On September 1, 2020, former SPSSI President (2010-11) Dr. James Jackson passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was 76 years old. As noted in a recent New York Times obituary, Dr. Jackson (pictured above) "changed the way scholars examined Black life in the United States, leading to new insights on health, social support systems and more when he founded the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan in 1976." Dr. Jackson spearheaded the National Survey of Black Americans, the first nationally representative cross-sectional survey of Black adults in the United States. Dr. Jackson is survived by his wife, SPSSI Member Dr. Toni Antonucci, his daughters Ariana Jackson and Kendra Jackson, and three grandchildren.