MSM Celebrates Dr. Angelita Howard, Nominee for the Women in Technology Award for Woman of the Year in STEAM Education

The award celebrates women in STEAM who serve as visionaries and role models
in business, education, and their communities.

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ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – Morehouse School of Medicine is excited to announce that Dr. Angelita Howard, assistant dean for Online Education and Expanded Programs and assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, has been recognized by Women in Technology (WIT) with a nomination for the WIT Woman of The Year in STEAM Education award. Women in Technology (WIT), since 1992, has empowered girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom. 

The WIT Woman of The Year in STEAM Education award honors women who inspire others in their pursuit of an education and career in STEAM, has broken barriers in the industry and business community, and is a catalyst for change with a proven track record of success.

“The nomination of Dr. Howard is truly a well-deserved recognition for her hard work and accomplishments,” said Dr. Joseph Adrian Tyndall executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. “Our work at Morehouse School of Medicine in creating and advancing health equity, includes educating and training a diverse workforce for success in healthcare careers that leverage technology. Our Online Education and Expanded Programs advances the institution’s mission by extending learning opportunities to students without the restrictions of geographical location or time, and Dr. Howard’s contributions to the program and Morehouse School of Medicine are immeasurable.”

The Office of Online Education and Expanded Programs at Morehouse School of Medicine, under the leadership of Dr. Howard, provides online education programs and courses by providing high-quality learning opportunities that leverage use of various technologies. The program prepares students for current and emerging careers; roles that not only serve the community, but impact and promote health equity.

The program offerings include:

  • The Master of Science in Biotechnology degree (MSBT) provides a foundation in the scientific and business components needed to advance biotechnologies. The program develops comprehensive knowledge in bioscience, core technologies, and analytical methods used to support biotechnology enterprises.
  • The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) develops comprehensive knowledge in the methodologies to acquire, store, retrieve, and use of health information in medicine to support healthcare and clinical research enterprises.
  • The Bridge to Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship (B2BB) is a five-week summer program that exposes motivated college students and post-baccalaureate professionals to the biotechnology industry and bioentrepreneurship. This graduate pipeline summer program is a bridge to the online MS Biotech degree and provides a foundation in the scientific and business components needed to advance biotechnologies.
  • For students interested in the health informatics field, there is also a Bridge to Health Informatics (B2HI) program, which takes place for five weeks over the summer. Students will develop knowledge and training in health information technologies, healthcare analytics, and its operations, and students have the opportunity to join the online MS in Health Informatics degree program.

In one year, the Bridge to Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship and Bridge to Health Informatics program have grown more than 50%, with 100 students from across the U.S. and around the globe. And recently ranked Morehouse School of Medicine’s online MSBT program among its top 10 out of hundreds of programs offered nationwide by institutions such as Harvard, Purdue, and Georgia Washington universities.

Dr. Howard has been integral in the development and implementation of strategic plans in collaboration with academic staff for new and ongoing online program expansion. Her current research includes faculty teaching and learning, self-directed studies, and engagement in biotechnology and health informatic industries. 

Dr. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master’s degrees in both Education Administration and Teaching, a Doctorate in Education Administration, a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, and more recently a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. She has 17 years of experience in post-secondary level instruction, during which she has designed and delivered curriculum in the areas of education, research, leadership, and business. 

Dr. Howard is equally committed to academic and social service. She has demonstrated commitment to her community through active engagement such as volunteering for the homeless, leading music activities within her local church, and working with disadvantaged students to help them prepare for standardized testing.

About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.

About Women in Technology 

Women In Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by providing female students in middle school, high school, and college with education, exposure and experience. By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future. Today, WIT has over 18,000 members in Georgia, 48,000 members worldwide and our team of more than 250 volunteers deliver professional development and networking opportunities to each of our professionals and programs at no charge to more than 3,000 students. WIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and we are committed to making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEAM workforce by partnering with our community to provide opportunities that champion women throughout their education and career.


Nicole V. Linton