Dr. Nathaniel O. Calloway

Dr. Nathaniel O. Calloway was the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University.

Degree(s): Chemistry, Doctor of Medicine

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Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University

Graduate Institution: Iowa State University

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Photo Credit: BlackPast

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Dr. Nathaniel O. Calloway was the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University. As a child, Dr. Calloway spent time in his hometown of Tuskegee, AL with George Washington Carver, who was a professor at Tuskegee Institute at the time. After spending several years as a successful chemistry professor at Fisk University, Dr. Calloway decided to pursue a medical degree at the University of Chicago. Upon graduation, he became a practicing physician and professor at the University of Illinois Medical School, and he established the Medical Associates Clinic in Chicago.

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