Kacey Strickland

Kacey Strickland
Director, Research Compliance
(662) 325-3294
kstrickland@orc.msstate.edu

As the director of ORC, Kacey coordinates the functions of a compliance program that includes Human Subjects Protections, Animal Care and Use, Financial Conflict of Interest, Biosafety, and Responsible Conduct of Research. Kacey served for 5 years in Sponsored Programs Administration before joining ORC in 2007. Kacey received a bachelor's degree in Genetics from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in Science Education from the University of Texas, and she holds the Certified Research Administrator, the Certified IRB Professional, and the Certified Professional IACUC Administrator qualifications.

 
Mary Brooks

Mary M. Brooks
Office Associate
(662) 325-3294
mbrooks@orc.msstate.edu

Mary has been the friendly voice of the Office of Research Compliance since 2005. In between answering questions, routing emails and phone calls, keeping track of inventory, entering payroll and the many other things she does to keep our office running, she manages to make everyone feel at home with a smile or an encouraging word.

 
Patricia Cox

Patricia Cox
Biosafety Officer/Asst Dir
(662) 325-0620
pc254@msstate.edu

Pat has more than 30 years of experience in clinical, research and high containment microbiology labs. Her screen saver says "Bacteria Rule". Her up-close and personal interactions with numerous pathogens segued into a career in biological safety where she now manages the biosafety program at State.

 
Jodi Roberts

Jodi Roberts
HRPP Officer / Asst Dir
(662) 325-3294
jroberts@orc.msstate.edu

Joining the ORC team in May 2012 as the IRB Officer, Jodi is a Mississippi State Graduate in 1997 (BS), 1999 (MS) and 2011 (PhD), as well as a MSU employee since 2000. Serving MSU community in various capacities she has created successful relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as outside constituents in order to accomplish the task at hand. In doing so, the foundation of these relationships have begun with communication and trust and serve as her core for good customer service.

 
Trina Smith

Trina Smith
Animal Care & Use Prg Officer
(662) 325-3294
tsmith@orc.msstate.edu

As a Mississippi State University graduate in 1992 (BS) and 2000 (MS) as well as an employee of the University since 1992, Trina has always had a heart for providing outstanding customer service. She joined the ORC team in November 2004 as the IACUC Compliance Administrator. Her mission is to be diligently dedicated to serving the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in an effective, efficient and ethical manner and to serve as a resourceful liaison between the University’s animal users and the IACUC.

 
Nicole Cobb

Nicole Cobb
Compliance Administrator
(662) 325-5220
ncobb@orc.msstate.edu

Nicole is a Mississippi State graduate of the College of Business (2009) and also obtained a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration (2011). She joined our staff in November 2015 as a Compliance Administrator for the HRPP after working in the office of Sponsored Programs Administration for just over 3 years. Her goals are to help facilitate the research process involving human subjects research with integrity, efficiency, and great customer service. Hail State!