Created: 07/14/2014 10:56 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - State and federal officials will be on hand in Las Cruces on Monday for a scheduled announcement about development of a proposed privately financed school of osteopathic medicine at New Mexico State University.
Officials expected to participate in the news conference include NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich.
The proposed school is being described by Heinrich as a "public-private medical development" that would be located in NMSU's Arrowhead Park.
The school would be private but have links to the university, including access for students to NMSU housing, services and activities.
Santa Fe real estate mogul Daniel Burrell says he's backing the $85 million project, which would produce 150 osteopathic doctors annually starting in 2020.
The University of New Mexico already has a medical school.
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