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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
Died March 6, 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 55)
Alma mater Morgan 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.

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