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Executive Profile: California Life Sciences Executive Director of Racial and Social Equity Illyasha Peete is opening doors for others in the biotech space

Aug 13, 2021

Originally posted to San Francisco Business Times; Aug 13, 2021, 5:00am PDT Growing up in Memphis as the daughter of two civil rights activists, Illyasha “Illy” Peete learned early on about judgment calls. She found as a high-schooler playing tennis that there weren’t many people who looked like her on courts in the South, but..

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CLS Racial & Social Equity (RSE) Initiative Launches first RSE Career Connections Summit

Aug 4, 2021

California Life Sciences (CLS), in partnership with Slone Partners ENVISION Program, held its first virtual Racial & Social Equity Career Connections Summit on August 3, 2021, designed to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and other People of Color) students’ career navigation with support from industry professionals and mentors.

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NexGeneGirls Creates Role Models that are Pulling the Next Generation of Female BIPOC Leaders Forward

Jul 31, 2021

The 2021 CLS NexGeneGirls Summer Science Academy – a culmination of eight weeks of virtual internships and leadership development for high school females of color and their undergraduate “ambassadors” – concluded on July 30, 2021.

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[RECAP] Conversation with Thought Leaders: Health Equity

Jun 30, 2021

Watch the recap of Conversation with Thought Leaders: Health Equity, which explored the importance of increasing health access to underserved communities and how the life sciences community can help tackle other hurdles to ensure equitable and safe health care access for patients and their families.  Thank You To Our Sponsor: This event is part..

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Top three issues of SB 605: Medical Device Right to Repair Act

Jun 9, 2021

For the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Senator Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced SB 605, the Medical Device Right to Repair Act, which would allow health care facilities to contract out repairs for medical devices to third parties other than those under a contractual obligation with the manufacturers. While this policy proposal is problematic for various reasons, CLS..

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Welcome New CLS Members (April – June 2021)

Jun 9, 2021

California Life Sciences’ members represent the world’s most promising entrepreneurial start-ups, research institutions, investors and the full spectrum of life sciences, therapeutics, medical device and diagnostic companies that are addressing global health challenges; digital health innovators that are using technology to transform healthcare; agricultural companies improving the safety and security of our food supply; and..

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