HUH Doctor Receives Another Academic Excellence Award

Dr. Wayne Frederick, director of the Howard University Cancer Center and division chief for General Surgery at Howard University Hospital, was selected as one of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s standout scholars for 2011.

Frederick, who also serves as associate dean for Clinical Strategy and Operations at the College of Medicine, is one of 12 scholars from a variety of institutions and disciplines who will be profiled in the Jan. 6 edition of the magazine. 

Last month, Frederick joined A-list celebrities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Michael Jordan, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Alicia Keyes, Brown University President Ruth Simmons and U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder, as one of EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 for 2010. 

Frederick, who graduated from high school at 14, entered college at 16 and graduated with his medical degree at 22, was cited for “working to educate and save lives when it comes to cancer” in the December issue of the magazine.

The annual list is a chance for the magazine to profile the nation’s African-American “power players” whose “accomplishments are of special significance to us, because you serve as both proof of our power and as role models to the next generation,” the magazine’s editors said.

The magazine’s editors said in making this year’s list, they looked for people who consistently challenged the status quo, are forging new paths to opportunity and success, have an impact because of the breadth of their sphere of influence and whose efforts have positively benefited African Americans.

Frederick earned his bachelor of science degree from Howard University in 1992 and his medical degree from Howard’s College of Medicine 1994.

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