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Experienced as a Senior Scientist, and in Management and Regulatory Affairs

About Me

I am a natural and experienced leader/manager. I demonstrated these abilities within my role at Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) and the EPA. As an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) & Principal Investigator within HUCM, I managed a laboratory and research projects. Managing laboratory projects included providing funding through grant writing/approvals, hiring staff, ordering supplies, developing and implementing projects, training staff, solving problems, ensuring GLP and Quality Control Plans are followed, keeping records, analyzing results, writing and publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, and reconciling spending reports.
I have extensive experience in performing and teaching research, which instilled in me the competences to perform or learn any scientific testing procedure or any other information and skill. I earned the American Association for Cancer Research -MICR Faculty Scholar award for four years and I was invited by the Science Journal/AAASS Webinar Series to be a panelist on December 2, 2009 for the topic "Effective Lab Skills: Managing People, Projects, and Money". My research has resulted in several publications in top-tier journals. I was granted research fellowships for my Post-Doctoral work, which included earning the National Research Service Award, the American Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowship and UNCF-MERCK Fellowship.
While working at the EPA, I led a team and I performed regulatory processes for the EPA and FDA (dual jurisdictions). Within the EPA in addition to being an expert with FIFRA. FFDCA, and pesticide import/export procedures, I gained experience with Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, TSCA, RCRA, and EPCRA. I earned a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, obtained certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution and graduated from the Federal Executive Board Leadership training. I understand Biotech and Pharmaceutical processes, including cGMP and Quality Control/Plans, as I was responsible for overseeing these processes compliances by performing federal government inspections.

My Skills

  • Toxicology
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • QA/QC Development and Oversight
  • Product Management
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My Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx - 2002

Molecular Pharmacology

Doctorate

West Virginia University College of Medicine Morgantown - 1997

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Master's

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Experience

  • 2011 - 2019
    Microbiologist/Life Scientist
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2006 - 2011
    Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)/Principal Investigator
    Howard University College of Medicine
  • 2005 - 2006
    Senior Scientist
    Clark University
  • 2003 - 2005
    APHL and UNCF-MERCK Post Doctoral Fellow
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2002 - 2003
    National Research Service Post Doctoral Fellow
    Emory University

My Success Stories

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Honors & Awards(H & A)

::::::Post- Doctoral Training: H & A:::: National Research Service Award (NRSA) 2002, Association of Public Health Laboratories and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging and Infectious Diseases Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2003-2005, and UNCF – Merck Science Initiative Fellowship 2005 ::::::Faculty H & A::::: Howard University New Faculty Award 2006, 2007, and 2008, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority in Cancer Research (MICR) Minority Serving Institute (MSI) Faculty Scholar Award 2007, AACR-MICR MSI Faculty Scholar award 2009 Special Conference: Advances in Prostate Cancer Award 2009, AACR-MICR MSI Faculty Scholar award 2009 Annual conference, Invited Panelists for Science Journal/ AAASS Webinar Topic: Effective Lab Skills: Managing People, Projects, and Money. Dec. 2, 2009. Archived on website: www.sciencecareers.org/webinar, Howard University College of Medicine Research Day Symposium 2010 2nd Place for Research Presentation in the Faculty Category. (Judged by scientific peers from Georgetown University), and Journal Peer-Review Invitations :::::EPA H & A::::: Federal Executive Board Training Graduate 2017, Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate 2017, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator Certificate 2017, Quality Step Increase 2018, and Employee of the Year 2018