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              COMMUNITY UPDATE

      Continued from cover                building will be comprised of three clini-
                                          cal areas. The first floor will house the
     that Dr. Houshmand, Dr. Keating and   Rowan Integrated Special Needs (RISN)
     I spoke about the need to develop an   Center, providing primary and behavioral
     “Eds/Meds” corridor along Route 55,”   health care services for individuals with
     said Senate President Steve Sweeney.   physical, intellectual and developmental
     “Today, Rowan is among the top 100   disabilities. Along with RISN, the first
     public research universities in the nation,   floor will also offer Rowan Medicine’s
     and Rowan College of South Jersey is the   NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI).
     state’s most forward-looking community   The NMI provides medication assisted
     college. Their partnership has led not only   treatment combined with counseling to
     to a new model for higher education, but   assist patients as they recover from addic-
     now is demonstrating how to bring much-  tion.
     needed specialized medical services to   The second floor will be home to
     communities in need.”                the globally respected Child Abuse
        Joseph Derella, director, Cumberland   Research Education and Service Institute
     County Board of Commissioners, hailed   (CARES), which will provide an assort-  From left: Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners Director Joseph
     Rowan’s new medical center as a “game   ment of medical and mental health ser-  Derella, RCSJ Biomedical student Angela Miller, Rowan University School of
     changer.” “Rowan Medicine Center is   vices developed to help heal children and   Osteopathic Medicine Dean Thomas Cavalieri, New Jersey Senate President Steve
     yet another step in the fulfillment of our   families who have experienced abuse or   Sweeney, Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan College of South
                                                                               Jersey President Frederick Keating, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners/
     vision for the Cumberland campus as a   trauma.                           Rowan College of South Jersey Board of Trustees Liaison Diane Barber.
     regional hub of innovation in education,   “As the state’s only osteopathic medical
     healthcare and technology.”          school, we take great pride in being able to   Rowan University School of Osteopathic   for healthier outcomes.”
        The two-story, 17,354-square-foot   provide high quality, team-based special-  Medicine. “Our Rowan Medicine team   “We are proud to have RCSJ as a part-
     Rowan Medicine Center–Cumberland will   ized services to our South Jersey neighbors   looks forward to becoming part of the   ner, both in developing new pathways to
     be an essential–and invaluable–expan-  who might not have access to this type of   RCSJ community in Cumberland County,   high-quality academic programs and in
     sion of clinical services for Cumberland   care,” said Dr. Thomas Cavalieri, dean,   serving patients and partnering with them   providing much-needed medical services
     County, and the surrounding region. The


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