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Dance-Barnes accepted to HERS summer leadership institute

Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor of cellular and molecular biology at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been accepted into the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College Summer Leadership Institute. 

Located just outside of Philadelphia, the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr is an intensive, two-week residential program at which participants gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed for advancing as leaders across all institutional types. The program is July 9-21.

Dance-Barnes received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and her master's in biology from North Carolina Agricultural Technical State University. In 2007, she became the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the area of Cancer Biology and Toxicology. 

In 2017, Dance-Barnes received Insight Into Diversity magazine’s Inspiring Women in STEM Award.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.

Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes

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