Medical Prodigy Is a Freshman at Florida A&M

Tony HansberryTony D. Hansberry is a freshman at Florida A&M University, where he majors in biomedical engineering. Four years ago, in a project for a science fair, Hansberry developed a new suture method for patients undergoing hysterectomies. The new method decreases hospital stays for women who undergo the surgery.

“People think I’m a genius,” Hansberry says. “It’s not that at all. I just like medicine.” He hopes to go to medical school after completing his undergraduate degree at Florida A&M with the goal of becoming a trauma surgeon.

Related Articles


  1. This is what should be put out there for our Children, so they will know, there is something they can learn to do, besides all the negative info every day. The power of the word or words can make you or break you.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialsim

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs