HU Research Month spotlights creativity and learning


Dear Howard University Community,

HU Research Week has been renamed HU Research Month (April 1 to 29, 2022) to broaden the opportunity to celebrate and honor the outstanding research conducted by our faculty, students, and research staff. Additionally, the extension to a full month allows the Howard community to better thank our external institutional partners who support HU research, as many of these partners will be on the Howard campus throughout April.

The highly acclaimed Research Symposium 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 of various federal agencies and local 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 April 29.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Bruce Jones, doctorate

Professor and Vice-President for Research

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

Research Month April 2022

Wednesday 6 April

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Welcome and introductions: Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Director of Studies and Dr. Kera Lawson, Executive Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University

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

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

Thursday, April 7
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Success and Resilience in Black Children of Incarcerated Parents

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

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

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

monday april 11
Noon – 3 p.m.

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
Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

tuesday april 12
Noon – 3 p.m.

Howard Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI): Research Funding Opportunities through RCMI

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

Speaker:
Dr. William Southerland, School of Medicine, Howard University
Venue: Virtual Seminar

Thursday April 14
Noon – 1 p.m.
CETLA, “Let’s talk about it”
Welcome and Introductions: Vice Provost Faculty Development, Christian Okianer Dark, Provost’s Officer, HowardUniversity
Speaker:
Dr. Morris Thomas, HU Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Venue: Virtual Seminar

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Johnson and Johnson Innovation, JLABS: Commitment and Entrepreneurship to Advance Innovation
Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Terry Adams, IP Marketing and Faculty Innovation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University

Speaker:
Dr. Michael Nestor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

friday april 15
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

monday april 18

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Research on quantum materials at the Nexus of Exascale Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing seminar
Welcome and introduction: Dr. Tao Wei, HU College of Engineering & Architecture

Speaker:
Dr. Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California, School of Engineering
Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
NIH, National Institute Seminar on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Welcome and introduction: Dr. Thomas Heinbockel, HU College of Medicine Speaker: David Lovinger, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NSF I-BODY Symposium
Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Dana Hector, Executive Director, Research Administrative Services, Office of Research
Speaker/Presenter:
Dr. Grant Warner, HU College of Engineering & Architecture
Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

tuesday april 19
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

Wednesday April 20
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All US Research Programs and Montague Cobb Health Institute Briefing
Welcome and introductions: Dr. Roger Mitchell, HU College of Medicine

Speaker/Presenter:
Dr. Shanta Whitaker, Engagement Advisor, All of US Research Program Dr. Randall C. Morgan, Jr., W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute

Venue: Virtual Seminar

Thursday April 21
Noon – 1 p.m.
The Doctoral School – Publishing workshop
Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Andre Lane, Senior Program Director, Office of Research and Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Okianer Christian Dark, Howard University

Speaker:
Dr. Terri Adams, Graduate School

Venue: Multipurpose room of the Interdisciplinary Research Pavilion

friday april 22
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Research Office – HU Pitch 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

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

monday april 25
Noon – 1 p.m.

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

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

Venue: Virtual Seminar

tuesday 26 april
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

Presenters:
Banneker high school students

Venue: Interdisciplinary Research Building, third floor conference room

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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

Presenters:
Banneker high school students

Venue: 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

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

Wednesday April 27
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The research colloquium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

Thursday April 28
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Frederick National Laboratory Seminar: Novel Cell Cycle Inhibitors Target Aneuploidy in Cancer Treatment
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Carla Williams, Acting Director, HU Cancer Center

Seminar presenter:
Dr. Ethan Dmitrovsky, Frederick National Lab

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The research colloquium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

friday april 29
9 a.m. – noon
The research colloquium
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brookhaven National Laboratory Seminar
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 and Deputy Director of the Associate Laboratory for Energy and Photon Sciences, Nat’l Synchrotron Light Source II

Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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 Research, Office of Research Students:
Ms. Ahlina Archibald, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Kirsten Branch, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Lauren Bush, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Alexandra Grayson, College of Arts and Sciences
Venue: Interdisciplinary research pavilion, multipurpose room

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