The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act brought sweeping changes to Rutgers University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and Rowan University.
The statute, which was signed by Governor Christie on August 22, 2012, became fully effective on July 1, 2013.
Rutgers includes all of the units of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey except the following:
The statute established the formation of several new governing and advisory bodies:
Furthermore, it added a chancellor for Rutgers–New Brunswick and expanded the Rutgers Board of Governors from 11 to 15 members, with eight appointed by the New Jersey governor and seven selected by the Rutgers Board of Trustees.
See a chart of the governance and administrative structure established by the statute.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) was formed as a major new health care education, research, and clinical division at Rutgers University. RBHS comprises most of the units of the former UMDNJ, several existing Rutgers units with key health-related missions, and two research units that historically were jointly operated by Rutgers and UMDNJ.
• Cancer Institute of New Jersey
• Graduate School of Biomedical
• New Jersey Medical School
• Robert Wood Johnson Medical
• Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
(formerly New Jersey Dental School)
• School of Health Related Professions
• School of Nursing
• School of Public Health
• University Behavioral Health Care
• College of Nursing
• Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
• Institute for Health, Health Care
Policy and Aging Research
Joint Centers and Institutes
• Center for Advanced Biotechnology
• Environmental and Occupational
Health Sciences Institute