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Exploring How Jazz Pharmaceuticals Honored U.S. Black History Month

Exploring How Jazz Pharmaceuticals Honored U.S. Black History Month

Published 03-15-24

Submitted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Originally published by Jazz Pharmaceuticals on LinkedIn

In honor of U.S. Black History Month, JazzSoul, the affinity forum created to support Black employees and their allies and foster inclusive conversations at Jazz, celebrated the many contributions of people from the African diaspora. Over the course of the month, valuable insights and historical perspectives were shared from two vastly different career journeys. 

One event featured C.B. Bucknor and the growth mindset that turned an active hobby into a full-time career as one of the few Black Major League Baseball Umpires today.  The discussion included his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, a behind the scenes look at the umpire training program and how the demographics have changed for African Americans in baseball. 

To conclude the month, Dr. B. Hutchinson, sleep specialist, cardiologist and chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists shared her professional journey and a presentation on disparities in sleep health. During her presentation, she covered the many dimensions of health disparities which range from age, gender, sexual orientation, language and citizenship status. She also presented data on ethnicity and cardiovascular risk factors as they relate to sleep health.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. Within these therapeutic areas, we are identifying new options for patients by actively exploring small molecules and biologics, and through innovative delivery technologies and cannabinoid science. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. Please visit for more information.

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