RWJ Medical School opens research center with a goal of doubling clinical trials

New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson Medical School opened its new Adult Clinical Research Center Nov. 2, according to New Jersey Biz.

The new 11,000-square-foot research center replaces the previous center which was located on the third floor of RWJ's hospital in New Brunswick. The new facility is the latest move to deepen its strategic research partnership with New Brunswick-based Rutgers University.

The center will focus on making research readily accessible to investigators and patients to pave the way for more clinical trials at the medical school. Currently, there are 36 active and 20 pending trials; however, the new dedicated space should ease scheduling burdens and increase patient access, according to the report.

"Over the past two years, the number of studies has already doubled," Sunanda Gaur, MD, the Adult Clinical Research Center director, told New Jersey Biz.  "With our increased capabilities, we expect to experience continued growth, doubling the number of studies within three years."

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