The event, which is coordinated by the Office of Grants Management, will return on April 4, to celebrate the breadth of research currently underway at Howard. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library with opening remarks from Gary Harris, Ph.D., associate vice provost for research and graduate studies.
External judges, including representatives from federal agencies, will critique the oral and poster presentations in various categories and award prizes based on content and presentation.
Norman Anderson, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, will serve as the keynote speaker during the awards ceremony. He will discuss the importance of mentoring, career development and networking across disciplines. Anderson is known for his research and writing on health and behavior, and on racial/ethnic and economic health disparities.
“Research Day is a great opportunity to engage current and future researchers and to develop transdisciplinary collaborations,” says Nicole Retland, chair of Research Day 2014. “It is a venue for our students and faculty to discuss their research findings with other Howard University members, external visitors from various federal agencies, private industries and surrounding universities.”
Research centers at Howard University, including the Research Centers in Minority Institutions, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Center in Social Work, will also have an opportunity to showcase current projects.
“Research Day is about breaking down silos to bring people from different disciplines together,” said Maya Shih, last year’s chair. “We want to foster a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and, by doing so, we hope to encourage the enrichment of Howard University’s research enterprise.”