The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science (RITMS) is an interdisciplinary program that combines expertise in cellular, molecular, genetic and clinical science under the direction of Dr. Reynold Panettieri. It includes faculty and trainees from across the university. All of the Institute’s trainees have appointments at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, but the Departments of Medicine, Pharmacology, Surgery, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cell Biology and Radiology are all represented, as well.
The RITMS maintains basic research laboratory space in the Child Health Institute of New Jersey Building. Our research program is devoted to understanding the pathogenesis of diseases and the pursuit of new and better therapeutics for treating them. The Institute supports research at the interface of basic and clinical science that focuses on developing these new and safer therapeutics. We also sponsor several educational, research, and training programs for students, staff, and faculty across the university. These programs are designed to facilitate training and research across the translational divide, from the cellular level to clinical trials. In addition to these programs, the Institute provides regular visiting professorships, a quarterly seminar series that highlights the best minds in translational research and several programs supporting the career development of junior faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.