Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence, to conducting research that breaks new ground, and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege, undergraduate to graduate, postdoctoral fellowships to residencies, and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.
Led by chancellor Dr. Brian L. Strom, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) comprises nine 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–New Brunswick, including Piscataway, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, and Stratford, at Rutgers–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.
As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school's principal affiliate, they comprise New Jersey's premier academic medical center. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, and hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway, and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs.
UBHC is the primary training site for the program and maintains ongoing collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide extensive training for medical students as well as graduate students in psychology, social work, and psychiatric nursing. University Behavioral HealthCare is part of the largest network of behavioral health professionals in the state of New Jersey, with outpatient offices located throughout New Jersey and 56 inpatient psychiatric beds (24 adult and 32 child/adolescent), and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. At UBHC, experienced professionals provide a broad range of behavioral health and addiction services.