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.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.