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HBCU of the Month: Tuskegee University

SouthLA is proud to announce Tuskegee University as the June HBCU of the Month.  Tuskegee is a private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The campus has been designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, aNational Historic Landmark.

Tuskegee University offers 34 bachelor’s degree programs, 12 master’s degree programs, a 5-year accredited professional degree program in architecture, 2 doctoral degree programs and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Masters and doctoral degrees include engineering.

Tuskegee University is the only historically black college or university to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.); its School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1944. The school is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

National Center for Boethics in Research and Health Care

National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care is the nation’s first bioethics center devoted to engaging the sciences, humanities, law and religious faiths in the exploration of the core moral issues which underlie research and medical treatment of African Americans and other underserved people. The official launching of the Center took place two years after President Bill Clinton’s apology to the nation, the survivors of the Syphilis Study, Tuskegee University, and Tuskegee/Macon County, Alabama for the U.S. Public Health Service medical experiment (1932–1972), where 399 poor—and mostly illiterate—African American sharecroppers became part of a study on the treatment and natural history of syphilis.  

    

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This entry was posted on June 10, 2011 by in Community, Education, HBCU and tagged , , , .
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