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Health and Patient Care

Health and Patient Care

Rutgers is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university centers for the study of human health. We work together, sharing insights and advances at every stage in health education and research, and in health care delivery through our clinical services arm, Rutgers Health.

Shaping the Future
of Human Health

2.1+ Million
Annual patient visits to Rutgers Health practices 
470+
Clinical trials in process
1,300+
Clinical providers working to advance top-quality health care
 

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has eight schools and seven centers and institutes focused on improving human health.

Top faculty teach our exciting programs at locations in New Brunswick, Newark, and elsewhere around New Jersey. Courses of study range from undergraduate certificates to postdoctoral studies and joint degrees in medicine/pharmacy and medicine/law.

Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating with scholars and researchers around the university, RBHS establishes Rutgers as one of the largest academic institutions in the United States providing health care education, research, and clinical service and care.

Physicians

Pioneering Research

Pioneering Research

Martin Blaser

Martin J. Blaser

Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome and professor of microbiology

Advancing Inquiry

“What has become clear is that the relationship between humans and their microbiomes is a really important scientific frontier that will affect the practice of medicine. Knowledge of the microbiome is going to transform our knowledge of human health and medicine.”

Transformative Work

Blaser has dedicated the last 17 years of his prolific career to investigating the microbiome, which is the human equivalent of an environmental ecosystem. He is convinced that the misuse of potent antibiotics has thrown Westerners’ microbiomes out of balance.

Recognition

Blaser received the 2019 Robert Koch Gold Medal for his life’s work from the Robert Koch Foundation, which cited Blaser’s work on the biology of H. pylori, a bacterium found in the human stomach that causes ulcers.