The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is the state-run health sciences institution of New Jersey, United States. It has eight distinct academic units. It forms an academic health sciences centre. It awarded 1,459 degrees in 2010-2011.
On June 28th, 2012 the New Jersey state legislature passed a bill that will dissolve the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and merge most of its schools, except the UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine, with Rutgers University forming a new Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences effective July 1st, 2013. Members of the Rutgers Board of Governors estimated that the takeover of UMDNJ could "elevate Rutgers’ status to among the top 25 most elite research universities in America."
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