RSDM News

Vijay ParasharResearcher Wins $1.6 Million NIH Award for Outstanding Investigators

Carrie Stetler | August 2, 2016

Structural biologist Vijay Parashar last month received an NIH-NIGMS Outstanding Investigator award of $1.6 million for his research on bacterial signal transduction mechanisms. The multi-year award, given by the National Institute of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS), was distributed nationwide to 70 researchers this year with the goal of fostering “important breakthroughs,” according to NIH-NIGMS.

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From left, patient Samuel Nyamwange, Dr. Louis DiPede and Dr. Gary Heir.Rutgers University Dental Associates Heal Patient Shot in Face

Carrie Stetler | August 2, 2016

After immigrating to the United States from Kenya, where he was a psychologist, Samuel Nyamwange worked in New Jersey as a parking attendant to make ends meet. One night on the job, he was shot in the face during a robbery. Nyamwange survived, but the bullet shattered his teeth and jaw and destroyed the roof of his mouth. Learn more about how doctors from Rutgers University Dental Associates helped him.

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Dr. Shaun MassiahBehavioral Science: Alum Connects With Patients

Carrie Stetler | August 1, 2016

Before he became a dentist, Dr. Shaun Massiah majored in anthropology, which comes in handy when he’s treating patients. “We try very hard in anthropology not to be judgmental,” says Massiah, who graduated from RSDM in 1997. “You see people as they are and not as you want them to be.”

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