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National Geographic Launches ‘Planet or Plastic?’ Initiative to Reduce Impact of Single-use Plastics on Our Oceans

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Every year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans and could remain in marine environments for more than 450 years. This escalating problem deserves our attention, and today National Geographic is kicking off a multiyear initiative to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on our oceans.

Spring 2018 Alumni Travel Award Opens

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The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Spring 2018 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is April 20, 2018.

Access the application and recommender form.

About the award

Meet the Scientist: Les Miranda, Executive Director of Research, Therapeutic Discovery

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Meet the Scientist: Zaven Kaprielian, Director of Research in Neuroscience at Amgen Massachusetts

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Teams With Gender Parity Achieve Better Results Across the Board: Sodexo Finds

Comprehensive Sodexo Study Finds Gender-Balanced Management Teams Perform Better on Key Business Objectives
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements. The five-year, one-of-a-kind study of 70 entities across different functions represents 50,000 managers worldwide.

Operating margins, client satisfaction and employee retention, among other key performance indicators, were all higher among gender-balanced teams, meaning a ratio between 40% - 60% women to men.

Real Life Research Experience: Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Agata Misiaszek

"Working at the interface of the academia and industry seems the most appealing to me, as it allows for both the basic curiosity-driven research and its application."
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Agata Misiaszek

Wrocław, Poland

Host University: Karolinska Institute

Home University: The University of Edinburgh

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Molecular biology

Expected Graduation: May 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey

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Ioannis Koulas

Thessaloniki, Greece

Host University: ETH Zürich

Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Did You Know First-Year Students Can Also Be Amgen Scholars? Meet Yulia Kostina

"Although the Amgen Scholars Program was advertised as a program for undergraduates, I never thought it would be possible for first-year students to get in."
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Yulia Kostina

Moscow, Russia

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biology

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

What’s the larger significance of your Amgen Scholars research? What’s your ultimate career goal?

A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia

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Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to treat it with a cutting-edge researcher who herself has alopecia areata.

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