2014 International Funding Opportunities
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) announces the second annual cycle of international funding opportunities available to Rutgers faculty to foster deeper engagement in international teaching and research. The following international funding opportunities are available during the 2013–2014 academic year: International Collaborative Research Grants, Local–Global Partnership Development Grants, and Faculty and Graduate Students Interdisciplinary Working Groups in Global Health Research. The deadline for applications is December 2. Learn more here.

Hurricane Sandy: The Story of an Unnatural Disaster: October 30, Newark
Rutgers–Newark hosts a talk by John Gillis on October 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dana Room of Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Gillis is a professor emeritus of the Department of History, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and the author of the book The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History. This event is free and refreshments are served. Learn more here.

Energy Policy Seminar: Hurricanes, Power Systems, and System Hardening: November 1, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, cosponsor a talk by Seth Guikema on November 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Guikema is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Learn more here.

Remembering Tyler Clementi: Dale Chihuly Sculpture Unveiling and Dedication: November 3, New Brunswick
The Tyler Clementi Center and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, collaborate to unveil and dedicate the museum's first Dale Chihuly sculpture, Rivera Blue Macchia Chartreuse Lip Wrap, on November 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The sculpture was given as a gift by Michael Sodomick in honor of The Trevor Project and in memory of Tyler Clementi. Learn more here.

Rutgers Religion Consortium: Is it Possible to Translate the Mahabharata?: November 5, New Brunswick
The Department of Religion at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Frederick M. Smith on November 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the teleconference room of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Smith is a professor of Sanskrit and Indian religions at the University of Iowa. Learn more here.

From Potential to Promise: Developing Scholars One Eureka Moment at a Time: November 6, Camden
The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, cosponsor a talk by Rajiv Gandhi on November 6 at 12:15 p.m. in room 117 of the Business and Science Building, Rutgers–Camden. Gandhi is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and discusses his work in helping Rutgers–Camden students overcome obstacles and achieve impressive successes. Learn more here.

Neurology and Neuroscience Seminar: Control of Myelin Repair in CNS Injury and Disease: November 6, Newark
The Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School presents a talk by Judith Grinspan on November 6 at 9:15 a.m. in room B610 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Grinspan is a professor of neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Please contact Linda John at 973-972-5209 with questions.

Rutgers University Glee Club Performs at Alexander Library: November 6, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Libraries hosts a performance by the Rutgers University Glee Club and remarks by Patrick Gardner, director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA) and conductor of the Glee Club, on November 6 at 6 p.m. at Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This program accompanies the major exhibition On the Banks of the Raritan: Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick. MGSA sponsors a reception after the performance. To RSVP, please email events@rulmail.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-7505. Learn more here.

Scholarship and Partnerships: The State of History in the National Parks: November 6, Camden
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Rutgers–Camden, and the National Park Service (Northeast Region) cosponsor a conference on November 6 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. This conference explores how the presentation of history is changing in national parks. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.

Rutgers Veterans Day Ceremony: November 8, New Brunswick
The Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services holds a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Rutgers World War II Memorial on Voorhees Mall, as well as a ceremony and celebration at noon at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Special guests speak at each event. Please RSVP by November 4 by calling 848-932-VETS (8387) or emailing kimberly.bruss@rutgers.edu.

Appointments & Retirements

Glenn Fennelly has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School.

Jonathan Keith has been appointed assistant professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New Jersey Medical School. Learn more about Professor Keith here.

Richard Mammone, professor in the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been appointed associate vice president of innovation and partnerships in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Rutgers Against Hunger Adopt-A-Family Sponsors Needed
Rutgers Against Hunger's announces its fifth annual Adopt-A-Family campaign. Since 2009, the generosity of our faculty, staff, and alumni has enabled Rutgers to sponsor almost 700 New Jersey families struggling with hunger and poverty, giving them a brighter holiday season. Individual and departmental sponsorships are available. Sponsors will be supplied with family profiles and boxes for food and gift donations that will be collected and delivered to sponsored families in December. Families of varying sizes are waiting to be sponsored. Contact Kat Decker at 848-932-2460 or learn more here.

Alumni Day of Service
The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) encourages alumni to begin planning a Day of Service project. RUAA Signature Projects begin on November 9 and take place at the Neighborhood Center in Camden, Rutgers Gardens, Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, and the Community FoodBank of NJ. Learn more on how to start a project or become involved in one of this year’s RUAA Signature Projects here.

Rutgers Basketball Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Tickets
Rutgers faculty and staff are invited to participate in Rutgers Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. Rutgers Men’s Basketball Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day is November 14 vs. Yale at 7:30 p.m. Rutgers Women’s Basketball Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day is December 15 vs. Sacred Heart at 2 p.m. Tickets for the men’s event are $20 for the 200 level and $10 for the 300 level. Tickets for the women’s event are $20 for the 100 level, $10 for the 200 level, and $5 for the 300 level. Rutgers faculty and staff may also purchase men’s basketball season tickets for $300 at the 200 level. Call Andy Granozio at 732-907-1583, Monday–Friday between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., to order tickets. View the Rutgers basketball schedules and other information here.

Awards & Honors

Fred Bernath, associate dean of academic affairs at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Dean’s Award for Service at the 2013 Medal of Excellence Awards. Learn more here.

Daniel Kluchinski, county agent and chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Visionary Leadership Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the National Extension Honorary Society.

Gifts & Grants

Shawna Hudson, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and director of community research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,235,412. The project titled Extended Cancer Education for Longer-Term Survivors in Primary Care is being supported by the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Professor Hudson here.

William Gause, professor in the Department of Medicine and senior associate dean for research at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,580,485. The project titled Innate Type 2 Immune Mechanisms of Resistance is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Gause here.

Andrew Norris, distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $615,751. The project titled Expanding the Limits of Acoustic Metamaterials is being supported by the Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Professor Norris here.

Nir Yakoby, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $353,378. The project titled Mechanisms Underlying EGFR Signaling Distribution in Epithelial Tissue is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Yakoby here.

Alexander Neimark, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $349,976. The project titled Adhesion and Translocation of Nanoparticles through Lipid Membranes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Neimark here.

Virgil Muresan, associate professor, and Zoia Muresan, assistant professor, in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at New Jersey Medical School are the principal investigators of an award totaling $225,000. The project titled A Novel Form of Intraneuronal Membrane Transport is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Virgil Muresan here and Professor Zoia Muresan here.

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