December 22, 2014  

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Professor Yadrick Named Associate Dean for Research in College of Health

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Dr. Kathy Yadrick

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.

“Kathy is an essential addition to our team,” said Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at Southern Miss. “The College of Health, like the rest of the university, took huge hits over years of budget cuts and faculty losses. We need to move now to build back, so we can take advantage of current and future opportunities in health related research. With her extensive experience and leadership skills, no one in the college is better suited to the rebuilding task than Kathy.”

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, a IHL HEADWAE award winner, and recipient of numerous university citations for teaching, research and service.

For more information about the College of Health, call 601.266.5253 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/health