RBHS’ five Clinical Research Units in New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Newark provide Rutgers investigators with access to trained clinical research clinicians as well as clinical space to conduct study visits and procedures.
Research In Focus
From Bench to Bedside and Beyond
Basic, clinical, translational, and population health research at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) aims to improve patient and community health by accelerating basic science discoveries made in the laboratory (“bench”) to their application in clinical practice (“bedside”) and in the community and policy (“beyond”).
Basic biomedical research advances our foundational knowledge about the mechanisms that affect development and function, ranging from individual molecules to the many complexities of human life, including diseases and other factors.
RBHS clinical research is patient-oriented and involves human subjects. Studies may focus on the mechanisms of disease, therapeutic interventions, development of new technologies, behavioral and epidemiological factors, health outcomes and health services, clinical trials, and more.
The RBHS Clinical Trials Office improves the quality and efficiency of the clinical trials conducted at RBHS by centralizing administrative functions and harmonizing processes and procedures across RBHS.
Clinical trials are scientific research studies designed to find better ways to treat or prevent diseases. Rutgers supports more than 470 clinical trials at any given time with the goal of improving human life.
Translational research aims to bring knowledge and discovery generated through basic research into real-world clinical settings.
The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science (RITMS) is an interdisciplinary program that combines expertise in cellular, molecular, genetic, and clinical science.
New Jersey Accelerates Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJACTS) supports clinical and translational research at Rutgers by providing expertise and other resources, and enhancing the public’s understanding of science.
Population Health Research
Population health research focuses on factors that influence the health of entire populations or groups of people. It addresses the distribution and determinants of health outcomes, potential health disparities among subgroups, and the impacts of different policies and interventions.
RBHS schools offer research training across many focus areas, from master’s programs at the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Health Professions to certificates at the School of Public Health.