RCMI PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Dr. Karam F.A. Soliman, Distinguished Professor and RCMI Principal Investigator, is the head administrator of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program at Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS). He is responsible for completing, directing, and reporting the progress of RCMI program directly to the University President and the funding agency. He serves as the liaison between the National Institute of Health and RCMI program. He is responsible for daily operations, organization and planning of the administrative and research and research-related efforts and continual development and implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the RCMI program. Ensures effective management and implementation of the RCMI program, coordinate and manage the program consistent with the overall institutional plans for strengthening biomedical sciences research capabilities. He work closely with the national advisory committee and local advisory committee members, external evaluator, faculty, core leaders, pilot project investigators, research participants and staff with the overall development of the RCMI Program.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Karam F.A. Soliman, PhD
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Centers In Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program
Dyson Pharmacy Building
1520 South Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
t. 850.561.3301/850.599.3306
karam.soliman@famu.edu

RCMI ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Carl B. Goodman is the Associate Program Director of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program at Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS). He is responsible for implementing both the Pilot Projects Program and Recruitment and Hiring of Faculty activities within the Research Program Administrative Core of the RCMI Program.

 

Carl B. Goodman, PhD
Florida A&M University
Division Director of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Centers In Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program
Dyson Pharmacy Building, Room 201
1520 South Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
t.850-599-3867

RCMI CORE LEADERS

Molecular Genetic Core

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Core Leader: Karam F.A. Soliman
Department:College of Pharmacy – Basic Sciences
Title: Professor
Location:104 Dyson Pharmacy Building
Phone:850.599.3306
E-Mail: karam.soliman@famu.edu

Biotechnology Research Investigational Core

Core Leader:Carl B Goodman
Department: College of Pharmacy – Basic Sciences
Title: Professor
Location: 201 Dyson Pharmacy Building
Phone: 850.599.3128
E-Mail: carl.goodman@famu.edu


Drug Discovery Core

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Core Leader: Kinfe K. Redda
Department: College of Pharmacy – Basic Sciences
Title: Professor
Location: 121 Dyson Pharmacy Building
Phone: 850.412.5219
E-Mail: kinfe.redda@famu.edu

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF

COPPS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Brenda Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Brenda G. Arnold is the Assistant Director in the Office of Research Administration at the College of Pharmacy. Her administrative duties include program planning, personnel coordination, budgeting and locating funding opportunities for the faculty. She is responsible for reviewing all proposals prior to submission to Sponsored Research to ensure that each adhere to agency and University guidelines, and coordinates the submission of proposals to oversight committees. She assists the RCMI Principal Investigator and Associate Program Director in the preparation of all grant applications. She manages the flow of information and data from the faculty researchers and staff members. She also serves as the liaison between the Division of Sponsored Research and other administrative units in processing pre-award and post-award contracts and grants for the overall College’s Division and RCMI Program.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Brenda G. Arnold
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
COPPS Research Center Office
New Pharmacy Building
1415 South Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
t. 850.599.3122 – Office, R-307
brenda.arnold@famu.edu

COPPS SENIOR GRANT SPECIALIST
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Ms. Carla D. Pierre is the Senior Grant Specialist at the College of Pharmacy. Her administrative duties include working in the Office of Research Administration with the Assistant Director to manage the RCMI grant, Division of Sponsored Research and other administrative units in processing pre-award and post-award contracts and grants for the overall College’s Division and RCMI Program.

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Carla D. Pierre
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
COPPS Research Center Office
New Pharmacy Building
1415 South Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
t. 850.599.3118 – Office, R-308
carla.pierre@famu.edu

RCMI OFFICE MANAGER
Leola Randolph

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Leola Hubert-Randolph, Office Manager, is supported by the RCMI grant. Her administrative duties include, overseeing operations of the RCMI Research Enhancement Administration office procedures and administrative support. She works with the RCMI Principal Investigator and Associate Program Director , Core Leaders, Pilot Project Investigators and Research Participants, Research Associates, Assistant Director, and Senior Grants Specialist to achieve the objectives of the RCMI Program.

 

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Leola Hubert-Randolph
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
RCMI Research Center Office
Dyson Pharmacy Building
1520 South Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
t. 850.561.2182 – Office, R-104
leola.randolph@famu.edu