Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Overview
At Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), we are leading the way in education, research and clinical care. We are one of only a few academic health centers in the country with schools in medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, public health and biomedical science.
RBHS, integral to Rutgers' mission, works collaboratively with many other academic, research, and clinical units throughout the university and the region. We are committed to a mission of excellence in biomedical and health care education, research, clinical care, and improving access to health care and reducing health disparities. Our focus is interprofessional and multidisciplinary. Other qualities that distinguish us include outstanding postgraduate training for residents, continuing education, hospital and clinical affiliations, and community-focused health care.
RBHS is poised to excel in today’s changing health care environment. The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has shifted the focus of health care from large regional centers toward community centers. Further, rapid changes in technology will provide new opportunities for patient care and research.
Cancer Institute of
As New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of patients with cancer through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice. The NCI designation, awarded to only 41 such centers nationwide, is granted to institutions characterized by scientific excellence and the ability to bring research discoveries to patients. The Cancer Institute conducts important research and delivers advanced, comprehensive care to adults and children.
Formation of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Established by the 2012 New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act [PDF], Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is a major new health care education, research, and clinical division at Rutgers University. RBHS comprises most of the units of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (which was dissolved under the 2012 statute), several existing Rutgers units with key health-related missions, and two research units that historically were jointly operated by Rutgers and UMDNJ.