Rutgers University says it will now manage the medical examiner duties for Bergen County in New Jersey

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says it will now manage the medical examiner duties for Bergen County in New Jersey.

Under a new five-year contract, Rutgers University Medical School in Newark announced Tuesday it will staff the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office with at least two board-certified pathologists. NJ.com reports one of the pathologists will be the chief medical examiner for the county.

The office will also serve as training grounds for the school’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The partnership is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

County Executive James Tedesco III said in a statement that the “exciting” partnership will both enhance county services and provide vital research to help improve upon health management.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com