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Rowan University receives $85 million donation to create a new medical college

Jan. 5, 2022
The donation from Virtua Health will create the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University.

Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. has received an $85 million donation that will enable it to build a research facility for its osteopathic school of medicine

The donation from Virtua Healtha New Jersey health care system, will establish a new academic health system called Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University, reports

The new college will include an osteopathic medical school; an expanded nursing and allied health professions school; a new school of translational biomedical engineering and sciences; and multiple new research institutes.

Research will focus on cardiovascular disease, solid organ transplant and regenerative medicine, and primary care.

The deal also combines the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing with Rowan University's School of Nursing & Health Professions. Students will be able to attend Rowan College of South Jersey, Rowan College at Burlington County and Camden County College to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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