Cooper’s 20-acre Health Sciences Campus comprises Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and the world-famous Coriell Institute for Medical Research.
Cooper University Hospital
Cooper University Hospital serves as southern New Jersey’s major tertiary care referral hospital for specialized services. Departments include MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Surgical Services Institute, Adult Health Institute, Cooper Heart Institute, Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, Cooper Neurological Institute, Women’s and Children’s Health Institute (home to the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, South Jersey’s only state-designated hospital for children, and The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper, which provides primary and multispecialty care), Urban Health Institute, Center for Population Health, Center for Critical Care Services, Center for Urgent and Emergent Services, and the Center for Trauma Services, which includes our Level I Trauma Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and active community trauma prevention education.
Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in South Jersey, with more than 630 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties. Care is available at more than 100 convenient outpatient offices and four Urgent Care Centers across the region. To learn more, visit CooperHealth.org.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, located on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden, is the cornerstone of Cooper’s partnership with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. At this four-story comprehensive cancer center, patients experience MD Anderson’s signature, multidisciplinary approach to care in a state-of-the-art setting close to home.
Coriell Institute for Medical Research
The Coriell Institute for Medical Research, an independent nonprofit dedicated to the study of the human genome, is recognized as one of the world’s leading biobanks, distributing biological samples and offering research and biobanking services to scientists around the globe. A pioneer in genomics, Coriell is examining the utility of genetic information in clinical care through the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) research study. The Institute is also unlocking the promise of induced pluripotent stem cells and their role in disease research and drug discovery.
Cooper Research Institute
The Cooper Research Institute (CRI) provides focused administrative and financial support for research to the Cooper Health System. CRI provides researchers with regulatory-mandated education, biostatistical support, and guidance through the Institutional Review Board. The institute helps researchers secure grants from government agencies, foundations, and industry, allowing them to continue Cooper’s long history of medical research.
Cooper faculty members conduct over 400 NIH foundation- and industry-sponsored clinical trials each year. Through basic and clinical research, researchers provide thousands of South Jersey patients access to cutting-edge treatment in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, critical care medicine, diabetes, orthopaedics, stroke, and surgery.
The Cooper University Hospital Simulation Laboratory (SimLab) is dedicated to advancing health care provider education at all clinical levels. Our goal is to achieve realistic, accurate, real-time medical simulation using state-of-the-art technology. Computer-generated scenarios, simulating acute medical conditions in lifelike mannequins/trainers, allow participants to develop skill sets in a safe, controlled environment removed from the clinical setting.
Facilitators trained in the use of computer-driven simulation adjuncts provide one-to-one and small-group instruction using lifelike mannequins. Attention is focused on maintaining a nonthreatening learning environment, providing adequate mechanisms for positive feedback and developing a supportive student-facilitator relationship.
The SimLab currently employs adult, pediatric, and specialty VR simulators to train residents in patient assessment, respiratory and cardiac arrest, acute airway emergencies, sepsis management, central line placement, laparoscopy, bronchoscopy, and endoscopy/colonoscopy. Motivated residents have an opportunity to be trained as SimLab instructors in areas of clinical interest. Course development is underway on team-building and crisis management.
The CMSRU/Cooper Hospital Library provides a wide range of information resources and services. The collection reflects the demand for access to electronic materials with over 5,000 e-journals and 1,700 e-books. A small print collection of 3,000 volumes contains textbooks, study/review books, handbooks and atlases. Both collections are supplemented by an efficient document delivery service. Reference librarians perform expert, comprehensive searches of databases and Internet resources on request and also offer a variety of training. Library resources are accessed through the home page at lib.rowan.edu/CMSRU.