2015 HERS Leadership Institute Announcement

To the RBHS Community:

We are delighted to announce that three Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) faculty members have been selected to attend the prestigious 2015 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute. The RBHS attendees are: Barbara Gladson, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Health Related Professions; Shawna Hudson, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and Monica Roth, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These faculty members have been selected from a pool of applicants who responded to an open, RBHS-wide announcement. The selection process was conducted by an ad hoc committee of Professors Emeriti from various schools within RBHS. RBHS will support the tuition of the three faculty members selected to attend the program.

HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies, with a special focus on gender equity within the broader commitment to achieving equality and excellence in higher education. This competitive program features a 12-day higher education resource services leadership training course which provides a concentrated curriculum to help mid-career women in academia prepare to assume senior leadership roles.

Dr. Gladson is director of the Rutgers Biopharma Educational Initiative. Her recent research activities include multi-lingual patient targeted informatics to improve screening for cancer, and liver and heart disease, and enhanced clinical trial awareness in urban populations subject to health disparities.

Dr. Hudson is associate director in the research division in the RWJM Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Her recent research activities include extended cancer education for longer-term survivors in primary care.

Dr. Roth is an internationally recognized investigator in the field of Moloney Leukemia virus biology, the interaction of viral and host proteins and the integration of murine retroviral vectors.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Gladson, Hudson and Roth on this terrific achievement.

Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH

Robert Wieder, MD, PhD

Jeffrey L. Carson, MD
Provost–New Brunswick