Mentoring Committee: A RBHS-wide mentoring committee serves the needs of junior faculty of all disciplines in all RBHS schools and institutes. The goals of the mentoring team are to assist faculty with career advancement, improve faculty recruitment and retention, increase diversity of faculty, increase faculty satisfaction, improve productivity and career satisfaction for all faculty, and become a national center of excellence in faculty mentoring. In May 2016, the committee organized the first annual day-long faculty mentoring symposium. The next annual symposium is planned for spring of next year.
Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program is designed to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of Rutgers faculty by providing the infrastructure, training, and facilitation that enable faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships with faculty beyond the departmental level.
OASIS Leadership & Professional Development Program is a semester-long program with approximately 25 female faculty participating in workshops, networking, peer mentoring, and individual coaching.
Program for Early Career Excellence (PECE) is designed to support Rutgers’ mission to recruit, retain, and advance a diverse faculty. It is a cohort-based program for early career faculty participating together over a three-year span. The program addresses the needs of all new faculty and includes a focus on factors that have differential impact on underrepresented groups.
Faculty Training Program in Clinical Research: A one year training program for dental school faculty members interested in clinical research has been established in the Sjogren’s Syndrome Clinic (SSC) at the NIDCR’s Gene Therapy and Therapeutics Branch. The SSC is located within the NIH hospital (Clinical Center). Successful applicants must hold a DDS/DMD degree, or equivalent, and have an active license to practice dentistry in any of the 50 states. Individuals will be full participants in ongoing clinical trials in the SSC, as well as participate in the development of new protocols directed at novel biological treatments for salivary gland diseases. Optional graduate level supplementary formal coursework is available if desired.