“In the News”

March 13, 2012

CBC Model Going Viral

In an article “Rowan or Rutgers: No need to change names to win grants” published March 12, 2012 in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Michael A. Palis, Joseph Martin, and Benedetto Piccoli*, the CBC is highlighted as a consortium role model that, if followed, could “leverage the existing strengths of four institutions and transform southern New Jersey into a hot spot for life-science and biomedical research in the region and the state.” They go on to state: “The consortium model has been implemented with great success elsewhere, including the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago); the Broad Institute (MIT, Harvard, and affiliated teaching hospitals); and the Research Triangle Park (Duke University, North Carolina State, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).” It’s nice to know that news of the CBC is spreading and inspiring other research communities to consider the power of collaboration.

*Michael A. Palis is a professor of computer science; Joseph Martin is a professor of biology; and Benedetto Piccoli is Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair of Mathematics at Rutgers-Camden.