RSDM News

No More Fears: Scholarship Recipient Shares Tips on Putting Patients At Ease

Carrie Stetler | June 7, 2019

In 2018, 61 students received scholarships from 38 donors. This year, RSDM kicked off the year-long Chancellor’s Challenge, which offers matching funds for all donors. Gifts benefit students like Jonathan Matute, who was awarded the Professionalism Scholarship last year. The scholarship is funded by Alumni and Friends of RSDM. We recently sat down with Jonathan for a Q&A.

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Faculty Alumnus Creates Endowed Scholarship for Student Mentors

Carrie Stetler | June 7, 2019

Every student admitted to RSDM has had some share of academic success, observes Dr. Mitch Gardiner. But not everyone can be a mentor to classmates. It’s a quality Gardiner wanted to recognize when he established an endowed scholarship for the Chancellor’s Challenge, which matches donations through 2019.

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Focus on Donors: Faculty and Alumna Draws from Past to Support Today’s Students

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

When Dr. Valerie Rico was an RSDM student in the 1980s, a visit to the administration office was something to dread.“A student never came down this hallway unless they were in trouble,’’ said Rico, RSDM’s Director for Academic Affairs and a Chancellor’s Challenge Scholarship Donor. “Today, the environment is much more open and welcoming to students.’’

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Scholarship Spotlight: A Student Leader on and Off the Ice

Carrie Stetler | April 1, 2019

Tom Viccaro can score goals and fix broken teeth if a stray puck inflicts damage. A fourth-year student – and class president – he is a member of the RSDM Bitewings, who will face off this year against the New Jersey Medical School Medwings in their annual hockey game, which raises money for charity. This year, proceeds from the event, held April 5 at the RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House at Newark’s Prudential Center, will go toward Robert Wood Johnson’s Child Health Institute. Viccaro is this year’s recipient of the LoMonaco Leadership Scholarship, created by RSDM faculty member Dr. Carmine LoMonaco.

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