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Monmouth University Dean of the School of Science Appointed to Central Jersey Blood Center Board of Trustees

Monmouth University Dean of School of Science Michael Palladino was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Central Jersey Blood Center, effective July 25.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Palladino join the Board,” said Don J. Summa, chair of the Board of Trustees. “His leadership and experience in scientific research and education will be of great benefit to Central Jersey Blood Center.”

The Board of Trustees oversees Central Jersey Blood Center’s operations, makes rules and regulations to govern its own body, and has the power to supervise, direct, and manage the policies of the organization. They also may implement new programs and services, and help to ensure that excellent customer service is provided to the local community in which the Central Jersey Blood Center serves.

“I am honored to serve the Central Jersey Blood Center and I look forward to supporting the critically important work that they do for patients throughout NJ,” said Palladino.

Palladino has received several awards for research and teaching, and his research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the NJ Sea Grant College Program among others.

He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is the co-author of Introduction to Biotechnology, an undergraduate textbook that is currently used at over 100 institutions throughout the world, and co-author of two leading textbooks in genetics.

Palladino is actively involved in many scientific organizations. Currently he is an elected member of the Biology Council of the Council on Undergraduate Research, and the chairman of the Finance Committee for American Society of Andrology.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Einstein’s Alley, Executive Board for the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists, the Biotechnology Advisory Committee for Raritan Valley Community College, the Advisory Board for Candor International School in Bangalore, India, and the Advisory Board for the Monmouth County Vocational School System Biotechnology High School.