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February 2021 Chronicles

Awards & Recognitions Dr. Cindy Bethel is general co-chair for the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. The conference will be held virtually March 9-11. Learn more about the conference at humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/. New Projects Ben Walker will serve as the principal investigator for the SSRC’s data and technical support to the Children’s Foundation… Continue Reading February 2021 Chronicles

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December 2020/January 2021 Chronicles

Announcements Dr. Cindy Bethel began serving as interim director following Dr. Art Cosby’s retirement at the end of 2020. Read more about the transition and Dr. Bethel at http://bit.ly/39I1WrS. On January 14, 2021, Dr. Kathleen Ragsdale and Dr. Mary Read-Wahidi – with support from the Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab through the United States Agency… Continue Reading December 2020/January 2021 Chronicles

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Addressing Inequalities at Home and Abroad: How the Gender Impacts Lab’s work cover continents

Ragsdale and Mary Read-Wahidi, co-director of the lab and an assistant research professor at the SSRC, have been working together for years on how gender impacts health and well-being. With the support of the SSRC in 2020, they had the opportunity to bring their research in the U.S. and sub-Saharan… Continue Reading Addressing Inequalities at Home and Abroad: How the Gender Impacts Lab’s work cover continents

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Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health

By Madeline Burdine  “The overarching theme of my research interests is understanding and addressing social disparities in health and wellbeing,” said Walker. Walker currently directs the data efforts on Mississippi KIDS COUNT, which is part of a national network of grantees in each state that collects data on economic well-being,… Continue Reading Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health

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Using social science research to impact the juvenile justice system

By Kris Scott  As an assistant research professor at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC), Sheena Gardner is working to transform the stigma behind the Mississippi juvenile justice system. “There is value in the work I do. I want to help youth involved in juvenile justice become productive citizens in… Continue Reading Using social science research to impact the juvenile justice system

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Entrepreneurship from the Viewpoint of a Researcher

By Kris Scott Being a faculty member within the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Carr’s main goal is to promote and provide visibility for entrepreneurship and innovation for the Poole College of Management, and the University as a whole. “In this position I conduct research around entrepreneurship and innovation,… Continue Reading Entrepreneurship from the Viewpoint of a Researcher

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30 Second Abstract: Juul Awareness and Use Among Adolescents

30 Second Abstract: Juul Awareness and Use Among Adolescents As e-cigarettes grow in popularity among adolescents, researches are banding together to better understand why the phenomenon exists and how it can be treated. In a recent study published in Pediatrics, the group surveyed regular e-cigarette users about different characteristics and… Continue Reading 30 Second Abstract: Juul Awareness and Use Among Adolescents

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30 Second Abstract: Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience Via Social Media

30 Second Abstract: Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience Via Social Media There are a lot of misconceptions about neuroscience that people believe to be true, like the myth that we only use 10% of our brain. When these myths are widely believed and uncorrected, they can start to cause problems. They… Continue Reading 30 Second Abstract: Correcting Misinformation About Neuroscience Via Social Media