ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL THE MILESTONES 1974: The First Doctor of Medicine Degrees: The Class of 1974 received the first doctor of medicine degrees awarded by Rutgers Medical School. 1981: P r i m a r y Te a c h i n g Affiliation: An agree- CMDNJ Renamed UMDNJ: C M D N J - Rutgers Medical School became UMDNJ-Rutgers Med- ical School when CMDNJ was renamed the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Made up of eight different health-related schools, UMDNJ was the largest school of health sciences of its kind in the United States. 1977: COURTESY OF ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KIM SOKOLOFF ment with Middlesex General Hospital (now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital), in New Brunswick, 1982: 1985: NAT CLYMER Dedication of the Medical Education Building (M E B): The six-story MEB, adjacent—and connected—to Middlesex General Hospital, was the first Rutgers Medical School structure built in New Brunswick. The 100,000-square-foot structure contains teaching space for third- and fourth-year medical students and houses offices and training programs. established Middlesex as the primary teaching hospital of Rutgers Medical School. Establishment of the Center for Advanced 1980: August 1983. 12 Robert Wood Johnson I MEDICINE Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM): The New Jersey as a center of excellence with a mission to advance knowledge in the life sciences for the improvement of human health. By charter, CABM was jointly administered by Rutgers University and UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. Located Establishment of the Camden Campus: The Commission on Science and Technology created CABM Board of Trustees of CMDNJ second clinical campus, in Camden. Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center (now Cooper University Hospital) became its principal teaching hospital. Students established the medical school’s on the Piscataway campus, CABM’s 100,000-square-foot building was completed in 1990. Founding director Aaron Shatkin, PhD, led CABM until his death in 2012. began clinical rotations on the Camden campus in