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Dr. Jennifer Chuang for NJ State Assembly LD 7 Town Hall
April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Chuang to announce her candidacy for NJ State Assembly at Moorestown Community House on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6pm
Moorestown resident Dr. Jennifer Hinlu Chuang will announce her candidacy for the New Jersey State Assembly 7th Legislative District in the Democratic Primary. A 1995 graduate of Moorestown High School, Dr. Chuang plans to discuss her platform issues from the Moorestown Community House (16 E. Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00pm EDT. During her speech, Dr. Chuang will introduce to the public her background as a mother, a healthcare provider, and as a community advocate. Dr. Chuang will discuss the following topics:
• The importance of vaccinations
• The value of scientific research
• The need for accessible and affordable health care coverage for NJ residents
• Protecting comprehensive reproductive rights and healthcare for NJ residents, including access to safe abortion care
• Reducing gun violence in NJ, especially protecting children and victims of domestic violence
• The need to support public school education for NJ children
• Ensuring the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents in NJ
About Dr. Jennifer Chuang
Dr. Chuang is a Taiwanese-American resident of Moorestown, NJ, where she was born and raised. A 1995 graduate of Moorestown High School, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in anthropology. After graduating from college, Dr. Chuang worked as an HIV tester and counselor at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia before entering Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Chuang was a national leader in Medical Students For Choice, working to ensure that comprehensive reproductive health training was included in medical school curricula and residency programs throughout the country. She did her residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers) in Newark, NJ. She decided to subspecialize in adolescent medicine and completed her fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, where she also received a Masters of Science from the Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Chuang is currently an attending physician in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Chuang has been recognized by her peers for excellence in teaching, and she was the first recipient of the Emerging Leader in Adolescent Medicine Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in Moorestown with her spouse, Lakshman Nathan, and their two young children, ages 6 and 2.
The New Jersey Democratic Primary will take place on June 6, 2017.