Howard University Graduate School

HUGS Research Magazine
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ARTICLE Issue 020

Message from the Dean

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

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for visiting us online for the 20th issue of the Howard University Graduate School Research Magazine. This issue features the research of doctoral student Cassandra Jean, Sociology and Criminology, who is studying how

PTSD might affect successful youth rehabilitation.

We also highlight the inaugural Ph.D. candidacy ceremony of 50 graduate students. The ceremony honored candidates for reaching this important milestone in their pursuit of the Ph.D. degree. The event also included a special tribute to mentors and dissertation advisors for their commitment to candidates throughout their academic journey.

The Preparing Future Faculty Institute, held on March 27, provided an opportunity for more than 100 students, who will likely join the professoriate, to network with partner school/college officials and scientific institutional representatives. Students obtained information on pre-faculty internships and postdocs.

Finally, we announce the awardees from 28 graduate programs of the Percy Julian/Ernest Just Fellowships. Professors Julian and Just were internationally renowned African-American scholar/researchers whose research laid the foundation for important scientific discoveries. Dr. Just was a pioneering biologist, academic and science writer, best known for his research in the physiology of development, especially in fertilization. Dr. Julian was a groundbreaking chemist and entrepreneur in the synthesis of medicinal drugs, such as cortisone and steroids. Both scholars conducted some of their significant research as Howard University faculty members.

We again remind you that Research Week is scheduled for April 9-13, 2018. Faculty, students, alumni, and postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in this annual research showcase at Howard. Best wishes for the remainder of the school year.


Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean, Graduate School

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