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Jeffrey Handy, PhD

Jeffrey Handy, PhD

Jeffrey Handy is an alumnus of Morehouse College and he completed the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Handy brings a passion for the success of Morehouse students and the health sciences after working in the Morehouse Office of Health Professions from 1992- 1997. After graduating Meharry, Dr. Handy completed two postdoctoral fellowships: a Fellowships In Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) appointment in the Division of Digestive Diseases of the Emory University School of Medicine, where he received extensive training in science pedagogy while successfully completing a traditional postdoctoral research appointment investigating the roles of adipokines in the development of hepatic fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and a second appointment at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, investigating the responses of multiple myeloma cell lines to anticancer therapies. His experience in science education also includes a fellowship in the Vanderbilt University - National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 (NSF GK- 12) Education Program. Dr. Handy mentors students towards success through his work as a faculty advisor for both the MBRS-RISE and MARC U-Star Programs at Morehouse. He has also leveraged his interest in the intersections of obesity-related pathologies and cancer to build a student-driven research program investigating the role(s) of adipokines in the development and progression of multiple myeloma and prostate cancer.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

STEM education disparities in the Black community

STEM Education