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An official recommendation to renovate the existing Medical Science Building came in 2015, with the release of the Rutgers 2030 Physical Master Plan, which described the Medical Science Building as outdated and in poor condition, with lab spaces that are “old and, at best, currently suited for dry bench research only.”

As the largest securer of federal research funding in New Jersey, Rutgers recognizes an acute need for modern, cutting-edge lab space where NJMS researchers can continue to build on the success of the school’s highly regarded research programs.

These efforts will help establish the school as a leader in medical education and as a national hub for researchers conducting groundbreaking and lifesaving research. In addition to new research facilities, the projected design will emphasize open floor plans and collaborative spaces for students and faculty to meet the project’s key strategic initiatives, which include:

  • Fostering interprofessional education
  • Improving research space
  • Increasing collaboration and a sense of community
  • Elevating schools
  • Enhancing clinical delivery