This multidisciplinary science and education building in Camden’s “Eds and Meds” corridor brings together academic programs from four separate institutions in a collaborative research environment.
Once complete, the building will be used by Rowan University, Rutgers University–Camden, Camden County College and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University for research, education and training.
The Center’s design incorporates the MESH Economy Model that collocates faculty and students from different disciplines to share equipment and facilities. This strategy saves money and spurs collaboration.
About two-thirds of the space will accommodate research, classrooms, offices for biomedical research and multipurpose rooms. Common areas include a first-floor café and a rooftop terrace.
Research conducted within the Joint Health Sciences Center is expected to benefit medical providers, patients and further Camden’s transformation into a hub for healthcare research.
“Our innovation in the biosciences will chart new medical treatments, define scientific processes and create applications that advance New Jersey’s healthcare providers and other businesses,” said Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “Better still, the nature of this building will promote meaningful collaborations among researchers and educators.”