Abbott, Howard University Join to Boost Research Diversity

Written by: Jenni Spinner
Published on: Dec 20, 2021

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Howard University, one of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the US, has forged a partnership with healthcare company Abbott geared toward increasing the diversity of clinical research personnel. The company gifted the university with $1m USD to fund a scholarship fund for medical students interested in clinical research careers, part of a larger initiative to drive diversity in research.

As part of its larger initiative to reduce barriers to access and enhance clinical trial diversity, Abbott reportedly is dedicating $5m USD for establishing scholarships over the next five years at HBCUs and minority nursing associations. The Howard University gift will cover eight scholarships of $25,000 USD each, to be granted between 2022 and 2025.

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