April 17, 2007
Contact: Anna Farneski
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UMDNJ Board of Trustees Swears in New Member
James Broach, Ph.D., Professor at Princeton University, Sworn In.
NEWARK — The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Board of Trustees welcomed a new board member today. James Broach, Ph.D., a professor at Princeton University was sworn in at today’s regular meeting.
Dr. Broach currently serves as Associate Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton’s Department of Molecular Biology, he is also Associate Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology.
Dr. Broach completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. At the University of California, Berkeley he received a Ph.D. in biochemistry and also completed a predoctoral fellowship in biochemistry, and postdoctoral fellowship in medical physics. In addition, Dr. Broach completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory. Prior to joining Princeton in 1984, Dr. Broach was an assistant/associate professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Broach, whose record of achievement and experience will significantly contribute to the University community and the Board of the Trustees as we continue to move this institution forward,” said Board Chairman Robert Del Tufo. “We thank Governor Corzine for yet another eminently qualified appointment.”
Dr. Broach is the most recent addition to the Board, which now numbers 14, since Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed legislation last year expanding the panel to 19 members. Dr. Broach resides in Skillman.
"I am excited about joining the Board of Trustees,” he said. “As an academic scientist, I have many excellent colleagues at UMDNJ who deserve being part of an outstanding institution. I hope in my new position to help UMDNJ rise to meet the expectations of the scientists, educators, students and health care providers who work there."
Dr. Broach has served as a postdoctoral fellow with the American Cancer Society, an investigator with the American Heart Association, a fellow with the American Academy of Microbiology, and a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Genetics Section. He has also served as an associate editor for the journals Cell and Molecular and Cellular Biology.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 students attending the state’s three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.