Two HBCUs Team Up to Offer a Course in Bioethics and Research Ethics

The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama is teaming up with historically Black Concordia College in Selma, Alabama, to offer a new course in bioethics and research ethics.

Concordia College enrolls about 500 students. It is part of the Concordia University System that is affiliated with the Lutheran Church. African Americans make up 93 percent of the student body.

The new course will be a hybrid offering with traditional classroom work combined with online learning. The course will examine the unethical treatment of people of color, impoverished populations, religious intolerance and how fake media reports impact health disparities.

Brian Johnson, president of Tuskegee University, stated that “the population of people of color is increasing in America but the number of persons working in public health and medical professions is not growing. This academic partnership between Concordia College and the National Bioethics Center will help to increase the number of working people of color in vulnerable communities.”

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