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Research Centers and Institutes at Rowan-Virtua SOM

We are proud to be home to several centers and institutes of excellence, which emphasize our dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration in education, service and research that is the hallmark of Rowan-Virtua SOM.

Research Centers and Institutes

The New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging
A multi-disciplinary research institute devoted to improving the health of the elderly.

The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
A nationally-recognized center for the study of child abuse and prevention.

The Cell & Gene Therapy Center
A translational research facility whose focus is on neurological diseases that can be treated using the latest gene transfer technologies and cell transplantation methods.

The NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute
Our physicians utilize a distinctive multi-disciplinary approach in this care program, including: physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional procedures, osteopathic manipulation, pain specialists and orthopedic surgery.

Rowan-Virtua Regional Integrated Special Needs (RISN) Center
The RISN Center is South Jersey's first primary care practice dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with complex special needs. As part of the integrated medical home model, primary care becomes the central point for care that is truly collaborative and patient centered. By maintaining primary care services through RISN, behavioral health and care-coordination services are able to then be embedded into our practice on all levels, providing comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible medical care from a team committed to prevention and wellness in all areas of life.

Center for Medical Weight Loss and Metabolic Control
In this program, we develop comprehensive, clinical approaches to overweight and obesity, and address co-morbid medical conditions, including metabolic control. We also focus on outcomes assessment. This positions our faculty and physicians to conduct research and educate students, residents and faculty to prepare them to address weight control in their own practices.

Clinical Trials at Rowan-Virtua SOM

In an effort to enhance the excellence, scope and efficiency of our clinical research activities, we offer clinical trials. These research-based studies give patients the opportunity to participate in potentially life-saving or life-changing treatments.

A clinical trial provides investigators, or researchers, the opportunity to act on a theory for a treatment, medical device, or procedure. Often, it is not known what the side effects of a new treatment may be, or how a new procedure compares to one already in use. Patients who participate in these studies provide researchers with invaluable information that can inform the future of a medical field, a treatment option, or the implementation of a medical device.