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Release Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:22 PM
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Dr. Frederick to Deliver University of Alabama Maddox Lecture during Visiting Professorship
Lecture Honors an Outstanding Clinician, Medical Researcher and Teacher
Wayne A.I. Frederick

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) – Howard University Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., will deliver the William A. Maddox lecture during a visiting professorship at the University of Alabama (UAB) in Birmingham on Thursday, May 15. The lecture is titled “Unconscious Biases in Academic Medicine.”

In addition to the Grand Rounds lecture, Dr. Frederick will also engage medical residents, faculty and senior leadership at the UAB School of Medicine.

The lectureship honors Dr. Maddox, a renowned surgeon who served on the University of Alabama faculty from 1952 to 1993. Maddox, an outstanding clinician, medical researcher and teacher, dedicated himself to raising the standard of care for patients with cancer in Alabama. He also led the Alabama Breast Cancer project from 1976 to 1984.

About the University of Alabama Department of Surgery

The University of Alabama (UAB) Department of Surgery is located within the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The department has earned a national and international reputation for its unique blending of advanced medicine, excellent patient care and research. Surgeons have performed more than 8,500 kidney transplants and more than 500 heart transplants. Surgical procedures are performed within the UAB Hospital and outpatient surgery is performed at The Kirklin Clinic. Pediatric Surgery is performed at Children's Hospital of Alabama.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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