January 12, 2007
Contact: Lynn McFarlane
Phone: (973) 972-8539
UMDNJ to Host Information Session on Urban Systems PhD Program
NEWARK — The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey UMDNJ invites prospective students to attend an information session to learn about the Urban Health track of its PhD in Urban Systems program, which focuses on conducting research related to urban health and improving health and healthcare in cities.
The session, for those in government, social services, nursing, private industry and other fields, will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, at the Stanley Bergen Building, 65 Bergen Street, in Newark. The session will provide an overview of the program as well as potential career applications. Faculty and current students will be on hand to meet with visitors and respond to questions.
The 72-credit, Newark- based PhD in Urban Systems program, offered jointly by UMDNJ, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark, prepares individuals to conduct research and to analyze, develop, implement and evaluate policies and services for urban populations. After completing the core requirements, students will specialize in one of three areas: Urban Health, Urban Environments or Urban Education.
The Urban Health specialization is offered through UMDNJ-School of Nursing. The degree will benefit those serving in or aspiring to leadership roles in government, public and private industry, academic institutions, and non-profit agencies. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2007.
Prospective students are requested to register for the information sessions online at www.sn.umdnj.edu or by contacting Bertha Hammond at email@example.com or 973-972-8541.
With campuses in Newark and Stratford, New Jersey, UMDNJ-School of Nursing offers the states largest graduate nursing education program including New Jerseys first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program with 15 specialty tracks. The school also offers an Accelerated, Second-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for non-nurses. For information about nursing education programs, please e-mail SNrecruiter@umdnj.edu or phone 973-972-5336.
UMDNJ is the nation s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.