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Rosemary Robinson

Rosemary Robinson will serve as director of programs at Acclinate.

Rosemary RobinsonAlabama biotechnology startup Acclinate recently hired two new employees to help them further their mission to diversify genomic research and clinical trials and to help minorities make informed decisions about their health. This comes shortly after Acclinate announced it would be adding a second office in Birmingham and moving its headquarters to Birmingham while maintaining its Huntsville presence.

Rosemary Robinson will serve as director of programs at Acclinate. Robinson, who was recently named the “Champion of Diversity” by the Future and Beyond Diversity and Inclusion Symposium Committee, will bring her rich experience connecting with diverse individuals to her role with the startup. Prior to joining Acclinate, Robinson served at The University of Alabama in Huntsville for more than 30 years, where she led efforts focused on disability services, diversity, inclusion and minority student mentoring. Robinson also serves as the executive director for The Dr. Izora P. Harrison Foundation, which supports underrepresented students with educational expenses.

“From the start, Del and I have been working to build a company that puts people first,” said Tiffany Whitlow, co-founder of Acclinate. “Rosemary’s life has been dedicated to helping others succeed, and that experience makes her a true asset to our team and our mission as she leads a variety of projects that encourage others to learn more about their health and take steps that will better their lives and the lives of others they care about.”

Acclinate’s recent expansion comes as a result of the company’s recognition as a leading advocate and influencer to promote diversity across research efforts and clinical trials. Bronze Valley, a non-profit venture investment platform that supports high growth, innovation and technology-enabled companies created by diverse founders, recently added Acclinate to its portfolio of investment opportunities. In addition, Acclinate became the first Huntsville-based company to participate in Gener8tor’s American startup accelerator program, backed by statewide resources to include the Alabama Department of Commerce and Alabama Power, among others.

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