Research

HU Research Month Highlights Creativity and Learning (Updated)

HU Research Month is April 1-29-2022

Dear Howard University Community,

HU Research Week has been renamed HU Research Month (April 1- 29, 2022) in order to expand the opportunity to celebrate and honor the outstanding research that is conducted by our faculty, students and research staff. In addition, the expansion to a full month better enables the Howard community to thank our external institutional partners who support HU research as many of these partners will be on the Howard campus throughout the month of April.

The widely acclaimed Research Symposium on April 27-29 will bring together students, faculty and research staff in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) to discuss their research findings with members of the Howard community, external constituents, and supporters from various federal and local agencies as well as representatives of the philanthropic and higher education community. Finally, the Howard University Undergraduate Research Journal Symposium and Awards Ceremony will take place on April 29.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Bruce Jones, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice President for Research

*Please see the calendar below for the full list of events. 

 

Research Month April 2022


Wednesday, April 6

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Pfizer 3D Drug Discovery and Development Workshop 
Howard University Health Sciences Faculty and Students 

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Kera Lawson, Executive Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University 

Workshop Facilitators:
Dr. Pamela Smith, Vaccines Medical Director, Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Megan Robinson, Director, R&D Scientific Learning 

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 


Thursday, April 7
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Success and Resilience Among Black Children of Incarcerated Parents 

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Nicole Jenkins, College of Arts & Sciences 

Speakers:
Dr. Britney Gatewood, Albany State University, Center for Educational Opportunity Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, HU, College of Arts & Sciences

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

Monday, April 11
Noon – 3 p.m.

Disinformation and Social Media During a Pandemic 

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Keneshia Grant, HU College of Arts & Sciences

Speakers:
Dr. Roger Caruth, HU Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Dr. Keesha Middlemass, HU College of Arts & Sciences 
Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, HU College of Arts & Sciences 
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

Tuesday, April 12
Noon – 3 p.m.

Howard Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI) Town Hall: Research Funding Opportunities Through RCMI

 Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Pamela Carter-Nolan, HU Graduate School

Speaker:
Dr. William Southerland, College of Medicine, Howard University
Location: Virtual Seminar 

Thursday, April 14
Noon – 1 p.m.
CETLA, “Let’s Talk” 
Welcome and Introductions: Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Christian Okianer Dark, Officer of The Provost, HowardUniversity
Speaker:
Dr. Morris Thomas, HU Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Location: Virtual Seminar 


2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Johnson and Johnson Innovation, JLABS: Engagement and Entrepreneurship to Advance Innovation 
Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Terry Adams, IP Marketing and Faculty Innovation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University

Speaker:
Dr. Michael Nestor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation 

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

Friday, April 15
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Howard University-Brookhaven National Laboratory MOU Signing Ceremony 
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, President, Howard University Dr. Doon Gibbs, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory Virtual Signing Event 

Monday, April 18

11 a.m. - Noon 

Quantum Materials Research at the Nexus of Exascale Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing Seminar 
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Tao Wei, HU College of Engineering & Architecture

Speaker:
Dr. Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California, School of Engineering 
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Seminar 
Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Thomas Heinbockel, HU College of Medicine Speaker: David Lovinger, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
NSF I-CORPS Symposium 
Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Dana Hector, Executive Director, Research Administrative Services, Office of Research
Speaker/Presenter:
Dr. Grant Warner, HU College of Engineering & Architecture 
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

Tuesday, April 19
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Logistics Management Institute (LMI) Symposium 
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Michaela Amoo, HU College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University
Panelists:
Dr. Legand Burge, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University 
Dr. Danda Rawat, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University Dr. Kim Barnette, LMI
Dr. Linda Bixby, LMI
Ms. Julia Buffinton, LMI 
Mr. Josh Malloy, LMI
Dr. Pamela Williams, LMI

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room 

Wednesday, April 20
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

All of U.S. Research Program & The Montague Cobb Health Institute Information Session 
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Roger Mitchell, HU College of Medicine

Speaker/Presenter:
Dr. Shanta Whitaker, Engagement Counselor, All of US Research Program Dr. Randall C. Morgan, Jr., W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute

Location: Virtual Seminar 

Thursday, April 21
Noon – 1 p.m. 
The Graduate School- Publishing Workshop 
Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Andre Lane, Senior Program Director, Office of Research and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Okianer Christian Dark, Howard University

