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Capstone Institute
Director: Wade Boykin, Ph.D.

Capstone Institute at Howard University
Holy Cross Hall
2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Suite 427
Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 806-8484
(202) 806-8498 fax
info@capstoneinstitute.org




A multi-disciplinary center that implements and supports school reform
and improvement initiatives that focus on "educating the whole child,"
and interlinks research, theory and practice in the areas of learning,
curriculum and instruction, professional development, social work,
policy, parent and community engagement, organizational change,
assessment and evaluation, and psychosocial/ emotional
development. Its academic interventions, community support services,
and research activities are conducted by an interdisciplinary team with
a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in urban and
ethnically diverse schools, districts and communities.

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Center for Urban Progress (CUP)
Rodney D. Green, Ph.D.
Executive Director
1840 7th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
PHONE (202) 865-8572
FAX (202) 232-6751
EMAIL rgreen@howard.edu

Launched in 1995, the CUP was established to advance Howard
University's urban research and community development agenda. It is
comprised of a project administration team, eight research faculty and
more than a dozen graduate and professional student research
fellows. The center leads University efforts to install a community
development content in the curriculum, operates five community
service programs, directs several other funded projects, publishes a
formal working paper series for community development research,
provides technical support to DC governmental organizations, and
collaborates extensively with other units to achieve its mission.
Further, the center mobilizes the Howard University community to
address urban crises-locally, nationally, and globally-through the
development of academic programs and community leadership
training.

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Center for Drug Abuse Research (CDAR)
Director: Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Ph.D.
Howard University
Holy Cross Hall, Room 400
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 806-8600 Fax: (202) 537-3806
General Email: cdar@cdar.howard.edu
Conference Email: conference@cdar.howard.edu

Center for Drug Abuse Research Staff:
Dr. William L. West, Principal Investigator
Dr. Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Research Director
Anita Lee English, Administrator/Assistant Director
Rosalee Morris, Administrative Assistant
Deloris Brandon Monye, Senior Information Specialist
Dr. Kimarie Engerman, International Programs Liaison
Nontsikelelo Sislulu Sengapi, Graduate Research Assistant
Kristol Parker, Research Assistant
Ndumiso Davidson, Research Assistant
Abraham Owusu-Afriyie, Systems Administrator

Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the CDAR
was established to increase the involvement of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in federally supported drug abuse
research. The center provides research development activities to
support and strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to participate in NIDA
drug abuse, research programs as well as technical, scientific and
clerical assistance in the preparation of proposed research
applications and the implementation of pilot research.

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Center for Energy Systems and Controls (CESaC)
Director: James H. Momoh, Ph.D.

email: cesac@howard.edu

2300 6th Street N.W.- Suite 1105 · Washington · DC 20059 · USA

T: 202-806-5350 | F: 202-806-6588


The Center for Energy Systems and Controls is largely supported by
grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of
Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, the Department of Water
and Power of the City of Los Angeles, and NASA. The research is
aimed at enhancing the efficiency and economics of power system
operations through the application of expert knowledge systems and
programs and power utilization analysis. CESaC is a member of the
National Center for Research in Electrical Power Systems, a
consortium consisting of Cornell University, Howard University,
University of California/Berkeley, University of Illinois/Urbana-
Champaign and University of Wisconsin/Madison. , is the center's
director.

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Center for Insurance Education
Director: Harold Gray

202.806-1518

hgray@howard.edu

This center responds to the need of the industry for better-educated
captial reserve and risk managment experts. The insurance
concentration and the Center for Insurance Education (CIE) were
instituted in 1978 at the Howard University School of Business. CIE
provides a constant flow of well-qualified graduates for multi-career
opportunities of the insurance industry.




Center for Pre-Professional Education
Director: Georgiana Aboko-Cole, Ph.D.

2225 Georgia Avenue NW, RM 518, Washington, DC 20059 –
202-238-2363

Develops and enhances the skills of all the students enrolled in the
School of Business and to prepare them for an increasingly
competitive international marketplace. The center is accomplishing this
task through the combined and coordinated efforts of industry
professionals, faculty, staff, and students committed to ensuring that
Howard Business School students obtain substantial core
competencies in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, business
management, competitive strategy, and industrial organization.

