New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) of Rutgers University is the state's oldest academic medical institution. A dedicated Pulmonary service at NJMS began in 1974. Dr. Lee Reichman, formerly Assistant Commissioner of Health for New York City, was appointed the first director, and served from 1974-1992. In 1993, Dr. Reichman established the National Tuberculosis Center which was later renamed the Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI), and is part of the Rutgers-Newark campus. Dr. Reichman continues as Executive Director of the GTBI, which remains an important resource for research, clinical practice and teaching for the pulmonary training program.
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