About the Division of Academic Medicine, Geriatrics & Community Programs

 

About Our Division:

The Office of General Internal Medicine is the largest division within New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Medicine. The division consists of more than 30 physicians and assistants that are dedicated to delivering high-quality primary care to patients. Ana Natale-Pereira, MD is the Chief of this division, a graduate of New Jersey Medical School and a strong community advocate.

The Office oversees the Section of Community Programs, Geriatrics and Health Services Research, which encompasses three ambulatory patient practices and clinical collaborations that extend beyond the UMDNJ campus and server the local community. Specifically, look to form strategic partnerships in the greater Newark area to create opportunities for the delivery of primary clinical services to benefit this community.

We have several community-based healthcare initiatives that are aimed at addressing barriers to quality healthcare. In February 2004 we began an outreach initiative with a community-based organization called “The Ironbound Community Corporation Health outreach Program.” We offer comprehensive preventive healthcare screenings at Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), located in the east ward of Newark. ICC provides social service and educational programs to the traditionally predominant Portuguese and Latino community in Newark’s East Ward. The division aims to continue expanding these initiatives to provide more on-site community healthcare services to other areas in Newark. Our ambulatory practices include:

  • UMDCare, a hospital-based practice at University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Newark
  • a practice at the UMDNJ Doctor’s Office Complex, 90 Bergen Street, Newark.

For more information regarding our Office and programs, please contact Aida Martin-Rivera, MHA, Divisional Administrator, at martina8@njms.rutgers.edu or (973) 972-7601.