Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Faculty Mentoring Program

The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Faculty Mentoring Committee was formed in 2014, and consists of representatives from all of the schools within RBHS. These faculty were nominated by their deans for their prior activities in mentoring in their individual schools. The committee is chaired by Anne Mosenthal, MD, Professor and Chair of Surgery at the New Jersey Medical School and Kitaw Demissie, PhD, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and the School of Public Health.

The committee conducted a survey to gauge the needs, attitudes, strengths, and weaknesses of existing faculty mentoring. They held the first annual RBHS Faculty Mentoring Symposium on May 4, 2016, on the Scotch Plains campus, that serves as the Mentor the Mentor program with representatives from each of the schools.

The Harvey L. Ozer keynote address memorialized its namesake who was a mentor to countless faculty who owe their career successes to his guidance and mentorship. The members of the RBHS Mentoring Committee and the faculty that attended the symposium are creating school-specific mentoring programs with multidisciplinary memberships to ensure that all faculty have an opportunity to select mentors with knowledge in mentoring. Every junior faculty member appointed to an RBHS school currently has a mentor assigned to them. This program will ensure that these mentors received training in mentoring.