New Jersey Health Foundation Presents Awards for Research, Teaching Excellence

Jul 16, 2015, 11:40 ET from New Jersey Health Foundation

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey Health Foundation honored 19 faculty members from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine with 2015 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards, which were presented at individual school convocations.

Each winner, selected by his/her school, received a framed award and an honorarium to be used to advance his/her teaching or research abilities during the course of the coming year.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards program was started 26 years ago to recognize the teaching ability of outstanding faculty members. The Excellence in Research Awards program began eight years ago to recognize faculty members for outstanding research performed during the academic year.

"We are delighted to present these awards to deserving faculty members who serve as examples to all of us by advancing their professions and excelling in research and education," noted George F. Heinrich, M.D., vice chair and CEO of New Jersey Health Foundation. 

Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to:

Jean Daniel Eloy, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Abhinav P. Wadkar, BDS, MDS
Assistant Professor, Restorative
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Pamela A. Ohman Strickland, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Rutgers School of Public Health

Daniel Pilch, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Emine Erchikan Abali, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN
Clinical Professor
Rutgers School of Nursing

Christian White, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics & Gerontology
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

David M. Kietrys, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
Rutgers School of Health Related Professions


Michael Wynd, PharmD, BCOS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

 

Excellence in Research Awards were presented to:

Patrick R. Clifford, PhD
Professor, Health Education and Behavioral Science
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rachel Pruchno, PhD
Director of Research
NJ Institute for Successful Aging
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

Junad Kahn, BDS, MPH, SMD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Sciences
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Nikhat Parveen, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Nancy A. Woychik, PhD
Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN
Assistant Professor
Rutgers School of Nursing

Helmut Zarbl, PhD
Professor
Director, NIEHS Center for Environmental
Exposures and Disease
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Evan T. Cohen, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Dmitry Temiakov, PhD.
Associate Professor, Cell Biology
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

Tamara Minko, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutics
Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

 

New Jersey Health Foundation (www.njhf.org) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports research and health-related education programs in New Jersey through several grant programs, and its affiliate, Foundation Venture Capital Group (www.foundationventure.com) which makes private equity investments in life science start- up companies in New Jersey headed toward commercialization.

 

SOURCE New Jersey Health Foundation



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