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Center for the Advancement of Service Learning (CASL)
Director: Janet Griffin-Graves, Ph.D.
Center for the Advancement of Service Learning
Howard University
1840 7th Street, NW Suite 314
Washington, DC 20001

PHONE: (202) 865-8582
FAX: (202) 232-6751
EMAIL: jrgriffin-graves@howard.edu

CASL seeks to promote the institutionalization of service learning at
Howard University. CASL develops and promotes initiatives that
integrate service learning into existing courses and curricula
throughout Howard University. The center also provides training and
technical assistance to faculty and staff on ways to infuse pedagogy
into existing courses and redesign curricula. CASL is the chief liaison
between Howard University and the community in matters related to
service learning.




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Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial
Atmospheres (CSTEA)
Director: Demetrius D. Venable, Ph.D.
This center was established by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) in 1992 as an interdisciplinary research unit. It
consists of faculty members from the departments of chemistry,
physics, astronomy, and mechanical engineering. The center is a self-
supporting, world-class facility for the study of terrestrial and
extraterrestrial atmospheres with special emphasis on training
underrepresented minorities in space-based sciences and engineering.
Specific research topics range from aerosol detection to growth of
electronic materials.

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Collaborative Alcohol Research Center (CARC)
Director: Robert E. Taylor, M.D.




There are significant gaps in the understanding of
the causes and consequences of alcohol-related
problems; therefore, new methods and approaches
must be developed to ameliorate alcohol
dependence among minority populations.
Additionally, alcoholism is a complex disorder that
must be approached across disciplines as it affects
an individual’s physical and emotional health and service delivery in health care
systems.

The Howard University Collaborative Alcohol Research Center was established
in September 1997 to stimulate, strengthen, and facilitate multidisciplinary
research and collaborations among university faculty that will lead to the
reduction of alcohol morbidity and mortality among minority populations with
emphasis on the African Americans. The Center consists of three components
research, science education and faculty development. It operates under the
theme, ―Biological Determinants of Alcohol Action in Minorities‖. Since its
inception, the Center has funded 23 basic science and clinical research projects,
in addition to educational training programs and teaching activities. Funding for
the Center is provided by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.

The Center is closely affiliated with leading institutions conducting state-of-the-art
alcohol research. These include Indiana University—University of Connecticut
and the State University of New York, Brooklyn. The ability to recruit and
ascertain African Americans for research studies largely depends on our
collaboration with community-based substance abuse treatment facilities in the
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Some of these organizations include the
Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Coalition for the Homeless, Second
Genesis, and Training Resource Associates.
The Science Education and Faculty Development programs are intended to
increase the knowledge base and skills of physicians, health care workers,
medical and graduate students by offering courses, seminars and training in
alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment. As a part of the science education
component a summer program for high school students was developed to
provide students with hands on research and /or clinical experience which will
serve to motivate them toward careers in biomedical sciences in order that the
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E. Franklin Frazier Center for Social Work Research
Director: Michael Mbanaso, Ph.D.

E. Franklin Frazier was a leading American sociologist and scholar -- and a Howard
graduate - known for his research into the effects of social problems upon African-
American people. He produced nine books and over 100 articles and essays challenging
conventional research in the field of social work. Founded in 1995, the E. Franklin Frazier
Center celebrates Dr. Frazier's contributions and strives to advance knowledge of and
find solutions to social problems within the context of a diverse and multicultural
environment.

Under the guidance of director Dr. Michael Udo Mbanaso, the Center fosters collaborative
research projects with community agencies such as the U.S. departments of Housing and
Urban Development, Education, and Health and Human Services. Past research has
spanned multiple disciplines, from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to violence prevention and its
impact on the cost of public health care. The Center also supports leadership training for
young women, assists homeless families with children in need of shelter in the
Washington D.C. area, and studies the resettlement of Afghan refugee families in
Afghanistan.

The Center operates with researchers from the Howard University School of Social Work
faculty and provides research training to organizations within the community. New
contributions continue to fund the Center's research efforts and provide additional
resources for the creation of new research initiatives.




