A lack of trust in healthcare systems and staff can present a huge barrier to health and wellbeing, especially for those who find themselves underrepresented within the healthcare workforce. “Our research shows that an alarming number of people from marginalized communities have had their trust in healthcare eroded by negative experiences. We call this the trust gap,” says Subarna Malakar, head of DE&I for Sanofi North America and Global Specialty Care of Sanofi. “As an innovative global healthcare company, we have a role to play in responding to the destabilizing situation they are in when they need care.”

As part of the company’s goal, Sanofi has made a $450,000 gift to the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The funds will be used to award $15,000 individual scholarships to ten fifth- or sixth-year Rutgers pharmacy doctoral students each year for the next three years. The students also will benefit from curated training programs, mentorship from Sanofi leaders, internship placements and employment opportunities within Sanofi, and event and conference invitations. To read the full story.