The College of Medicine unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Center.

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The College of Medicine unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Center to alumni, faculty and friends, May 6, on the second floor of the Seeley G. Mudd Building. The center allows medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health students, residents training at Howard University Hospital and medical fellows the opportunity to practice treating patients in a controlled environment. The 5,000-square-foot facility includes 10 patient examination rooms, an observation room, a master control room, a conference room and a break area. The examination rooms are equipped to simulate a doctor’s office, while the observation room allows faculty to critique students and to provide immediate feedback. (Pictured above, l-r: Robert E. Taylor, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine; President Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D.; Eve Higginbotham, M.D., senior vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences; Tamara Owens, director, Clinical Skills Center; and Beatrice Adderley-Kelly, Ph.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.)

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Attention: Open Enrollment will occur June 1-30, 2010. This represents an important period of decision-making for Howard University employees since attractive new health, wealth and lifestyle options are available. For more information, visit

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Regional farmers will be selling fresh produce and other items twice a week outside Howard University Hospital. Every Tuesday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and every Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables in the front of the Hospital. For more information, call 202-865-4942.

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) voted unanimously that the John H. Johnson School of Communications be fully re-accredited. The school was found in compliance on all nine standards set forth by ACEJMC including mission, governance and administration, curriculum and instruction, diversity and inclusiveness, faculty, scholarship, student services, resources, facilities and equipment, professional and public service and assessment of learning outcomes.

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Ambassador Andrew Young was the guest speaker during the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation’s lecture series. Making the economy not only work for the wealthy, but also for those who are not, was the overarching message. The civil rights pioneer and founding principal and chair of Good Works International expressed these sentiments, which were reiterated by his mentee, John Hope Bryant, chairman and CEO of Operation Hope, at the lunchtime lecture that kept attendees on the edge of their seats.

Cynthia L. Henderson was appointed executive director of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. She comes to Howard from the Morehouse School of Medicine, where she was the library director and held a faculty appointment as research instructor in the Medical Education Department. She is a distinguished member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals, and is currently serving on the National Institutes of Health PubMed Central National Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Medical Library Association’s board of directors.

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Wayne Frederick, M.D., was appointed associate dean for Clinical Strategy and Operations. He currently holds the positions of chief of the Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery and interim director of the University’s Cancer Center. In his new position, he will work closely with the Faculty Practice Plan (FPP) leadership and will be responsible for a variety of clinically related issues affecting the FPP and the College of Medicine. Frederick is a reviewer for several scientific journals and is a member of the District of Columbia Board of Medicine. He most recently served as an associate board examiner for the American Board of Surgery.

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Leslie Fenwick, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, in collaboration with the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, hosted the fourth annual Gathering of Leaders event, “Re-Imagining Schooling for Boys and Young Men of Color.”

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Greg Carr, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, participated in the conference, “Come Let Us Build a New World Together: A Symposium for the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).” The symposium was hosted by the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. Carr’s panel—“Black Politics: Independence or Integration?”—featured SNCC veterans Ivanhoe Donaldson, Lawrence Guyot, Bob Mants and William Strickland.

The summer 2010 issue of Howard Magazine is now online. Visit to read this issue.

The 2009 HU Jazz Ensemble CD selections are now available online at

Marilyn Irving, Ph.D., interim chair and professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, appeared on “The Larry King Live Show.” She appeared with author and activist Bill Cosby, while discussing her work in character education. She has created lesson plans for P-12 educators using characters from the vintage Cosby cartoon television program, Fat Albert.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation honored Micah Crump, Ph.D., Arthur Paul, Ph.D., and William Sherman Rogers, J.D., with the Faculty of the Year Award for their entrepreneurial insights.

The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, in partnership with the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, held “An Interfaith Dialogue: Does Nonviolence Work in an Era of Violence?”

The Department of Psychology hosted its fifth annual Leslie H. Hicks Research Symposium. Harry L. June, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, was the keynote speaker.

A free concert on peace, tolerance and understanding—as part of an exchange program to promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and Senegal—was held in April. The program was conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal and the Senegalese Ministry of Culture. The concert featured leading Senegalese artists across a spectrum of musical genres.

Howard University Hospital held its 13th annual Spirituality and Medicine Seminar Series in April. Keith L. Black, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, served as the opening speaker. The Rev. Barry C. Black, Ph.D., chaplain of the U.S. Senate, was the keynote speaker for the recognition banquet.

The Howard University Alumni Association held a panel discussion in April focused on the trends of Black males in education. The discussion, “The Role of Alumni and Historically Black Colleges and Universities Reaching Out to Black Males,” was the culmination of the association’s Black Male Initiative week. The panel consisted of leaders in the University community, including Alvin Thornton, Ph.D., Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., editor of the Journal of Negro Education and Corey Briscoe, undergraduate trustee-elect.

An interfaith/intercultural dialogue about the challenges facing moms, was held at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center on May 6. Drawn from the nation’s major faith and ethnic communities, speakers included: Wanjiru Kamau, founder and president of The African Immigrants and Refugee Foundation; Denise King-Miller, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University; Rev. Julia Jarvis, spiritual director, Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington; Tamar Abrams, communications director, Institute for Policy Studies; Walkiria E. Pool, president and founder, Centro de Apoyo Familiar of Silver Spring; and Sara Sayeed, founder and president of For a glimpse into this rich symposium, visit

Ngema (right) presents Nunlee-Bland with artwork of warthogs from her country. Photo by Monique Y. Turner
First Lady of the Republic of South Africa Gloria Bongi Ngema visited Howard University Hospital (HUH) last month. The first lady, who was in Washington, D.C., with her husband, President Jacob Zuma, said she wants to establish a diabetes treatment center in her country. During her visit at HUH, she met with Gail Nunlee-Bland, M.D., director of the HUH Diabetes Treatment Center.

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Howard participated in the second annual Great Debate this past spring. Howard students went head to head with Yale students, while Hampton debated Columbia. The event, which was sponsored by the Connecticut NAACP, was moderated by actor Nate Parker, who starred in the movie, “The Great Debaters.”

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