New Jersey Health Foundation Awards Excellence in Teaching, Research

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey Health Foundation honored 18 faculty members from

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine with 2017 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards which were presented at individual school convocations.


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

"For the past 28 years we have presented the Excellence in Teaching Awards to recognize outstanding teaching activities and for the past 10 years we have presented the Excellence in Research Awards to recognize outstanding research activities," said George F. Heinrich, M.D., vice chair and CEO of New Jersey Health Foundation. "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."

Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to:

Rula Btoush, PhD, RNAssociate ProfessorDivision of Nursing ScienceRutgers School of Nursing

Jane Ziegler, DCN, RDN, LDNAssociate Professor, Director DCNNutritional SciencesRutgers School of Health Professions

James W. Bailey, DOAssistant Professor Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Joseph Kramer, PhDInstructorLaboratory Medicine & Pathology  Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mohamed S. Kamel, BDS, DMDAssistant ProfessorRestorative Dentistry Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPPClinical Associate ProfessorPharmacy Practice & Administration               Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Adana A.M. Llanos Wilson, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor Department of EpidemiologyRutgers School of Public Health 

Devashish Anjaria, M.D.Associate ProfessorSurgeryRutgers New Jersey Medical School

Diana S. Glendinning, PhDAssociate ProfessorNeuroscience & Cell BiologyRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Excellence in Research Awards were presented to:

Yuan-Xiang Tao, MD, PhDProfessor & Vice ChairAnesthesiologyRutgers New Jersey Medical School

Felesia R. Bowen, PhD, DNP, APNFrancois-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed ChairCommunity Pediatric NursingDivision of Nursing ScienceRutgers School of Nursing

Vijay Parashar, PhDAssistant ProfessorOral BiologyRutgers School of Dental Medicine

Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhDProfessor & Chief Division of ToxicologyDepartment of Environmental &Occupational HealthRutgers School of Public Health

Debra L. Laskin, PhDDistinguished ProfessorRoy A. Bowers Endowed ChairPharmacology & ToxicologyRutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Cheryl Dreyfus, PhDProfessor & ChairNeuroscience & Cell BiologyGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Derek B. Sant'Angelo, PhDEndowed Professor, Developmental BiologyProfessor, PediatricsRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Ronald E. Ellis, PhDProfessorMolecular BiologyRowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

Gerald Fluet, PT, DPT, PhDAssistant Professor, Doctor of PTRehabilitation & Movement SciencesRutgers School of Health Professions

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


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