There are four categories of RITMS membership and the following information is needed from each applicant:
membership requests will be forwarded to membership committee and all will be
reviewed by the RITMS Executive Committee.
Submit applications electronically or by paper to Mila Dunbar, MBA, Executive Administrative Assistant to Vice Chancellor Panettieri.
RITMS membership application
Attn: Mila DunbarChild Health Institute of New Jersey
Please add RITMS membership application to the subject line.
I. RITMS Investigator
Any member of the standing faculty at the Rutgers University is eligible to become a RITMS Investigator. To be appointed to this category the faculty member must have the following: (a) a major research theme in environmental health sciences or research program that fits into the mission of the Center; (b) peer-reviewed external funding and publication record in their area of interest; and (c) must either collaborate with other Center members or participate in Center activities. Junior faculty who have indicated that environmental health is a major research direction but have yet to receive independent federal funding are eligible for affiliate membership.
Nominations for appointment as a Center Investigator can come from any existing Center Investigator or COEC member and should be made to the appropriate Affinity Group Leader:
II. Community Outreach and Engagement Member (COEM)
Any member of the standing faculty at the Rutgers University is eligible to become a COEM. Applicants must have a sustained interest in working with individuals, communities, health-care professionals, or decision makers to improve the environment and public health. Faculty members with an educational or community outreach program with a focus on some aspect of environmental health may be appointed as a member of the COE. Members can come from Schools where there are education or outreach programs, which encompass some aspect of environmental health, and not exclusively from Schools where biomedical research is conducted. Nominations for appointment as a member of the COE can come from any existing Institute Investigator or COE member and should be made to the Director.
III. RITMS Affiliate Member
Affiliate members are either senior postdoctoral/clinical fellows (seeking a K-award) or junior faculty (Research Associates, Instructors, Research Assistant Professors, Assistant Professors) who are in formative stages of their career and seek mentorship to advance their careers. Individuals in this category are those who have yet to attain independent federal funding in environmental health sciences, have a desire to do so and seek mentorship from the Career Development Core. Individuals in this category may advance to full RITMS membership. Individuals in this category are appointed for a three year term only.
IV. RITMS Adjunct Members
Adjunct members are extramural environmental health scientists that are actively collaborating with RITMS members and by doing so enrich the mission of the Center. The collaboration may be either in research or COEM activities.
Center Investigator Reappointment:
All Center Investigators will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every three years. Reappointment will be based on the following factors:
All COE Members will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every two years. Reappointment will be based on the following factors: