in Detroit has announced a planned gift of nearly $1.25 million from alumni and faculty members Peter and Karen Frade in support of students attending the .
The gift will bolster the Karen L. and Peter D. Frade Endowed Scholarship, which was established by the couple in 2012 to support students in the university's pathologists' assistant program. Students in the program typically end up pursuing careers in surgical and autopsy pathology.
Peter Frade ('68 BS, '71 MS, '78 PhD) joined the Wayne State faculty in 1992. He currently serves as the interim associate dean of health sciences and chair of the Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. Karen Frade ('92 BA, '96 BSN, '01 MEd) is a part-time faculty member at Wayne State and worked as a nurse and research coordinator for the for many years.
"For years, Peter and Karen Frade have demonstrated a passion for inspiring our students and preparing them to make an impact," said EACPHS dean Deepak Bhalla. "We are grateful for their generosity, which will strengthen our academic programs and create opportunities for generations of students."