October 24, 2018

Fall Arts Festival: See Rutgers’ Creativity in Action
10-24-18 Spotlight

It’s possible that your colleagues and students are accomplished artists in their spare time. Curious? If you work somewhere other than the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Newark campus, it’s time for a road trip.

The New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival features 102 artworks by 60 faculty, staff and students from RBHS and Rutgers–New Brunswick as well as some pieces created by patients.

Since 1999, the arts initiative curated by Noreen Gomez, facilities program specialist at New Jersey Medical School, has been showcasing art from university talents throughout B-level of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. The results have spoken volumes about how many talented artists are camouflaged as students, health care providers, academicians and business and professional staffers. (Shown: Priyaharshany Sandanapitchai, research associate at the School of Nursing, with her watercolor “Peace from Within.”)

The exhibition is on display until January 2.

October 10, 2018

Rutgers Big Ideas Initiative
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Start thinking BIG!

The Rutgers Big Ideas Initiative seeks forward-thinking, innovative projects around which to build and leverage philanthropic support for Rutgers, and to create momentum for the university’s next comprehensive campaign. This initiative, which is chancellor-led and supported by Rutgers University Foundation, aims to create lasting, transformational impact by leveraging areas where Rutgers is already uniquely positioned to lead.

Big Ideas are cross-discipline, unified-concept projects that dramatically advance Rutgers’ strengths, mission, and strategic plan. In order to harness the breadth of knowledge of Rutgers’ faculty, staff, and students, interdisciplinary collaboration is key. As you develop your Big Ideas, consider what will advance the “state-of-the-art” across disciplines. What will change lives in our local communities, throughout our state, across the nation, or around the world? What will inspire our students to forge futures of meaning and consequence? This is your opportunity to be part of something truly extraordinary.

Submit your big idea by January 31, 2019. For more information or examples to guide your submission, click on your affiliation: Rutgers–New Brunswick or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

September 26, 2018

Flu Vaccines Available
Brian Strom receiving flu shot

Free flu shots for Rutgers and RBHS faculty and staff will be available starting next week. View dates and locations.

“Flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent flu, lessen its symptoms and cut down on its spread. It takes about two weeks for this immunity to kick in, so it is best to receive a vaccination sooner than later," said Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (shown above receiving a flu vaccine administered by Monica Ferguson, Occupational Medicine Service, New Jersey Medical School). "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces that the flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. As an epidemiologist, teacher, clinician, and former professor of public health and preventive medicine, I strongly encourage you to get the flu vaccine.”

During last year’s flu season, thousands of people were hospitalized and 180 children—80 percent of whom were not vaccinated—died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recently recommended that people receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the virus starts spreading. Infectious disease experts David Cennimo at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Tanaya Bhowmick at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School discuss this year’s flu season, the efficacy of the vaccine, and how you can protect yourself.

September 12, 2018

Meet Christopher Molloy, Interim Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick
New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher Molloy

Over the years, Christopher Molloy has seen Rutgers from varied perspectives—as a student, faculty member, dean, and administrator—all of which he draws on as the new interim chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Molloy is among the few alumni to hold some of the top leadership roles at the university. He is the only one to have served as interim chancellor of both Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He considers Rutgers to be a place of big ideas, boundless energy, and unlimited potential. In his new role, he is committed to creating more opportunities—for students to grow intellectually and develop career skills, for faculty to conduct innovative research, and for the university to expand its role as a powerhouse for innovation and economic growth. Read the Q&A where Molloy talks about his new role, how Rutgers has changed since he was a student, and untapped opportunities he will explore.