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About Research At Howard University

The components that support research administration are committed to an ongoing effort aimed at improving research and compliance at Howard while setting an agenda for cutting-edge research that is both national and international in scope.


Research administration is conducted through a shared service model including five components. The objective of these components is to facilitate an expanded research capability at Howard University and provide researchers with more efficient and accountable strategic and administrative support.

To achieve these goals, these components support the development of a coordinated planning strategy that involves all levels of the University and that addresses the major research needs of the University, its faculty, and students.


The shared services aspect of research administration will have the following components and leaders:

Intellectual Property Center
John Gloster - Senior Associate General Counsel for Business Transactions

Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Office of Research Development
Nicole Retland Moreland - Director

Office of Regulatory Research Compliance
Thomas O. Obisesan, M.D., MPH, FAAFP- Associate Vice President for Regulatory and Research Compliance

Research Administrative Services
Dana C. Hector, CRA - Director