2016 News

HINJ Congratulates Congressman Frelinghuysen on Becoming Chairman of House Appropriations Committee

Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen

Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen

New Brunswick, NJ, December 2, 2016The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has issued the following statement regarding the election of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee:

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The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) extends our sincere congratulations to New Jersey Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-11) on his election as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Chairman Frelinghuysen is a true public servant who has dedicated his career to the betterment of his constituents, our great state of New Jersey and our nation,” said Dean J. Paranicas, HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Being selected by his House colleagues to chair one of the most influential committees in federal government is a testament to his informed approach to public policy and his leadership qualities.”

“This is an exciting and historic opportunity for New Jersey to have one of our own federal legislators be recognized in such a prominent way for his longstanding commitment to America’s critical priorities,” Paranicas continued.  “Mr. Frelinghuysen’s tenure as Appropriations Chairman will undoubtedly benefit our country greatly.  We wish him much success and look forward to working with him in his new role.” Read more


HINJ Launches STEM Education Portal on HINJ.org; Focus Is on Life Sciences’ Investment in Tomorrow’s Innovation Leaders

stem-1New Brunswick, NJ, October 11, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has launched a STEM Education portal that focuses on the life sciences community’s investment in today’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators and students, who will become tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

HINJ’s new STEM Education portal presents information from a number of sources regarding the current state of STEM education in the United States, its significance to the nation’s and New Jersey’s economic well-being, its importance to advancing medical innovation, and the life sciences industry’ investment in programs designed to advance STEM education.

The STEM Education page is the latest offering on HINJ.org, which was re-launched in February 2013 as part of the association’s strategic plan to build a dynamic communications capability that delivers relevant, robust and timely information to internal and external stakeholders. Read more


HINJ 2016 Life Sciences Celebration Honors Public Service, Research, Patient Advocacy and Education Contributions

(L. to r.) (L. to r.) HINJ Board Chair Jeff Sherman (BD), HINJ Steering Committee Chair Wendy Lazarus (Pfizer), Warren Moore, Amy Mansue, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., Dr. Michael Christman, Dr. Barry Komisaruk and Dean J. Paranicas

(L. to r.) HINJ Board Chair Jeff Sherman (BD); HINJ Steering Committee Chair Wendy Lazarus (Pfizer); Warren Moore; Amy Mansue; Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.; Michael Christman, Ph.D.; Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D.; and HINJ President and CEO Dean J. Paranicas

New Brunswick, NJ, October 6, 2016 ― 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:

The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award

The Honorable Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.
Member, New Jersey General Assembly, Chair, Health and Senior Services Committee

Assemblyman Conaway is serving his tenth term representing the Seventh Legislative District in New Jersey’s General Assembly, where he holds the distinction of being the only member with both a medical and a law degree.  The Assemblyman serves as the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.  He practices internal medicine in Trenton. Read more


NJ Spotlight Publishes Op-Ed by HINJ, Colleague Organizations on ‘New Jersey’s Universities Are Key to Innovation and the State’s Prosperity’


Montclair, NJ, October 3, 2016 — NJ Spotlight today published the following op-ed that was authored by:

James Barrood, President and CEO, New Jersey Technology Council
Thomas A. Bracken, President and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Anthony S. Cicatiello, President, The Research & Development Council of New Jersey
Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ
Dean J. Paranicas, President and CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Michele N. Siekerka, President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association

They wrote

New Jersey is the cradle of American innovation in such transformative fields as telecommunications, the life sciences and chemicals, and is home to many iconic companies.  These industries have produced countless advances that have benefited society enormously while driving our state’s economy for well over a century.

Much progress has been made in recent years to meet their needs and those of other industries and retain the substantial socioeconomic benefits New Jersey derives from a robust innovation economy. Read more


Join Us on October 6! HINJ to Host 2016 Life Sciences Celebration in Trenton; Honorees Announced

Celebration HINJNew Brunswick, NJ, August 10, 2016 ― Please join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) in honoring meritorious leadership in and contributions to New Jersey’s life sciences community at HINJ’s 2016 Life Sciences Celebration, which will be held Thursday, October 6 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

To register for HINJ’s free breakfast event, click here

HINJ’s 2016 honorees will be:

  • The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Member, New Jersey General Assembly, Chair, Health and Senior Services Committee

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HINJ Announces New Board and Steering Committee Leadership; BD’s Jeffrey Sherman Named Board Chair

Jeffrey S. Sherman

Jeffrey S. Sherman

New Brunswick, NJ, July 6, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has announced new officers of its Board of Trustees as well as the leadership of its Steering Committee.

Jeffrey S. Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), has been named Chair of the HINJ Board of Trustees.  He previously served as Treasurer of the HINJ Board.

In his role at BD, Mr. Sherman is responsible for furnishing legal advice to the corporation’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives, and is the primary legal adviser within the corporation to its constituents. Read more


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