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The 2018-2019 Novo Nordisk Lecture Series


The School of Science is pleased to host and sponsor the TCNJ–Novo Nordisk Lecture Series during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Fall 2018 Lecture


“Understanding How ‘Real world’ Data Help Improve Patient Outcomes”
Dr. Rahul Ganguly
Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm (Lunch Reception & Lecture)
Education Building 212


Dr. Rahul Ganguly, Executive Director of Health Economics Outcomes Research and Data Analytics, Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Date, Time, and Location

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00-12:30 pm – Lunch reception
12:30-1:30 pm – Lecture, Q&A, and Discussion
Education Building, Room  212


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Presentation Overview

In a continuation of the Novo Nordisk and TCNJ partnership, a Fall lecture will be held focusing on the current approaches to using “Real World” or “Big” Data to better understand and improve patient outcomes.  Dr. Rahul Ganguly, who leads the Health Economics Outcomes Research and Data Analytics team at Novo Nordisk, will review why real world data are so important in healthcare, different sources of real world data, and importantly how he and his team analyze and apply these data to help achieve improved outcomes for patients living with diabetes and obesity here in the United States.


About the Speaker

Dr. Rahul Ganguly has been with Novo Nordisk, Inc. since 2015 and is currently Executive Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) & Real World Data analytics. In this role, he leads a team of managers conducting health economics and outcomes research across the Novo Nordisk product portfolio in diabetes, obesity, growth hormone, and hemophilia. Before joining Novo Nordisk, he spent 11 years working in HEOR roles of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals. He has worked in several disease areas, across the product development life-cycle and in global roles supporting outcomes research and HTA submissions in the United States, as well as key European and Asia Pacific countries. He has authored several scientific papers and presented in scientific congresses and holds a PhD in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes research.


Spring 2019 Lecture

Topic:  Cardiovascular disease and diabetes (Formal Title TBA)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00-1:30 pm (Lunch Reception & Lecture), Education 212

Date, Time, and Location

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00-12:30 pm – Lunch reception
12:30-1:15 pm – Lecture, Q&A, and Discussion
Education Building, Room 212


TCNJ–Novo Nordisk Student Scholarships

In addition to sponsoring the Lecture Series, Novo Nordisk will support four Student Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for the 2019-2020 academic year. These scholarships will be competitively awarded to students who have attended the TCNJ–Novo Nordisk lectures during the 2018-2019 academic year and who have been deeply engaged in undergraduate research.

Student Eligibility and Application

Eligible students will include those in their Sophomore or Junior years who are pursuing a major in the School of Science. These students should have (1) attended at least one, but preferably both, of the Novo Nordisk lectures during the 2018-2019 academic year, (2) been deeply engaged in undergraduate research or a research-based internship, and (3) presented their work in a formal on-campus or off-campus professional setting (e.g., TCNJ’s Celebration of Student Achievement, a professional conference).

Eligible students will be invited to complete an application, which will include (a) demographic and academic information (e.g., academic major, year in the college, grade point average, etc.), (b) an essay on what they learned from participation in the TCNJ–Novo Nordisk lectures and how this connects with their coursework and/or signature experience work, (c) an essay on what they have learned from their signature experience work, and (d) an essay describing their aspirations and plans for pursuing their career. The four awardees will be competitively selected by a group of TCNJ faculty members.

TCNJ–Novo Nordisk Summer Research Fellowship

Novo Nordisk will also support TCNJ’s summer 2019 MUSE program, or Mentored Undergraduate Research Experience. Students interested in the MUSE program should discuss the program and summer opportunities with their faculty advisor.

About Novo Nordisk

novo nordiskHeadquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy.

With the company’s U.S. headquarters located in Plainsboro, NJ, Novo Nordisk has long been committed to establishing programs throughout the Garden State that strive to make an impact in our local communities.  The TCNJ–Novo Nordisk Lecture Series, initiated in 2015-2016, is an exciting collaboration that provides students and faculty with the unique opportunity to learn and engage in a dialog with company leaders representing a variety of disciplines.

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