Research at RWJMS

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The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is committed to excellence in basic, translational and clinical research, and to provide a supportive research environment where scientists and clinicians work collaboratively on important scientific discoveries and advance human health. Every day, our dedicated teams of scientists pursue innovative research, advance scientific knowledge and translate discoveries to treat disease and improve health. We also offer exceptional training for the next generation of scientists including MD/PhD candidates, M.S. and Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, medical students and residents.

Signature Programs

Our research programs are led by nationally and internationally recognized faculty specializing in a vast array of basic biomedical, translational and clinical research programs including neurosciences, cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, children's and women's health, community, population and global health, and basic biomedical research to unravel biological pathways and mechanisms of disease, identify therapeutic targets, discover new drugs and overcome drug resistance, to name a few.

Distinguished Scientists

  • Three RWJMS faculty named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in FY17, for their distinguished contributions to research … read more
  • One of only thirty faculty across the USA named Biomedical Research Exemplar, for high-impact research and impressive reputation for leadershiop, professionalism and integrity … read more
  • Three recipients of the Thomas A Edison Patent Award from the Research and Develoment Councxil of New Jersey obver the past five years.
  • Four Fellows of The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program
  • XXX Fellows of the American Academy for Microbiology (AAM)
  • Others…?

Breakthrough Discoveries:

  • Discoveries by RWJMS investigators led to the first FDA-approved treatment for a fatal degenerative disease in children for which there is no other approved treatment option…read more
  • RWJMS research led to the revision of national blood transfusion guidelines from the American Association of Blood banks (AABB)…read more
  • Patent for a new drug to treat deadly infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria (MRSA, methicillin-resistant Sta[phylococcus aureus) … read more

By the Numbers:

  • Patent for a new drug to treat deadly infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria (MRSA, methicillin-resistant Sta[phylococcus aureus) … read more
  • Collaborative multi-PI NIH awards with a RWJMS faculty as the contact PI increased >25% in FY17 vs. FY16.
  • Scientific publications from RWJMS investigators was 14% higher in FY17 than in FY15, and more than double that in FY13
  • Clinical Research Center trials increased 30% in FY17 vs. FY16, which in turn was 50% above FY

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Research Innovation

Clinical Trials

RWJMS investigators conduct cutting-edge clinical research to benefit patients, and provide chicldren and adults with access to clinical trials involving the newest treatments. In FY17, clinical trials in the adult Clinical Research Center increased 30% vs. FY16, which in turn was 50% over FY15. Use the tool available below from clinicaltrials.gov to browse our clinical trials that are currently enrolling new patients. There, you can also find information explaining the purpose of the trial, trial eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

Browse our Clinical Trials

Use the tools available below to browse our clinical trials that are currently enrolling new patients. There, you will also find information explaining the purpose of the trial, trial eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

The Rutgers Clinical Research Organization

ClinicalTrials.gov

Find out more about our Clinical Research Centers

Office of Research