Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is New Jersey’s premier, university-based patient care provider. Our faculty practices, centers, clinics, and institutes log nearly 2.1 million annual patient visits.
A Leader in Care
Formed in 2016, Rutgers Health brings together our groups devoted to caring for patients. Our team of more than 1,300 care providers—including doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, and behavioral health and addiction professionals—work together to provide better care for patients. We serve the people of New Jersey with care that draws from a deep well of expertise:
- Top faculty practictioners;
- New Jersey’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center;
- New Jersey’s largest behavioral health care network;
- Caring community health clinics; and
- Scores of leading academic research centers.
Using best practices and procedures for your optimal care, university-based Rutgers Health offers you access to advanced technologies and leading-edge therapies and treatments in compassionate, patient-centered environments.
Clinical trials are scientific research studies involving patients that seek better ways to treat or prevent diseases. Rutgers supports nearly 350 clinical trials at any given time, engaging thousands of patients. Rutgers’ Clinical Research Organization is the patient, researcher, and industry gateway to our statewide clinical trial activities.
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All individuals should have access to high-quality health care. Many of our programs serve residents in traditionally underserved urban communities of New Jersey.
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a designation held by only 41 institutes nationwide. This mark of excellence in cancer care is granted competitively to institutions characterized by scientific distinction and the ability to bring research discoveries to patients.
A Tour of the Cancer Institute Labs
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey educates the public about cancer research by giving behind-the-scenes tours of their labs. Find out what wowed the visitors.
Backed by Research
A key strength of an academic based care organization is the strong research that informs our caregiving. Rutgers has been engaged in clinical activities for many decades in such areas as autism, anxiety disorders, and HIV-prevention. Here are some of the major research components that power Rutgers Health care.
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a coveted designation held by only 41 institutes nationwide and granted competitively to institutions characterized by scientific excellence and the ability to bring research discoveries to patients. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey delivers advanced comprehensive care for adults and children, including access to clinical trials; conducts cutting-edge cancer research; transforms discoveries into clinical practice; and provides education and outreach regarding cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Managing more than 100,000 patient visits annually, the institute and its network of hospitals treat more than one-third of the state’s cancer patients.
Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey
The Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School conducts research, education, and patient care with clinicians and scientists who collaborate across multiple disciplines. The institute translates new knowledge of heart disease and technology into practical applications and improves heart health by developing and pioneering integrative strategies to prevent, treat, and cure heart disease and training future leaders in cardiovascular medicine. The institute’s chief resources are its outstanding clinical services, research, education, and community outreach programs; its partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; and its proximity to New Jersey’s many multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and MedicineCenter for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine holds as its mission to make fundamental discoveries in biomedical research, develop new technologies, and translate these to improve human health. The center performs cutting edge research in the areas of infectious disease, cancer, and neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorders including AIDS, influenza, leukemia/lymphoma, autism, and metabolic diseases.
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
The Child Health Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School performs world-class research directed toward relieving the extraordinary burden that childhood diseases exert on health, happiness, and prosperity in New Jersey and across the world. The institute has more than 50 scientists who conduct research in four focus areas: inflammatory, immune, and infectious diseases of childhood; neurodevelopment and autism; pediatric cancers and stem cells; and childhood obesity and metabolism. Institute scientists work side-by-side with clinical pediatricians at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and collaborate with scientists across the Rutgers research community to study the mechanisms, treatments, and prevention of childhood diseases.
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute is an international resource that supports basic and clinical research in environmental health sciences and exposure assessment and fosters associated programs in environmental health education and public policy. Current areas of study include everything from the effects of exposure to toxicants, such as lead or mercury, to air quality and birth outcomes.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research facilitates collaboration among the social and behavioral sciences, clinical disciplines, basic sciences and related fields to promote research on critical health and mental health issues. Core areas of study are behavioral health, health economics, social determinants of health and illness, state health policy, and health services.
Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science
The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science supports research at the interface of basic and clinical research. The focus is on developing new and safer therapeutics by facilitation training and research from proof of concept in cellular and animal model systems to proof of concept and dose selection in humans.
Hundreds of additional centers and institutes work across disciplines and with institutions around the world to study and share knowledge about all aspects of human health.