Campus & Community

State Awards Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership (SHEP) $350,000 Grant

Hoboken, NJ – The State of New Jersey has awarded a sixth consecutive major grant for healthcare labor and workforce development to the Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership (SHEP) to support a comprehensive healthcare educational initiative in Central Jersey.

The $350,000 grant will fund new opportunities for a group of Stevens faculty and students to provide vital training and education in patient care, organizational development, computer skills and medical translation to CentraState Healthcare System, which includes a medical center, clinics and aging residencies in Freehold, N.J.

Led by Dr. Don Lombardi, Industry Professor of Healthcare and Program Director for Healthcare Leadership and Management at Stevens’ Howe School of Technology Management, SHEP works to develop the healthcare education infrastructure across the state by creating long-term partnerships with CentraState and other organizations.

“This grant comes as we enter a fourth year of progressive partnering with SHEP, ranging from grant-funded education to on-site graduate classes to student internship placements,” said Dr. Daniel J. Messina, FACHE, Executive Vice President of CentraState. “We look forward to working with Stevens and SHEP to implement more innovative and purposeful education across the panoply of our organization."

This grant will also help Stevens boost its leadership in innovative healthcare leadership and management education by allowing it to expand existing curricula as well as launch a new medical translation and community communication training curricula.

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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 and