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The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) this morning honored five individuals and one organization for their contributions in public service, medical sciences research, patient access/advocacy and education.

The recipients of HINJ’s 2016 honors, which were presented at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, were:

Special Recognition:  Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor

Director, NIH – Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, Rutgers-Newark

Dr. Komisaruk’s commitment to science education for students at all levels, combined with his distinguished research and publication record, has won the professor numerous awards. He joined the faculty at Rutgers-Newark in 1966.  He serves as the Director of the NIH – Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program, which aims to help fill the nation’s shortage of minority men and women in biomedical research careers.

Read more here.

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