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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Rutgers: Dean Accepted into the Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals

Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Perry N. Halkitis, has been named an Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals fellow (FAcadTM).

The Academy is part of the European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM), which is a non-profit and neutral global healthcare organization whose principal objective is to enhance world-wide healthcare. Translational medicine (TM) or science is an interdisciplinary branch of the biomedical field supported by three main pillars: benchside, bedside, and community. The goal of TM is to combine disciplines, resources, expertise, and techniques within these pillars to promote enhancements in prevention, diagnosis, and therapies. Accordingly, translational medicine is a highly interdisciplinary field, the primary goal of which is to coalesce assets of various natures within the individual pillars in order to improve the global healthcare system significantly.

“I am honored to be an Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals Fellow and look forward to collaborating with other Fellows,” says Dean Halkitis, who is also the director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS). “I feel strongly that the rapidly growing discipline of translation medicine will be the future of healthcare. My rapidly expanding research program in Athens and our educational programs with Greek Universities align with the tenets of the commission.”