By John Coleman
RIVERSIDE, CA-James S Jackson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and widely recognized for academic, administrative, research and other accomplishments was the guest of honor at UCR’s reception held May 6, 2016 at the UCR Alumni Center. The reception was hosted by the African American Family Wellness Center, UCR African Student Programs, the UCR STEM Academy, and the J W Vines Medical Society.
The theme this year was, “The National Survey of American Life,” and “The Family Survey across Generations and Nations.” It was conducted by honoree Dr. Jackson. Partially freed of responsibilities as Director, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and other national and international duties, Dr. Jackson expressed interest in developing programs in targeted long-term studies of African American communities and populations in Southern California. This ‘availability’ makes HIM a ‘Target of Opportunity’ for recruitment by national leaders in academic research institutions (including UCR) in California.