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    RBHS Faculty Funded through Chancellor’s and President’s Diversity Initiative

     

    For an academic health center, the demonstrable benefits of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body are myriad. From enhancing the educational experience for our students, improving recruitment and retention, to increasing patient access to care – we all benefit from a welcoming and supportive environment. While Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is more diverse and inclusive than many of our peer institutions, if not most, we can take additional steps through conscious efforts, strategic planning, and meaningful investment to become truly representative and reflective of New Jersey, our very diverse State.

    The President’s Office developed the program to foster the recruitment of tenure track and tenured faculty recruits which funds up to 50% of select diverse faculty recruits for up to three years. The RBHS Chancellor’s Office provides additional funds to recruit up to three new diverse faculty members per year for their first two years, irrespective of faculty track.

     

    RBHS Faculty Recruits Supported by the President’s Diversity Program

     

    2019-2020

    Modupe Coker, Assistant Professor, School of Dental Medicine

    Keri Lundsford, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Jaya Satagopan, Professor, School of Public Health

     

    2018-2019

    Hyung Ahn, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Ioana Carcea, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Vivian Li, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

    Advathia Madireddy, Assistant Professor, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

     

    2017-2018

    Nataki Douglas, Associate Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Pamela Valera, Associate Professor, School of Public Health

     

    2016-2017

    Perry Halkitis, Dean, School of Public Health

    Emi Shimizu, Associate Professor, School of Dental Medicine

     

    2015-2016

    Olga Jarrin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

     

    RBHS Faculty Recruits Supported by the RBHS Chancellor’s Diversity Program

     

    2019-2020

    Luis Alzate-Duque, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Renata Korczak, Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions

    Vincent Silenzio, Professor, School of Public Health

     

    2018-2019

    Ehimare Akhabue, Assistant Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Victor Cueto, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

    Jose Centeno, Professor, School of Health Professions

     

    2017-2018

    Wei Huang, Assistant Professor, School of Dental Medicine

    Jeffrey Kwong, Professor, School of Nursing

    Shristi Rawal, RBHS Instructor, School of Health Professions