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Research Advocates

What are Research Advocates? 

If you are in need of support or have questions about the research process or proposal preparation, contact us at

Whether inquiring about getting started in writing proposals for funding or needing additional support while crafting budgets, the Research Advocates are available to answer questions, guide processes, and direct project inquiries across the Office of Research. In addition to expanding professional development offerings to target proposal planning and preparation, the Research Advocates work one-on-one with faculty to support them in the pre-award stages of research development. 

If you are in need of urgent, time-sensitive support for an initiated project, please reach out to your Grant Coordinator.

Dr. Shainaz Landge

Dr. Shainaz Landge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and then moved on to a postdoctoral position at Dartmouth College (NH). Dr. Landge’s research interests are in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and chemistry education. She has been an active leader in the promotion of undergraduate research. She has pioneered and is the Director of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at GS. Her collaboration with Statesboro schools focuses on creating curiosity about research in high school students through the Promoting a Rural Essential and Sustainable STEM (PRESS) project. She spearheaded the Remote Mentoring of Undergraduate Research Students (ReMentURS) program through Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) grant during COVID-19. She established and led the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) program called Incorporation of Freshmen in Research for Early Experience (iFREE) at the college (COSM) level. Dr. Landge is currently funded by the Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Foundation for Public Education, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At GS, she has been part of various funded grants (internal and external), resulting in more than 2 million dollars resulting in numerous publications, book chapters, and a patent. Dr. Landge is an active Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) member and an editorial board member for the international IJSoTL journal. She is also on the editorial board of Current Microwave Chemistry and is the topic editor for Chemosensors. Her active involvement is seen at the community front (high schools, library); state level (USG programs); regional level American Chemical Society (ACS) meetings; and at the national level America Association of Chemistry Teachers/ACS –program, national grants panels; national science bowl. She has been the recipient of various teaching, student success, collaboration, and research awards at the college, university, and state levels. She currently serves as a Provost Faculty Fellow (PFF) in Research (2024) at Georgia Southern (GS) University. Through this fellowship, she wants to support faculty research and promote the planning and dissemination of the annual event at Georgia Southern Student Scholars Symposium (GS4).

Dr. Stephen Greiman

Information coming soon.

Dr. Tilicia Mayo-Gamble

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Dr. Tilicia Mayo-Gamble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health and Provost Faculty Research Fellow. She received her PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Community Engaged Research with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core. Dr. Mayo-Gamble is a health services and healthcare disparities researcher with a research agenda consisting of implementing community and patient engagement methods to facilitate self-care behaviors and enhance patient-centered care among adults with chronic disease. Her primary target population is individuals with sickle cell disease. Dr. Mayo-Gamble is currently funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to test a model that integrates community health workers into a sickle cell patient-centered chronic care team to enhance care coordination, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop a scalable model to engage patients in research dissemination. As an advocate for health education and promotion, Dr. Mayo-Gamble holds leadership roles as Vice-Coordinator of the Board of Directors for Professional Preparation and Practice and a member of the Board of Commissioners for the National Committee on Health Education Credentialing. Prior to this, Dr. Mayo-Gamble served on the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute’s Rare Disease Advisory Panel. 

Last updated: 1/14/2024