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Research Scientist

Jim Norris

Mr. Jim Norris is Director of Community Outreach at New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute (PHRI). Jim brings more than twenty-five years of professional experience to this position, having held positions with the City of Newark, The Newark Public Schools and UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. A graduate of Upsala College (Class of 1995 Biology, Pre Med), Jim played professional football with the NY Giants of the National Football League, and then transitioned into a business career focusing on equal employment opportunity /affirmative action. He continued his career as a business developer securing capital for both start-up and established businesses in New Jersey, New York and Georgia. He has a passion for education and helping the “underdog ” and he remains very active within the Greater Newark Community. He serves on various local committees and recently received certification from the Greater Newark Enterprise Corporation for Business Entrepreneurs.

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