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Finance International Business and Insurance Center
Director: Young Ho Lee, Ph.D.

The Finance International Business and Insurance Center is the most
developed first-of-its-kind in this part of the country. The center
develops qualified candidates for positions in the financial services,
insurance, and risk management industries.

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Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)
Director: Gary L.Harris, Ph.D., P.E.

gharris@msrce.howard.edu

202.806-6618

Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF) occupies a specially
renovated wing on the first floor of the Engineering Building.The five large laboratories
cover ~6000 sq. ft. of space and the HNF has about 2000 sq ft of contiguous office space.
The HNF is an established centralized user facility containing over $10M of micro- and
nano fabrication and characterization equipment, accessible by external and internal
academic, government and industrial users. Currently, HNF has integrated facilities in the
following categories:

                                 Lithography Facilities
                               Nanofabrication Facilities
                          Plasma Etching / Deposition Facilities
                          CVD Deposition Facilities (SiC,GaN)
                               Nanomembrane Facilities
                               Characterization Facilities
                                  Computer Facilities


The demand on HNF user facilities at Howard is at an all-time high. The HNF has large
number of researchers are routinely engaged in research and development in diverse
areas such as electronics, materials science, optics, polymer science, membrane
technology, medicine, physics and chemistry. The three technical areas are Chemistry
(Characterization Science), Electronics and Materials (wide band gap devices and
applications to nanotechnology), and materials (nanofiltration membranes and
technology). Numerous other instruments and techniques for nanofabrication and
characterization have been developed.




Equipment




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Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)</span> occupies a specially
renovated wing on the first floor of the Engineering Building.&nbsp; The five large
laboratories cover ~6000 sq. ft. of space and the facility has about 2000 sq ft of
contiguous office space. HNF is an established centralized user facility containing over
$7M of micro- and nano fabrication and characterization equipment.</div></th>

   <td width="8%"><div align="center" class="style4">STATUS</div></td>

   <td width="31%"><div align="center" class="style4">COMMENT</div></td>
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   <th scope="row"><span class="style4">Lithography Equipment</span></th>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>Karl Zeiss HJB 3 HIP Contact Aligner</em> with 0.9
&micro;m resolution </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>adding backside alignment 10/04 </td>

  </tr>

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    <th scope="row"> <em>Karl Zeiss Deep UV </em>3. <em>Contact Aligner</em> with
0.25 &micro;m resolution </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>Specialty Coating System Model p-6000</em> </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"><strong> Plasma Etching / Deposition Equipment </strong></th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>
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   <th scope="row"> PlasmaTherm 700 Reactive Ion Etcher </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> Barrel&nbsp; Plasma Excitor 300-1 Technics Reactor </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>K.J Lesker Low Pressure RF Sputtering Source</em> </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>CHA 18&quot; Bell Jar Diffusion Pump System</em> </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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    <th scope="row"> Perkin-Elmer Ultek 18&quot; Stainless Jar Cryo-Pump System
</th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th class="style2" scope="row"> <span class="style5">Non-Plasma Deposition
Equipment</span> </th>

   <td><div align="center"></div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>Molecular Beam Epitaxy Chamber-Gen 1.5 Varian-six wafer
</em> </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> High Temperature CVD Reactor for SiC &amp; BN up 1600 C
growth 3&rdquo; wafers </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> <em>Thomas Swan MOCVD growth facility for III-V nitride
growth</em> </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Vecco Thermal Evapoartor </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>
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   <th scope="row"> High Pressure Bulk Crystal Growth Reactor </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> Liquid Nitrogen 1500 gallon Storage System </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> <span class="style5"><strong>Material Modification
Equipment</strong></span> </th>

   <td><div align="center"></div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Thermo High Temperature Furnace (5) </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Rapid Thermal Annealing Model 610 Minipulse System </th>

   <td><div align="center"></div></td>

   <td>New quartz tube order 10/04 </td>

  </tr>
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 <th scope="row"> Ion Milling Model 3000 Fischione </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

</tr>

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 <th scope="row"> Mellen High Temperature Furnace 56-211-3 </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> High Powered RF Induction Heating&nbsp; System </th>

