Safiya Omari, Ph.D. has been selected as the third director of the JSU Center for University Scholars. An associate professor of social work and health sciences, Omari is also the director of the Southern Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Research and Training. Recently, she served as chief of staff to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Dr. Omari earned the doctorate in experimental social psychology from Northeastern University. Her current research interests include mental health, effects of gender, race, and culture on health behaviors and psychological well-being, violence against women, and discriminatory stress.
Dr. Omari will focus on expanding the visibility of the Center for University Scholars and its activities and supporting the research interests and teaching performance of JSU faculty.
Dr. Victor Ifedayo Ogungbe, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received three grants worth nearly $400,000 to expand his research in chemical biology, drug discovery and structural biology. The awarding entities are the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation Mississippi ESPCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research/Institutional Development Award) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. After joining the faculty at Jackson State in January 2013, Ogungbe participated in the second cohort of the Academy for Research and Scholarly Engagement.
Staff members of the Division of Research and Federal Relations will present a workshop on research compliance procedures including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. Join us on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium on the second floor of the H.T. Sampson Library. Please register for the workshop using the form below.
Join us for an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at Jackson State University on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center. (The Senate Chamber is on the third floor to the left of the main elevators.) This discussion is designed for probationary faculty and faculty seeking a refresher.
Dr. Gloria Billingsley, associate professor of public policy and administration presents her talk, "Redistributing Power: The Reversal of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act" on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Holden Reading Room on the fourth floor of the H.T. Sampson Library. The JSU Center for University Scholars hosts this brown bag research talk and provides light refreshments (typically sandwiches and beverages). Feel free to bring your lunch and bring a friend!
On March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., the Center will sponsor a Third Year Review Workshop for new and probationary faculty. It will feature Thomas Calhoun, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Ricardo Brown, dean of the College of Public Service. The workshop will occur in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center. (The room is on the third floor of the JSU Student Center.)
Members of the JSU Office of Sponsored Programs will present a workshop on grants management processes and best practices for early career faculty and new investigators. Join us on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Holden Reading Room of the H.T. Sampson Library.
Dr. Yumi Park, assistant professor of art history, and Prof. Charles Carraway, chair of the Department of Art, present their talk, "Hidden Jewels of the Permanent Collection of the Art Department at Jackson State University" on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Holden Reading Room on the fourth floor of the H.T. Sampson Library. The JSU Center for University Scholars hosts this brown bag research talk and provides light refreshments (typically sandwiches and beverages). Feel free to bring your lunch and bring a friend!
Jackson State University is designated as a "high research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
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