Enrollment management specialist receives service award
Christi D. Hardy, director of student admissions in the Office of Enrollment Management, is the winner of the 2019 Joanne Olson Award in recognition of her extraordinary service to education.
The honor is named for retired faculty member Dr. Joanne Olson, former director of institutional research at UMMC. Eligible recipients serve in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, work full-time, have been employed at least five years and are acknowledged role models for their colleagues.
The Office of Enrollment Management is part of the Office of Academic Affairs and serves as the admissions office and the registrar’s office for the Schools of Dentistry, Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, Health Related Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Population Health.
Dr. Ralph Didlake, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief academic officer, decided to create the award a few years ago, shortly after Olson’s retirement. Hardy is the third recipient, succeeding Dorothy Singleton, project manager in the Office of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Mitzi Norris, executive director for academic effectiveness.
Winners are chosen from a list of submitted nominees.
ACS committee appoints pharmacology prof to committee post
Dr. Roy Duhe, UMMC professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has been appointed to a five-year term on the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants Peer Review Committee beginning Jan. 1.
The committee reviews and recommends action on grant applications. The ACS receives grant applications once annually and assigns each application to two committee members to review and critique.
A member of the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute’s Cancer Control, Epidemiology and Disparities Research, Duhe helps lead a statewide grassroots effort to see 70 percent of eligible Mississippians screened for colorectal cancer by the end of 2020. The 70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative has more than 670 individuals and organizations as members.
Duhe also is a former principal investigator of the ACS-IRG awarded to UMMC and a previous ACS research scholar grant recipient.