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Release Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:10 AM
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Howard Health Sciences VP Elected to MIT Board of Trustees
WASHINGTON -- Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham, Howard University senior vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, has been elected to the MIT Corporation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s board of trustees.

Higginbotham, an ophthalmologist and former dean and senior vice president of Morehouse College School of Medicine, received her Master of Science degree, S.M., in chemical engineering from MIT in 1975 and her medical degree from Harvard in 1979.  She is one of nine members chosen to the board this year.  Term members serve for five years.

 Higginbotham oversees Howard’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health, Howard University Hospital and the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

She has held notable leadership positions at various institutions, including the University of Michigan, the Emory Eye Center and the University of Maryland, where she became the first woman in the United States to head a university-based ophthalmology department.

She has won several awards, among them the YWCA Women of Achievement Award and 100 Black Men Trailblazer Award, and has authored four ophthalmology textbooks.

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