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Company Overview of Howard University

Company Overview

Howard University is an educational institution that offers graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting, biochemistry, journalism, finance, music, astrophysics, animal genetics and physiology, economics, engineering, and philosophy. The colleges and schools of the university include College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; College of Dentistry; College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business; and School of Education. Howard University was founded in 1867 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia. It has endowment assets worth $633 million.

2400 6th Street NW

Washington, DC 20059-0002

United States

Founded in 1867





Key Executives for Howard University

President and Trustee
Age: 66
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Age: 64
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and External Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Howard University Key Developments

Mayor Gray Announces Partnership Between Office of Cable Television and WHUR 96.3 to Launch DC Radio Network

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the District's Office of Cable Television announced that the District government has entered into a partnership with Howard University's WHUR 96.3-FM that will establish the DC Radio Network. The DC Radio Network will be the official radio station for the District government. The non-commercial channel will launch in spring of 2015 and will feature government, public-affairs and public-interest programming serving residents of the District of Columbia. Through the agreement, initiated at Mayor Gray's behest, the DC Radio Network will be managed by OCT and broadcast from OCT's headquarters inside the Brentwood Broadcasting Center in Northeast. DC Radio Network content will provide information on government activity, education, current events, history and arts and entertainment.

Hemispherx Announces Collaborations to Develop New Ebola Virus Disease Drugs

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced new research collaborations designed to develop therapeutic cocktails against Ebola which may overcome the emergence of drug resistance due to Ebola virus mutation. The rapid acquisition of Ebola virus (EBOV) sequence variation has been recently demonstrated during genomic surveillance of the current Ebola virus disease (EVD). This observed genomic sequence variation suggests drugs that target specific viral non-variant protein sequences are at risk of mutation mediated activity failure. This complicates significantly the development of EBOV inhibitors in the drug development pipeline, some of which have been highly effective in treating advanced EVD in non-human primates. The five integrated Ebola-based collaborations are with, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Army Research Institute in Infectious Disease (USAMRIID), the Swiss Department of Defense (Spiez Lab), research being conducted at Howard University, Washington, DC, and, a US based facility with biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) capabilities with whom a Sponsor Research Agreement is currently being negotiated.

Howard University Appoints Wayne A.I. Frederick as President

Howard University's board of trustees has named interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick, a cancer surgeon who holds three Howard degrees, as the school's 17th president. Frederick joined Howard's medical school faculty in 2006, and since 2011 had directed the university hospital's cancer center.

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