After graciously serving the University as interim President for more than a year, Dr. Frederick was inaugurated as the 17th president of Howard University on March 6, 2015.The focal point of his research is to narrow the disparity in cancer-care outcomes between African-Americans and the larger population, particularly in the area of breast cancer. Dr. Frederick is most grateful that his matriculation, as a triple alumnus of Howard, allowed him to commit himself to the mission of Howard University.
In January 2017, The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors elected Dr. Frederick to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Baltimore Branch. In May 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. Frederick was also appointed to the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on HBCUs to provide the president and Secretary of Education advisory support.
Dr. Frederick has received a multitude of awards and accolades highlighting his successes and dedication to diversifying the fields of medicine, higher education, and service. Some of which include the National Association of Health Services Executives', Congressional Citation for Distinguished Service, being named the 2015 Male President of the Year by HBCUDigest, and the 2014 Howard University Bison Pride Award. In 2013, Dr. Frederick was named "Super Doctor" by The Washington Post Magazine.
Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick is a true son of Howard University-a proud and loyal exemplar of Howard University's motto, Veritas et Utilitas: Truth and Service.