Alumni Spotlight: Norman '62 slated to receive Trailblazer Award from Wayne State School of Medicine

Posted by ncarter | 12/8/2009 12:38 PM

The Wayne State University School of Medicine will honor Silas Norman Jr., M.D., assistant dean for Admissions, when the school’s alumni association launches the Ensure the Dream, Secure the Future scholarship campaign Dec. 10.

Dr. Norman, assistant dean for Admissions at the School of Medicine, will receive the Trailblazer Award, which honors outstanding alumni and faculty who have made substantial contributions and demonstrated courage, initiative, innovation, risk-taking and leadership.

An assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Norman has been involved in admissions for the School of Medicine for more than 25 years.

Dr. Norman received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from Paine College, Augusta, Ga. in 1962 and is a 1976 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Detroit General Hospital. Dr. Norman is active in church and civic affairs and organizations. He is board chairman of the Community Health Awareness Group Inc.

He received the 2000 Alumni Achievement Awards of both the United Negro College Fund Inc. and the Organization of Black Alumni of Wayne State University.

Dr. Norman is a member of county, state and national medical societies. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is certified as an Advanced Correctional Health professional. He was recently appointed president of the Paine College National Alumni Association.

The purpose of the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Detroit Athletic Club, is to focus on scholarship initiatives, recognize scholarship donors to this campaign, showcase student organizations and their missions, and present the annual Trailblazer and Ambassador awards.

Congratulations from the Paine College Community.