Dean Tisdale A Panelist On Minority Health Disparities On Capitol Hill
Apr 29, 2016
Dr. Verlie Tisdale ‘71, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and professor of biology at Claflin University, will be a panelist at today’s congressional forum titled “Achieving Health Equity: The Path Forward” and hosted by House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats led by ranking member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ).
Tisdale will participate on a panel discussion titled, “Building a Diverse and Culturally Competent Healthcare Workforce,” which begins at 2 p.m. The forum is being held in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).
Tisdale earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology at Claflin University and earned both the master of science degree and doctorate from Atlanta (Ga.) University. She did further study and earned a management development certification from Harvard University.
Tisdale has distinguished herself as a health profession advisor, health science educator, and a biologist. She serves on community, college, academic and professional committees at the local and the national level; holds membership in several professional societies; has publications in scientific journals and has made scientific presentations before leading scientific scholars. She counts among her greatest accomplishments all the young men and women who have gone on to become physicians, surgeons, dentists, allied health care professionals and professors.
Under her leadership, Claflin University’s mathematics and computer science department has received certification from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Chemistry Department is accredited by American Chemistry Society (ACS), among other recognitions.