Volume 14 / Number 3 Fall 1996
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
OF NEW JERSEY (UMDNJ)
Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., M.D.
Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
Frederick J. Hammond, Jr.
Vice President for Administration
Celia Dorantes Abalos, Esq.
Director, University Marketing Communications and
Merry Sue Baum
McMillin Giacalone Thompson Design
The Coppola Group (212) 222-7960
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School
UMDNJ- New Jersey Dental School
UMDNJ- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
UMDNJ- School of Health Related Professions
UMDNJ- School of Nursing
UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine
UMDNJ'S HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
AND CORE-AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:
UMDNJ- University Hospital, Newark
University Behavioral HealthCare, Newark
University Behavioral HealthCare, Piscataway
Cooper Hospital /University Medical Center, Camden
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals- University Medical Center, Stratford,
Cherry Hill, Washington Township
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick
University HealthCare Corporation (UHC) is UMDNJ's statewide, integrated managed care network.
UMDNJ is a member of University Health System of New Jersey,a consortium of the University and its major teaching hospitals.
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Fall brings a new school year, a fresh start to learning, a quickening tempo of life. It's a season that heralds change.
In this fall issue, you'll notice some changes to HealthState, too.
The major one is that we will now publish three rather than four times a year. Because paper, printing and other services necessary to create a magazine have gradually become more expensive, we decided to eliminate one issue rather than sacrifice the quality our readers have come to expect. We plan to have each issue so packed with lively articles that you'll hardly miss that fourth one.
A new department debuts with this issue - continuing medical and dental education. We're launching it with Dr. Leonard Sigal's review of the state of the art on Lyme disease, a subject that should be of interest to all health care providers in New Jersey. A test is included so you can see how up-to-date you are. We're eager to get feedback on how you like this section and to hear your suggestions for other continuing education topics. We particularly hope it appeals to alumni, since we will no longer be carrying class notes. Several of the schools are producing their own alumni magazines or newsletters and they will include class notes.
We think there's a feature for everyone in this issue - from everything you ever wanted to know about piercing and tattooing to how computers are affecting medicine. Cybermedicine is growing so fast that we couldn't possibly cover all that's going on at the University - this is simply a sampling from an extensive menu.
And speaking of cyberspace, we invite you to visit our website at www2.umdnj.edu/hstatweb/hstate.html or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments about the magazine.
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