Letter from the Alumni Association President


Dear Alumni and friends:

I am delighted to introduce myself as the newly elected president of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association’s board of directors. I have served on the board the past four years, and am looking forward to continuing to build our alumni activities and strengthen the bond between our alma mater and all its alumni. Among my goals are to help connect alumni with similar interests and offer more opportunities for social activities, as well as raise more funds for students. Check our alumni website, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and update your email address to make sure you are receiving special alumni communications and invitations to these events.

Be sure to sign up for Career Night, on March 5, during which alumni return to the Great Hall to share their career paths with students and reconnect with their classmates. Alumni interested in further mentoring students can sign up for the alumni-student mentorship program, found at the alumni website. As part of this initiative, a database was created so alumni near and far can identify the ways in which they would like to help current students—shadowing, researching, speaking at lectures, or providing resources for residencies and away rotations.

Taking place on April 6, The Scholarship Gala will celebrate the milestone reunions of the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 at the Heldrich in New Brunswick. Click here to sign up. 

I am proud to report that many alumni, including the board, created new sponsorships as part of the Scholarship Challenge in 2018. I would like to personally thank you for your generous contributions to support students and encourage you to continue supporting students in 2019.

Looking forward to representing all alumni the next two years.


Elena Frid, MD ’06

President, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association