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Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition! Watch, below to see who won in each category!


5 Simple Words Encourage Foster Youth College Attendance

Charlotte, N.C., April 5– Johnson C. Smith University hosted the 3rd Annual Phasing Up to Higher Education Conference to discuss Best Practices in Higher Education Supports for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. Dr. Ronald L. Carter gave the welcome to an audience of higher education professionals, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools guidance counselors, Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division case workers, students and faculty.

Collaborative Research Cites Geography Cost & Economic Development as Impacting Food Security

Charlotte N.C., March 31, 2016– Key findings for the collaborative research project, State of the Plate assessment were presented to an audience of community members, policy makers, health practitioners, and researchers in JCSU’s HealthPlex, yesterday.
Speakers included Dr. Romano, Food Policy Council Chair Young-Sun Roth and Elliott Royal of the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Members of Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission, and community stakeholders will also be present.


JCSU’s HealthPlex visits Health Disparities Conference

In New Orleans at Xavier University of Louisiana, JCSU”s own Dr. Victor Romano and his team presented research during the 9th annual Health Disparities Conference. (more…)

Preconception Peer Educator President

Kiana Thomas, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)’s Preconception Peer Educator president and Whitney Walls both traveled to Durham, NC to attend the Every Woman Southeast Preconception Fellowship Program. (more…)

STAR Grant Update: Parent Involvement & Fatherhood Initiative

Tanya Green, lead researcher for the Parent Involvement and Fatherhood Initiative sent this update on the Smith Institute STAR Grant project.


“Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher”: Making the Most of Your Research Experience!

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is well-known for its efforts to provide great information and insight to undergraduates on getting the most out of all their academic experiences, ESPECIALLY research. (more…)

2015 Symposium Save the Date

The JCSU 2015 Research Symposium and Showcase will take place November 5th and 6th in the new Science Center. The symposium will explore two themes: Thursday’s event will focus discussions on the Black Male, and Friday’s topic is Metacognition and Educational Success.

Novant & JCSU Partner on Heart Study

Dr. Indhu Gopal and her students, JCSU juniors Imani Scott, and Waynee Hyman. (more…)

My Life, My Transition: A Transition Fair

Friday, August 8, 2014 – Phasing Up to New Possibilities, Johnson C. Smith University’s program to support former foster youth in college success, hosted a transition fair for youth connected to foster care inspiring them to dream about their future and prepare for success. The event, in collaboration with Mecklenburg County Youth and Family Services and various vendors showcased myriad resources available including job placement services, college options, and health care resources. Youth enjoyed a DJ, service provider stations and prizes. (more…)