NEW YORK, Oct. 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, which specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals, announced the appointment of Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick to its Board of Directors.
A native of Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dr. Frederick is the 17th President of Howard University in Washington D.C., a world-renowned academic and research institution committed to academic excellence and access to an affordable education. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Interim President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences.
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“I am delighted that Dr. Frederick has joined the Company’s Board of Directors,” said Thomas Moran, Chairman and CEO of Mutual of America. “His leadership and extensive experience in the education and healthcare sectors, keen understanding of the challenges facing our country and dedicated service to ensure the betterment of society, will be an asset to the Company as we continue our commitment to help individuals plan for a financially secure future.”
A triple alumnus of Howard University, Dr. Frederick earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Medicine and completed his surgical residency training at Howard University Hospital. He also earned a Master of Business Administration. He began his academic career as Associate Director of the Cancer Center at University of Connecticut, where he also served on the Department of Surgery faculty, before returning to Howard University in 2006.
As a distinguished researcher and surgeon, Dr. Frederick is the author of numerous peer-reviewed works. He has received many awards honoring his outstanding scholarship and service. In June 2014, the United States Congress recognized him for his contributions in addressing health disparities among African-Americans and historically underrepresented groups by awarding him the Congressional Citation for Distinguished Service.
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