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3MSinNursingTheMasterofScienceinNursingMSNprogramwasestablishedtoprovideRegisteredNurseswiththeskillstoassumeleadershiprolesintheirrespectiveorganizations.ThisprogramwasdesignedaccordingtotheAmericanAssociationofCollegesofNursingAACNdefinitionoftheClinicalNurseLeaderCNLassomeonewhooverseesthecarecoordinationofadistinctgroupofpatientsandactivelyprovidesdirectpatientcareincomplexsituations.NewDegreePrograms9MSinPharmaceuticalSciencePharmaceuticalsciencesinvolveanunderstandingofthephysicalandchemicalbasisforthepharmacologicaleffectsofdrugsinsidethebody.Thisisahighlyinterdisciplinaryfieldthatintegratesconceptsfromorganicchemistrybiochemistryphysiologypharmacologyandmolecularbiologyforthedesignandsynthesisofdrugsaswellasforunderstandingthemechanismofdrugaction.BSinBioinformaticsMSinBioinformaticsBioinformaticsisamultidisciplinaryfieldofstudythatusescomputationalandinformationaltoolstoidentifysalientresultsfromhigh-throughputdatathatarerelevanttoquestionsinbasicandappliedresearch.Thespecificapplicationsofadegreeinbioinformaticsrangefromevolutionaryrelationshipsinorganismstothestructuraldynamicsofcellularcomponentstotheanalysisofclinicaldata.NewacademicprogramsapprovedthisyearinanticipationoftheenactmentoftheRestructuringActlegislationonJuly12013includethefollowingBiochemistryMajortoRepresentRowanatSUREBiochemistrystudentLydiaHannawillrepresentRowanintheSummerResearchExperienceSUREprogramthisJulysponsoredbytheGraduateSchoolofBiomedicalSciencesattheUniversityofMedicineandDentistryofNewJerseySchoolofOsteopathicMedicineUMDNJ-SOM.SUREoffersstudentsfromacrossthecountryapaid10-weeksummerresearchinternshiptoacquirethebasicskillsneededtocontributetoresearchatSOM.ItsanhonortorepresentRowanatSOMespeciallyduringtheJulytransitionperiodsaidHannareferringtothemergerofRowanandSOMonJuly1.ImalsoexcitedtobeattheforefrontofRowansacademicexpansionandamgratefulforthisopportunity.HannawillworkundertheguidanceofDr.SalvatoreCaradonnaprofessorandchairofGSBSsmolecularbiologydepartmentatSOM.IwillhavetheopportunitytolearnnewconceptsandtechniquesthatIwouldnotnormallybeexposedtoduringmyundergraduateyearsHannastated.AndIintendtomakethemostofmytimeatSOMandgainadeeperunderstandingofwhatscientificresearchentails.Hannaasophomorecurrentlymaintaininga4.0GPAispresidentofRowanStudentsforCommunityOutreachavolunteerprogramshefoundedin2012.AvolunteerattheChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphiaHannaalsoparticipatesintheAcademicAssociateProgramatCooperUniversityHospitalwheresheassistsinconductingfourmedicalresearchstudiesintheemergencyroom.TheSUREprogramplanstorecruitmoretalentedundergraduatestudentsfromtheRowancommunityinthefuture.WiththeUniversitynowhavingtwomedicalschoolsRowanstudentswillhaveopportunitiesinthefieldofbiomedicalsciencesunlikethoseatotheruniversities.BiochemistrymajorLydiaHannawithDr.CaradonnaatthisyearsSTEMSymposium.