HU Research Month Highlights Creativity and Learning

Dear Howard University Community,

HU Research Week has been renamed HU Research Month (April 1- 29, 2022) in order to expand the opportunity to celebrate and honor the outstanding research that is conducted by our faculty, students and research staff. In addition, the expansion to a full month better enables the Howard community to thank our external institutional partners who support HU research as many of these partners will be on the Howard campus throughout the month of April.

The widely accepted Research Symposium on April 27-29 will bring together students, faculty and research staff in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) to discuss their research findings with members of the Howard community, external constituents, and supporters from various federal and local agencies as well as representatives of the philanthropic and higher education community. Finally, the Howard University Undergraduate Research Journal Symposium and Awards Ceremony will take place on April 29.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

bruce jones, PhD

Professor and Vice President for Research

*Please see the calendar below for the full list of events.

Research Month April 2022

Wednesday, April 6th

1pm to 5pm

Pfizer 3D Drug Discovery and Development Workshop
Howard University Health Sciences Faculty and Students

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Kera Lawson, Executive Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University

Workshop facilitators:
dr Pamela Smith, Vaccines Medical Director, Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Megan Robinson, Director, R&D Scientific Learning

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, April 7th
3:30pm – 5pm

Success and Resilience Among Black Children of Incarcerated Parents

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Nicole Jenkins, College of Arts & Sciences

Speakers:
dr Britney Gatewood, Albany State University, Center for Educational Opportunity Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, HU, College of Arts & Sciences

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Monday, April 11
Noon – 3pm

Disinformation and Social Media During a Pandemic

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Keneshia Grant, HU College of Arts & Sciences

Speakers:
dr Roger Caruth, HU Cathy Hughes School of Communications
dr Keesha Middlemass, HU College of Arts & Sciences
dr Bahiyyah Muhammad, HU College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, April 12
Noon – 3pm

Howard Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI) Town Hall: Research Funding Opportunities Through RCMI

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Pamela Carter-Nolan, HU Graduate School

Speakers:
dr William Southerland, College of Medicine, Howard University
Location: Virtual Seminar

Thursday, April 14
Noon – 1pm
CETLA, “Let’s Talk”
Welcome and Introductions: Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Christian Okianer Dark, Officer of The Provost, Howard University
Speakers:
dr Morris Thomas, HU Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Location: Virtual Seminar

2pm – 4pm
Johnson and Johnson Innovation, JLABS: Engagement and Entrepreneurship to Advance Innovation
Welcome and Introduction: Mr Terry Adams, IP Marketing and Faculty Innovation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University

Speakers:
dr Michael Nestor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Friday, April 15
1pm – 1:30pm

Howard University-Brookhaven National Laboratory MOU Signing Ceremony
dr Wayne AI Frederick, President, Howard University Dr. Doon Gibbs, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory Virtual Signing Event

Monday, April 18

11 am – noon

Quantum Materials Research at the Nexus of Exascale Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing Seminar
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Tao Wei, HU College of Engineering & Architecture

Speakers:
dr Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California, School of Engineering
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

1pm – 2pm
NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Seminar
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Thomas Heinbockel, HU College of Medicine Speaker: David Lovinger, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

3pm – 5pm
NSF I-CORPS Symposium
Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Dana Hector, Executive Director, Research Administrative Services, Office of Research
Speakers/Presenters:
dr Grant Warner, HU College of Engineering & Architecture
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, April 19
1pm – 4pm

Logistics Management Institute (LMI) Symposium
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Michaela Amoo, HU College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University
Panelist:
dr Legand Burge, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University
dr Danda Rawat, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University Dr. Kim Barnette, LMI
dr Linda Bixby, LMI
Ms Julia Buffinton, LMI
Mr. Josh Malloy, LMI
dr Pamela Williams, LMI

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, April 20
3pm – 5pm

All of US Research Program & The Montague Cobb Health Institute Information Session
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Roger Mitchell, HU College of Medicine

Speakers/Presenters:
dr Shanta Whitaker, Engagement Counselor, All of US Research Program Dr. Randall C. Morgan, Jr., W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute

Location: Virtual Seminar

Thursday, April 21
Noon – 1pm
The Graduate School Publishing Workshop
Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Andre Lane, Senior Program Director, Office of Research and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Okianer Christian Dark, Howard University

Speakers:
dr Terri Adams, The Graduate School

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building Multipurpose Room

Friday, April 22nd
1pm – 3pm
Office of Research – Pitch HU Symposium
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor and Vice President for Research, Howard University

Speakers:
Mr. Terry Adams, IP Marketing and Faculty Innovation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University
Mr. Ajit Verghese, Co-Founder and General Partner, Humble Ventures

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Monday, April 25
Noon – 1pm

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Welcome and Introductions: Ms. Pamela Clarke, Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University

Presenters:
dr Narcrisha Norman National Science Foundation
dr Christopher Hill National Science Foundation Dr. Joel Schildbach National Science Foundation

Location: Virtual Seminar

Tuesday, April 26
10 am – Noon

DC FAR Research Student Symposium
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Mark Burke, HU College of Medicine

Presenters:
Banneker High School Students

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor Conference Room

1pm – 3pm

DC FAR Research Student Symposium
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Mark Burke, HU College of Medicine

Presenters:
Banneker High School Students

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor Conference Room

Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts Symposium, Candid Conversations on Arts and Research
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, Associate Dean for Research, Chadwick A.
Boseman College of Fine Arts

Faculty Presenters:
Mr. Douglas Bowles, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts
Ms Jacqueline Carmichael, Chadwick A Boseman College of Fine Arts
dr Raimi Gbadamosi, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts
Mr Alexander McSwain, Chadwick A Boseman College of Fine Arts Chinyerem Ohia, Chadwick A Boseman College of Fine Arts

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, April 27
8am – 4pm

The Research Symposium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

Thursday, April 28
9am – 11am
Frederick National Laboratory Seminar: New Cell Cycle Inhibitors Target Aneuploidy in Cancer Therapy
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Carla Williams, Interim Director, HU Cancer Center

Seminar Presenter:
dr Ethan Dmitrovsky, Frederick National Lab

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

1pm – 4pm
The Research Symposium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

Friday, April 29th
9 am – Noon
The Research Symposium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

2pm – 3pm
Brookhaven National Laboratory Seminary
Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Pamela Clarke, Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University
Seminar Presenter: Dr. John Hill, Director, National Synchrotron Light Source II & Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Energy & Photon Sciences, Nat’l Synchrotron Light Source II

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room
6pm – 9pm

Howard University Undergraduate Research Journal Symposium and Awards Ceremony
Welcome and Introductions: Ms. Joycelyn Moulden-Hughes, Office of Undergraduate Studies
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor and Vice President for Research, Office of Research Students:
Ms. Ahlina Archibald, College of Arts & Sciences
Ms Kirsten Branch, College of Arts & Sciences
Ms Lauren Bush, College of Arts & Sciences
Ms Alexandra Grayson, College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

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