Research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School covers a broad spectrum, from clinical and basic studies designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases to fundamental studies exploring new areas of molecular biology, biotechnology, and informatics. This range of leading research provides a wealth of research training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and medical students.

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is comprised of 20 academic departments on its two regional campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey. In addition, the medical school is home to several major interdisciplinary research centers. At the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, faculty conducts basic research in cell and developmental biology, molecular genetics, and structural biology. The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) is dedicated to a broad understanding of health effects associated with environmental and occupational chemical exposures and to the development of public policies related to these exposures. The Child Health Institute of New Jersey will become a comprehensive biomedical research center focused on molecular genetics and development that will address childhood diseases by integrating new knowledge into education, research and treatment. The Cardiovascular Institute is dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular disease treatment, research, education and community outreach through its four major focus areas: clinical trials, cardiovascular pharmacology, disease management and clinical outcomes, and biomedical engineering. The research programs of the school are described in greater detail in the home pages of the individual departments and institutes, the descriptions of the available core research facilities, and in the profiles of the faculty.

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School also collaborates with Princeton University in the conduct of biomedical research. The medical school has a strong commitment to the recruitment and mentoring of new faculty. Another strength has been our commitment to the training of physician-scientists through our MD/PhD program.