Appointments & Retirements
January 20, 2016
Linda Hassler, associate clinical professor, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was elected to a second term on the Board of Directors of the National Gerontological Nursing Association.
Mary Jo Hoyt, director of education and capacity development, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Hatem E. Sabaawy, assistant professor of medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; director, Production GMP Facility for Cell and Gene Therapy; and resident member at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was selected by open access publisher Frontiers Community to be an associate editor of the stem cell research specialty sections published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Oncology, and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
December 16, 2015
Gary M. Heir, clinical professor and program and clinical director, Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was appointed section editor of Pain Updates for the Journal of the American Dental Association.
December 9, 2015
Radhika Balakrishnan, professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was appointed co-chair of the Civil Society Advisory Committee of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a group of international civil society leaders from diverse constituencies that serves as a strategic advisory body to UNDP senior management on key issues of policy and strategy.
November 11, 2015
Vicente H. Gracias was appointed senior vice chancellor for clinical affairs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) to serve as chief clinical officer and lead the growth and evolution of the RBHS clinical enterprise. Most recently, he was interim dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RBHS, where he is a professor of surgery.
November 4, 2015
Valerie L. Johnson, associate research professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, retired effective October 31. A faculty member since 1978, she conducted research as part of the Health and Human Development Project, the Rutgers Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center, and the Rutgers Alliance for Sustainable Risk Reduction.
Patrick Shafto, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, was appointed as a Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Data Science, the first term chair appointment at Rutgers–Newark.
Lee Slater, professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, was appointed as a Henry Rutgers University Professor in Geophysics.
October 28, 2015
Mark Robson, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named a distinguished service professor by the Rutgers Board of Governors.
October 21, 2015
Jayne Anne Phillips, distinguished professor, Department of English, and director, MFA in Creative Writing Program, faculty of Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, was named a Board of Governors Professor. Phillips is an internationally renowned novelist and short-story writer.
October 14, 2015
Appointments at the School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences:
Laura E. Liang was appointed associate dean for administration. She is also a faculty member in the school's Department of Health Education and Behavioral Science.
Marian Passannante was appointed associate dean for education. She is an accomplished educator with more than 30 years of experience in graduate education, especially in the fields of public health and preventive medicine.
Pamela A. Ohman Strickland was appointed associate dean for student affairs. She serves as an advocate for the student population.
October 7, 2015
David Allen was appointed chair of the Department of Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, where he is a professor. He is also distinguished research environment professor at Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England.
Cindy Ford, director of special academic programs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, retired effective October 1 after 25 years of service.
Michael Kennish, research professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named editor of the Encyclopedia of Estuaries, an international volume of the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary research knowledge and advances in estuarine science.
September 30, 2015
Joseph G. Barone was named senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He had been chief strategy officer and director of programs at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Reporting directly to dean Sherine E. Gabriel, Barone oversees all clinical operations for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group.
Brian Preston Harlow was appointed as the new director of the Rutgers University–Newark chorus. He succeeds John Floreen, who recently retired after 36 years and with whom Harlow had worked closely for several years.