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Dr Wayne Frederick


Dr Wayne A.I. Frederick recently completed a ten-year tenure as the 17th President of Howard University and also holds the title of the distinguished Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery. 


Dr Frederick earned a Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree by the age of 22 and later a Masters in Business Administration from Howard University.


Dr Frederick has served on numerous boards and committees and is a member of surgical and medical associations, including the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons. In 2022, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. In January 2017, the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors elected Dr Frederick to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Don't miss Dr Frederick's Feature Presentation:

A.I. and Healthcare

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Gerard Hutchinson


Professor Gerard Hutchinson is currently the Professor and Unit Lead in Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS), University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine. He also serves as the Co-ordinator of the Post Graduate Training Programme in Psychiatry, St. Augustine campus and is the University Examiner in Psychiatry for the four campuses of The UWI. 

Prof. Hutchinson functions as the Head of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services at the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA), where he oversees and coordinates the in-patient and outpatient mental health services of the NCRHA, inclusive of the Stress Relief Centre and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic. He is also the national representative of the International Association of Suicide Prevention; and serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Public Health Agency.


He is a co-Principal Investigator of the INTREPID project which compares the epidemiology of untreated mental illness in India, Nigeria and Trinidad. His research interests are developmental studies, suicide, and first episode serious mental illness (psychosis). 

Prof. Hutchinson has authored/co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed academic publications and his work has over 10,400 citations. He is a manuscript reviewer for several international journals, and functions as an Academic Editor as well as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for some of these journals.

The 2023 NHRC Planning Committee is pleased to award Professor Gerard Hutchinson the Research for Health Lifetime Achievement Award, and we look forward to his feature presentation:

A Socio-Developmental Model for Mental Illness - The Path to Prevention

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