Howard Bison Beat January 2017

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A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President

January 2017 | Volume 6 Issue 1

Howard Promotes Health & Wellness January 2017 | Bison Beat Monthly Newsletter | PAGE 1

Dear Howard University Community, As we reflect on Howard University’s storied history of 150 years of Excellence in Truth and Service, I am reminded of how integral health and wellness is to this University and the Howard community. As many of you are aware, Freedmen’s Hospital was founded in 1862. It was the first hospital of its kind to aid in the medical treatment of former slaves. Later, it became the major hospital for the African-American community in Washington, D.C. In 1868, six years after its founding, Freedmen’s Hospital became a teaching hospital for the Howard University Medical School. One of the first members of the school’s faculty was Lt. Col. Alexander T. Augusta, M.D. Dr. Augusta was placed in charge of the hospital in 1863 and thus was the first Black hospital administrator in U.S. history. Charles R. Drew, M.D., a surgeon and hospital administrator who already was nationally famous for his blood plasma research, ran Freedmen’s Hospital, was a

medical professor at Howard University Medical School and chair of the school’s Department of Surgery from 1941 to 1950. Under his leadership, the surgery department grew in size and reputation. In 1967, Freedmen’s Hospital was taken over by Howard University and operated until 1975. Howard University Hospital opened in 1975 at 2041 Georgia Ave. Surprisingly, the number of African-American students in U.S. medical schools who attended HBCUs has fallen to just 12 percent in 2015, down from 26 percent in 2002. In order to help change these numbers, the nation’s HBCUs have been charged with increasing the number of graduates who pursue health sciences careers, increasing the pipeline of college students interested in STEM disciplines, boosting the investment in health sciences programs at each school, and identifying evidence-based programs that prepare HBCU graduates for health sciences careers. We conduct the research, teaching and clinical care

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within these historic and groundbreaking institutions that seek to eliminate health disparities and provide service to the most vulnerable among us. Howard University remains invested in providing exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocates for the elimination of health disparities. According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical-, mentaland social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, and wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. I hope that each of you will use this season to focus on your own health and wellness, so that we can be a healthier community. Excellence in Truth and Service,

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA President


Howard Promotes Health and Wellness, Joins Partnership for a Healthier America


Howard Community Health & Wellness Services Cheat Sheet


Howard Community Participates in 2017 NBC4 Health Expo


President Frederick Appointed to Federal Reserve Board


Howard University Adds MGM Resorts, Starbucks Senior Executive to Board


Howard Makes New Appointments


Charter Day Updates

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Howard Promotes Health and Wellness, Joins Partnership for a Healthier America In an effort to build a healthier future for its students, faculty and staff, Howard University has joined forces with the Partnership for a Healthier America in the Healthy Campus Initiative, a nonprofit organization devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of the nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. The three-year initiative is aimed at helping colleges and universities adopt healthy campus living goals. To date, the initiative reaches 1.2 million students, faculty and staff across 46 institutions. This initiative is a great way to unite campuses toward an aligned wellness goal at the national level, particularly as many campuses already have a number of wellness efforts under way.

Howard’s focus during the partnership, which ends Dec. 31, 2018, is on food and nutrition, physical activity and movement, and wellness programming. The University already has hosted a number of health events, including Healthier Howard Week – October 2016; cooking demonstrations; blood pressure screenings; flu shots; Rewardson-Benefits program for University employees; six-week fitness challenge for staff; and the onset of labeling food items at campus-operated dining venues with calorie/per-serving count. This year, the Howard Community can expect to see more bikes on campus through a forthcoming bike-share program and Healthier Howard Week – Fall 2017.

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Howard Community Health & Wellness Services Cheat Sheet STUDENT HEALTH CENTER 2139 Georgia Ave. NW (Georgia Ave and W Street NW) Second Floor, Suite 201, (202) 806-7540 Morning Hours of Operation: 8:30-noon Mon-Fri

(Note: The last scheduled appointment for the morning hours is 11 a.m. Walk-in slots are limited and accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Afternoon Hours of Operation: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri (Note: The last scheduled appointment for afternoon hours is

OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF THE CHAPEL PASTORAL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Main phone number: (202) 806-7280 Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri or by appointment After hours -

at 3:30 p.m. Walk-in slots are limited and accepted on a first-come-firstserved basis.)


Late shift hours offered from 1:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from January-April and August-December.

2205 4th St. NW, College Hall South Residence Life Suite

(Note: The last scheduled appointment for afternoon hours is at 5:30 p.m. Walk-in slots are limited and accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.)

24-HOUR STUDENT EMERGENCY CARE HOTLINE Call toll-free 1 (877) 643-5130, PIN: 211 UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER 6th and Bryant Streets NW, (202) 806-6870 Director: Ayana Watkins-Northern, Ph.D., or (202) 714-7471 Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon-Fri Walk-in intake hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri Crisis Hotline: (202) 345-6709 – Available every evening beginning at 6 p.m. for services related to such emergencies as rape, sexual assault, suicide prevention chat, referring others, local resources and stalking awareness.


Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri On-call 24/7 at (202) 836-1401

OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES 2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 725 Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (202) 238-2420

**EMPLOYEES ONLY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES: EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) HU Service Center, 2244 10th Street NW, 4th Fl, Rm 413 MetLife EAP: (844) 7-Metlife or, user name: MetLife3-3 and password: guest Howard University and Howard University Hospital employees should contact Michelle Lamb Moone at

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Howard Community Participates in 2017 NBC4 Health Expo The Howard Community, including the Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan, gathered its leading physicians and health experts for Q&A sessions at the annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo from Jan. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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The Howard University Faculty Practice Plan is home to the individual healthcare practices of the doctors of Howard University. The University’s 200-plus doctors are professors of the Howard University College of Medicine and represent medical expertise in an array of specialties and subspecialties. Most of their practices are at Howard University Hospital in downtown Washington, D.C.

