Howard University President Receives UT’s Distinguished Alumnus Award
Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick has received the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Distinguished Alumnus Award for making contributions to the field of surgical oncology.
Established in 1980, the award recognizes prominent individuals who have made distinguished contributions to their respective fields.
Frederick is an alumnus of MD Anderson, where he did his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowship. He was selected from nominations received by the institution’s faculty.
“For almost 40 years, MD Anderson has honored an alumnus who has made a significant impact since graduating from the institution, and that certainly is the case for our 2019 awardee, Dr. Wayne Frederick,” said Diane Bodurka, chief education and training officer at MD Anderson.
“Dr. Frederick is recognized as a role model for his vast professional accomplishments and his dedication to others, such as his commitment to mentoring. Sharing his perspectives as our keynote presenter builds on that commitment as our current trainees and faculty benefit from his insights.”
Frederick became the 17th president of Howard University in 2014. Previously, he has worked as an associate dean in the College of Medicine, division chief in the Department of Surgery, director of the Cancer Center and deputy provost for Health Sciences at Howard and as associate director of the Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut.
On Monday, he will deliver a keynote lecture for fellows and faculty of MD Anderson for its 23rd Annual Trainee Research Day.