Research Center Profile:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vivien Hsu, MDMedical DirectorUMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolClinical Research Center
51 French Street, PO Box 19
Acute Care Building, 3rd FloorNew Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019USA(732) 418-8484(732) 418-8480 (fax)View Map
Currently Enrolling Trials
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
The Clinical Research Organization at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) assembles the expertise, resources, intellect and motivation of faculty and staff across three medical schools and a dental school, six clinical research centers, and the technical and scientific capabilities of a state-wide institution to conduct clinical research in nearly all therapeutic areas. Each school and campus provides their own set of comprehensive research activities and is supported by a core of shared administrative competencies in human subjects protections, financial management, legal management and technology transfer. The CRO provides a portal into the University to select services at specific sites, or concurrent services at multiple sites across the state; it matches internal capabilities with external constituents. A full description of our main biomedical research schools can be found at the following CenterWatch.com links:
The UMDNJ CRO may be reached by contacting Ms. Debbie McCloskey, RN, BSN at CRO@umdnj.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is one of three medical schools at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and is located in New Brunswick, NJ, an epicenter of top health care providers and pharmaceutical research companies. The School has 22 basic science and clinical departments with nearly 2500 faculty on its three regional campuses. It also includes six major institutes and integrates diverse clinical programs conducted at hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the state. Major institutes include:
University of Medicine and Dentistry
UMDNJ, founded in 1970, has eight schools located throughout New Jersey. Our main campuses are Newark, Piscataway/New Brunswick, Stratford and Camden. Our campus collectively inhabits 185 acres, 64 buildings, 7.2 million square feet.
Our Schools include:
UMDNJ Clinical Research Organization
Our health care system includes:
UMDNJ-RWJMS participates in all phases of research, including Phase I, II, III, IV trials as well as outcome and epidemiological research. RWJMS departments include:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School integrates diverse clinical programs conducted at hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the state. The school has three campuses in New Jersey: Piscataway, which houses much of the didactic education; New Brunswick, which focuses on clinical education; and Camden, which focuses on clinical education. RWJMS has two principal teaching hospitals
Core facilities provide the research community with specialized instrumentation, services and methodology. The core facilities area located throughout the campuses, allowing for accessibility by all faculty, staff and students.
The RWJMS Adult Clinical Research Center (CRC) brings together basic, clinical and translational researchers to develop novel and productive research projects and facilitates interactions with industry sponsors and collaborators in the performance of clinical and translational research. The CRC provides access to highly trained and dedicated research staff with expertise in Phase I – IV clinical trials. The CRC also offers access to a highly trained, dedicated research staff with expertise in Phase I-IV clinical trials. CRC staff offer nursing, pharmacy, and clinical laboratory services for all clinical trial needs, including regulatory, administrative, educational and operational protocol support. In addition, the CRC facilitates interactions between industry sponsors and faculty collaborators in the performance of clinical and translational research.
The CRC mission is to
Easily accessible, the CRC is located at the heart of the Robert Wood Johnson University Health System for the easy placement of clinical trials. The 15,817 GSF include:
The pediatric CRC in the CHINJ, conceived seven years ago, is self-contained, including four beds, a children’s playroom, laboratory, a waiting area and exam rooms. Trials come through the private and public sponsors. New therapies in all stages of development are tested on young children and teens for conditions as varied as cystic fibrosis, kidney disease, systemic infection, diabetes, migraine, digestive problems, HIV, and blood irregularities caused by cancer chemotherapy.
The Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine Division of EOHSI examines the consequences of environmental and occupational exposures using experimental and observational methods on human subject in a controlled exposure facility. Its efforts are funded mainly by NIOSH, NIEHS, DOE, USEPA, and other sources. This EOHSI division includes over 30 full- and part-time staff, augmented by associates from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers-Cook College, and the regional occupational medicine community.
CINJ is one of the nation’s 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the only one in New Jersey. The Institute delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children, and conducts cutting-edge cancer research. CINJ’s research programs and core facilities enhance and support the activities of over 250 faculty members, whose activities typically enroll more than 1,000 patients in clinical trials annually. CINJ not only conducts trials at the main facility, but helps bring clinical trials to communities throughout the entire State of New Jersey. Special CINJ faculty collaborate with local community physicians to bring the strengths and expertise of CINJ providers closer to home. Participants may be able to participate near their own community, eliminating the need to travel to the main facility in New Brunswick, and receive health care from a team they already know. Dispersing clinical trials also supports research goals by increasing the access to trial enrollment.
The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a cooperative service with the Department of Pharmacy of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Laboratory Services which serve the RWJMS community include:
Core Facilities for the RWJMS community include:
The school has significant experience in nearly all levels of clinical research in the full breadth of therapeutic areas. As investigators and scientists, our faculty are internationally known as prominent leaders in their respective fields. As physicians, they are motivated to improve not only the general health status of our state, country and world at large, but are also dedicated to applying the best medical care to each patient.
The research staff has extensive experience in initiating and conducting clinical research projects of all phases and magnitudes. Their expertise includes, but is not limited to, study coordination, data and project management, human rights protection, patient safety and Good Clinical Practices, regulatory compliance, contracts and budgets, and coordinator support for new investigators. Our staff is well versed in acting as a central contact for sponsors and CROs.
We serve an economically and ethnically diverse patient population from the entire state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.
Open Clinical trials actively recruiting patients at RWJMS registered with the federal government at ClinicalTrials.gov are listed below. Please choose the appropriate conditions to see the actual titles and descriptions of clinical trials being conducted here at RWJMS. This listing includes Clinical Trials at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Additional Contact Information
Ms. Debbi McCloskey, RN, BSN
New Brunswick, NJ
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