Speaker:
Dr. Terri Adams, The Graduate School 

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building Multipurpose Room 

 

Friday, April 22
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Office of Research - Pitch HU Symposium

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor and Vice President for Research, Howard University

Speakers:

Mr. Terry Adams, IP Marketing and Faculty Innovation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University

Mr. Ajit Verghese, Co-Founder and General Partner, Humble Ventures

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 869 3476 6124     Passcode: 22912197

 

Monday, April 25
Noon – 1 p.m.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Welcome and Introductions: Ms. Pamela Clarke, Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University

Presenters:

Dr. Narcrisha Norman National Science Foundation

Dr. Christopher Hill National Science Foundation

Dr. Joel Schildbach National Science Foundation

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 842 147 7938       Passcode: 75694090

 

Monday, April 25
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Climate Science -— Howard in the Lead: Open Dialogue, Open Exchange

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Rubin Patterson, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Howard University

Faculty Scholars:

Dr. Terri Adams, The Graduate School

Dr. Osinachi Ajoku, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Janelle Burke, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Sen Chiao, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Charles Ichoku, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Kimberly Jones, College of Engineering & Architecture  

Dr. Sonya Smith, College of Engineering and Architecture

Dr. Jeseth Delgado Vela, College of Engineering and Architecture

Dr. Bradford Grant, College of Engineering & Architecture

Dr. Mary McKenna, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Ricardo Sakai, The Graduate School

Dr. David Whiteman, The Graduate School

Dr. Joseph Wilkins, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Quinton Williams, The College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Tao Wei - College of Engineering and Architecture

Dr. Hessam Yazdani, College of Engineering & Architecture

Dr. Hua Zhao, College of Arts & Sciences

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 814 9262 3952     Passcode: 74575533

 

Tuesday, April 26
10 a.m. – Noon

DC FAR Research Student Symposium

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Mark Burke, HU College of Medicine

Presenters:

Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Students

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 841 6764 8151     Passcode: 46517575

 

Tuesday, April 26
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts Symposium,  Candid Conversations on Arts and Research 
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, Associate Dean for Research, Chadwick A. 
Boseman College of Fine Arts 

Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, Associate Dean for Research, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, Howard University

Faculty Presenters:

Mr. Douglas Bowles, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Ms. Jacqueline Carmichael, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts Dr. Raimi Gbadamosi, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Mr. Benny Gomes, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts Dr. Melanee Harvey, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Mr. Alexander McSwain, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts Dr. Chinyerem Ohia, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Dr. Eric Poole, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 2249 3766     Passcode: 11369289

 

Wednesday, April 27
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Research Symposium
Location:  Interdisciplinary Research Building 

 

Wednesday, April 27
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Frederick National Laboratory Seminar: New Cell Cycle Inhibitors Target Aneuploidy in Cancer Therapy

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Carla Williams, Interim Director, HU Cancer Center

Seminar Presenter:

Dr. Ethan Dmitrovsky, Frederick National Lab

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

 

Thursday, April 28
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Research Symposium 
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building 

 

Friday, April 29
9 a.m.  – 5 p.m. 
The Research Symposium 
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building 

 

Friday, April 29
1 p.m. — 2 p.m.

Howard University- Columbia University Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)  and  Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) SEED Partnership

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Kim M. Lewis, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts & Sciences and Dr. Sonya Smith, Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture

Speakers:

Dr. James Hone, Columbia University

Dr. Colin Nuckolis, Columbia University

Dr. Xavier Roy, Columbia University

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

 

Friday, April 29
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Brookhaven National Laboratory Seminar 

Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Pamela Clarke, Director, Research Development, Office of Research, Howard University

Seminar Presenter: Dr. John Hill, Director, National Synchrotron Light Source II & Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Energy & Photon Sciences, National Synchrotron Light Source II.

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room

Virtual Access Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 862 4454 3818     Passcode: 15693099

 

Friday, April 29
6 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Howard University Undergraduate Research Journal Symposium and Awards Ceremony

Welcome and Introductions: Ms. Joycelyn Moulden-Hughes, Office of Undergraduate Studies Presenter: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor and Vice President for Research, Office of Research Students:

Ms. Ahlina Archibald, College of Arts & Sciences Ms. Kirsten Branch, College of Arts & Sciences Ms. Lauren Bush, College of Arts & Sciences

Ms. Alexandra Grayson, College of Arts & Sciences

Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Multipurpose Room