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Gilead Sciences Proclaims First HBCU Roadshow


Starting Thursday, Oct. 13, Gilead Sciences kicks off its first HBCU Roadshow to interact HBCU college students, college and alum at house – Homecoming!

The tour will span six weeks and cease on campuses throughout the South, culminating on the forty ninth Annual Bayou Traditional soccer sport in New Orleans.

The Gilead HBCU Roadshow is a novel alternative to focus on the precious function of HBCUs in bettering well being outcomes for Black People and Gilead’s ongoing efforts to champion inclusion, range and social justice. Via the corporate’s longstanding dedication to advancing Black well being and fairness, the Roadshow builds on Gilead’s earlier collaborations with HBCUs that assist break down current limitations in healthcare, social justice and profession alternatives.

At every cease, Gilead will deploy a sequence of on-campus activations to enrich the colleges’  Homecoming celebrations, together with networking alternatives with Gilead executives, career-building “lunch and study” periods and pop-up occasions on the yard the place individuals can play video games, obtain prizes and study Gilead’s present well being fairness initiatives.

To drive consciousness round sexual well being, Gilead can even deliver licensed group liaisons on-campus to teach college students about dangers, testing, preventive measures and medicines to sluggish the expansion fee of sexually-transmitted infections throughout the Black group. As well as, members from Gilead’s oncology division might be on-site to debate breast most cancers consciousness by encouraging common self-examinations and scheduling annual mammogram screenings.

WHAT: Gilead Sciences’ HBCU Roadshow

WHO: Gilead executives and group well being leaders, together with

  • Rashad Burgess, vice chairman, Advancing Well being and Black Fairness, Gilead Sciences

  • Tiffany West, senior director, Advancing Well being and Black Fairness, Gilead Sciences

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WHEN/WHERE: Full tour schedule beneath

  • Oct. 13-15: Tougaloo Faculty, Jackson, Miss.

  • Oct. 19-22: Jackson State College, Jackson Miss.

  • Oct. 20-22: Howard College, Washington, D.C.

  • Oct. 20-22: Morehouse Faculty/Spelman Faculty, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Oct. 20-22: Shaw College, Raleigh, N.C.

  • Oct. 27-29: Florida A&M College Tallahassee, Fla.

  • Nov. 2, 4, and 5: Xavier College of Louisiana New Orleans, La.

  • Nov. 17-19: Claflin College, Orangeburg, S.C.

  • Nov. 26: Bayou Traditional, New Orleans, La.



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