Medicine

A statue honoring Henrietta Lacks’ contributions to medical research will rise in her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia.

Morgan State University will make history as the first HBCU to open a medical school in 45 years.

A new book captures the unsung stories of pioneering Black men who became the country’s first paramedics.

Scholar Zindzi Thompson has made history as the youngest Black woman to graduate from Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Joyce Yerwood—the first Black woman physician in Fairfield County—will have a street named in her honor.

Cayaba Care, a company that strives to eradicate maternal health disparities, has received $12 million in funding.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $12 million to a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating medical school expenses for BIPOC students.

Clark Atlanta University alumna Danielle Mitchell is on a mission to increase the representation of Black women in the clinical research industry.

Trailblazing ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath will be posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Dr. KMarie King will become the first Black woman to sit at the helm of a surgery division at an Academic Health Sciences Center in the United States.

Dr. Margaret Towolawi is the woman behind the first Black-owned direct primary care clinic in the state of Washington.

Spelman College has unveiled a new initiative designed to increase the representation of Black women in biotech.