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World Must Leverage Genomics to Fight Pandemics, Illumina CEO Says

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Two years into the pandemic that has killed millions and shaken the global economy, the world still lacks a unified effort to detect and fight future outbreaks using genetic tools, said Illumina Inc. Chief Executive Officer Francis deSouza.

Podcast: Frank Chan Reveals How the Pandemic Pushed Patient Monitoring

An interview with Frank Chan, President of Patient Monitoring
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In this episode of the MedtronicTalks Podcast, Frank Chan, president of patient monitoring, explains how the pressures of the pandemic accelerated Medtronic’s development of patient monitoring systems that allowed for remote connection between caregiver and patient. Chan says Medtronic isn’t losing any momentum in rolling out new approaches to tracking patient health, projecting that the next five to 10 years promises “significant changes” to how vital signs and other critical measures will be reported.

Engineering Impact: Our Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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COVID-19 spurred collaboration and inspired us to reach new levels of innovation. We moved quickly and decisively, in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation, to lessen the impact of the pandemic on our employees, patients, and healthcare professionals, and global communities. An overview of our key actions follows, with more details about our pandemic response included throughout this report.

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Global Citizen Reveals 117 Million Lives Benefited Three Years On From Commitments Announced At The Epic Mandela 100 Festival

Despite the Pandemic More than $4.7 Billion of the Total $7.2 Billion in Funding Commitments have been Disbursed and Allocated
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Despite the Pandemic More than $4.7 Billion of the Total $7.2 Billion in Funding Commitments have been Disbursed and Allocated 

Greatest Impact Seen in Healthcare, Nutrition and Gender Equality

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Despite the Pandemic More than $4.7 Billion of the Total $7.2 Billion in Funding Commitments have been Disbursed and Allocated 

Greatest Impact Seen in Healthcare, Nutrition and Gender Equality

Fifth Third Bank Announces Second Special Payment to its Front-line Employees

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CINCINNATI, November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced a special payment of $1,250 for full-time employees who have provided essential banking services to customers through the ongoing pandemic. It is the second time the Bank has recognized the work of these employees through a special payment program.

GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time
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Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

International AIDS Society Leaders on the Future of HIV Prevention and Treatment

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Over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases to center stage. For Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Dr. Sharon Lewin, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, the pandemic offers an opportunity for the global health community to review its approach to HIV prevention and treatment and to plot a stronger course going forward.

The Future of Real Estate for a Better World

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

COVID-19 Impacts to Your SPCC Plans: Are Your Plans Up-to-Date?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all industries to some degree over the past year.  With offices shut down, and some workforces working remotely, many offices have been left vacant. At the beginning of the pandemic, food and beverage and consumer goods manufacturing facilities were temporarily shut down or production was significantly reduced. Restaurants and retail facilities were closed or transitioned to online ordering and pick-up. Only critically essential services and operations managed to stay open. 

Subaru Loves Cooper University Health Care Subaru Presents Gift Card Bundles as Part of Loves to Care Philanthropic Program

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Representatives from Subaru of America, Inc. presented “thank you” care bundles to support departments at Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their outstanding efforts during the pandemic.

Nearly 950 team members in the Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, Transport, Security and Maintenance departments, along with staff members at MD Anderson at Cooper, received a care package containing numerous gift cards to local retail stores and restaurants as well as transportation vouchers.

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