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Dean's Letter: Volume 1

The unique human capacities for self awareness and imagination make it possible for us to take control of our lives. In doing so, we are able to fulfill our capability to effect change and bring order to an otherwise hectic world. Within these unique capacities, it is critical to recognize that communication is the lynch pin for all we endeavor. There are, however, two participants, the speaker and the listener....

Dean's Letter: Volume 2

The word "change" frequently invokes a response that engenders those actions we all learned in undergraduate physiology: fright, flight, or fight. Our natural protective instinct guides us to first consider the negative impact on self before considering the positive global effect....

Dean's Letter: Volume 3

This past academic year has been productive and challenging. The students, faculty, and your alumni colleagues have achieved levels of success that should engender pride in both themselves and our school. This is particularly remarkable because the outcomes of their efforts are products of an unswerving dedication and cooperative partnering to achieve common goals as well as a high level of team spirit....

Dean's Letter: Volume 4

The success of any organization is measured by how effectively it meets its mission and goals. As a school within an academic health center, we must accept the responsibility not only to ensure organizational success, but also to continuously elevate the educational, research, and patient care standards of our professions. We must evaluate the product that results from investment of our valuable resources...

Dean's Letter: Volume 5

When Ms. Isabel Miranda, chairperson of the UMDNJ Board of Trustees and Dr. Stuart Cook, president of UMDNJ, asked Dr. Robert Saporito to be Acting Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and me to be Acting Dean of NJDS, I have to admit I was honored but a little nervous...

Dean's Letter: Volume 6

Now that we're actually in the second millennium and most of the fanfare about its arrival has died down, I've been thinking about how rapidly our profession has advanced and what developments we can anticipate happening in just the next 10 years...