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President Frederick Appointed to Federal Reserve Board The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors has elected Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch. The branch makes up the fifth district of 12 regional Reserve Banks. Frederick will be one of seven members elected to the branch’s board and will serve a three-year term beginning this month.

“This is a great honor, and I’m excited to contribute my diverse business experience and knowledge to create economic and monetary policies to continue to stimulate growth and stability in our current banking system,” he said. Frederick will bring prior board experience, having served on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which was established to provide the president and secretary of education advisory support and program and strategy recommendations to strengthen HBCUs. “Dr. Frederick’s career accomplishments and experiences provide the kind of perspective

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the Federal Reserve values in its directors,” said Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Dave Beck of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch. “He’ll bring valuable insights about trends in healthcare and higher education, and provide a grassroots view into the D.C. metro area economy. We welcome him to the board of our Baltimore office and look forward to his service.” Frederick’s leadership, healthcare and higher education contributions have been recognized by numerous organizations, and he has received several honors, including being named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Power 100 of 2015 Innovators. He was named Male President of the Year by HBCU Digest in 2015 and also received the Minority Business Leader Award in 2015 from the Washington Business Journal. He was awarded a congressional citation for distinguished service presented by the Honorable Barbara Lee during Caribbean-American Heritage Month in April 2014. The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank manages the nation’s money supply to keep inflation low, to help the economy grow and to supervise and regulate financial institutions. The regional district includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia.

Howard University Adds MGM Resorts, Starbucks Senior Executive to Board Howard University recently announced the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees: James J. Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, and Chris Carr, executive vice president and chief procurement officer of Starbucks. In December 2008, Murren was named chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s most powerful and diverse entertainment brands. He leads a company of more than 71,000 employees operating in 17 destinations nationally and internationally. The company opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland in December 2016, and is in the process of developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. Murren serves as chairman of MGM China Holdings Ltd., which owns MGM Macau and is developing a resort in Cotai. He also serves as chairman of MGM Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of largescale destination entertainment

Chris Carr

and leisure resorts. During his tenure, Murren has overseen the growth and transformation of the organization. A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Murren earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and urban studies from Trinity College, where he serves on the board of trustees and is the chair of the Leadership Board of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Carr, a recipient of the 2016 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine, has been an invaluable force in Starbucks’ quest to enhance enterprisewide functional strategic sourcing, shape its global supplier base and generate customerinsight around innovation. Carr previously served as Starbucks’ executive vice president of licensed stores in the U.S. and Americas. In that position, he was responsible for the strategic planning, annual operations, market planning and profitability for the region’s 6,200 licensed stores, which generated annual systemwide sales in excess of $3 billion. Carr earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

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New appointment


Crystal Brown was recently appointed vice president of Communications. In this role, reporting to President Wayne A. I. Frederick, she will develop and lead marketing and communications strategy for the University, providing oversight of strategic communications, reputation management, media relations, marketing and branding. A seasoned communications leader, Brown brings more than 15 years of higher education experience developing strategic communications initiatives for corporations, nonprofit organizations and foundations. She

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previously served as chief communications officer for the University of Maryland. As chief communications officer Brown oversaw the central communications office, led communications strategy, managed all crisis communications efforts and served as spokesperson for the university. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications skills and currently serves on a number of boards, including the National Education Association Foundation and DreamBox Learning.

New appointment

Latoya J. Crowe


Latoya J. Crowe (B.A. ’00) was recently appointed director of Communications and Marketing. In this key role, Crowe will have responsibility for leading and managing communications, marketing and branding initiatives for the University. She reports directly to the vice president of Communications. Prior to this role, Crowe worked as a marketing manager for Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon company, and was responsible for managing low-income

energy assistance and energy-efficiency programs. Crowe, who has worked in a variety of marketing and communications roles, has more than 16 years of diverse industry experience in government, media and entertainment, utility, energy, aviation, automotive and healthcare industries. Crowe earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University.

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New appointment

Mike London


Mike London was recently appointed head coach of the Howard University football team. London comes to Howard University after serving as an associate head coach/ defensive line coach for the University of Maryland Terrapins. Before coaching the Terrapins, he was head coach at the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond, respectively, for eight seasons. A highly regarded recruiter, London helped bring in four top-35 classes during his tenure in Charlottesville and brought in two Virginiabred, five-star recruits in 2014, according

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to 247Sports. London led Virginia to an 8-5 season in 2011 and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year. As head coach at Richmond (2008-09), London captured 24 wins and led the Spiders to the Football Championship Subdivision Championship in his first season. He helped 28 Spiders achieve all-conference honors in just two seasons. London played defensive back at Richmond (1979-82) before playing one season for the Dallas Cowboys.

Howard Prepares to SAV E T H E DAT E Celebrate 150th Charter Day Convocation Dinner UPDATE


M ARCH 2 CHARTER DAY CONVOCATION 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 Cramton Auditorium 2455 Sixth Street NW Washington, D.C. 20059


6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 Washington Hilton Hotel 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20009


(By Invitation Only) 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 National Museum of African American History & Culture 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit the Charter Day website at charterday, or contact the Office of University Events and Protocol at January 2017 | Bison Beat Monthly Newsletter | PAGE 13


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