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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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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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Blending psychology and criminal justice for public service

By Bethany Deuel Matthew Dean of rural Possumneck, MS, never thought he would still be living in Mississippi while working towards his Ph.D. However, the impactful work that he does in the SSRC’s Social Relations Collaborative (SRC) has made his time well-worth it. As an undergraduate criminal justice student at the University… Continue Reading Blending psychology and criminal justice for public service

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SSRC GRAs place in Graduate Student Research Symposium

By Bethany Deuel Two graduate research assistants at the SSRC received awards for their presentations at the 19th annual Mississippi State University (MSU) Graduate Student Research Symposium (GSRS) held virtually on February 27th. Robert Kolbila received the third-place award in the Arts and Humanities category, and Taylor Ray took the first-place… Continue Reading SSRC GRAs place in Graduate Student Research Symposium