The following news item appeared in Sunday’s Hattiesburg American (since I penned the piece for a press release, I feel okay omitting quotation marks):
Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at the University of Southern Mississippi, has assumed additional duties as part-time associate dean for research in the College of Health.
An accomplished principal investigator and research project director, Yadrick will focus on mentoring junior faculty in the research process and on developing multidisciplinary proposals with significant external funding potential. Yadrick joins Jennifer Downey, director of research support, and Howard Fromkin, grants and contracts coordinator, to extend the College of Health’s capacity for increased external funding and scholarly production.
Yadrick’s record of achievement is extensive. In addition to serving as principal investigator for multi-million dollar projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she is a university Distinguished Professor, an IHL HEADWAE award winner, and recipient of numerous university citations for teaching, research and service.
Look for good things to happen. (That last line is not in the American!)