Howard University Graduate School

HUGS Research Magazine
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ARTICLE Issue 011

Message from the Associate Provost

Gary L. Harris, Ph.D
Dr. Gary L. Harris

Welcome to the New Academic Year!

The 2015-2016 academic year is off to an exciting start. We are confident that our new and continuing students have begun a successful journey in their total graduate experience. Our faculty and staff stand ready to assist them in any way possible both personally and academically.

Faculty members are reaching new goals in addressing some of the critical health and wellness issues of our time, including aging, mental health, and other health disparities, some of which are highlighted in this issue. I congratulate faculty who have won major grants to continue research in these and other areas.

Our Mental Health Campaign continues with a Recovery Month event on September 16 and plans for the Mental Health Tedx, with a date set for April 15, 2016. We are pleased that our goal to open the new international research center this fall will soon reach fruition.

Also, the annual Edward Alexander Bouchet Forum will honor Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American to earn a doctorate from an American university when he earned a Ph.D. in physics at Yale University in 1876. He was also one of the first African Americans to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Bouchet was the sixth person in the western hemisphere to earn a doctorate in physics. The forum will be held on September 17, 2015 in the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. This year, President Wayne A.I. Frederick will be the Bouchet Legacy Award Recipient and will provide the keynote address.

I look forward to a year of accomplishment in the many areas of research and programmatic initiatives that comprise the dynamic educational experience at Howard University.

Have a wonderful year!


Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies

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