The chancellor, reporting directly to the university president, has primary oversight for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), which comprises nine schools and their attendant faculty practices, centers, institutes, and clinics; New Jersey's largest behavioral health care network, University Behavioral Health Care; and numerous additional centers, institutes, and clinics. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences includes academic, patient care, and research facilities in Newark, in New Brunswick/Piscataway, and at additional locations in New Jersey. 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.
The chancellor leads the effort to strengthen medical and other health professions education and practice in New Jersey, provide increased academic opportunities for students, deliver excellent health care, and allow Rutgers to excel in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and basic health sciences research, education, and service.
Office of the Chancellor
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Stanley S. Bergen Building
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Brian L. Strom is the inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences effective November 1, 2013.
Denise V. Rodgers, the Hunterdon endowed chair in interprofessional education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named vice chancellor for interprofessional programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and director of the Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness Institute. A board certified family physician, Rodgers was the last president of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.