Led by chancellor Brian L. Strom, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) comprises eight schools and their attendant faculty practices, centers, institutes, and clinics; New Jersey's largest behavioral health care network; and numerous additional centers, institutes, and clinics. RBHS also includes New Jersey's leading comprehensive cancer care center, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which reports directly to Rutgers' president, Robert L. Barchi. These units are found at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; at Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, and Stratford; at Rutgers University–Newark; and at additional locations in New Jersey. RBHS, integral to Rutgers' mission, works synergistically with many other academic, research, and clinical units throughout the university and the region.
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.
As New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 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. Although it is a major component of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey reports directly to Rutgers' president, Robert L. Barchi.