In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

Alyce Chenault Gullattee, a member of the faculty at Howard Univerity in Washington, D.C. for a half-century, died on April 30 in Rockville, Maryland. She was 91 years old.

Dr. Gullattee was a native of Michigan. In 1946, she graduated from Northern High School in Detroit. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she started her first year in a California medical school and then transferred to Howard University, where she served as class president.

Upon graduating from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1964, Dr. Gullattee completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’ s Hospital and George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the department of neuropsychiatry. Dr. Gullattee served as director of the Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction at Howard and as a clinical assistant professor and clinical associate professor in family practice at Howard University Hospital.

In announcing her death to the Howard Univerity community, President Wayne A.I. Fredericks said that “Dr. Gullattee’s decades-long service to Howard University was unparalleled and her invaluable contributions to the community will endure. She played a signi!cant role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians, including a significant percentage of the African American physicians practicing in this country.”

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