NEW YORK, NY—Zhiping Pang, a researcher at the Child Health Institute in New Brunswick was awarded the 2012 Freedman Prize by the The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at a ceremony on July 27.

The prestigious award was given for Dr. Pang's success in developing a new way of studying synaptic dysfunction of brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The first of eight free "Hub City Sounds" outdoor concerts will feature performances by Winard Harper, the Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin sextet, and the New Brunswick High School Jazz Ensemble.

The "Jazz in the Park" event will be held at New Brusnwick's Boyd Park, located between Route 18 and the Raritan River on Saturday August 11, beginning at 4pm.

The first event of the series is a collaboration between the New Brunswick Jazz Project and the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is calling for volunteers and bicycling enthusiasts to cycle for their 8th Annual "Century for the Cure" ride.

The city-based CINJ holds this event with one goal in mind: to find a cure for cancer.  Registration is now open for this year's September 8 ride.

The race will start at at Camp Riverbend in Warren Township and offer a variety of courses trailing through the scenic back roads of central New Jersey.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Robert Wood Johnson Health Network might be getting even bigger soon, as executives have been in talks with Somerset Medical Center in Somerville to define a parternship.

The Robert Wood Johnson network includes hospitals with the RWJ name in New Brunswick, Rahway, and Hamilton, as well as the Raritan Bay Medical Centers in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy.  The system also includes a variety of other facilities in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union, and Mercer counties.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Monday afternoon, James Coleman, 44, led police officers from North Brunswick and New Brunswick on a twenty minute chase through parts of both towns.

The pursuit ended when Coleman, who hails from North Brunswick, crashed into a police cruiser and then into a utility pole on Powers Street in New Brunswick.

“He was in and out of an apartment complex. On highways and side streets. A number of people lives were put in danger,” New Brunswick Sgt. Mark Pappas told NJ.com.

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