Steering Committee

A steering committee, consisting of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) school and unit faculty representatives, as well as staff, student, community, principal hospital, and non-RBHS Rutgers faculty representatives, played an important role in the development of the strategic planning. The steering committee reviewed survey data, considered the future of health care, formed working groups focusing on potential signature programs, educational initiatives, and enabling structures, and submitted recommendations to Chancellor Strom.

The steering committee meets annually to review progress on strategic plan initiatives and make adjustments in the strategic plan as appropriate. Current steering committee members appear below.

Chair

Robert DiPaola
Director, Cancer Institute of New Jersey 
Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Committee Members

Michael Antoniades
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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Hank Ashforth
Student Representative, New Brunswick/Piscataway; Student, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Joseph Barone
Dean and Professor II, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
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David Bleich
Associate Professor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
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Joel Cantor
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Director, Center for State Health Policy
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 
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Judith Cohn
Director, Health Sciences Libraries, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences (Newark)
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Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom
Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Autism Research, Brain Health Institute 
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Francis Dixon
Executive Director, New Hope Baptist Church-New Hope Community Development Corporation (Newark)
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Susan C. Dolbert
Vice President for Development, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University Foundation
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Walter Douglas
Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Medical School
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C. Roy Epps
CEO, The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
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Cecile Feldman
Dean, Professor of Community Health, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
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Nancy Hamstra
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, University Hospital
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Dinah Jammal
Student Representative, Newark; Student, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
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Peter Lobel
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Kim Manning
Vice President, University Communications and Marketing
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Theresa Miskimen
Vice President for Medical Services, University Behavioral Health Care
Professor of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Pamela Ohman-Strickland
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
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Carlos Pratt
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, School of Health Related Professions
Director, Center for the Study and Promotion of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness 
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Mark Robson
Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health
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Stephen Shannon
Postdoctoral Student Representative; Postdoctoral Student, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Suzanne Willard
Associate Dean for Global Health and Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
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