SENATE AND ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEES TO HOLD JOINT MEETING IN NEWARK REGARDING UMDNJ REORGANIZATION

TRENTON – The Senate Higher Education Committee and the Assembly Higher Education Committee will meet Tuesday in Newark for a joint committee meeting regarding the recommendations submitted to the Governor in the final report of the UMDNJ Advisory Committee. Members of the public who wish to testify must register with the Office of Legislative Services by noon on Monday by calling (609) 847-3850.

The Committee recommended a reorganization of UMDNJ into three entities:

  • The creation of the New Jersey Health Sciences University (NJHSU) in Newark, including the New Jersey Medical School, the New Jersey Dental School, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Nursing and the School of Health Related Professionals. The University Behavioral Health Care, the School of Osteopathic Medicine and The Public Health Research Institute would also be included under the NJHSU banner with significantly increased autonomy;
  • An expansion of Rowan University in South Jersey to include: Rowan University, Glassboro; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden; Rutgers University-Camden; Rutgers University School of Law-Camden; and Rutgers University School of Business- Camden; and
  • A realignment of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Public Health and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in Central Jersey into Rutgers University.

The committee will meet Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11 AM in the First Floor Multipurpose Room of the UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School, Oral Health Pavilion, 50 12th Avenue, Newark.