R-N and UMDNJ: Working Together
Rutgers-Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have a long history of joint partnerships, which likely will increase when UMDNJ becomes a part of Rutgers University in 2013. In addition to many research collaborations among R-N and UMDNJ faculty, the following are a few notable endeavors.
Joint PhD Program in Urban Systems
Sponsored jointly by Rutgers-Newark, UMDNJ, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the program examines the complex interrelationships within urban environments, including the social, cultural, political, economic, geographic, organizational, and bioenvironmental factors that influence urban populations.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences
The Rutgers-Newark/UMDNJ program offers undergraduate students a unique combination of a liberal arts education and entry into the postgraduate health career of nuclear medicine technology. A multi-disciplined field, nuclear medicine uses radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease.
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program
Rutgers University and UMDNJ jointly award a bachelor of science in clinical laboratory sciences degree to undergraduate students in one of two majors: cytotechnology and medical laboratory science. Cytotechnologists are health professionals who practice diagnostic cytology, the examination of cells removed from all body sites to determine the presence of cancer or benign diseases.
Joint Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies
The joint bachelor of science in allied health technologies from Rutgers University and UMDNJ is a degree in respiratory care. Respiratory care involves the diagnosis, treatment and preventive care of patients with heart and lung disorders.