Excellence at Howard
Gail Nunlee-Bland, M.D., director of the Howard University Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center, received the Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The award is given for “outstanding contributions to the care, health and service to an underserved population via leadership, long-term commitment, vision and innovation and impact/outcomes.”
Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D., senior vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, was appointed to a four-year term as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), representing the Association of American Medical Colleges. The NBME’s primary mission is to protect the health of the public through assessment, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement.
Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., dean of the College of Dentistry, was installed March 3 as president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He will assume the presidency next March. Rouse is currently chair of the ADEA Council of Deans and serves as one of the four ADEA Commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation. In 2009, he was awarded an ADEA Presidential Citation for distinguished service to the association and dedication to the advancement of the dental education community.
Kirk Geter, M.D., assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was named president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is the immediate past president of the National Podiatric Medical Association.
Photo by Justin D. Knight
James H. Johnson, Ph.D., former dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, has been appointed chair of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. He is the first African American to serve as chair of the independent committee that advises the agency on a broad range of environmental policy, technology and management issues.
Howard University School of Law (HUSL) was listed among the top 50 schools with graduates that secured jobs at the nation’s 250 largest law firms in 2009. The “Go-To Law School” report published by the National Law Journal, showed that the recession took a toll on traditionally “very top performing schools, where job prospects in years past have proven recession-proof.” In 2009, nearly 18 percent of HUSL’s 146 graduates went on to work for the top 250 national firms. Although the National Journal Report focused on employment in large law firms, it should be noted that the overall job placement rate for HUSL graduates consistently exceeds 85 percent.
Super Bowl XLIV showcased the talent of alumnus Antoine Bethea, a safety with the Indianapolis Colts Safety. This was his second Super Bowl appearance.
Afro Blue opened the awards ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the “Greensboro Four” at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Click on the link to hear them singing—http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4427698.