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Treena Livingston Arinzeh Receives Innovators Award from NJ Inventors Hall of Fame

Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD

Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) in recognition of her research and inventions utilizing biomaterials and regenerative medicines for orthopedic and neural disorders. She was presented with the award at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013, at the W Hotel in Hoboken.

One of the nation's leading regenerative medicine researchers, Arinzeh was awarded the sixth annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 3, 2013. In fall 2004, President Bush awarded her the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest national honor that a young researcher can receive.  In 2003, the National Science Foundation also gave Arinzeh its highest honor: a Faculty Early Career Development Award that included a $400,000 research grant. 

Arinzeh also has been recognized with the Outstanding Scientist Award from the NJ Association for Biomedical Research in 2004; “People to Watch in 2005” in the Star-Ledger; and the Coulter Foundation Translational Award in 2010.  She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2013.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.