Brown University announced last week that Dr. Tom Catena, Class of ’86, will be one of eight scholars and intellectuals to be given honorary degrees during the school’s 248th commencement ceremony.
“Catena is the medical director of the Mother of Mercy Hospital in central Sudan, which is the sole surgical hospital in the Nuba Mountains, a largely impoverished area with one million people. He was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2015 for his work. Catena is being honored for his humanitarian efforts — treating a staggering number of diseases, from malaria to brain injuries, since 2008. He will be awarded a Doctorate of Medical Science.”
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