NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, scored a legislative victory when President Barack Obama signed the "21st Century Cures Act" on December 19.

The law, which passed Congress with support from both major political parties, is intended to fund the fight against opioid and heroin abuse, advance medical research in cancer, and progress the efforts in reforming mental health.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is hosting a children’s fashion show to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Friday, September 30.

At the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, several children and teens will be modeling clothing to raise money for the NICU.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On July 13, the nation's largest pharmacy chain opened a pharmacy on the ground floor of Saint Peter’s University Hospital in an effort to "improve the care of patients when they are discharged."

The new drugstore provides medications for patients upon their discharge and during the course of their hospitalization, thanks to a program that allows for bedside medication delivery.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts' Extension Division is hosting its ninth annual series of free summer events for the entire family.

The 2016 Summer Series includes four free music and dance performances on the university campus.  All of the shows begin at 7pm and are free and open to the public, with no tickets required.

For the first time in several years, the series will feature a musical theatre performance, showcasing a discipline that involves song, dance, and acting all in one.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with the Hub City's Congressman Frank Pallone, were successful in their efforts to persuade the US Department of the Interior to remove the Atlantic Ocean from the "Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program."

The result is that the Jersey Shore will be protected from spills that could hurt both the environment and economy of the state.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Saint Peter’s University Hospital (SPUH) has recently made an agreement with a new provider for adult hospice care.

Officially effective in the beginning of March, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of New Jersey began accepting referrals of patients who are eligible for inpatient and outpatient hospice services.

Hospice care is tailored to patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, end-stage kidney disease and lung disease.

ASBURY PARK, NJ—New Brunswick's Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., and the state's two US Senators have actively joined in the campaign to fight the oil industry from exploiting the Atlantic Ocean through 0ffshore drilling.

Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker rallied in Asbury Park on January 31, along with Congressman Pallone and over 100 local leaders, environmentalists and tourist groups to raise awareness about the negative impacts of drilling in the Atlantic on the economy and environment of New Jersey.

Chris Harris

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Bernie Sanders, the US Senator and former Congressman of Vermont, is running for Democratic Party's nomination for US President in the 2016 election.

Sanders is running as a member of the Democratic party and identifies himself as a social democrat.

After the first major test of the campaign, the Iowa caucuses, Sanders is neck-and-neck with his only remaining opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

NEW YORK, NY—On November 30, the dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) was honored on November 30 by the American Friends of Phelophepa Train (AFTP), a charity that raises money to provide healthcare in rural South Africa using medical trains.

Dean Robert L. Johnson is a 1968 graduate of Alfred University in New York, and received his MD from NJMS in 1972.