Rutgers Achieves Double-digit Gain in Research Grants and Projects

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Despite recent cutbacks in federal research support – the primary source of grants for most U.S. universities – Rutgers achieved an 18.3 percent increase in overall funding for research and sponsored programs in the last fiscal year over the previous year, from $517.6 million in fiscal year 2014 up to $612.5 million in fiscal year 2015. Rutgers brought in 11.4 percent more federal research dollars from 2014 ($272.1 million) to 2015 ($303.2 million), while overall research funding by most federal agencies was essentially flat, or unchanged, from the prior year, Christopher J. Molloy, the university’s senior vice president for research and economic development, said.

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Menendez, Booker Announce $500K for Virtual Reality Program at Rutgers-Newark

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced the National Science Foundation has awarded $499,441 to Rutgers University-Newark for a project using virtual reality to study and optimize human visual perception.

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Engineer 3D-Prints Hand for Five-Year-Old

It was quite a ‘feat’ when the 3D-printed ‘hand’ of 5-year-old Hailey Dawson threw a ceremonial first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles game in August. A huge moment, too, for Rutgers senior biomedical engineering major Katherine Lau. She led the team at the University of Nevada Las Vegas that designed, engineered and printed Hailey’s right hand replacing the deformed one. Read more here.

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Two Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of Top National Science Association

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Marie-Pierre Aubry, marine geologist, and Tamar Barkay, microbiologist, have been elevated to the rank of fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Making New Jersey a Great Wine State

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Helping the state reach its full wine production potential – that’s where Rutgers comes in. New Rutgers center provides science and expertise to help winemakers succeed.

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Rutgers Student Led a Team that Built a Prosthesis for Little Girl’s Hand

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Hailey with hand moldKatherine Lau was looking for a hands-on summer research project. Yong Dawson was looking for a normal life for her daughter. Together, they gave 4-year-old Hailey Dawson a gift that doctors could not provide – an affordable, functioning prosthetic hand that can be rebuilt as Hailey grows up.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Collaborates with Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium on Clinical Trial for Metastatic Kidney Cancer

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Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS, urologic oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute and assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the lead researcher on the study at the Cancer Institute. “For patients with advanced stages of kidney cancer, effective treatment options are limited.  By exploring therapies that harness one’s own immune system, there is an opportunity to address an unmet need in this patient population,” he said.

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