Dr. Frederick is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on the issues of our time. 

He provides an influential voice and guidance on health care, higher education and our society at large. Below, you will find his perspective on important issues, messages to the University Community, and a sample of his other recent publications.

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Statement on Racist Shooting in Buffalo

Dear Howard University Community,

It brings me great sadness to write to our community about another tragic mass shooting. This particular massacre, of course, hits very close to home as the shooter targeted a grocery store in a predominately Black community in Buffalo, shooting 13 people and killing 10, almost all of whom were Black.
 

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Celebrating National Nurses Day 2022

Dear Howard University Community,
 
At Howard University and Howard University Hospital, we have long advocated for patient-centered care, where the patient is the object of our affection and obsession. In order to cultivate and realize this manner of health care delivery, it is critical that we invest in one demographic in particular: our nursing staff.
 

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Earth Month 2022

As with so many crises in our country and around the world, Black and brown people are likely to bear the brunt of the pain from climate change. Unfortunately, it’s already happening.  

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5 Highlights from the Spring 2022 State of the University Address

Dear Howard University Community,

The biannual State of the University Address is a vital time for our community to examine the strengths and weaknesses of our institution as well as our opportunities to move Howard forward together.

Here are five takeaways from the Spring 2022 State of the University Address I delivered this afternoon.

1. We are embarking on the largest real estate initiative in Howard’s history.

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Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her Confirmation

Dear Howard University Community,
 
I would like to wish Ketanji Brown Jackson congratulations on becoming the first Black female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Several years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Justice Jackson, when I was invited by Merrick Garland to address the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Even during our brief interaction, I was inspired by her intellect and her warmth – important characteristics that I know she will bring with her to the highest court in the land.
 

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Women’s History Month 2022

During Women’s History Month, we often recognize those trailblazing individuals who shattered glass ceilings by becoming the first women to reach certain vaunted positions in our society that had historically been reserved for men and from which women had for so long been excluded.  

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Celebrating Women's History Month

Dear Howard University Community,

The recollection and examination of history is always a worthwhile pursuit. The study of history prioritizes truth, amplifies the humanity of those who came before, and orients us to the moment we are in by helping us understand where we came from.

However, the true value of remembering our history becomes clear when we use it to inform our present and shape our future.

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We Still Need to Eliminate Bias from Medical School Admissions

March 14, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed

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Condemning Recent Bomb Threats

Dear Howard University Community,
 
In the early hours of this morning, our University received yet another bomb threat, the third in less than a month to be levied against us and several of our fellow historically Black colleges and universities. Our first and immediate response was, of course, to verify the credibility of the threat and ensure that no harm would befall our community. But our subsequent response, the one we make after the initial fear of danger has subsided, is equally significant.
 

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Announcing Campus Closure for Mental Health Day

Dear Howard University Community, 

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HEERF III Student Funding Disbursement

Dear Howard University Community, 

We are proud of our campus and the progress that we have been making to protect our community from the far-reaching ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the circumstances we all face, our student body grew to nearly 12,000 students this year, with the majority of the Howard University student body returning to continue their education. However, we understand that the pandemic’s economic impact continues to be felt acutely by many in our community.  

 

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