Rutgers educates top-flight health care professionals, conducts research that produces greater understanding of the science of human health, serves the health care needs of millions, and informs health care practice and policy.
January 26, 2015
Weather Emergency - Level 4 Closure Extended
In response to adverse weather conditions, President Barchi has extended the Level 4 - Weather Emergency Closure for the university commencing Monday, January 26 at 4pm and ending Tuesday, January 27 at 5pm. All day and evening classes are cancelled for Tuesday, January 27. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 28. During the Level 4 - Weather Emergency Closure:
1. Classes are cancelled.
2. Essential Service Employees are directed to remain at work or to report to work as scheduled during the period of this Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure, unless otherwise directed.
3. Non-Essential Employees shall not report for work during the period of a Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure. In addition, we recognize that weather conditions are different in different areas of the state. If employees desire to leave work today prior to 4pm, they must receive approval from their immediate supervisor and charge appropriate accrued and available leave time for any work time missed.
Please refer to the following adverse weather policies for more details related to weather status declarations and procedures:
* Legacy Rutgers Employees: Attendance During Adverse Weather Conditions
- Policy 60.3.16 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
* Legacy UMDNJ Employees: Inclement Weather and Emergency Curtailment of Operations - Policy 60.9.58 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
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Health Sciences Overview
Education, Research, and Care
Rutgers University is one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying the health sciences and improving health care.
More than 7,900 students enroll in the eight professional schools that operate under the umbrella of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences—among them New Jersey’s two oldest and largest medical schools, only school of dental medicine, and oldest and most esteemed school of pharmacy. Thousands more enroll in other professional schools that focus directly on health or offer programs with a strong health component. In addition, schools of the arts and sciences and life sciences explore underlying scientific, social, political, and other aspects of health and health care.
At a comprehensive research university such as Rutgers, the latest advances in education and discovery inform patient care. Our practitioners, scientists, and researchers find solutions and share breakthroughs that make a difference right now and lay the groundwork for the next big thing.
Clinical trials are scientific research studies that engage patients and seek better ways to treat or prevent diseases. Our clinical trials—about 350 are ongoing at any given time—involve hundreds of researchers and thousands of patients. Clinical trials and translational research are available only through university-based, research-intensive health care providers such as Rutgers.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is New Jersey’s premier, university-based provider of patient care. Our faculty medical and dental practices, community-focused clinics, leading institutes, and behavioral health care centers throughout the state are ready to serve you with compassionate care.
A Leader in Health Sciences in New Jersey
A key component of Rutgers University is Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences—our powerhouse multicampus academic, health, and patient services division. Formed as a result of the 2012 New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, this division comprises
- eight schools and their attendant centers, institutes, and patient care facilities;
- New Jersey’s leading comprehensive cancer center;
- New Jersey largest behavioral health care network; and
- numerous additional centers, institutes, and patient care facilities.
These units are situated across Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark site, Rutgers University–Newark, and additional locations in New Jersey. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences works with many other academic, research, and clinical units both at Rutgers and throughout the region.
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
As New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice.