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Medical School

RWJBarnabas’ Partnership with Rutgers Likely to Cost Other Medical Schools Their Student Slots

New Brunswick, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports on NJBIZ that RWJBarnabas Health will likely be cutting ties with several universities as part of the new partnership with Rutgers University, NJBIZ has learned.

The health system will be prioritizing medical students from Rutgers for its available student slots, according to RWJBarnabas CEO Barry Ostrowsky.

“Our priority academic partner is Rutgers medical schools,” Ostrowsky said.  “The extent to which Rutgers needs teaching slots, our job is to make certain Rutgers … our system is able to meet its needs.  After that, if we have the ability to accommodate other relationships, we can maintain other relationships.” Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Featured in ‘Industry Magazine’

Dr. Bonita Stanton

South Orange, NJ, June 21, 2017 — Dean Bonita Stanton, M.D., of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was interviewed and featured in the June 2017 issue of Industry Magazine.

The article, “Healthcare’s Horizon,” explores the new School of Medicine as a shift in paradigm for both medical pedagogy and health care delivery.

Noting how “The anticipated Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will offer an innovative team-based approach that will mirror how healthcare will be delivered in the future,” the article begins: Continue reading

Seton Hall–Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Appoints Founding Board of Governors

Former Roche campus to be new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Nutley and Clifton, NJ, April 13, 2017 — The new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on April 11 announced the appointment of its founding Board of Governors, an assembly that harnesses the expertise of a wide array of prominent leaders from throughout the public and private sectors to help guide the school, slated to open in 2018.

With backgrounds at the highest levels of health care, finance, business, industry, law, government, marketing, academia and theology, the board brings a wealth of experience and strategic capability to the new school of medicine. Continue reading

Developer Closes on Former Roche Campus, Future Home of New Seton Hall and Meridian Health Medical School

Roche seton and hackensackNutley, NJ, October 12, 2016 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that Prism Capital Partners has closed on its purchase of the former Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. campus that will house the planned Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University medical school.

Bloomfield-based Prism’s affiliate PB Nutclif I LLC wrapped up the deal following the necessary approvals from constituents including the municipalities of Nutley and Clifton, where the 116-acre campus is located.

Hackensack Meridian and Seton Hall have signed a long-term lease for two major buildings and 16 acres at the property. Prism is marketing three additional office buildings totaling more than 700,000 square feet of space, as well as additional development sites on the campus. Continue reading

Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center Move Closer to Medical School’s 2017 Opening

Roche seton and hackensackNutley, NJ, August 23, 2016 — Sara Jerde reports in The Star-Ledger that a medical school that would occupy a former industrial site on the Clifton-Nutley border is one step closer to reality as Nutley officials are preparing to offer it a tax exemption and approve a redevelopment plan, NorthJersey.com reported.

The Hoffmann-La Roche campus was sold in July to an affiliate of Prism Capital Partners. Ahead of the sale, Hackensack University Hospital and Seton Hall University announced their intentions to open the medical school at the former pharmaceutical campus.

Last month, the medical school entered a longterm agreement to rent 16 acres. Financial details were not disclosed.

The medical school, the state’s fifth, is expected to open in the fall of 2017. Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Medical School Signs 25-Year Lease for Former Pharma Campus

The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton. (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

The former Roche campus sits on 116 acres in Nutley and Clifton. (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

Washington, NJ, July 14, 2016 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine officially signed its 25-year lease Wednesday.

The school will be located on a 116-acre, former pharmaceutical site between Nutley and Clifton.

PB Nutclif I, an affiliate of Prism Capital Partners, completed the purchase of the building from Hoffmann-La Roche on Wednesday, at the same time it signed the lease with the school partners. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Will NJ’s First Private Medical School Help Burnish State’s Academic Reputation?

Medical Students 3Trenton, NJ, March 24, 2016 ― Tara Nurin reports in NJ Spotlight that, when U.S. News & World Report released its influential graduate-school rankings last week, the news was disappointing, if not unexpected, for New Jersey’s medical schools.

Of the state’s three qualifying programs, only Rutgers University’s New Jersey School of Medicine (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – UMDNJ) ranked in the top 75 percent by taking 73rd place for research.

But the state’s medical community is hoping its schools’ standings will improve over the next decade — and help to close a physician gap — as Seton Hall University establishes New Jersey’s only private medical college, on the border between Nutley and Clifton. Continue reading

Seton Hall, HackensackUHN Name Dr. Bonita Stanton as First Medical School Dean

Bonita Stanton Seton Hall med schHackettstown, NJ, February 24, 2016 ― Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Health Network announced Dr. Bonita Stanton will be the founding dean of their school of medicine, starting next month.

Dr. Stanton will lead the school, slated to open in fall 2018, with a global view of the medical world.

Dr. Stanton is leaving Michigan, where she was vice dean of research at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

In her years in the industry, Dr. Stanton has worked with many populations in the U.S. and countries such as Bangladesh, China or Egypt, as well as sits on the editorial board of a number of journals. Continue reading

Rowan University and AtlantiCare Explore Feasibility of an Atlantic City Medical School

Glassboro, NJ, February 22, 2016 ― Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that Rowan University, in partnership with AtlantiCare Health System, has procured the services of the Tripp Umbach consulting company to determine the feasibility of a new school of osteopathic medicine, which would be located in Atlantic City.

“This is the first step,” said Joe Cardona, vice president for university relations at Rowan. “We both agree we’re serious about the possibility of this happening.” Continue reading

Rowan University Pursues Atlantic City Medical School Campus

Glassboro, NJ, February 16, 2016 ― The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rowan University is preparing to take the first steps toward creating a medical school campus in Atlantic City, extending the footprint of its growing medical programs and potentially tapping a new student base there.

Rowan trustees are set to vote Wednesday on a feasibility study to explore an Atlantic City partnership between the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and AtlantiCare.

Trustees will vote on awarding a contract to the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach to conduct the study “to understand the impacts associated with a potential four-year branch campus of a medical school,” according to the agenda for Wednesday’s board meeting. Continue reading