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Research Compliance


This purpose of this site to provide information in the area of radiation safety with regards to policies, procedures, and regulations for Jackson State University. The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible for the development and oversight of a comprehensive radiation safety program to ensure the safe handling, storage, use, transfer, and disposal of radioactive materials, and radiation producing devices. The Radiation Safety Committee in correlation with Environmental Health and Safety is established to provide a quality radiation protection program for Jackson State University.


Radiation Safety Committee

Dr. Yadong Li, P.E., Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department   601-979-1093

Dr. Danuta Leszczynska, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department   601-979-1091

Dr. Fengxiang Han, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department  601-979-3487

Dr. Francis Tuluri, Professor, Industrial Systems and Technology Department 601-979-8262

Dr. Remata S. Reddy, Professor, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience Department  601-979-7012

Dr. Ezat Heydari, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience Department   601-979-4230

Dr. Abu O. A. Khan, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience Department   601-979-7012

Mrs. LaShinda Washington, Hazardous Materials Officer & Radiation Safety Officer, Division of Research & Federal Relations  601-979-4315

Institutional Guidelines and Resources

Radiation Safety PDF
Hazardous Waste Disposal PDF

Mississippi Department of Health Inspection (March  2010) PDF

Mississippi Department of Health Inspection (January 2015) PDF


Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review all the proposed research involving human subjects and to ensure that subjects are treated ethically and that their rights and welfare are adequately protected.

The IRB process is administered through the Research Compliance Unit. Investigators and student researchers are not allowed to solicit human subject participation or begin data collection prior to receiving IRB approval in writing

Research Compliance

Administration Tower, 6th Floor
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17057
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: 601.979.2931