On the heels of a proposal by Gov. Chris Christie to reorganize some of the state’s medical schools, Camden Mayor Dana Redd had this to say:
“While I am still reviewing all the details of the report released yesterday by the UMDNJ Advisory Committee, I support the concepts in the plan which could potentially expand and improve Camden’s position as a national leader in graduate work in the legal, business and medical field.”
The plan calls for the folding of Rutgers-Camden and Cooper University medical schools into Rowan University and the creation of a Health Sciences University to include the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
In a press release, Redd said she sees the plan as a potential opportunity to grow the city’s university district. Christie calls the proposal an effort to take the state’s higher education from good to great.