Saturday, November 25, 2006

Scandals bolster calls for merger

Ongoing revelations of improprieties at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey could hasten a possible merger with Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Allegations that UMDNJ sought to resuscitate an ailing cardiology program at University Hospital in Newark by paying referring doctors $5.7 million in illegal kickbacks gives higher-education reforms more urgency, said state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Elizabeth.

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