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A five-year career detour working as a ski instructor set Jean-Francois Daneault on the path to becoming a researcher of neurological diseases. Read the latest in a Rutgers Today  ongoing series profiling new faculty across the university to learn more about what led Daneault to Rutgers School of Health Professions, where he is working to find a marker in the brain that would identify people at risk for Parkinson’s disease.

Jean-Francois Daneault


Rutgers School of Health Professions wrapped up a year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary with celebratory events this month for students, faculty and staff. “Since 1976, our school has experienced many changes,” Dean Gwendolyn Mahon said at a faculty and staff dinner reception on Monday, Sept. 25. “We have developed a vast array of education initiatives. We have graduated over 12,000 health professionals. We expanded from one campus to five physical campuses and gained 40 academic partners.” Learn more.


SHP Staff Member Elected to RU Senate

Meet Fatmata Kabia, our SHP Staff Senator to the Rutgers University Senate. A Program Support Specialist in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Fatmata looks forward to working alongside other senators by being a voice on issues that affect members of the University. The Rutgers University Senate is the only advisory and legislative body that represents the entire community of faculty, students, staff, administrators and alumni to the Rutgers' president and boards. It serves as the principal advisory body to the president. Learn More

Message from Chancellor Strom Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

To the RBHS Community:

As a community of scientists and health care professionals, we at RBHS regularly engage with international colleagues to explore innovative pathways to discovery, engage with underserved populations, and provide clinical care to our patients. Our fields of study and professional practices do not limit themselves within narrow boundaries, but look outward to the broader world. Healthcare itself is being increasingly viewed through a lens which embraces a truly global field of vision.

Many of us, and our colleagues across Rutgers University, are therefore troubled about the way our nation has turned its view inward regarding immigration. President Trump?s executive order concerning immigration and refugee status promulgated on Friday embodies these concerns. As Rutgers President Barchi?s statement from this weekend articulates, the University and RBHS are currently assessing which of our faculty, staff, and students may be impacted by the executive order. We are gathering facts and information to present to our federal representatives to demonstrate the full impact of the executive order on our university and the patients, families, and communities we serve. In the meantime, various resources within the University have been identified to assist those in need. These include:

? Rutgers Center for Global Services - (848) 932-7015

? Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic - 973-353-5292

? Student Health Services

? University Behavioral Health Care counseling, available 24/7 - 800-969-5300.

Recent communications from President Barchi emphasize a variety of actions the University is taking to support members of our community including:

? Protection of the privacy of all our students and their records

? Vigorous advocacy for the continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy

? Support for the BRIDGE Act to preserve DACA protections currently in effect

? Rutgers University police do not inquire nor record the immigration status of students or other persons, unless a serious crime has been committed

? All Rutgers students, regardless of their campus or school location, have access to the services provided by the law school?s Immigrant Rights Clinic.

We will provide you with updates as this situation continues to unfold, thank you for your continued commitment to our patients and communities.


Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH Chancellor

Executive Vice President for Health Affairs


Responding to an urgent, growing need in the U.S. health care industry, Rutgers School of Health Professions and Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations are jointly launching a Certified Health Care Manager™(CHM) Program, beginning in February. The 30-module course, which will span three semesters, will train health care managers to better understand and work with the complicated requirements for measuring how care is being provided in a rapidly changing health care field. Enrollment is open now. Learn More

Overcoming Obstacles: Educational Opportunity Fund knocks down barriers to Higher Education

For students from low income levels, the key to academic success has been the Educational Opportunity Fund, which provides academic, financial, and social support. Meet SHP alumni, who said the program put them on path to a degree. Read More


New Certified Health Care Manager? (CHM)?Program Will Help Meet the Demands of a Changing Health Care Field

Responding to an urgent, growing need in the U.S. health care industry, Rutgers School of Health Professions and Rutgers School of Labor Relations Management are jointly launching a Certified Health Care Manager(TM) certificate program, beginning in February.The 30-module course, which will span three semesters, will train health care managers to better understand and work with the complicated requirements for measuring how care is being provided in a rapidly changing health care field. Learn more.

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Peter Basto Wins National Teaching, Mentoring Award

The Rutgers School of Health Related Professions is proud to announce that Peter Basto, assistant professor and director of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation associate degree program, was honored with the national LeRoy Spaniol Award. Read more.

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Rutgers School of Health Professions Celebrates Convocation at NJPAC

NEWARK, N.J. –The Rutgers School of Health Professions celebrated the graduation of 570 students at Convocation 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 13. Read more.

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Meet New RU Senate Student Rep Saanie Sulley

Introducing Saanie Sulley, our SHP student representative to the Rutgers University Senate.  A student in the biomedical/healthcare management informatics doctorate program, Saanie looks forward to being a voice for students in the Senate from now through 2017.  Read more.

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Director for Strategic Initiatives and Planning - Ms. Alexis Fulks

In her new role as the director of planning and strategic initiatives for SHP Alexis will oversee the day-to-day operations of high-priority projects/initiatives including the strategic plan, faculty development initiatives in collaboration with Dr. Ken Gill and the Dean's office, Interprofessional education initiatives in collaboration with Dr. Alma Merians and the Dean's office , the state authorization initiative in collaboration with Dr. Ann Tucker and Enrollment Services, and will serve as the liaison to Rutgers office of Governmental Relations.

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SHP's Viewbook

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Questions about Plagiarism?

Need help with citations? See what you need to know about Plagiarism, from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, funded by the IOTLA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey:

Federal student privacy statute (FERPA)

The U. S. Department of Education has published a short, informative pamphlet concerning the federal student privacy statute (FERPA) and safety concerns at universities. You can access the pamphlet at

If you have any questions concerning student privacy and permitted disclosures, please contact me and I'll try to help.


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