ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) recently partnered with Hampton University, one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) based in Hampton, Va., to offer a new articulation agreement to address the shortage of Black student representation in optometric education and the health care profession. Paula Harmon Boone, OD, director of the National Optometric Association’s (NOA) “Visioning the Future” HBCU Mentorship Program and NOA trustee, helped initiate and lead the effort, according to the Salus announcement.

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