RWJ Medical School dedicates bench at zoo

Photo Courtesy of Glen Frieson
Seated from left are students Natalie Woerndle, Esther Asumadu, Lauren Fells and Diane Unimian; and, standing from left, are Zoological Society of NJ Executive Director Adam Kerins, Turtle Back Zoo Director Michael Kerr, Amy Papi, Dr. Joy Wong, student Tesia McKenzie, Dr. Sona Jasani, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Dr. Gloria Bachmann, students Kavisha Khanuja and Magdalena Moller, Diane Dawicki and her husband Robert.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Doctors and students from the Women’s Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. at Turtle Back Zoo on Sept. 18 when they dedicated a bench at the wolf exhibit. The institute gave this gift to thank the zoo for partnering with it to provide educational opportunities to teach students how the wellness of animals relates to the wellness of people.