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Our Commitment to Patients and Beyond: Amgen 2018 Responsibility Highlights Report

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June 12, 2019 — Amgen is committed to serving patients with innovative medicines to treat serious diseases. In pursuit of this core mission, we have grown over time from a company with a handful of medicines treating hundreds of thousands of patients largely in the U.S. to a company with 20 medicines treating millions of patients in approximately 100 countries around the world.

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

By Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
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Today, in our third year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are proud to be recognizing a new group of young entrepreneurs who are creating cutting-edge, technology-based solutions capable of solving some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge

Discover how participants are using breakthrough technology to address global issues
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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Modern-Day Nightingales: Meet Three Enterprising Nurses Who Moonlight as Inventors

From a clever way to help prep kids for surgery to a baby bottle nipple shaped just like Mom's, these nurses' bright ideas helped them win Johnson & Johnson's first nursing innovation challenge—and a total of $100,000 in grant money.
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By Meghan Rabbitt

When you think about groundbreaking healthcare innovations—creations that forever changed how medicine is practiced, like the invention of sutures—chances are you first think of medical device engineers and pharmaceutical scientists brainstorming in a lab.

Cast Your Vote for the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Finalists

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

A Vaccine for E. coli? Meet a Researcher Hot on the Trail

A particular strain of the bacteria can be deadly for those over the age of 60—and it's not the kind that causes food poisoning. But this Janssen researcher is committed to finding a preventive treatment.
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By Jessica Brown

Think of "E. coli," and you probably picture outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and more. After all, certain strains of the bacterium are among the most common and potentially lethal causes of food poisoning.

Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

SMART Student Health Center Shows Impressive Results After Just Six Months

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Just six months after the opening of the SMART Student Health and Wellness Centers in Pickens County, Alabama, chronic absenteeism at one school dropped 55 percent.

So the national SMART Advisory Council leaders, along with sponsors Aramark and CVS Health, visited the centers to learn more about the success. SMART stands for School Health Model For Academics Reaching All, Transforming Lives. It is designed to prevent, screen, and manage any health risks, thus reducing barriers to academic success.

Caring for Care Providers: An Innovative Way to Help Address the Growing Crisis of Doctor and Nurse Burnout

By Kristen Mascia
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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

These 6 University Researchers Are Ready to Change the World With Their Inventions

They're the winners of the second annual Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, thanks to such amazing innovations as tattoos that can monitor changes in your metabolism. Meet them and their groundbreaking work.
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A better, smarter 3-D printer. A gel that could speed up wound healing—and minimize scarring. Tattoos that could monitor your metabolism.

These are just a sampling of the big ideas the winners of Johnson & Johnson’s second annual WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program are hoping to one day bring to market.

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