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Distinguished Faculty Award

Howard DuncanDr. Howard Duncan 2010

Dr. Duncan is a professor of biology at Norfolk State University. He has provided exemplary service by devoting his time, attention, and professional skills for the betterment of NSU, its students, and the community. Dr. Duncan received the St. George National Award for leadership and commitment to cancer prevention and the 2007 South Atlantic Division of Excellence Diversity Award for significant contributions to health disparities. He serves on numerous associations and local boards, including the American Cancer Society, African American Men’s Health Forum (AAMHF), and the Hampton Roads Prostate Cancer Consortium. Through his leadership role with cancer prevention and health disparities, he continues to promote health and wellness through walk-a-thons, presentations, sponsored health events, and television and radio appearances. He has been honored by several agencies and organizations including the City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, the Outreach Committee of Grace Episcopal Church, the First Church of Christ, the Men’s Fellowship of Rehoboth Baptist Church, and Virginia Oncology Associates.

At NSU, Dr. Duncan served on the University Budget Committee for three years and was able to provide recommendations for the allocation of funds in various departments. He co-chaired the 2006-2007 NSU Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign, and through his conscientious efforts, exceeded the committee’s goal of $175,000. Dr. Duncan also served on the NSU NCAA Academic Integrity Committee, which resulted in a successful NCAA Evaluation in 2007-2008. Since 1984, Dr. Duncan has served as a pre-med advisor at NSU. Through his diligent efforts and special contacts, numerous biology graduates have successfully matriculated at medical and dental schools throughout the country. In addition, Dr. Duncan was a pioneer in establishing the National Minority of Pre-medical Students at NSU. He has served as the group’s mentor and advisor for more than five years. For the past three summers, he has provided further assistance as an instructor and advisor to the NSU students in this group who participated in the Summer Medical Dental Education Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The program provides medical enrichment activities for minority students interested in medicine and dentistry.

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