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New Members Named to MASEP Advisory Council

Media Contact: Emile Creel STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Mississippi Alcohol Safety and Education Program (MASEP) added five new members to its advisory council this fall. The council is composed of 15 facilitators, or program instructors, with five members rotating off every three years. The five new advisory members bring decades of experience to… Continue Reading New Members Named to MASEP Advisory Council

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October 2021 Chronicles

2021 Annual Report The 2021 Annual Report includes features stories, project updates, presentation & award highlights, and more. Read today at https://bit.ly/3bFalg8. New Projects Dr. Robert McMillen will serve as Principal Investigator for  “Smoke-Free Policy Disparities and Outcomes in Rural Communities in Southern States.”  The University of Kentucky College of Nursing and… Continue Reading October 2021 Chronicles

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Sarah Dulaney on Understanding Vaccine Misinformation

By Bethany Deuel Sarah Dulaney has discovered the perfect blend of sociology, biology, and health communication in her position as an undergraduate assistant in the SSRC’s Message Laboratory. Since the spring of 2020, Dulaney, a senior, has worked under Holli Seitz, lab director and an assistant professor in the Department… Continue Reading Sarah Dulaney on Understanding Vaccine Misinformation

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September 2021 Chronicles

New Projects Dr. Sheena Gardner will conduct an evaluation for the Rankin County Youth Court’s juvenile drug court. Dr. Gardner will be responsible for monitoring the project’s adherence to best practice standards, evaluate the effectiveness of the project, track participant outcomes and trends, and fidelity to evidence-based treatment models. Dr. Heather Hanna and… Continue Reading September 2021 Chronicles

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SSRC assistant professor awarded grant for upcoming research

by Bethany Deuel Their research will focus on exploring factors that drive decisions about which university students attend and their choice of college major. The research will be conducted through surveys distributed to students accepted into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at universities around the country. Although… Continue Reading SSRC assistant professor awarded grant for upcoming research

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Insects and DUIs: Differing Experiences with a similar lesson

By Bethany Deuel As a biomedical engineering student, Rachel McDonald never anticipated working for the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Program (MASEP) during college, but as an office assistant for the last two years she has gained many experiences. Through her work filing, stocking office supplies, and relaying information to MASEP course… Continue Reading Insects and DUIs: Differing Experiences with a similar lesson

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“Research is Research”: Ben Porter on utilizing archival data across fields

By Bethany Deuel The application of research and not necessarily its topic has led Ben Porter to several different roles including his latest as an assistant research professor at the SSRC. In August of 2019, Porter, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in social psychology and a… Continue Reading “Research is Research”: Ben Porter on utilizing archival data across fields

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June/July 2021 Chronicles

New Projects Dr. Cindy Bethel will serve as Principal Investigator of ” AF Human-Machine Teaming.” Future combat teams operating in adversarial environments will utilize trusted autonomous systems to achieve mission objectives, such as identifying, classifying, locating, and suppressing threats while ensuring the safety and survival of team members. In a multi-objective, multi-agent,… Continue Reading June/July 2021 Chronicles