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Our Team

Leadership

Arnold Rabson

Arnold B. Rabson, MD, Director

Laura Gallagher Chair of Developmental Biology; and Professor of Pharmacology, Pediatrics, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS

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Arnold B. Rabson is Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. After completing his MD at Brown University, Dr. Rabson moved to Harvard Medical School, where he pursued residency training in anatomic pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He then moved to NIH where he studied the molecular biology and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS and cancer. Dr. Rabson moved to Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1990 as a Resident Member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine.

Derek Sant'Angelo

Derek B. Sant'Angelo, PhD

Associate Director of Basic Science, CHINJ; Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Immunobiology, RWJMS; and Harold L. Paz, MD Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology

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Derek Sant’Angelo received his BS from the University of Michigan, and his PhD from Rutgers University. Derek was an HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale under the mentorship of Dr. Charles A. Janeway, Jr. and faculty member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. In 2011, Derek moved to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Director for Basic Science of the Child Health Institute.

Lawrence C. Kleinman, MD, MPH, FAAP

Lawrence C. Kleinman, MD, MPH

Vice Chair and Professor for Academic Development, Department of Pediatrics, RWJMS

Lawrence C. Kleinman is a pioneer and national leader in children’s health. He grew up in New Brunswick and has a BA in History from Rutgers College. His MD, from Wake Forest University, Larry completed Pediatric residency at UConn and served four years in the National Health Services Corps, the first pediatrician to provide care in one of the most medically vulnerable neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Administration and Staff

  • Arnold B. Rabson, MD
    Director
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    Suite: CHI 3211
    Tel.: 732-235-9523
    Email: rabsonab@rwjms.rutgers.edu  

    Kathleen M. Semler
    Program Administrator
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    Suite: CHI 3210
    Tel.: 732-235-9523
    Email: kathleen.semler@rutgers.edu

    Stephanie Peeters
    Program Assistant
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    Suite: CHI 3263
    Tel.: 732-235-3397
    Email: speeters@rwjms.rutgers.edu

  • Hsin-Ching Lin, PhD
    Research Teaching Specialist
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    CHI Lab: 3223
    Tel.: 732-235-4249
    Email: linh1@rwjms.rutgers.edu

    Louis J. Osorio
    Research Teaching Specialist
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    CHI Lab: 4233
    Tel.: 732-235-6573
    Email: osoriolj@rwjms.rutgers.edu

    Guillermo Cardona
    Principal Lab Assistant
    Child Health Institute of New Jersey
    CHI Lab: 3223
    Tel.: 732-235-4249
    Email: guillermo.cardona@rutgers.edu

     

  • Roger F. Grillo, MBA
    Business Administrator

    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Child Health Institute of NJ, Office 3268
    Cell: 908-705-3442
    Email:  roger.grillo@rutgers.edu

    Helen N. Akabogu, MBA, CRA
    Senior Grants Administrator
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Child Health Institute of NJ, Suite 3261
    Tel.: 732-235-9836
    Email:  akaboghe@rwjms.rutgers.edu  

     

Child Health Institute of New Jersey Board

  • Board Vice Chairs

    • William R. Downey
    • Jeffrey Gaier, JD, CFP, CLTC

    Board Members

    • Charles E. Denardo
    • Jeffrey L. Gitterman
    • George F. Heinrich, MD
    • Colleen Goggins
    • Audrey Gould
    • Canaan E. Himmelbaum, Esq.
    • Paula Kim
    • Roland Machold
    • Virginia M. Plaza, RPh
    • Conrad Plimpton
    • Rick Smith
    • Michael E. Sneed

    Ex-Officio Members

    • Roger F. Grillo, MBA
    • Denise P. Gavala
    • Amy Murtha, MD
    • Arnold B. Rabson, MD
    • Simon Li, MD
    • Wyndham Randall
    • Adam Short
    • Derek B. Sant’Angelo, PhD
    • Lawrence Kleinman, MD, MPH