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Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) serves as the umbrella organization for eight schools and seven centers and institutes focused on improving human health.

Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating with scholars and researchers throughout the university, RBHS established Rutgers as one of the largest academic institutions in the United States providing health care education, research, and clinical service and care.


Our Approach

Created by a historic 2013 merger, RBHS has rapidly developed into one of the nation’s premiere academic health care centers. Committed to a mission of excellence in biomedical and health care education, research, and patient care, we draw on insights from laboratory sciences and the clinical, behavioral, public health, and social sciences to train the next generation of health care providers and researchers and improve access to quality care.


Our Teaching

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We are one of the few academic health centers in the country with schools in the full spectrum of human health. We educate a corps of top-flight health care professionals.

  • Medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, public health, and biomedical science
  • 6,900 students
    • 2,335 undergraduate, 4,565 graduate
  • 1,572 full time faculty
  • about 1,500 degrees awarded annually

Working collaboratively with academic, research, and clinical units throughout the university and the region, we provide outstanding postgraduate training for residents and a vast range of continuing education options for health professionals.


Our Research

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Rutgers' health sciences research activity is the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. In the life sciences alone, Rutgers expends more than $450 million annually in research and development.

Our centers and institutes focus on a wide range of human health issues, and our researchers work collaboratively with others at Rutgers and affiliated research centers to learn from the full range of human experience.

RBHS research spans the spectrum from basic laboratory exploration to clinical care.


Our Patient Care

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Rutgers Health—our practice organization—unites health care providers across disciplines with a single focus: helping people and populations get well and stay well.

More than 1,300 providers—physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and behavioral health and addiction professionals—work every day to improve human health and access to the highest quality health care. We log more than 2.1 million patient visits annually at locations across New Jersey.

Because we study, teach, and practice all aspects of health care, the latest advances and discoveries inform our treatment of patients.

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