Meet the Dental Advocate who Became the First African-American to Graduate from MUSC

Meet the Dental Advocate who Became the First African-American to Graduate from MUSC

  • Dental advocate, Dr George McTeer Sr, DMD, became the first African-American dentist to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC
  • The alumnus of the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC left a useful legacy that has benefited people after him
  • The Dr George C McTeer Sr Scholarship has been established and permanently endowed to honour him

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Dr George C McTeer Sr, DMD, made history when he became the first African-American dentist to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC.

The alumnus of the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC made a positive impact on his alma mater that has benefited students after him.

McTeer was a Maths and Science educator before switching to establish a career in dentistry, according to Education at MUSC.

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Dr George C. McTeer Sr, DMD
Meet the Dental Advocate who Became the First African-American to Graduate from MUSC. Photo credit: MUSC
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In 2011, the Dr George C McTeer Sr Scholarship established in previous years was permanently endowed with the help of James B Edwards College of Dental Medicine to honour Dr McTeer's many valuable contributions to MUSC.

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Dr McTeer, who died at 78, is survived by his wife Norma JE McTeer, daughters Sonja McTeer and Dr Arlene McTeer, and son George McTeer Jr.

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Born to a humble parentage in August 1932, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey became the first person in Ghana to achieve a PhD in Mathematical Sciences.

The renowned professor of Mathematics and Scholar of Nuclear Physics influenced the study of Physics and Mathematics in Ghanaian Schools.

He played an integral role in the establishment of the Laser Research Unit in the Physics Department of the University of Cape Coast, projected to be a Centre of excellence to serve the whole of the West Africa Sub-Region.

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Prof Dorothy Yeboah-Manu appointed first female Director of Noguchi

In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that Microbiologist, Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, has become the first woman to be appointed as the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

Professor Yeboah-Manu is the head of the Bacteriology Department at the NMIMR and is taking over from her predecessor, Professor Annang, who retires from active service on July 31, 2021.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research issued a message on Twitter to announce Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu's appointment.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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