Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Mildred A. Pointer as Chair of the Department of Biology at Howard University 

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Mildred A. Pointer as the next Chair of the Department of Biology at Howard University.  

Dr. Pointer currently serves as Full Professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the North Carolina Central University.  She also holds Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine as well as Affiliate Appointments in Hypertension and Vascular Research Center of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  

Dr. Pointer has been continually funded as a PI of projects since 2005, four years after joining the faculty at NCCU with the charge of establishing an independent research program. Since that time, individual projects have brought in over $5.3 million in directs and indirects and an additional $8 million in directs and indirects as multiple PI of a program grant.  Her population studies project is in its fourth 5-yr cycle of funding. 

The Department of Biology at Howard University has established a strong instructional and research unit in contemporary biological sciences and maintains a faculty that is committed to optimizing the pursuit of new knowledge and the discovery of new information through original research and to the communication of specialized information and skills.

Established in 1867, chartered and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C. Founded as a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences, Howard is Carnegie classified as a high research activity.  The University consists of 13 schools and colleges: Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, Business, Communications, Education, Law, Divinity, Social Work, Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Within these divisions, students choose from 58 degree programs and 181 majors. 

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with  43 offices in 29 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

 

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