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Big Impact in Bio: Innovating to Save Lives


In this video, Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on how to innovate in biotechnology in order to improve and save people’s lives.

Amgen Foundation and Harvard Team up to Offer Free Online Science Education Platform

LabXchange Will Provide Virtual Lab Experiences Integrating Digital Instruction With Collaboration and Mentoring Opportunities
  • Interactive Platform Levels Playing Field for Aspiring Scientists
  • Amgen Foundation Contributes $6.5 Million as Founding Sponsor
  • Technology Built on Open-Source edX Platforms
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  • Interactive Platform Levels Playing Field for Aspiring Scientists
  • Amgen Foundation Contributes $6.5 Million as Founding Sponsor
  • Technology Built on Open-Source edX Platforms

Making Insulin-Producing Cells Unrecognizable

A goal of Elad Sintov, Ph.D., of Harvard University, is to find a way to transplant beta cells without the use of immunosuppressive treatments.

By Alexandra Mulvey

An Open Letter to President Drew Faust, Harvard University


In a few months, you will retire from Harvard University and be free to direct your colossal talents wherever you want. I’m writing with an idea of how you could contribute to the climate change mitigation effort in a way no-one else can, and in the process, reverse what I think may be the only blemish on your otherwise outstanding record: forsaking the divestment movement.

Six Amgen Scholars Share What They Love About Science

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In July, at the U.S. symposium, six Amgen Scholars shared what they love about science. From the power of energy to the magic of molecules, these students share their unique perspectives on what drives their research.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."

Orlando, Florida

Host University: National Institutes of Health

Home University: Harvard University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Human and Developmental Regenerative Biology

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Harvard University Faculty Mentor David Mooney on Luck in Mentorship


Any Amgen Scholar would be fortunate to land in David Mooney’s cell and tissue engineering lab at Harvard University. In the past year alone, his team of 40 scientists -- 10 of them undergraduates -- has packaged cancer vaccines into new scaffold-like materials. They’ve made elastic gels on which bone stem cells stand a better chance of survival.  And they have developed strands of nanomaterials that can deliver drug “refills” to existing drug-eluting implants.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.

In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Bard CEP to Host Webinar on Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

Kathy Fallon Lambert from Harvard Forest presents Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan on the Bard CEP National Climate Webinar
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 23rd, 2016/3BL Media/ On February 24th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Webinar featuring Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Director of Harvard Forest at Harvard University. Kathy will join us to discuss public health impacts of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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