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Release Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:49 PM
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American Psychological Association Executive to Deliver
2014 Research Day Keynote
Norman B. Anderson

WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) – Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association (APA), will serve as the keynote speaker at Howard University’s annual interdisciplinary Research Day 2014 on Friday, April 4, at 9 a.m. in the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.  He will discuss the importance of mentoring, career development and networking across all disciplines.

Dr. Anderson is recognized for his research and writing on health and behavior, and on ethnic and economic health disparities.  Dr. Anderson is the former and founding Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health in charge of behavioral and social sciences research and was the first director of NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Anderson is editor-in-chief of "The Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior" and author of a health book for lay audiences titled "Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live." In addition, Dr. Anderson has received a number of significant awards from scientific societies and universities, including four honorary doctorate degrees, for his research, service, and leadership.

Research Day will return to celebrate the breadth of research currently underway at Howard.  More than 300 faculty members and undergraduate and graduate students will share their research across all disciplines.  The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Health Sciences Library with opening remarks from the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, Gary Harris, Ph.D..  Poster and oral presentations will be held throughout the day.

Volunteer Positions Available for Research Day 2014

Registration attendants, AV tech assistants, runners, hosts, tellers (HU staff) and room moderators are needed on Friday, April 4. To complete a registration form, click here. Lunch and a letter of participation will be provided to volunteers on research day. For more questions, send email to

For more information about Research Day at Howard University, click here.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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