Howard Appoints Vice President

Dr. Russell L. Miller Jr. was recently appointed vice president for health affairs at Howard University.

Beginning April 1, he will oversee Howard University Hospital as well as the university's colleges of medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health sciences, pharmacy and the student health center.

Miller graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Howard in 1961, and in 1965 he received his medical degree from the university's college of medicine. He did his internship and residency at the University of Michigan. From 1969 to 1971, as a major in the Army, he served as acting hospital commander and chief of professional services for the 3D Surgical Hospital in South Vietnam.

Engineer Wins GWU Alumni Achievement Award

Emilio Angel Fernandez Jr., president and chief executive officer of Pulse Electronics, recently received the George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

Fernandez, who received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Maryland and a master's in engineering administration from George Washington, holds several patents in fields relating to railway electronics.

One is for an end-of-the-train telemetry system that sends information from the rear of the train to the locomotive, eliminating the need for a caboose.

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