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About the RWJMS Retired Faculty Association
The RWJMS-Retired Faculty Association was established in 2008 as a forum and resource for faculty who are retired or nearing retirement. It aims to facilitate engagement and participation of retired faculty in RWJMS activities, promote interaction with colleagues, and inform and advocate for benefits after retirement. I make my annual report here short; all our activities are documented and archived in our Newsletter.
The merger of UMDNJ and Rutgers University affects all of us and is proceeding, but loose ends remain. We believe that regarding retired faculty, there should be no different classes of retirees within the Rutgers family, and have been working towards that goal. A key issue has been the emeritus/a situation as legacy UMDNJ and RU rules differed. We are hopeful that the rule will be unified for the whole RU family.
I have been happy to see that Rutgers has formed an umbrella organization for retirees, the Rutgers University Retired Faculty and Staff Association (RU-RFSA), to guide the connections between retired faculty and staff and Rutgers University. Now, as this organization unfolds and we are a unit of it, please support it.
This past year many of you contributed to our Charity, the RFA Global Health Fund, in support of our medical students to work in distant countries in unfamiliar settings. I thank you for that. Your support allows those students who do not have travel funds to take advantage of this unique and possibly life-changing experience.
The RWJMS-RFA needs your support, and I encourage you to participate in the association: You can attend our meetings, contribute to the Newsletter (i.e., “News from Afar”, even write an article), support our Charity, and volunteer in the organization.
Eckhard Kemmann, MD
Any comments or suggestions can be emailed to Ruthe Geardino. Please include RFA in your subject header.
Mailing Address: RWJMS-Retired Faculty Association