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November 21, 2012 | Associated Press
The governing boards of Rutgers University on Monday approved absorbing most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a major step in the overhaul of the state's higher education system. The Board of Governors and Board of Trustees accepted the changes called for in a law signed by Gov. Christie in August. "The new Rutgers will expand biomedical research across our state, enhance medical care for our citizens, and create new opportunities in the biotechnical and pharmaceutical industries," Ralph Izzo, chairman of the Board of Governors, said in a statement.
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May 11, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers University will receive a $12.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help cover the cost of integration into the school of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers announced Thursday. The cost, estimated most recently at $76 million over the next three years, will be borne by Rutgers under the proposed state budget for next year. President Robert L. Barchi has said a the lack of funding would mean delaying maintenance and the start of some programs, though he did not offer specifics.
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November 14, 2006 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Another scandal has gripped the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, this one, according to accusations in a federal report, involving a kickback scheme with a group of cardiologists. Perhaps more important, the university has been accused of covering up the scheme, which would violate an earlier agreement with the U.S. Attorney that allowed UMDNJ to avoid prosecution for Medicaid fraud. U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said he was "particularly disturbed" that the agreement had been broken, though he did not say what action he would take against the university.
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August 31, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rowan University officials are scrambling to figure out how much Gov. Christie's plan to restructure the state's higher education system will cost them before they have to submit a funding request for next year's state budget in a matter of months. The deadline for state universities to file has not yet been set, but traditionally is in November, according to the Governor's Office. Rowan officials, along with their financial analysts, have begun meeting with officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to get a complete financial breakdown before they take over its School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford in July 2013.
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September 25, 2007 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The former dean of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Camden campus fixed grades to allow students who could have been kicked out of medical school to eventually become doctors, a federal monitor said yesterday. The monitor, former federal judge Herbert J. Stern, did not say what would have motivated Paul Mehne to pass unqualified students. "There was no indication that there was any quid pro quo or that any of the students were even aware of what he was doing," said John Inglesino, an attorney at Stern's law firm.
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November 24, 1998 | By Stephanie L. Arnold, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Stuart Cook, a physician and researcher, was named the second president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey yesterday at a special meeting of the school's board of trustees. Cook, 62, acting president of the university since July, did not apply initially. But he bested 32 other candidates and six finalists who participated in two days of interviews with deans, faculty, students, UMDNJ vice presidents, alumni and community members, among others. "The search committee felt that Dr. Cook's academic credentials, leadership experience and accomplishments as a department chairman for 26 years, acting dean of the medical school and acting president for more than four months singled Dr. Cook out as the candidate of the highest caliber for the presidency for UMDNJ," said Isabel Miranda, chairwoman of the board of trustees.
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June 27, 1997 | By Stephanie Brenowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A patient walks into Chicago County General on ER with a case of infectious parotitis. Resident John Carter thinks it is a rare tropical disease and doesn't know what to do. So he gets on the video-phone and calls over to Chicago Hope, on the other side of TV-land, and consults Dr. Phillip Watters. The chief of staff laughs condescendingly and tells Carter to send the patient home and let the disease run its course - it's the mumps. Pure fantasy? Well, maybe the prime-time rivals won't be teaming up any time soon to cure the world's ills, but some New Jersey hospitals are already using video technology to educate their residents and consult on patients.
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April 27, 2005 | By Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several universities with South Jersey campuses said yesterday that they had begun complying with a State Commission of Investigation probe into the awarding of contracts. Rutgers University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Rowan University all confirmed that they had been asked for financial information. A letter also went to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, according to the Bergen County Record newspaper. The letters ask for records of charitable donations; contracts between schools and professionals; payments for services of those professionals, including consultants; and grants awarded.
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July 20, 2013
A senior administrator from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school will join Rutgers University to lead its newly organized medical organization, which oversees a collection of schools and units that include ones from the defunct University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Brian L. Strom, the executive vice dean for institutional affairs at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and a professor at that school, will leave to take up the position Dec. 2 as inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
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April 11, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
STRATFORD Gov. Christie will be the speaker at Rowan University's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 16, the school announced Wednesday. The move was approved by the university's board of trustees at its meeting Wednesday. Arthur Levine, the president of the Princeton-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was chosen to speak at the university's graduate commencement May 15. University administrators credited Christie and last year's commencement speaker, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
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July 20, 2013
A senior administrator from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school will join Rutgers University to lead its newly organized medical organization, which oversees a collection of schools and units that include ones from the defunct University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Brian L. Strom, the executive vice dean for institutional affairs at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and a professor at that school, will leave to take up the position Dec. 2 as inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
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July 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Sunday turned to Monday, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford became part of Rowan University, and by midday the jitters of transition and speech-making had given way to smiles and pats on the back. "We've been working on this for eight or nine months," said Andrew Wagner, the college's facilities manager, who paused to take a congratulatory hug from a coworker. Wagner said he and his staff had in recent weeks replaced or modified 171 name signs around the campus.
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May 11, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers University will receive a $12.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help cover the cost of integration into the school of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers announced Thursday. The cost, estimated most recently at $76 million over the next three years, will be borne by Rutgers under the proposed state budget for next year. President Robert L. Barchi has said a the lack of funding would mean delaying maintenance and the start of some programs, though he did not offer specifics.
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April 24, 2013 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and Rutgers University's president believe a higher education merger can be completed on time, although nearly 2,000 items are still on the to-do list as the July 1 deadline approaches. Christie said he's confident that Robert Barchi, Rutgers' president, can complete the deal, which breaks up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and gives most of it, including a coveted medical school, to Rutgers. The deal also links Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University for new academic collaborations, though it does not merge the two South Jersey schools as initially proposed.
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November 21, 2012 | Associated Press
The governing boards of Rutgers University on Monday approved absorbing most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a major step in the overhaul of the state's higher education system. The Board of Governors and Board of Trustees accepted the changes called for in a law signed by Gov. Christie in August. "The new Rutgers will expand biomedical research across our state, enhance medical care for our citizens, and create new opportunities in the biotechnical and pharmaceutical industries," Ralph Izzo, chairman of the Board of Governors, said in a statement.
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August 31, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rowan University officials are scrambling to figure out how much Gov. Christie's plan to restructure the state's higher education system will cost them before they have to submit a funding request for next year's state budget in a matter of months. The deadline for state universities to file has not yet been set, but traditionally is in November, according to the Governor's Office. Rowan officials, along with their financial analysts, have begun meeting with officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to get a complete financial breakdown before they take over its School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford in July 2013.
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August 24, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Flanked by legislators and state officials, Gov. Christie gave his ceremonial imprimatur at Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday to a historic overhaul of the state's higher education system, one of his greatest political triumphs. The bill, which was amended after it drew hundreds of shouting Rutgers-Camden students to the state House, was greeted this time with only the sounds of clicking cameras as Christie attached a celebratory signature to it. He had formally signed it into law earlier in the day in New Brunswick.
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