Rutgers takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research with the goal of improving human health. Our community of healers, scientists, and scholars is allowing Rutgers to deliver results that are transforming lives.
Bill Swayze was only 47 when he thought his life was over. That was until a Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School surgeon connected his brain to a battery-powered stimulator—about the size of a pocket watch—resulting in a quality of life he never thought possible after a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis at 29.
Rutgers School of Health Professions is partnering with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to offer a new Physician Assistant Program—the first faculty practice of its kind in the nation—that will improve patient care and expand clinical education.
A new Rutgers research center—crucial in developing treatments for cancer patients—hopes to double the number of clinical trials it offers in the next three years—and better serve patients, researchers, and sponsors. Watch the video.
With hookah use on the rise among young adults, the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine warns of the deadly carbon monoxide side effects and offers advice on how to mitigate the risks of this silent killer.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,500 infants under the age of one year die in the United States due to a sudden unexpected infant death, a grouping consisting of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed or unknown causes. The SIDS Info app developed by Rutgers medical experts puts safe sleep recommendations in the hands of health care providers and new parents.
Rutgers’ Eric Zwerling leads America’s sole noise control center, which trains investigators on how to measure sound levels to check compliance with local or state noise codes.
Researchers from Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and the School of Graduate Studies are closing in on an accurate test for schizophrenia that uses a portable device common in optometrists’ offices and is faster, less invasive, and more accessible to patients than current methods.