Betty Collette

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Betty Elaine Collette
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Betty Collette on the cover of Jet magazine
April 3, 1958
Born(1930-12-05)December 5, 1930
Asheville, North Carolina
DiedMarch 6, 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 98)
Alma materMorgan State College, Catholic University

Betty Elaine Collette (December 5, 1930 - February 5, 2017) was a veterinary pathologist from Asheville, North Carolina. She attended Stephens-Lee High School, earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Morgan State University, and her Ph.D. in bacteriology from Catholic University of America. Collette was the only African-American pathology researcher at Georgetown University School of Medicine in the 1950s. Her research focused on hypertension in animals. Later in her career, she was a professor at Howard University.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Warren, Wini (1999). Black Women Scientists in the United States. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253336031.
  2. ^ Company, Johnson Publishing (1958-04-03). Jet. Johnson Publishing Company.
  3. ^ "Obituary for Dr. Betty E. Collette at Ray Funeral And Cremation Service". Retrieved 2017-06-06.