Rowan received a $3.05 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a program that aims to transform health care delivery.
The 18-month program will use new education and research programs to develop new approaches for South Jersey residents to access affordable health care services.
“[The grant] really shows confidence in us and in our ability to do what we say we’ll do,” said Joe Cardona, vice president of University Relations.
Cardona said that South Jersey is a “unique combo” of both urban and rural settings, and this grant aims to serve both while simultaneously educating students.
Robert Harvey, vice president of Academic Affairs, wrote the grant and sent the application to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is the nation’s largest health care philanthropy.
The grant will allow Rowan to bring in outside experts in the field, which past programs at Rowan have had success with.
“Bringing in experts around campus is what we did for the Engineering Department when we got the Henry Rowan donation,” Cardona said.
Rowan has received multiple donations in the past year, including a $1 million donation to the School of Osteopathic Medicine and a $100,000 donation to the College of Performing Arts.
“We’re in a good position now and the donation reflects that,” Cardona said.
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