Honors and Awards

Henri Ford, professor of surgery and vice dean of medical education at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges. Dr. Ford was honored for his work in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake as well as for his mentoring of young medical students.

Dr. Ford is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School.

Henry Givens Jr., who recently retired after a 32-year career as president of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, will have a scholarship program at the university named in his honor.

Dr. Givens grew up in St. Louis. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from Saint Louis University. President Givens began his career in the public schools serving as a principal and assistant superintendent in the Webster Groves School District. Later, he was the first African American to serve as assistant commissioner of education for the state of Missouri. He became president of Harris-Stowe in 1979.

The department of physical therapy at historically black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina received the Cultural Pluralism Award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals. The department was recognized for its offering of free physical therapy services at the Community Care Center in Winston-Salem.

Carol E. Henderson, professor of English and chair of the department of black American studies at the University of Delaware received the 2011 Ford-Turpin Distinguished Achievement Award from the department of English and language arts at Morgan State University. Professor Henderson also received the 2011 Chairman’s Outstanding Achievement and Distinguished Service Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writers Association.

Professor Henderson is a graduate of UCLA. She holds a master’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Riverside.

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