Meharry Medical College launched an initiative on Oct. 18 designed to study genetic variants affecting Black people along with the Regeneron Genetics Center, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, and Roche. The initiative, officially titled Together for Changing Healthcare for People of African Ancestry through an InterNational Genomics & Equity (Together for CHANGE), is an $80 million partnership between Meharry and the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.