Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Higher Education Merger Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act that merges nearly all of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, including its medical schools in Newark and Piscataway, into Rutgers University. The UMDNJ osteopathic medical school in Stratford will be merged into Rowan University in Glassboro. The belief is that merging the medical schools into the comprehensive universities will enhance the status and research portfolios of the combined institutions.