 <td><div align="center"></div></td>

 <td>moving to new location    </td>

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 <th scope="row"> <span class="style4">Characterization Equipment</span> </th>

 <td><div align="center"></div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row">JOEL&nbsp; JSM-6360 LV Scanning Electron Microscope </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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   <th scope="row"> JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope 840 </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Scanning Auger Microprobe Phi </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>updating system 10-11/04 </td>

  </tr>

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    <th scope="row">JOEL High Vacuum Integrated STM / AFM /&nbsp; JSPM-5200
</th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Topo Metrix&nbsp; AFM TMX 2010 </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Tencor 500 Alpha Step Surface Scan Profilometer </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Dedicated Photoluminescence Apparatus with 3/4 meter
monochromator photon counting </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Photoluminescence Apparatus </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Dedicated Raman Apparatus with 3/4 meter monochromator </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

  <tr>

   <th scope="row"> Atomika SIMS Microprobe ADIDA </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td><p>updating software 10-11/04</p>

   </td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Olympus/Carl Zeiss microscopes </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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 <th scope="row"> Tektronic Programmable Curve Tracer 370A </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> HP4145B Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> HP Impedance Analyzer 4192 </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> HP Network Analyzer 3577A </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> HP C meter /C-V Plotter </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> <span class="style4">Nanomembrane Facilities</span> </th>
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 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> Ion Chromatograph Dionex </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Aanalyst 800 </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> UV Persulfate TOC Analyzer </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

 <td>&nbsp;</td>

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 <th scope="row"> Anton Daar Electro Kinetic Analyzer </th>

 <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> <span class="style5"><strong>Major Computer NNIN
Facilities</strong></span> </th>

   <td><div align="center"></div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> SGI&nbsp; Orgin 200 4 Processor Server </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> Fakespace Vitual Reality Deskside Training System </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

   <td>&nbsp;</td>

  </tr>

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   <th scope="row"> SGI Oynx Eight Processor Computer </th>

   <td><div align="center">UP</div></td>

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  </tr>

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Howard University Cancer Center,

Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Interim Director, Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Surgery
(202) 865-6237| w_frederick@howard.edu

The unique aspect of Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC) is our natural
ability and strength to address cancer disparities with an emphasis on those
cancers that disproportionately impact African-Americans, in particular. There are
three overarching programmatic areas in the Cancer Center: (1) cancer biology;
(2) cancer etiology; and (3) cancer prevention, control, and population sciences;
whereby cancer disparities represent the underlying theme of the research focus.

HUCC has had a long history of serving minorities and underserved populations
and addressing disparities. Thus, the mission of HUCC is to reduce the burden of
cancer through research, education, and service, with emphasis on the unique
ethnic and cultural aspects of minority and underserved populations.

The ultimate goal of the Cancer Biology Program is to translate basic
laboratory results from the bench to the bedside. To accomplish this goal, the
members of this program focus on biochemical, molecular, and genetic
mechanisms related specifically to those cancers that disproportionately impact
African-Americans, in particular. Research in this program addresses targeted
drug delivery as well as new techniques that can be used to design and
synthesize drugs.

The Cancer Biology Program incorporates expertise in the areas of biochemistry,
chemistry, physics, pathology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology,
pharmacology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology. Research activities
that are currently underway in the cancer biology program include the following:
(1) prostate cancer genetics; (2) methylation profiling and risk of colorectal
cancer; (3) differential transcription factor activation of H. pylori; (4) triple
negative breast cancer in young African-American women; (5) nicotine, biogenic
amines and depression; and (6) in vivo NMR spectroscopy for noninvasive
pharmacokinetics, as examples.

The Cancer Etiology Program focuses on epidemiologic research among
predominantly African-Americans and underserved populations. This program
examines risk factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of developing
cancer risk and its precursors. This research program includes cohort and
population studies, molecular genetics, and biochemical markers of exposure.
The major focus is on studies that address cancer incidence, morbidity, and
mortality with emphasis on diet/nutrition, physical activity, and other behavioral
factors as well as genetic factors among African-Americans and Africans.

The Cancer Etiology program includes faculty with expertise in epidemiology,
oncology, biostatistics, nutrition, genetics, behavioral and social sciences, and
exercise physiology.

The Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science Program’s goal is to
reduce the burden of cancer measured by incidence, morbidity, and mortality
utilizing behavioral and clinical research interventions. The interventions focus on
lifestyle factors including tobacco, nutrition, and exercise in an effort to reduce
cancer risk and improve quality of life among minorities and underserved
populations.

The studies of screening behaviors as well as the development of new diagnostic
tools for early detection are critical in reducing the burden of cancer is a part of
the Prevention program. This program addresses health disparities by
developing culturally sensitive interventions specific to African-Americans and
other minority populations.

Studies are conducted that assess the impact of select behavioral interventions
for smoking cessation/tobacco control, diet, and physical activity and screening
on cancer risk. African-Americans and other minority populations are able to
participate in NCI supported clinical trials via the Minority Based Community
Clinical Oncology Program.



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Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Director: Victor Gordeuk, M.D

Founded in 1972 by Roland B. Scott, M.D., following the passage of
the Sickle Cell Anemia Control Act of 1971. Dr. Scott's efforts have led
to congressional legislation passed authorizing the implementation of a
series of Comprehensive Centers for Sickle Cell Disease under the
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of
Health. The Howard University Center was one of those developed
under this concept. The Center provides for patient care, research,
education, counseling, screening and community involvement
concerning all aspects of sickle cell disease. All services, including
screening, are free except for those services that involve Howard
University Hospital.

Current Leadership

Victor R. Gordeuk, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease and
Professor of Medicine at Howard University, conducts both the clinical and
research components of the Center adhering to an overarching goal of improving
the quality of life of patients with sickle cell disease. Dr. Gordeuk is an
internationally recognized authority on hematology and oncology whose wide-
ranging interests include the management of sickle cell disease complications,
disorders of iron metabolism, congenital polycythemia and malaria. Oswaldo L.
Castro, MD, Senior Advisor and Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics,
works to ensure clinical and scientific continuity within the Center given his
Directorship from 1990 to 2006. Sohail R. Rana, MD, Director and Community
Outreach and Education for the Center, plays a highly active role in ensuring the
fulfillment of our mission to educate and empower the patients and families in the
DC-metro area affected by sickle cell disease. Zakari Y. Aliyu, MD, Director of
International Programs, plays a vital role within the Center to work towards
applying sound foundations of sickle cell treatment and research to a variety of
locations throughout the world.

History

Dr. Roland B. Scott, a pediatrician and allergy expert, gained international
prominence as an authority on sickle cell disease and a champion in the fight
against it. Dr. Scott was a driving force behind the Sickle Cell Anemia Control Act
of 1971, which established comprehensive research and treatment centers
around the country for the disease.

Dr. Scott, who was Chairman of Pediatrics at Howard University in Washington
from 1949 to 1973, was trained as an allergist but turned his attention to sickle
cell anemia in the 1950's after he noticed a high number of African-American
children appearing in the Howard Hospital emergency room with complications of
the disease. Through his research, Dr. Scott became a pre-eminent authority on
sickle cell disease, a hereditary blood disorder, and lobbied for a national
research and treatment effort.

In 1972, with a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Scott founded the
Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease. He was the director of the
Center until 1990, when he retired. Because of the efforts of Dr. Scott and others,
the federal government now spends about $45 million a year on sickle cell
disease and sponsors the operation of 10 comprehensive treatment and
research centers.

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Howard University District of Columbia Small Business
Development Center (DCSBDC)
Director: Henry Turner

ABOUT US

The DC Small Business Development Center at Center for Urban Progress is part of
the DC SBDC Network, which works in partnership with the US Small Business
Administration, Local Universities and Community Development Organizations to
provide free one-on-one counseling, free management and technical assistance and
specialized business training events to small business in all stages of small business
development. The Center has skilled business counselors to provide direction to
nascent entrepreneurs as they get started in business and guidance to existing
businesses as they seek to grow their business and develop and implement
strategies.

DC SBDC @ CUP seeks to equip clients with the necessary tools to make the
products/services offered by their small businesses relevant in today’s market, for
sustained business development, expansion and growth. Services are provided to
almost anyone interested in establishing or expanding a small business. We are
conveniently located in the District’s Frank Reeves Municipal Center at the corner of
14th & U Streets, Washington D.C. (see contact us for details).




