PVAMU to Open New School of Public and Allied Health

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (Aug. 31, 2023) – Prairie View A&M University will hold a launch event next week to officially celebrate its new School of Public and Allied Health. The school, which opens Sept. 1, houses growing programs in the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the University’s new degrees in Public Health.

“The establishment of a public health school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities holds immense importance,” said Angela Branch-Vital, Ph.D., executive director of the new School. “It provides an opportunity to address health disparities disproportionately affecting all communities. HBCUs have a long history of serving minority populations, and having a public health school at such institutions can lead to targeted research, interventions, and policies aimed at improving the health outcomes of marginalized communities.”

The new school joins the University’s existing seven colleges, Undergraduate Studies and School of Architecture.

About the event:

Event: The Launch of PVAMU’s New School of Public and Allied Health
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. CDT
Place: Don K. Clark Building Auditorium
Anne Preston St. Prairie View, TX 77445
Website: www.pvamu.edu/SPAH


PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY, founded in 1876, is the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state of Texas and the third largest Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in the nation. Designated as an “institution of the first class” in the Texas Constitution, the enrollment exceeds 9,000 students and over 80,000 graduates. PVAMU offers academic programs through its seven colleges, Undergraduate Studies and School of Architecture, boasting degree options leading to bachelor’s to doctoral-level degrees. A Carnegie-classified high-research (R2) University and a member of The Texas A&M University System, PVAMU is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu.

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