A Shared Space for Science

A new facility in the growing “Eds and Meds” corridor that is expanding the footprint of Rutgers University–Camden’s campus opened this fall. The Joint Health Sciences Center, shared by Rutgers–Camden, Rowan University, and Camden County College, is a $70 million, four-story building at the intersection of Broadway and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. It sits a block away from the Rutgers–Camden Nursing and Science Building that opened in 2017 across Federal Street from Camden City Hall.

The 100,000-square-foot new building includes laboratory space for Rutgers–Camden and Rowan University, simulation rooms for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, instructional space and simulation labs for Camden County College, a first-floor café, a rooftop terrace, and multipurpose
spaces. “The nature of this building will promote meaningful collaborations among researchers and educators from Rutgers, Rowan, and Camden County College,” said Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon. “The Joint Health Sciences Center places New Jersey at the forefront of maximizing public investment in research, and Rutgers University–Camden is proud to play a leading role in this endeavor.”

Estimates are that the new building will generate an economic impact of approximately $72 million in the city of Camden and $122 million statewide. “The city of Camden will soon be synonymous with scientific and medical innovation,” said Dana Redd SBC’96, CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors. “We expect this to make Camden one of the most sought-after research destinations in the state of New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.”

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