FDU’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences named best place to work in New Jersey

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May 1, 2017 — The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University tops this year’s list “Best Places to Work in NJ.” Put out by NJBIZ, the list recognizes the top employers in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

“We are enormously proud of being selected as the number one Best Place to Work in New Jersey for our category,” says Michael Avaltroni, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “I believe it is a testament to all of the members of our team who have been so instrumental in building a culture grounded in collaborative excellence. Our people are the formula for our success, and it is their dedication to our program, students and each other that make this a truly great place to be a part of."

Made up of 100 companies, the list is split into small/medium-sized (15-249 employees) and large-sized (more than 250 employees). This is the third year in a row that the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been listed in the small/medium category and the first year that it has won the category.

njbiz pharm 2Above: Staff and faculty of FDU's School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences receive their award from NJBIZ for being the top small/midsize employer in New Jersey. From left to right: Young Guo, director of graduate studies and professor of pharmaceutical sciences; Peter Buechner, financial aid & student services counselor; Anastasia Rivkin, assistant dean of faculty; Michael Avaltroni, dean; Leslie McRae, director of technical operations; Chadwin Sandifer, assistant dean of student affairs & programmatic effectiveness; Patricia Lemmerman, director of student affairs & community engagement; Mary Marks, coordinator of clinical affairs & experiential education; and Nina Elk, assistant professor of pharmacy practice.


To qualify, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

• At least 15 employees working in New Jersey
• Be a for-profit, not-for-profit or government entity
• Have  facility in New Jersey
• Be in business for a minimum of one year

The registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

An award ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 26 at iPlay America in Freehold, N.J.