Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
ChancellorBrian L. Strom
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban and Suburban

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is the umbrella organization for the schools and assets acquired by Rutgers University after the July 1, 2013 breakup of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While its various facilities are spread across several locations statewide, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is considered the university's fourth campus.[1][2][3][4]

This division of the university comprises the following schools, centers, institutes, and programs:


RBHS was created in response to the 2012 New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act that asked that UMDNJ be merged into Rutgers University.[5][6] Not all UMDNJ units became part of RBHS. Thus the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Stratford became part of Rowan University, and the University Hospital in Newark became a freestanding state-owned institution.

Rutgers Health[edit]

In 2016, Rutgers University’s Board of Governors approved the establishment of Rutgers Health as a new health care provider organization that would be the clinical arm of Rutgers University. Rutgers Health coordinates with Rutgers Health Group, a subsidiary nonprofit corporation that functioning as an integrated, interprofessional faculty practice plan with more than 1,000 Rutgers-based physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians and Rutgers Health Network, a grouping of teaching hospitals, community centers, medical groups, wellness centers and other affiliated entities and partners providing care through their relationship with Rutgers.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University Senate: Executive Committee Agenda, May 17, 2013 - 1:10 p.m. (2013). Quote: "in light of the UMDNJ integration taking place this July, forming the fourth campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)". Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  2. ^ Nurin, Tara. "Outspoken Rutgers Faculty Objects to School's New Strategic Plan", NJSpotlight, 18 February 2014. Quote: "...with Rutgers’ legislatively mandated takeover of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), the creation of a fourth (theoretical) RBHS campus". Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  3. ^ Lai, Jonathan, "Pritchett to step down as Rutgers-Camden chancellor", The Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 September 2013. Quote: "The university has a chancellor in each of its regional campuses, in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark, along with a fourth covering the new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division. The chancellors hold direct responsibility for their campus' daily operations". Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  4. ^ University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; State of New Jersey, Commission on Higher Education. UMDNJ Final Annual Institutional Profile, June 30, 2013 (2013), 187. Quote: "The legacy UMDNJ Schools as well as biomedical schools/units from Rutgers University were designated a fourth "campus" of Rutgers University, the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) campus." Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Legislative History of the NJ Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act". Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Kelly Heyboer, Megan DeMarco (August 22, 2012). "Gov. Christie signs higher N.J. higher education merger bill". Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Board of Governors Approves Creation of Rutgers Health | Rutgers Today". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  8. ^ "Rutgers Health". Rutgers Health. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  9. ^ Rutgers (2016-04-06), Introducing Rutgers Health, retrieved 2018-03-14

External links[edit]