Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

RBHS Overview

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. 

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. 

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital, and other affiliates. 

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives. For more information on RBHS visit:  

The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Strategic Plan was presented by Chancellor Strom on October 13, 2014. The RBHS Strategic Plan is a five-year plan, concluding in 2019. The full version of the plan can be found here: 

The RBHS policy library contains the specific items related to legacy-UMDNJ/RBHS faculty, staff, and students. For a complete list of Rutgers University policies, see section 1, item 7.

RBHS Faculty Affairs:

  1. Faculty Resource page is a collection of many critical links including Reappointment and Promotion Guidelines, Faculty Union Contracts, and Faculty Survey:

RBHS Faculty Council: The mission of RBHS Faculty Council is to represent the RBHS faculty in matters that affect either the entire University or all of RBHS. It allows faculty members a formal mechanism to ensure that they play an active role in shaping the academic, educational, clinical, and public service missions and activities of RBHS and the University.

Contact: Simon Kramer, RBHS Faculty Council Administrator,

For the most up-to-date information and forms for the RBHS Appointments and Promotions process, please visit the RBHS Faculty Affairs website at

Together, Rutgers Health and RWJ Barnabas Health are forming New Jersey’s largest academic health system to care for you. Learn more about this historic partnership by visiting