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our vision|  we strive to elevate everyone and rehumanize research.


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Research With a Heart is conveniently located within the Rutgers Infectious Disease Practice in Newark, NJ. We are one of only two sites funded by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the state of New Jersey and have been a research site since 2005. To date, we have have successfully enrolled over 2,000 participants.

our mission| provide access to equitable and inclusive research opportunities through community collaboration and engagement.


Research studies conducted at RWAH focus on a variety of high priority areas. Our primary work is focused on HIV prevention and treatment as well as management of HIV related comorbidities and complications in men, women and the LGBTQ community. In addition to studies on HIV and other infectious diseases (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Infuenza) our site also conducts studies focused on Opioid Use Disorder treatment. Studies are either industry funded or investigator initiated and are sponsored by one or more of the following organizations: the National Institutes of Health (NIH), DAIDS, AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), or International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT).

our values| community. integrity. compassion. innovation. transparency.


Clinical research is an essential tool used to help improve treatment and quality care of patients. We are committed to building research capacity and literacy in our community through consistent community engagement initiatives.