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Laboratory vials

Just one month after Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 13, 2020, for its saliva-based COVID-19 test, developed in partnership with Spectrum Solutions and Accurate Diagnostic Labs (ADL), Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Occupational Health Department would help the university implement a strategic testing program that would govern its efforts to mitigate outbreaks among its more than 24,000 part-time and full-time faculty and staff and its population of 70,000-plus students.

Legislation

Rutgers’ Controller’s Office is currently laboring to address the legislation in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case across South Dakota and the nation’s other 48 states—excluding the university’s home state of New Jersey, where its physical presence is very much felt—under the leadership of Glenn J. Christofides, J.D., LL.M., University Tax Director.  

Morgan Stanley building in NYC

By refunding $600 million-plus in bonds held by Rutgers that year, Day; Jeffrey A. Manolo, director of debt management and capital finance; and debt management associate Crystal H. Lee, who worked in concert to execute the bond deal, demonstrated the savvy financial stewardship for which University Treasury is recognized—but their efforts wouldn’t stop there.  

Going paperless

The Department of Risk Management & Insurance oversees insurance renewals for the university’s fleet vehicles. Currently, there are about 1,200 vehicles that must be accounted for each year, which requires careful coordination between the risk management team and many units across campuses. To help expedite the process, Risk Management recently went paperless to make it easier to keep track of important details about university vehicles. 

Statue at Rutgers campus

Since COVID-19 led to massive shutdowns around the world last year, the looming cloud of uncertainty has only gotten heavier. Like many organizations, higher education institutions have radically changed. The big questions are: will colleges and universities get back to how we did business pre-pandemic? What is the future of higher education? What roles can people play to navigate through this crisis? 

Arch on campus

No matter which department you are in, if you need to acquire goods or services from vetted suppliers, University Procurement Services (UPS) is the place. One recent request to procure supplies for its community-based Intensive Recovery Treatment Support (IRTS) program came from Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC). The IRTS program supports individuals who are incarcerated in the New Jersey prison system during their transition back into society.