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Omar Boraie Contributes to Rutgers University’s 18 Chair Challenge


Rutgers University’s latest campaign, the “18 Chair Challenge”, hopes to bring funds to their groundbreaking research facilities. Precision medicine is one of the fastest growing and changing sciences within the medical field and advances change the way medical professionals tackle diseases such as diabetes and cancer diagnosis and treatment plans. During a recent State of the Union Address even President Obama acknowledged the need to further research and fund genomic science and precision medicine, launching an initiative to focus on just that. The initiative calls for focusing on finding a cure for diseases such as cancer.

The newest chair to be added to the “18 Chair Challenge” is the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science. Even more exciting to the newest addition is the pledge of an anonymous donor to match each of the $1.5 million chairs, each chair now bringing in a total of $3 million in funds. “I am hopeful this pledge will leverage the support of others so that this important work can satisfy and exceed that goal,” says Omar Boraie of his generous donation to the field of genomic science.

Boraie has been involved in the revamping of New Brunswick and development of the city as the “Healthcare City.” With endowing the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science, Boraie hopes to have made a lasting impact in the field at Rutgers Cancer Institute, both for researchers and cancer patient’s treatments. Appointed to this new chair is Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD. Ganesan is honored to have been named the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science and pledges to remain innovative and tackle the challenges uniquely presented in the field of precision medicine and offer new hope to those suffering from cancer and their families.

The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey includes many hospitals throughout the state, and is the only designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a priceless education resource for students and cancer patients’ alike, dedicating time, resources and care to improving cancer detection, treatment plans and patient care. The Boraie Chair in Genomic Science will continue to help revolutionize precision medicine for the Rutgers Cancer Institution. Information in this article was first found at NewsWise and you can read the full text here.