Catalyst Symposium: Introducing the New Jersey Practice Based Research Network

Rutgers Institute for Health is delighted to announce the fourth Catalyst Symposium, “Introducing the New Jersey Practice-Based Research Network” on Thursday, June 3rd – Friday, June 4th, 2021.

The goal of this meeting is to commemorate the launch of a new initiative to increase the presence of New Jersey clinical practices in academic research by bringing together clinicians, researchers, and leaders across the country.

The two-day event will feature keynote speakers Dr. Shereef Elnahal, President and CEO of University Hospital Newark & former commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health; Dr. Andy Anderson, President and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group; Dr. Lawrence Casalino, Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medical College; and Alonzo L. Plough, Vice President of Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The learning objectives for this symposium are:

  • Understand the value of practice-based research
  • Identify opportunities for practice-based research in NJ

Registration can be found at, with CME credits available to interested attendees. Please send any questions to Oliver Lontok at

To learn more about the New Jersey Practice-Based Research Network, visit