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OUR SERVICES

Services provided are confidential and include business plan development and
assessment, market research, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, sales forecasts,
loan packaging, record keeping, cash flow assistance, financial statement review and
problem solving. Government contracting and procurement assistance (selling to the
Government) is also provided to small, minority-owned and/or other disadvantaged
enterprises seeking to get certified through various minority business development
programs at the Local and Federal Government Levels. The Center’s business
counselors provide hands-on assistance with the LSDBE, 8(a), SDB and HubZone
Certification processes.

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Howard University Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and
Innovation (ELI Institute)
Director: Johnetta Hardy

The institute commenced in December 2003 when Howard University
became one of eight institutions selected by the Ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation to receive a multi-million dollar grant, as part of
its Kauffman Campuses Initiative to develop an entrepreneurial climate
across campus. The Institute offers opportunities for students and
other African Americans and minority stakeholders to acquire
knowledge and skills essential for success as entrepreneurs. All
incoming students of the participating institutions including Howard
participate in the Institute's Entrepreneur's Boot Camp during
orientation week. In an eight-hour course, students are introduced to
financial discipline and the history of black enterprise in the U.S.
Fortune Small Business Magazine named 2007 Howard University's
School of Business, under whose auspices the ELI Institute falls, one
of the nation's top 10 schools for entrepreneurship preparation.

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Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC)
Director: Errol Noel, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE

(202)-806-6199
enoel@howard.edu

Established in 1999 to conduct research on areas of interest to the
District of Columbia Department of Public Works (DCDPW), HUTRC is
the result of a cooperative agreement between Howard University,
DCDPW and the Federal Highway Administration. The research
covers all areas of civil engineering, as well as policy, planning,
management, and application of information technologies. Pavement
vibrations, traffic calming, policy on management of pollution
transported by surface runoff are the initial projects.

The following are completed research projects at HUTRC since its inception:

   1. Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines for the District of Columbia

       Principal investigator: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E.
       Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Arhin, P.E.
       Completed: June 2005

   2. Traffic-Induced Building Vibrations and Mitigation Experimental plan
      for DC – Phase 1

       Principal investigator: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E.
       Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Arhin, P.E.
       Completed: June 2005

   3. Evaluation of Snow Removal Management System

       Principal investigator: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E.
       Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Arhin, P.E.
      Completed: June 2003

   4. Evaluation of Best Practices for the Reduction of Transportation-
      Polluted Storm water Pollution in the District of Columbia

      Principal investigator: Dr. Charles Glass
      Completed: September 2004

   5. Using Pricing to Increase On-Street Efficiency

      Principal investigator: Dr Tori Rhoulac
      Completed: May 2005

   6. Red-Light-Running (RLR) Installation Guidelines

      Principal investigator: Daniel Consultants. Inc.
      Co- Principal Investigators: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E. Dr. Stephen Arhin,
      P.E.
      Completed: August 2005

   7. Evaluation of Variable Speed Limit Signs in School Zones in DC

      Principal investigator: KLS Engineering
      Co- Principal Investigators: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E. Dr. Stephen Arhin,
      P.E.
      Completed: August 2005

   8. Evaluation of Countdown Pedestrian Signals in DC

      Principal investigator: Dr. Errol C. Noel, P.E.
      Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Arhin, P.E.
      Completed: August 2006


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Institute for Multimedia Applications (IMA)
Director: Todd Shurn, Ph.D.

The Institute for Multimedia Applications (IMA) is a resource center
for computer visualization, animation and multimedia integration. It
provides a facility where students, faculty, and staff interact with
state-of-the-art technology to create new products, procedures and
applications. IMA's focus areas are scientific and engineering
research, education and entertainment technology.

IMA suppports many Howard University (HU) technical initiatives.
Projects have included software development for Boeing, SAIC and
the U.S. Air Force. Students involved in these projects gain
invaluable practical experience. Many have since accepted
positions at major corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Motorola
and Tandem. Other former students attend competitive graduate
schools including the University of Southern California, School for
the Visual Arts (New York City) and University of Maryland. A few
enterprising students have even started their own businesses.

