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2022 Top Employers for Latino Leaders To Be Honored at the 7th Annual National Latino Leadership Conference

Press Release

MIAMI, September 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ -The Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE), an initiative under the National Diversity Council, will host the Seventh Annual National Latino Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20th and Wednesday, Sept. 21st, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center at 711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126. The hybrid event will also offer a partial virtual live-stream eastern standard time for non-physical participants.

Advancing Health Equity Through Impact Investing

Ken Gustavsen, executive director, Social Business Innovation, and impact investing portfolio manager, offers three lessons on helping advance global health goals
Article

Despite incredible advances in science and medicine, significant gaps in access to quality health care still exist around the world.

Health care disparities are not new, and challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic shine a harsh spotlight on this issue. In many low- and middle-income countries, health care inequities are significant. Nearly two billion people have no access to basic medicines, contributing to a cascade of preventable misery and suffering.

Connecting Employees With NGOs for Impactful 3-Month Assignments

Our Merck Richard T. Clark Fellowship for Global Health program helps NGOs address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges
Blog

Each year, approximately 30 employees from around the world are selected to participate in our Fellowship program, a three-month, corporate pro bono program to support the efforts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

How Merck Is Using 3D Printing To Create Innovative Solutions

3D technology is helping optimize workstreams, shorten turn-around times, reduce costs and drive innovation
Article

Merck’s 3D Technologies (3DT) organization is transforming the way we work in the discovery, development and commercialization of our medicines and vaccines for both human and animal health.

And, just as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are rapidly gaining in popularity, 3D printing has captured the attention of teams across our company who are using 3DT products in labs, manufacturing sites and even in outer space.

What is 3D printing?

Illumina Launches Research Test Codeveloped With Merck To Unlock Deeper Insights Into the Tumor Genome

New assay brings validated HRD technology from Myriad Genetics to the Illumina TruSight™ Oncology 500, a single, comprehensive pan-cancer test to identify key variants critical for cancer development and progression
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, today announced the launch of a research test, codeveloped with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada). The research test builds upon Illumina's commitment to broadly enable comprehensive genomic profiling and enhance research critical to realizing precision medicine in oncology. The test adds assessment of a new genomic signature to the distributed, market leading TruSight™ Oncology 500 assay.

35 Years: The Mectizan® Donation Program

The Mectizan Donation Program is the longest-running, disease-specific drug donation program of its kind
Article

Our commitment: “as much as needed, for as long as needed…"

For centuries, river blindness — also known as onchocerciasis — plagued remote communities in Africa, Latin America and Yemen, and there was no answer to this affliction.

Finding the Courage To Come Out After 20 Years of Marriage

Merck executive Scott M. Wright shared his story of coming out in midlife — the response was overwhelming
Blog

Scott Wright’s coming out journey came full circle in July 2020 when he received an email from Judy Shepard.

The brutal murder in 1998 of Judy’s son, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was a defining moment in Wright’s life, given how deeply conflicted he was with his own identity at the time. It would take another 20 years for Wright to find the courage to accept himself.

How Employees With Careers in Nursing Are Critical at Merck

Nurses' clinical expertise and patient experience provide valuable insight across all divisions of our company
Blog

Nurses do vital work every day. The care they provide makes a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families.

“Nurses are trained to serve as patients’ advocates in the health care setting,” said Jan Nissen, vice president, patient innovation & engagement within population health & sustainability.

“Having nurses on our team helps strengthen our focus on the patient experience.”
- Jan Nissen

A sincere desire to help patients

Taking Prostate Cancer Research Forward

Scientists at Merck are committed to research and development for people diagnosed with prostate cancer
Article

Almost everyone knows somebody living with prostate cancer.

But the people we know are not just a statistic or a number. They are our partners, parents, children, siblings and friends. They are our loved ones fighting to hang on to their dreams for the future. And that’s who we’re fighting for too — aggressively building our prostate cancer research program day in and day out to help advance new options for patients who need them.

How Our OneTen Pilot Program Paved the Way for Hiring Diverse Talent

Our Durham, N.C. site became one of the first Merck locations to adopt the OneTen initiative, with the goal of closing the wealth gap for Black Americans
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One million jobs in 10 years. It’s a promise Merck and about 50 other leading companies have made to change hiring practices in the U.S. and place skilled Black workers into family-sustaining jobs. Through the OneTen coalition and a new skills-first hiring approach, we’re already hard at work making good on that promise.

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