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57-year-old Black Woman Breaks US Varsity’s 145-year-old record, Becomes First Woman to be Dean of Medical College

CURSORY: An outstanding 57-year-old woman has broken a 145-year-old by becoming the first woman to be Dean of Medical School. Take a look at her academic journey and how she got to where she is now.

Andrea Hayes Dixon, a 57-year-old woman, and surgeon have broken a record that has been on for 145 years at Howard University in the United States.

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The brilliant surgeon, was appointed the first-ever black woman to serve as Dean of the institution’s College of Medicine and expected to resume official duties on the 3rd of October, 2022.

Diving into her professional life, it is revealed that she is a woman that achieved everything through hard work and discipline.

Dr Andrea Hayes Dixon started her higher academic journey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. She afterwards accepted to work in a leukemia lab and thereafter gained a passion for Medicine, per Wikipedia.

She then enrolled at Geisel School of Medicine and earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D) in 1991.

Announcing her appointment as the first-ever black woman to become Dean of Howard University’s College of Medicine, University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, describes her as an incredible leader.

He said:

“I am overjoyed to have the honour of announcing that for the first time in the college’s 154-year history, a Black woman will serve as the dean of the Howard University College of Medicine.

“If you look at the data on women’s leadership in medicine, it shows there is still much progress to be made. With the appointment of Dr. Hayes Dixon, Howard University not only gains an incredible leader but we move the University and the field of medicine forward,” Fredrick added.

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