Higginbotham, M.D., senior vice president and executive
dean, received the prestigious Heed Award from the Society
of Heed Fellows during the 2010 American
Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago. She is
the first woman to receive the award in its 45-year history.
The Society of Heed Fellows is a charitable and educational
foundation that provides funding for post-graduate studies
in ophthalmology and the ophthalmic sciences and annually
awards a former fellow for outstanding performance.
||Wayne Frederick, M.D., director of the Howard University Cancer
Center and division chief for General Surgery at Howard
University Hospital, was named one of Ebony magazine’s
Power 100 for 2010. Frederick, who also serves as associate
dean for Clinical Strategy and Operations at the
College of Medicine, was cited for “working to educate
and save lives when it comes to cancer” in the December
issue of the magazine. (Ceasar)
Damien T. Frierson (Justin D. Knight)
the School of Social Work, Dean Cudore Snell was accepted
to participate in the Leadership Academy in Aging for
the 2010-2011 year. Sandra E. Crewe, Ph.D., was reappointed
to the board of trustees for Maryland Affordable Housing
Trust. The National Association of Social Workers named
Ruby Gourdine, Ph.D., a Social Work Pioneer for her outstanding
accomplishments and contributions to the profession. And
doctoral student Damien T. Frierson, M.S.W., was appointed
to a three-year term on the Council of Social Work Education’s
Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression.
McLeod, director of the Blackburn Center and Intramurals,
Recreation and Club Sports, was conferred as a
Distinguished Member by the honorary board of
regents. The board of directors of the National
Society of Collegiate Scholars also conferred
the honor and distinction for Distinguished Membership.
McLeod was recognized for her commitment to the
ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
For the third consecutive year, the Blackburn
Center Gallery, under the leadership
of McLeod, was selected for the 2010 Best of Washington
Award in the Art
Galleries & Dealers category by the U.S. Local
Business Association (USLBA). The USLBA “Best
of Local Business” Award Program recognizes
outstanding local businesses throughout the country.
Dean Barron Harvey (Kerry-Ann Hamilton)
School of Business was ranked number one for the “Greatest
Opportunity for Minority Students” in the 2011 edition
of the Princeton Review’s The Best 300 Business
Schools. This marks the eighth time that Howard’s
MBA program has ranked number one in the past nine years.
The Princeton Review surveyed more than 19,000 students
at 300 business schools, in addition to collecting data
from school administrators, to create 11 ranking lists.
report released by the National Academy of Sciences, National
Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine—“U.S.
Must Involve Underrepresented Minorities in Science and
Engineering to Maintain Competitive Edge”—ranks
Howard second among the top 10 baccalaureate institutions
that awarded African Americans doctoral degrees in the
natural sciences and engineering (NS&E) from a Historically
Black College and University (HBCU) for the period of
2002-2006. It also lists Howard among the top 25 baccalaureate
institutions that awarded African Americans doctoral degrees
in the NS&E from an HBCU or a non-HBCU.
journalism professors have received news entrepreneur
fellowships to develop www.fully-connected.com,
described as “a new vision in digital media.”
Ingrid Sturgis, assistant professor
of new media, is a fellow at the Knight Digital Media
Center, a partnership between USC Annenberg and UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism. Yanick Rice Lamb,
associate professor and coordinator of the Print/Online
Journalism Sequence, is in a fellowship sponsored by
UNITY Journalists of Color Inc., and the Ford Foundation.
Both professors plan to combine engaging global journalism
and social media to link people from Atlanta to Accra,
as well as provide training and opportunities for journalists,
students and citizens.
Chey Savoy was selected to serve as a Federal Service
Student Ambassador for the 2010-2011 academic year. The
prestigious program enlists students to promote public
service on college and university campuses, nationwide.
F. Mahmood, professor, Department of Mathematics, was
awarded a $122,430 research grant in continuation of his
earlier award on energetic materials from the Army Research
Office for the period 2010-2011. Mahmood collaborates
with scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss
Surgery has been accredited as a Center of Excellence
by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation
Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This
designation means that the center has met the essential
criteria that ensures it is fully capable of supporting
a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional
performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS
BSCN Accreditation Program.