Prabir Mandal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biology, Edward Waters College
Member, OneFlorida Steering Committee
Dr. Prabir K. Mandal, Ph.D. (Genetics) is a full Professor at Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL. He joined EWC as an Associate Professor of Biology in 2008 and served as the Interim Chair of the Biology Department until 2010. He serves as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of EWC and an executive member of the editorial board of a few peer reviewed journals of international repute. He has been awarded with the Distinguished Professor of the College during 2012-2013 and President’s Ideal Faculty in 2010. He has published numerous research papers, editorials, book chapters, book, and made scholarly presentations in national/international scientific meetings exclusively related to the health issues of the African Americans.
Dr. Mandal is the Principal Investigator/Liaison of Edward Waters College chapter for the $1.6 M research project titled “OneFlorida Cancer Control Network (CCN)” awarded to Dr. Elizabeth Shenkman, P.I. of University of Florida by Florida Department of Health Biomedical Research program. He also serves as the member of the CCN Executive Steering Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee. He is part of the Research Advisory Council of Florida State Health Diversity Research. Dr. Mandal is seriously involved in curriculum reform, mentoring and spearheading new initiatives for Allied Health education focusing on the underserved minority population, specifically African Americans in the State of Florida.