Newswise — NEWARK, NJ. (Feb. 21. 2019) – The Rutgers School of Public Health hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new Newark location at One Riverfront Plaza.

The event brought together important partners from Rutgers University, the community, and the State, further strengthening the School’s commitment to conducting relevant public health work with and for the communities that they serve.

The School’s new highly accessible location houses its Department of Urban-Global Public Health and the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), as well as other faculty and units. Students have access to advanced classrooms, technology, and conveniences throughout Newark Penn Station and downtown Newark.

“This location is a testament to Dean Halkitis’ leadership and the tremendous growth that the School is undergoing, expanding their research, educational, and community engagement programs across the state and around the world,” said Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.


“The new location demonstrates our commitment to Newark as we aspire to develop an urban public health paradigm that bridges research, education, community engagement, and industry to solve public health challenges,” comments Perry N. Halkitis, dean of Rutgers School of Public Health. “We are excited to continue our growth by training the next generation of progressive public health researchers, activists, and leaders, who are focused on social justice and equity within urban communities. I am proud to have our roots firmly planted in Newark.”

 “We have a very strong relationship with the Rutgers School of Public Health, and I want to especially thank Dean Halkitis for our valuable partnership as we work to improve the health of New Jersey’s urban communities,” said Jackie Cornell, principal deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health. “The community is lucky to have you here, and I wish you many years of continued success.”    


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