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Clinical and Translational Research

Clinical and translational research is involved in improving 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”). An important principle of clinical and translational research is its transdisciplinary approach that includes perspectives from multiple fields and viewpoints working collaboratively with researchers, patients, and clinicians providing state-of-the-art health care.


New Jersey Accelerates Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) supports clinical and translational research by providing services, expertise, and financial resources; facilitates collaboration among partners; provides training and workforce development; and improves the public’s understanding of science and research.
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Clinical Research

Clinical research involves studies with human subjects that are patient-oriented and may include studying mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, development of new technologies, clinical trials, epidemiological and behavioral studies, and health outcomes and health services research.

Clinical Research Units

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.
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Clinical Trials Office

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.
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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are scientific research studies designed to find better ways to treat or prevent diseases. Rutgers supports nearly 300 clinical trials at any given time as hundreds of researchers move forward in the discovery of drugs, biologics, devices, preventive and therapeutic strategies, behavioral research, and other interventions to improve human life.
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Translational Research

Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science

The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science (RITMS) is an interdisciplinary program that combines expertise in cellular, molecular, genetic, and clinical science and includes faculty and trainees from across the university.
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RBHS schools offer clinical and translational research training through the following programs: