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Addressing COVID-19 in Vulnerable Diamond and Gold Mining Communities

Mobilizing the Central African Republic mining community to combat the impacts of COVID-19
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This piece was written by Terah DeJong, technical deputy for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project, implemented by Tetra Tech.

This post originally ran on LandLinks.

Recognizing Our Best: Dane Dickie

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Dane didn't turn water into wine. But he did help turn whiskey into hand sanitizer. And for that, we think he's something of a miracle worker.

“I Was Working on a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine—Then My Wife Got Sick”: Meet a Researcher Whose Personal Experience Is Fueling His Fight Against the Pandemic

Within a matter of weeks, Ramon Polo's work and home life were completely changed by the novel coronavirus—and he's a stronger scientist and husband for it.
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In late January—weeks before many people had even heard of the novel coronavirus—Ramon Polo, PharmD, Ph.D., started to work on finding solutions to fight the virus, which data suggested had the potential to become a global pandemic.

As the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Infectious Diseases and Vaccines and Global Public Health at Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Polo quickly began to focus on working with healthcare authorities across the globe to collaborate on the development of both therapeutic treatments and a potential vaccine for the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus.

Stand Up To Cancer® Announces New Research and Education Effort Focused on Improving Health Equity for Underserved Lung Cancer Patients

New grant from Bristol Myers Squibb will help fund projects that address gaps in access to lung cancer care in rural and Black communities
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NEW YORK, July 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Stand Up To Cancer today announced a new $5 million grant from Bristol Myers Squibb to fund research and education efforts aimed at achieving health equity for underserved lung cancer patients, including Black people and people living in rural communities. Despite recent progress in treating lung cancer, the disease remains the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. with particularly high death rates in rural communities and among Black men. 

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 2: How New COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Impacting a Global Return to Normal

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 2, Lisa Ling talks with Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NIH about the latest on treatments and vaccines. Also, Harvard's Dr. Ashish Jha shares how the virus affects the body and Johns Hopkins' Dr. Tom Inglesby explains what the new data on spread means for people.

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 1: How Lessons Learned in Fighting HIV Help Us Battle COVID-19

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In the Season 2 premiere, Lisa Ling checks into the AIDS 2020 conference to talk with HIV advocate Laverne Cox and Johnson &. Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels, M.D., about how HIV vaccine research is informing work on COVID-19 vaccines.

Melanoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

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With summer in full swing, it’s crucial to wear sunscreen and minimize prolonged sun exposure to help reduce the risk of developing melanoma. This UV Safety Awareness Month, learn more about melanoma risk factors and prevention from Cancer.Net.

Alkermes: Supporting Our Patients During COVID-19

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has created so much uncertainty, we remain committed to supporting people living with substance use disorders and schizophrenia and helping to assure that patients have access to our medicines.

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Medtronic: Leadership During the COVID-19 Crisis

Medtronic CEO talks with TriplePundit about delivering on our Mission during a pandemic
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CEO Geoff Martha was recently interviewed by TriplePundit about the company's response to COVID-19. Watch clips of the conversation, where he discusses how our Mission guided him and empowered us to put purpose over profit in a time of crisis.

Watch clips here.

Medtronic: Remotely, Together

Though we are separated by distance, the world is coming together to fight coronavirus
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Coronavirus reminds us how our economies, industries, rituals, and life as we know it, exist in a delicate balance. What happens in one corner of the world inevitably impacts another. And seemingly overnight, those connections start to unravel. So while we continue to search for answers, we must find ways to help put things back together.

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