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Minority-owned biotech startup expanding, adding employees

Del Smith Acclinate The CEO of a Huntsville-based startup moved his company headquarters to Birmingham in 2020. The company educates people on genomic research and clinical trial participation. By Illyshia Parker The Birmingham Business Journal

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This Local Survivor of Long COVID—Why His Story Is Important

By Patience Itson You’ve heard of Long COVID, but what is it really like? In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of vaccination, UAB and Acclinate teamed up for a campaign called Voices to Vaxx to share

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2023 Best Tech Startups in Alabama

Our vision is health equity through inclusive research. We help pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations access and engage communities of color so research is more inclusive. https://thetechtribune.com/10-best-tech-startups-in-alabama/

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First-Ever Black Maternal Health Expo Coming to Birmingham

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the first time ever, Babypalooza will include a Black Maternal Health Expo, which will focus on the unique health concerns and needs of Black mothers. “Our goal is just to

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Birmingham’s Walladeen Streeter, Health Care Champion for a Better Bush Hills Community

BY PATIENCE ITSON bhamnow.com During the COVID-19 pandemic, Streeter saw many African Americans dying from the virus due to a lack of vaccine awareness and clinics. Motivated by her love and concern for all people, she

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Walladean Streeter, hero of Bush Hills, on why you need to get involved

BY PATIENCE ITSON bhamnow.com Getting the COVID-19 vaccine may have been a no-brainer for some, but for others, it wasn’t such a simple decision—especially in Birmingham’s underserved communities. To bring awareness to the importance of vaccination,

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Alabama Regional Medical Services, Acclinate Form Novel Health Partnership

By Ryan Michaels Alabama Regional Medical Services and Acclinate, a Birmingham-based inclusive health research startup, on Tuesday announced a clinical research partnership that could provide life-saving treatments for Birmingham residents, according to officials. “The unfortunate

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Alabama Regional Medical Services, Acclinate Create New Partnership

By Laurel Thrailkill Biz Journals Birmingham-based Acclinate has launched a partnership with Alabama Regional Medical Services that has led to a new hire at ARMS and potential growth for the startup. Birmingham Business Journal https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/inno/stories/news/2023/08/07/acclinate-to-partner-with-arms.html

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Meet the Birmingham Pastor Igniting Health Equity for the Local Community

By Lauren Perry Bham Now UAB partnered with Acclinate to help bring awareness to the importance of vaccination with a compassionate approach. Together, they are working to share COVID stories from real community members through a campaign

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Why Amazon, Google, and Other Big Businesses Have Launched Accelerators to Help Minority-Owned Startups

By Lori Loannou Why it matters: Del Smith, Ph.D, knows the challenges minority entrepreneurs face in the U.S. when trying to turn a fledgling idea into a startup enterprise. In early 2020, he and Tiffany

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