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Spelman College, IDEAYA Biosciences Partner to Build Black Women Leaders in the Biotechnology Industry

A new partnership between IDEAYA Biosciences and Spelman College aims to help develop the next generation of Black women leaders in the biotechnology industry. The Spelman IDEAYA partnership is an eccentric academic and industry collaboration that will provide Spelman students with the learning platform necessary for pursuing a career in biotechnology, reports PR Newswire. Using the guiding principles of education and mentorship, the Spelman IDEAYA Health Science and Biotechnology Program is the combination of a development program, professional internship, and scholarship for select Spelman students with an interest in biotechnology as a future career path. “As an institution with one of the nation’s highest number of medical school applications from Black Americans, we are passionate about not only the discovery on new therapeutic options but the delivery of the treatments as well,” said Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D., associate professor of environmental and health sciences and...

Jan 20, 2021