— The company also funds fellows and mentors at Howard University, Harris-Stowe State University and Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science —
DUBLIN, September 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Horizon Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) today expanded its commitment to equity in education, careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and, historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through its Horizon Scholars program, which now includes a student at Meharry Medical College. The Horizon Scholars Program offers scholarships to help cover the burden of student debt while simultaneously providing professional mentorship, peer networking, internships, and job opportunities for students.
“Horizon significantly supports diversity of thought and experience in STEAM fields through our partnerships with these institutions to ensure that a diverse pool of students can go to college, pursue their STEAM dreams, and achieve their full potential. career potential,” said Irina Konstantinovsky, Executive Vice President. , Director of Human Resources and Director of Diversity, Horizon. “Education and experiential learning go hand in hand when aiming for a successful career and we look forward to empowering these scholars to fully immerse themselves in their higher education without the burden of postgraduate costs. graduation.”
Horizon’s partnership with Meharry Medical College is the company’s most recent expansion of its commitment to educational equity and fostering diversity among our future generation of STEAM leaders. Of the total 40 Horizon Scholars, six, including the most recent Meharry Scholars, are currently pursuing liberal arts and health sciences programs at Howard University, Harris-Stowe State University, Meharry Medical College and Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, a historically black institution of higher learning.
Recognizing that closing the education equity gap cannot be achieved through financial aid alone, beyond covering debt burdens, Horizon simultaneously invests in providing experiential opportunities to its academics. Each Fellow is paired with a Horizon employee for professional mentorship and can access quarterly programming events aimed at developing professional networking skills, building resumes, and practicing mock interviews. Fellows also have the opportunity to meet employees and learn about internship and employment opportunities at Horizon.
About Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the largest private, independent, historically black academic health science center in the nation, dedicated to training minorities and other health care professionals. True to its heritage, it is a related institution of The United Methodist Church. The college is particularly well known for its unique and highly effective educational programs. emerging prominence in health disparities research; culturally appropriate and evidence-based health services and a significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Meharry is one of the nation’s leading educators of African Americans with MD and DDS degrees and a Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences. To learn more, visit Mission and Vision – Meharry Medical College.
Horizon is a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines that address the critical needs of people affected by rare, autoimmune and serious inflammatory diseases. Our pipeline is useful: we apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how we go to incredible lengths to impact lives, visit www.horizontherapeutics.com and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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