Software from Adobe and Alias|Wavefront is used to teach the
students in the animation and multimedia courses taught in the
IMA. The Howard University Bridge Building team was able to
garner first place in the 1997 regional competition after using the I-
DEAS software, available in IMA, to design their entry. This
software was also used by the HU Solar Car team. Other credits
include developing the web sites of the university's radio station,
WHUR, and the campus newspaper, The Hilltop. IMA also regularly
sponsors multimedia demonstrations for Washington area grade
school children.




      Increase the quantity and quality of multimedia applications
       in Howard University research, education and administration.
      Provide students, faculty and staff access to state of the art
       multimedia technology.
      Promote and perform multimedia research and application
       development among academia, government and industry.


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National Human Genome Center (NHGC)
Director: Georgia M. Dunston, Ph.D.

202.806-6284

gdunston@howard.edu
NHGC Vision Statement
The National Human Genome Center at Howard University is a comprehensive resource
for genomic research on African Americans and other African Diaspora populations,
distinguished by a diverse social context for framing biology as well as the ethical, legal,
and social implications of knowledge gained from the human genome project and
research on genome variation. The vision for the NHGC is founded upon Howard
University’s history of providing leadership for America and the global community in the
critical areas of education, health, and social justice.
NHGC Mission Statement
The mission of the National Human Genome Center is to explore the science of and
teach the knowledge about DNA sequence variation and its interaction with the
environment in the causality, prevention, and treatment of diseases common in African
American andother African Diaspora populations.

NHGC Goal
The goal of the NHGC is to bring multicultural perspectives and resources to an
understanding of human genome variation and its implications for disease prevention
and health promotion.

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National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC)
Director: Goulda Downer, Ph.D.

  NMAETC Overview & Mission



    The National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC) is a
    national collaborative network of clinicians and other experts providing
    capacity building assistance and related support to improve HIV/AIDS
    primary care services available in minority communities disproportionately
    impacted by the disease. Created in 1999 under the Minority AIDS
    Initiative, NMAETC is headquartered at Howard University’s College of
    Medicine in Washington, D.C., and includes five regional sites located at
    minority-serving institutions across the U.S.

    Mission

    NMAETC provides leadership in capacity building, education, support, and
    advocacy to assist providers to deliver excellent care to minorities
    diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Our mission is achieved through evidence-
    based, provider driven programs, training and support that promote
    preventive behavior and maximize treatment outcomes. NMAETC’s core
    service areas are clinical delivery, cultural competency and infrastructure
    management.

    Vision
    The vision of NMAETC is to be a center of excellence that serves as the
    premier source of training, information, and technical assistance to
    providers who serve minorities diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. We accomplish
    this through strong, collaborative partnerships with providers and
    communities to ensure the development, dissemination, and
    implementation of best-practice models for minority individuals diagnosed
    with HIV/AIDS.


    NMAETC is a grant (grant #H4AHA00066) funded by Health Resources
    and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).

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Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Director: Debra White-Coleman, M.D.

520 W Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6270 Voice
(202) 806-7934 FAX


The mission of this office is to provide a medium of education for
practicing physicians and related health professionals of all major
specialties. The office maintains this service for physicians, community
health professionals, and others seeking this assistance from Howard
University. The continuing medical education activity is provided
through conferences, special lectureships, courses, workshops,
videotapes, the Internet, telemedicine and other distance-learning
techniques.

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Urban Environment Institute (UEI)
Director: Peggy A. Berry, Ph.D.

(301) 585-2295

Dedicated to empowering communities for environmental justice, UEI
                           offers leadership training designed for middle-to-senior level
                           executives of private organizations and government agencies that
                           facilitate and manage departments that have concerns and mandates
                           related to environmental health and/or environmental law. UEI also
                           provides tailored training to a variety of organizations.

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                           The Women's Wellness Center
                           Director: Rita Matory, M.D.

  aims to provide an opportunity for women to maintain health and wellness by offering preventive
 are along with compassionate and competent management of obstetric and gynecologic
e on an ambulatory care basis. The Women's Wellness Center aims to train students and residents
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