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Chicago Barbershops are Improving Access to Cancer Screening

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In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing Chicago barbers like Curtis Eskridge who, in partnership with The University of Illinois Cancer Center, a BMS Foundation grantee, promote cancer awareness and screenings for vulnerable populations by volunteering their shops as drop-off locations for patrons to submit colorectal cancer screening tests.

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Transforming Pediatric Cancer Care In Africa

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When Joseph Lubega, M.D., returned to Uganda in 2016 to care for children with cancer, the grim reality was that up to 90 percent of them would not survive. Inadequate health care and a severe lack of specialists meant that proper diagnosis, treatment and care were simply out of reach.

Driving Change for Diverse Patient Communities

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Editor’s note: In recognition of Global Patient Week, held annually across Bristol-Myers Squibb to celebrate the company’s patient-focused culture, we’re sharing how our People and Business Resource Groups are driving change for diverse patient populations. 

When Priscilla Ko, a manager in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and member of the PAN Asian Network People and Business Resource Group, watched her father-in-law lose his battle with an aggressive form of bile-duct cancer at the age of 61, the personal suddenly turned professional.  

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Supports Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts in the Southeast U.S.

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is supporting emergency relief effort in the southeastern United States following Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina on September 14. The storm is slowly moving across the Carolinas, causing widespread flooding, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee. 

Global HOPE – Our Journey One Year Later

By John Damonti, President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
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How do you treat 11,000 new cases of pediatric cancer annually with only five pediatric oncologists?

With those numbers, it’s not surprising the mortality rate for pediatric cancer in Botswana, Malawi and Uganda in southern and east Africa is as high as 90 percent.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Provides $1.7 Million Grant to UNC School of Medicine to Fund Program Streamlining Afib Care & Education for Underserved Populations

Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations reduced by 30 percentage points in first year of program
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UNC School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, MD, will use a $1.7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to further innovate a care model, launched in 2015, that reduced hospitalizations for patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) presenting in the emergency room by more than 30 percentage points in its first year.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Increases Support of Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Texas

Up to $10M in Requested Medicines Plus $250K Donation to Relief Partners
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Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have increased support of emergency relief efforts in southeastern Texas following Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is donating medicines with a wholesale value of $10 million to a network of the company’s of global relief partners to support their efforts in Texas. The first shipment of medicines is being sent today.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Texas

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is supporting emergency relief effort in southeastern Texas following Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade. The Category 4 storm hit southeastern Texas on August 25, destroying homes, knocking out power and forcing thousands of residents to flee. The storm has stalled over the Houston-metro area, causing devastating floods, cutting off all transportation and overwhelming rescuers with the number of calls for help.

How Funders Can Support Immigrant Communities in Today’s Environment

A Conversation with Farmworker Justice and Vista Community Clinic
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In the months since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the well-being of immigrant populations is a growing concern for city and state governments, civil society organizations, and private foundations. In February, over 200 foundation leaders signed a statement condemning the immigration restrictions put in place by the new administration. Organizations like the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Project Echo Partner to Change Cancer Care in The United States and Africa

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March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/  - The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to greatly expand quality cancer care for rural and underserved populations in the U.S.

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