HINJ Names Edward F. Tate III New Director of Communications
New Brunswick, January 16, 2018 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has appointed Edward F. Tate III as its Director of Communications. Tate will be responsible for the full array of communications activities, including member communications, media relations, social media and the HINJ website.
Tate is well-known to HINJ, having worked with the organization while he was Director of Communications in Rutgers University’s Office of Research and Economic Development from 2011-17, where he established and managed the communications function.
“We collaborated frequently with Ed during his tenure at Rutgers, a valued HINJ partner, so we knew he would be an excellent addition to our team,” said Dean J. Paranicas, HINJ’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ed’s extensive experience as a journalist and more than two decades as a communicator in the commercial sector and higher education make him well-suited to serve our members and promote New Jersey’s life sciences in a challenging communications environment.”
For the past year, Tate was Director of Communications and Strategic Planning for the Central Bucks School District in Bucks County, Pa. He is a member of the Board of School Directors of the Council Rock School District, which also is in Bucks County, and served as President of the Board in 2017.
Prior to his Rutgers role, Tate was a broadcast and print reporter in Central Pennsylvania for more than a decade before joining the University of Illinois at Chicago public affairs staff for another 10 years. He thereafter served as Director of Media Relations and later Executive Director of Communications for Educational Testing Service in Princeton. Subsequently, he became Executive Vice President of a Philadelphia-area public relations firm focused on the chemical and health care industries. Tate also was an independent consultant in corporate communications.
Tate has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Event: HINJ and Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center to Host ‘Patient Perspectives’ in Research on November 16; Third in Forum Series
New Brunswick, NJ, November 8, 2017 — Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) on Thursday, November 16 for “The Patient’s Perspective: Emotional and Physical Benefits of Medical Devices,” the third in the Rutgers-HINJ Fall 2017 series of educational panels and seminars that focus on the medical device industry.
The event will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. (networking at 4:30 p.m.; program at 5:30 p.m.) at Rutgers University BME Auditorium (Busch Campus), 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway.
Scientists and engineers do amazing work creating innovative therapies and devices that enhance and save lives. However, while working in a lab, there are few opportunities to see patients who benefit from the health care made possible by medical innovation. Read more
HINJ Hosts Life Sciences Celebration 2017; Honors Six in Public Affairs, Research, STEM Education and Patient Advocacy
New Brunswick, NJ, October 12, 2017 ― Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) this morning honored four individuals, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization and a public high school for their meritorious contributions in public service, medical innovation/human health, patient access/advocacy and STEM education.
The recipients of HINJ’s fifth annual honors — presented at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple — were:
The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award
The Honorable Diane Allen
Member, New Jersey Senate (Burlington)
HINJ honored Senator Allen for her nearly 22 years of distinguished legislative service that has earned her a reputation as being one of the most effective patient advocates in the New Jersey Senate. In the past year alone, Senator Allen, who will retire from the Senate in January, authored laws relating to elder abuse; domestic violence; improved support for veterans challenged with addiction and mental health issues; and the expansion of telemedicine, which is revolutionizing patient access to health care. Read more
Event: HINJ and Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center to Host ‘Cybersecurity for Medical Devices’ on October 19; Second in Series
New Brunswick, NJ, September 22, 2017 — Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) on Thursday, October 19 for “Cybersecurity for Medical Devices: Why and How,” which is the second in their Fall 2017 series of educational panels and seminars that focus on the medical device industry.
The forum will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rutgers University Easton Auditorium (Busch Campus), 101 Bevier Road, Piscataway. A networking reception will begin at 5:00 p.m.; the program will start at 5:30 p.m.
Medical device vulnerability to cybercrime is increasing, creating threats that can result in hospital data theft, patient identity theft and potential harmful impact to medical device safety and effectiveness. Read more
HINJ Named Among ‘Best Lobbying Firms’ in NJBIZ’s First Reader Rankings Survey
New Brunswick, NJ, September 19, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) was among the New Jersey companies, organizations and universities named in NJBIZ’s inaugural “Reader Rankings” survey.
In a special supplement published with NJBIZ’s September 18 issue, HINJ was named as one of the “Best Lobbying Firms,” along with Gibbons PC, Princeton Public Affairs Group and Public Strategies Impact LLC, with which HINJ tied for #3.
HINJ member companies Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co., along with Rutgers University, were reader-ranked as the “Best Life Sciences Companies.” Read more
HINJ and Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center Kick Off Forum Series with ‘Innovations in 3-D Printing’ on September 19
Piscataway, NJ, August 28, 2017 — Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) for “Innovations in 3-D Printing: The Latest Technology in Industry” on Tuesday, September 19 at Rutgers’ Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ.
The free event will be the first in Rutgers and HINJ’s Fall series of educational panels and seminars that focus on the medical device industry.
Attendees will learn the latest about 3-D printing technology and its innovative uses in pre-surgical planning, training and medical device industry applications. Read more
HINJ Media Contact:
Edward F. Tate III
Director of Communications
732-729-9619, ext. 344