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Academic and Research Partnerships



The David & Alice Jurist Research Center, opened in 2000, has significantly expanded since to strengthen and support various HackensackUMC research initiatives at both clinical and basic/translational levels. Today, the David & Alice Jurist Research Center is home to the Department of Research’s administrative offices, its scientists’ research laboratories, and the Department of Biological Resources (DBR).
HackensackUMC is New Jersey’s top independent hospital recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funds. It has 12 basic and translational scientists and 95 clinicians actively involved in clinical research. We are proud to participate in: 610 active research studies, 12 federally-funded grants, and 10 private foundation grants.



In January 2011, the MOLLY and LINDSEY Diabetes Research Foundation and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)—a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School—joined forces to find the cure for type 1 diabetes.
Together, the Hackensack-Miami DRI Federation Project was formed. It is a think tank of East Coast specialists who will fast-track the best research ideas coming out of the labs and put them to the test in clinically meaningful ways, thus shortening the path to a cure for those with type 1 diabetes.


In early 2013, Hackensack University Health Network announced new innovative partnerships with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Clinical collaboration with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to establish a Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Currently, HackensackUMC’s Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program is among the largest programs in the world providing these services. Since the program’s inception, there have been seven successful transplant operations.
Affiliation with the Georgetown University School of Medicine to provide academic appointments to HackensackUMC Emergency Medicine faculty.
An oncology affiliation agreement between the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center, and our John Theurer Cancer Center, to foster robust collaboration among clinicians and researchers from both institutions. In late 2013, there was a successful site visit to the John Theurer Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), representing the beginning stages of becoming recognized as an NCI-designated facility. This designation would place the John Theurer Cancer Center among an elite group of only 68 nationally-recognized cancer programs of excellence.



The Hackensack University Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program – Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) is an ASHP accredited 12-month program affiliated with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The program design utilizes a clinical focus, research project and administrative exposure to provide the resident with a multi-level educational experience and a strong foundation in pharmaceutical care. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with multiple health care professionals, students, patients and the community to build medication management skills. Active participation with the clinical research preceptors allows the resident to develop an understanding of the research approval and monitoring process. By fostering personal and professional development throughout the year, the resident successfully completing this program will be proficient in providing pharmaceutical care in a multidisciplinary environment across the continuum of care. They will be required to demonstrate professional maturity by exhibiting commitment to the profession and lifelong learning, monitoring their own performance, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.
Learning Experiences Offered include:
  • Cardiac/Medical Critical Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine/Pharmacokinetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management/Medication Safety
  • Surgical Critical Care/Nutrition
  • Ambulatory Care experiences are available longitudinally in the Infectious Disease Clinic.
The resident will receive comprehensive orientation and training, as well as a dedicated time to work on his/her residency project. Residents are required to obtain licensure in the State of New Jersey in order to fulfill staffing responsibilities.
Residents in the program receive a benefits package, sick leave, two weeks paid vacation, discount meals, professional travel reimbursement, and free parking.
Learn more about the program here



St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. The University's over 11,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. St. George's University's medical clerkships provide students the opportunity to learn medicine in some of the best-known hospitals in the world. The clerkships at these hospitals conform to the curriculum, course descriptions, and educational goals of St. George's University School of Medicine, and are monitored carefully through site visits and faculty meetings. During the clerkships students are taught by over 800 clinicians and in addition are overseen by an appointed Director of Medical Education at each clinical center.



On June 20, 2012, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, and HackensackUMC partnered to introduce joint biomedical educational programs that provide undergraduate and graduate students with advanced clinical education experience.
This partnership is a continuation of our Research Collaboration Agreement with Stevens, which has formed various research initiatives since 2009.
  • Under this Affiliation Agreement, HackensackUMC and Stevens introduce joint biomedical educational programs that provide undergraduate and graduate students with advanced clinical education experience.
  • As part of this affiliation, HackensackUMC faculty has appointments at Stevens Institute of Technology.


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