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Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine Hosts the HBCU COE Collegiate Inter-Institutional Conference

by Anissa L. Riley

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (May 1, 2017) – The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) welcomed participants of the Second Annual Health Resources and Services Administration Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Centers of Excellence (COE) Collegiate Inter-Institutional Network Conference on April 21 – 22 to Tuskegee University.

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The HBCU Centers of Excellence includes the following: Meharry Medical College - School of Dentistry, Meharry Medical College - School of Medicine, Xavier School of Pharmacy and Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. The Center of Excellence at each school provided the funding for their invited pre-health advisors that wished to attend.

“We appreciate the support of the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration in helping to make the Second Annual Conference a success,” said Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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“The HBCU Centers of Excellence are collaboratively providing a platform for the continued discussion, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives that will capture an increased number of African American students entering into the health professions of dentistry, pharmacy, human medicine, and veterinary medicine,” Perry said.

Presentations were made by Captain Brianna Skinner (U.S. Public Health Service Corps) and senior clinical veterinarian – Comparative Medicine Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Daniel Sarpong, director for the Center for minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education – College of Pharmacy, Xavier University; Dr. Billy Ballard, department head for Pathology – Meharry School of Medicine; and a panel discussion on the case study, “Who is the Public Health Doctor? Ethical and Legal Implications” by the Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine MPH students and pre-health care students from Xavier College of Pharmacy.

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This year’s Conference focused on the theme “One Health Initiative, Public Health and Bioethics,” and culminated with a network meeting to discuss how to further improve diversity through the Center of Excellence grant intertwined with White House initiatives. To learn more about the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, visit www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu and www.tuskegee.edu.

 


 
     
 

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