Research & Training

As a premiere academic and health sciences university, UMDNJ's UBHC continues to expand its commitment to research, offering cutting edge technologies and new treatment alternatives to those who suffer from mental health or addictive disorders.

UBHC perpetuates the clinical research and training missions of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) while offering hope to those with serious and chronic illness who have not responded to available treatment. Our successes in this area have let to an enhanced quality of life for our patient and their families.

Turning knowledge into Practice
The Behavioral Research and Training Institute of UBHC works in partnership with the University and its academic partners to create new and more effective treatment options. Working with recognized research professionals from UMDNJ, the Institute's multidisciplinary staff of researcher and trainers supports initiatives that touch on all aspects of mental health. The Institute is recognized for its ability to rapidly transfer the knowledge it gains into applied practice through its professional training components.

Information That Serves the Community
UBHC is engaged in community and school-based services and research funded by a variety of public and private sources. The resulting studies have enhanced our abilities to raise the quality of life and care in the communities we serve. They include research on violence in our society and the application of research technology to addiction treatment, as well as a study of strategies for improving access to (and the effectiveness of) treatment for populations with special cultural and clinical needs.

What Else...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting a UBHC study of innovative and time-limited treatments for depression. Other NIH funded research includes the development and evaluation of psychotherapeutic interventions for treating patients with multiple, medically unexplained physical symptoms.