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DAA: Henry A. Moses

Henry A. Moses

Nashville, TN | Distinguished Ag Alumni: 1994

Dr. Moses is Assistant Vice President for Academic Support and Director of Continuing Education at Meharry Medical College. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he is a professor of biochemistry. Dr. Moses joined the faculty at Meharry in 1964 and has held a number of high-level administrative positions there. He also serves on the faculty of Fisk University as a professor of biochemistry, a position he has held since 1966. Dr. Moses has been instrumental in encouraging many African American students to pursue professional careers. He is very active in national service, focusing on the recruitment and professional development of minority students for careers in science. He also coordinates programs to encourage an interest in science and scientific careers for Nashville area middle school students. Dr. Moses is a frequent guest lecturer and consultant for government, education, professional organizations, and civic groups. In 1988, he was the keynote speaker for the Minority Access to Research Careers national meetings held at Purdue University. Dr. Moses served as the Basic Sciences Coordinator of a program called “Neighborhood Youth Corps Enrollees.”The program was designed to give talented, at-risk high school students the motivation and the scientific fundamentals to work as laboratory technicians, to return to high school to earn a diploma, or to take an equivalency examination to fulfill graduation requirements. Dr. Thomas Brooks, a participant in this program, set up a scholarship at Meharry Medical College in 1988 to honor Dr. Moses for this work. In 1986, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education awarded him the Presidential Citation as an Outstanding Alumnus. Meharry Medical College has bestowed many of their highest distinctions on Dr. Moses, including the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching.