Merck Announces Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care

Press Release

To help address persistent disparities across the cancer care continuum – from diagnosis to survivorship – and improve patient outcomes among adult underserved populations, the Merck Foundation announces a new U.S. initiative, the Merck Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care (the Alliance). 

Humans, Animals and the Environment - Our Health Is All Connected

Why the One Health approach is important now more than ever

The health of humans, animals and the environment are all interconnected. When the health of one is at risk, the health of all may be at risk.   

Merck for Mothers: Helping End Maternal Mortality

A decade of strategic partnerships, private sector innovation and data-driven impact to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life

Giving birth can be one of the most beautiful and joyous experiences in a woman’s life, but for many — too many — it can be a scary and tragic event.

Maternal mortality worldwide is too high. Approximately 295,000 women died during and following childbirth in 2017. Most of these deaths (94%) occurred in locations where women have few resources. But no matter what corner of the globe you live in, most of these deaths could have been prevented.

If we don’t do more, mothers, daughters and granddaughters will continue to lose their lives. And their loss will impact many.

Celebrating the Diversity of Our Workforce

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our mission

In January 2015, Celeste Warren, vice president and chief diversity officer, suggested during a team meeting that we need to celebrate the diversity of our employees and provide them with time to pause, learn and reflect. Energized, the team realized that a day — or even a week — would not be impactful enough. Warren took in the perspectives of the team and said, “Let’s take the month,” and Global Diversity & Inclusion (GD&I) Experience Month was born.

“Let’s take the month,” and Global Diversity & Inclusion (GD&I) Experience Month was born.

MilliporeSigma Science Will Tell Podcast: What is a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement?


Science Will Tell is a podcast series in which we explore infinite solutions to sustainability and community impact from the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.* 

In this episode of the Science Will Tell podcast series, you'll hear about MilliporeSigma's Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) and what it means for the company's journey towards decarbonization. You'll also learn about new and novel approaches like aggregation and what experts are doing with background operations to help drive toward the goal of climate neutrality.

Improving Medical Care in the Black Community With Family Health Histories

Why creating a family health history tree can help build trust and empower you to be your own voice in the doctor’s office

For a lot of families, talking about health issues may not be something typically brought up at the dinner table—or a family reunion.

“There were reservations about talking about the family history,” says Ruby Holmes, senior specialist in clinical data management at Merck. “It’s one of those things that just didn’t get talked about a lot until something happened or someone was very sick.”

Holmes, a 68-year-old African American breast cancer survivor, says that when she was growing up, trips to the doctor ‘wasn’t something that was done on a regular basis.’

Employees Help Evacuate Patients From Record Flood in China

Our Zhengzhou colleagues recount their experiences following a devastating flood

The rain that pounded the area in late July was the heaviest on record in the city. Some reports estimated the city saw nearly eight inches of rain in one hour.

Several employees at our regional office in Zhengzhou were forced to stay at the office overnight due to the massive power outages and traffic shutdowns caused by the floods. 

But the torrent of rain didn’t stop them from joining rescue efforts — especially when it came to patients in need.

Providing much-needed support

Merck Has Been Named One of the Top Employers in New York by Fortune


Fortune research partner Great Place to Work has compiled the 2021 list of the 60 Best Large Workplaces in New York. Merck was named one of 60 companies that foster supportive cultures, where employees find opportunities for growth with plenty of help from their colleagues along the way.

Merck Named by Seramount As One of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women


Merck has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media)—an honor recognizing companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting multicultural women in the United States. The full list can be found here.

Merck Has Earned the Top Spot on Forbes' 2021 List of 'Best Employers for New Graduates'


Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista to identify the companies most liked by new workforce entrants in their annual ranking, in which Merck was named #1 best employer for new graduates.


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