NJACTS draws leading academic, industry and community groups together to understand and address the health needs of New Jersey. Central to this is engagement with our community to ensure that our efforts respond to their priorities. Our goal is to conduct research with the New Jersey community, in the community and for the community, and yet, have impact beyond our state’s boundaries.


Resource for Investigators – CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focuses on translating evidence-based interventions into real-world settings to improve health outcomes in the broader community.

An open-source CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs has been developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program’s “Advancing Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in CTSAs” working group to support investigators at any stage of their D&I skill-building journey.  It provides a curated list of resource catalogs relevant to the conduct of D&I science. The materials include frameworks/theories/models, methods/measures, funding resources, practice resources, training, and health equity resources.  Click here to learn more.


CIRTification – A New Alternative to CITI for Community Partners

The rollout of CIRTification at Rutgers has begun. The CIRTification program provides research ethics training alternative for individuals in community organizations, with limited understanding of conducting human research and protecting potential research participants. This option provides training that focuses on establishing the skills in community partners to conduct human subject research effectively and safely in their communities.    

To learn more about the program at Rutgers, please visit this link CIRTification. 



This program is designed to provide researchers with rapid feedback from expert community members to ensure their research projects are culturally appropriate and relevant to the community.

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Through the ongoing New Jersey Healthcare Essential Worker Outreach and Education Study – Testing Overlooked Occupations (NJ HEROES TOO), we have gained a wealth of data on COVID-19’s effects, gleaned valuable learnings on attitudes toward testing and vaccines, and improved COVID-19 awareness in underserved communities.


Community Blog

Community-Engaged Undergraduate Scholars.

Community-Engaged Undergraduate Scholars.

During the winter break between the 2022-23 academic year semesters, The Office of the Dean of the College's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) partnered with the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) on an NIH...

Developing Doctors.

Developing Doctors.

The Rutgers–New Brunswick Health Professions Office, a program which benefits from donor support and alumni connections, helps students and recent grads to find medical jobs. Dr. Niranjana Rajan-Mohandas was struggling to find the right person to fill an open medical...