School of Osteopathic Medicine

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Paola Leone, PhD, a professor of Cell Biology at RowanSOM, has been awarded a three-year, $477,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to develop a stem cell-based therapy for Canavan disease, a rare but devastating neurological disorder in children that typically takes a child’s life by age 10.
Researchers at RowanSOM have discovered a molecular 'switch' that controls replication and transcription of mitochondria DNA.
Each December, as the holiday season winds down, many people resolve to “get healthy” in the New Year. Their commitment – to lose weight, exercise more and be healthy – often starts strong, but falters in the cold, dark days of January.
Rowan University has appointed Dr. Arye Rosen, a world-renowned researcher with extensive experience in developing medical devices, as a visiting professor with the title of associate vice president for Biomedical Research Partnerships.
A longtime leader in the field of geriatrics, RowanSOM has become just the 13th medical school in the United States - and the first in New Jersey - to establish a distinct department of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
hand drawn poem written by child
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the words in the pictures that adorn the offices of the CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute of RowanSOM could fill a library with stories of pain, suffering and, ultimately, recovery.
With the help of a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging and a unique data panel of close to 6,000 older people in New Jersey, Rachel Pruchno, PhD, of RowanSOM, has begun a study that will examine how disasters affect functional limitations of older people, measure the health care expenses associated with those limitations, and develop strategies that increase the likelihood that older people will flourish despite the stress of natural disasters.

Nationally recognized educator Dr. Arthur Levine will give the address and prominent Philadelphia-area team physician Dr. Arthur R. Bartolozzi will receive an honorary degree during Rowan University’s main Graduate Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in Coach Richard Wackar Stadium.

Most people wouldn’t be happy to hear they are going to a hospital, but for the graduating medical students at RowanSOM that news was among the best they had ever received. 

US News & World Report has named Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine as one of the country’s best medical schools for geriatric medical education. This marks the 13th time that the school has been included in the publication’s annual rankings of America’s medical schools. 

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