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Gilead's Hackathon Unearths Innovative Ways To Improve HIV Prevention


When Pip Petersen heard the name of his team announced as the winner of Gilead’s Hacks for HIV Prevention contest, his jaw dropped open in surprise. Pip, a PhD student in physics at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, had been impressed with all the hackathon pitches, but it was his team’s idea that took home the top prize.

Mental Health Awareness

My perfectly imperfect wellness journey

By Peter Courtney | Global Wellness/Work-Life Lead

Growing up in one of the most conservative areas of the U.S. was difficult for a brown kid coming to terms with his sexuality. I knew that I was different from a young age; I hid these differences until I was 20 years old.

D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Fairness, Neurodiversity and More

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the benefits of a fair workplace, women’s aspiration to move into leadership roles, Mastercard supporting neurodiversity in the workforce, and the differe

By Caroline Berns

Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA


When employees feel they are being treated fair, their performance can improve by up to 26%, and retention by up 27%. So what can organizations do to provide a fair workplace? Good insights in this HBR article.

Alzheimer's Disease: A New Generation of Screenings and Therapies on the Horizon

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The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) continues to grow at an exponential rate. Currently, more than 6 million Americans have AD, and that number is expected to double by 2050. But recent research findings are beginning to show the important role diagnostics may play in the next era of AD. New diagnostic innovations could unleash a future of effective therapies, treatments, and improved outcomes for patients who suffer from this disease.

A Robot Playmate for Children With Newly Diagnosed Chronic Illnesses

Sproutel, co-founded by Aaron Horowitz, creates products that promote behavior change and provide emotional support for children.

By Alexa Gagosz

For Aaron Horowitz, growing up wasn’t exactly easy. He was diagnosed with Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, which means his body could not produce the hormone he needed to grow.

About a decade ago, Horowitz observed how children with type 1 diabetes were caring for their fluffy stuffed animals as if they also had the same illness.

Enabling Plastics Recycling Solutions in Healthcare Through Cross-Industry Collaboration


Modern healthcare would not be possible without the use of plastic. It has proved to be one of the few versatile materials that has been able to adapt along with the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry, delivering benefits that include sterility, quality, durability, and most significantly, patient and healthcare worker safety. However, despite the many benefits, there are also unintended environmental consequences with single-use plastics and packaging in healthcare, namely the waste that they create.

ATMP Facilities: Adapting to a Multimodal Future

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What is driving more ATMP manufacturers to develop multimodal facilities, evolve their equipment and push for more modern manufacturing facilities? Peter Walters, CRB’s Director of Advanced Therapies, and Matthew Hewitt, Executive Director, Scientific Solutions Cell & Gene Therapy at Charles River Laboratories, share more in ISPE’s Pharmaceutical Engineering®:

IWBI Policy Roundup: Policymakers Leading the Way for Healthier Buildings


Welcome Back to IWBI's Policy Roundup, a quarterly article highlighting our work to advocate for policies that advance people-first places worldwide.

Both federal and city leaders are taking action, prioritizing the health and well-being of buildings and the people within them. In this roundup, learn more about legislation being considered on Capitol Hill to add tax incentives for indoor air quality improvements, action by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to support healthy buildings and schools and how IWBI is partnering to promote healthier cities and workplaces.

The Future of Diversity in Clinical Trials

Meet some of the first cohort of diverse medical students dedicated to improving health equity who have been chosen to participate in the Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pathway Program.

When he was 11 years old, Cesar Ramirez contracted a joint infection that spread throughout his body. During a three-month stay in the hospital, his two physicians became not only his healers but also his inspiration. Today, the second-year medical student is pursuing the dream forged by that experience: a career in medicine. The son of Honduran immigrants, Ramirez is one of 44 diverse medical students dedicated to improving health equity who have been chosen to participate in the Robert A.

Medtronic Expands Health Equity Assistance Program for Colon Cancer Screening With Support From Amazon Web Services; Completes First Installation of Donated GI Genius™ Intelligent Endoscopy Modules

Additional +80 GI Genius™ units to be donated for a total of 133 to 62 facilities that primarily serve communities with low screening rates or where access to the technology is not currently available
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DUBLIN, July 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) today announced they are expanding the Medtronic Health Equity Assistance Program for colon cancer screening in medically underserved communities across the United States, with support from Amazon Web Services's (AWS)


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