Stevens Institute of Technology and Hackensack University Medical Center Partner on Clinical Education
Stevens and HackensackUMC to Collaborate on Biomedical Curriculum and Clinical Research
Hoboken, N.J. – Through an affiliation agreement signed on June 20, 2012, Stevens Institute of Technology and HackensackUMC have partnered to introduce joint biomedical educational programs that provide undergraduate and graduate students with advanced clinical education experience. Under the leadership of Stevens faculty and HackensackUMC staff, certain Stevens’ courses and other educational activities will be held at the hospital and ambulatory care facilities operated by HackensackUMC.
“We are very excited to continue our successful partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC. “HackensackUMC continues on its mission of becoming a world-class medical, research and academic institution, and this affiliation with a prestigious university such as Stevens is another step toward realizing our strategic goals.”
“This relationship with HackensackUMC will further enhance Stevens’ growing healthcare and medical research programs by giving students the opportunity to experience an actual, working clinical setting,” said Dr. George Korfiatis, provost and university vice president at Stevens.
“We are proud to be working with Stevens to continue to support our mission to deliver exemplary education to future members of the health professions,” said Dr. Ihor Sawczuk, executive vice president, chief medical officer and chief academic officer at HackensackUMC.
Through the agreement, Stevens and HackensackUMC will also continue collaborative clinical research programs in effect since 2009, as well as offer academic appointments at Stevens to HackensackUMC clinical and administrative staff and hospital appointments at HackensackUMC to Stevens faculty members.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC has been named one of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® and one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is listed among the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 17 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission, is ranked in Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Geriatrics by U.S. News and World Report's "2011-12 Best Hospitals" list, is ranked in eight specialties on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Metro Area Top 10,” and is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital was among the top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. The medical center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.