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UMDNJ Looking to Evict Public Health Research Institute; Center for Applied Genomics May Be At Risk

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NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey plans to evict the Public Health Research Institute for not paying its rent, according to a news report.


UMDNJ has filed a lawsuit against the institute, which harbors the Center for Applied Genomics, claiming that PHRI owes the university $1.3 million in back rent, and that the university may begin eviction proceedings, according to an article in today's New JerseyStar-Ledger.


It was not immediately clear whether the Center for Applied Genomics will be affected. Lewis Weinstein, PHRI's president, declined to comment through a spokeswoman.


PHRI is part of the InternationalCenterfor Public Health in Newark, NJ.

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