The Institute of Medicine and Public Health of New Jersey (IOMPHNJ) is a private, not-for-profit corporation working to improve the health status of New Jersey residents through innovative public health practice and high quality medical care.

    IOMPHNJ seeks to achieve these goals by developing solutions to the public health and healthcare challenges facing New Jersey through continuing medical education, partnerships, policy development, research, and law. IOMPHNJ works collaboratively with partners in public health and medicine in all areas of government, academia, and the private sector. IOMPHNJ is partnership driven and result oriented.

    IOMPHNJ was formed by the Medical Society of New Jersey in 2003 to merge general grant-funded initiatives in public health—including its flagship project, New Jersey Breathes (NJB).


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    President: Edward von der Schmidt, III, DVM, MD
    Vice President: Mr. Bill Bartzak
    Treasurer: David Swee, MD
    Secretary: Arthur J. Timins, Esq.

    Joseph Fennelly, MD Emmanuel Frederick Ashong, MD Executive Director: Lawrence Downs, Esq.
    Sharol Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA A. Ralph Kristeller, MD, MS, FACP 609-896-1766, ext. 207
    Alan J. Lippman, MD Robert Like, MD, MS Staff Contact: Sue Hoisington
    Paul J. Miniter Steven A. Holt, Esq.
    609-896-1766, ext. 207
    Nicholas M. Ponzio, Ph.D. Dennis J. Alessi, Esq
    Joseph H. Reichman, MD Peter M. Costello
    Ruth J. Schulze, MD
    John Juchniewicz, MCIS, CCMEP
    Mr. Samuel E.”Skip” Vichness



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