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Abbott Named to the Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation inducted Abbott into its Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame for the company's sustained, positive impact on society.

Abbott Achieves Highest Score in Its Industry for the Ninth Consecutive Year on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

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  • Abbott included on DJSI for 17 consecutive years for strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance
  • Top score in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies sector reflects Abbott's 2030 Sustainability Plan focus on innovating for greater access to life-changing technologies and breaking down barriers to health equity
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  • Abbott included on DJSI for 17 consecutive years for strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance
  • Top score in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies sector reflects Abbott's 2030 Sustainability Plan focus on innovating for greater access to life-changing technologies and breaking down barriers to health equity

A (Virtual) Field Trip Into the Heart

Abbott and Abbott Fund's Future Well Kids program hosts STEM interns, scientists, 3x U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones to learn about heart health.
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Did you know that the human heart beats more than 100,000 times each day? Or that your hydration can impact its performance?

Explore the Human Heart: New Virtual Field Trip Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 9

Register now for “Love Your Heart” field trip from Abbott, Discovery Education
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Kids and families can join Abbott STEM interns and a team of doctors, scientists, special guest three-time U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones and Discovery Education as they explore the structure and function of the heart.

Sign up today for the “Love Your Heart” virtual field trip, which premieres Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 pm ET – you can register here. The field trip also will be available for on-demand viewing following the premiere.

Abbott Launches New Initiative to Drive Diversity in Medical Research and Improve Care Among Under-Represented Populations

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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world
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  • Abbott is addressing a key challenge to health equity by putting a greater focus on breaking down the barriers to clinical trial participation for under-represented groups
  • Company has dedicated $5 million for nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at medical schools at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority nursing associations to support future generations of diverse clinical investigators
  • The company has also formed a new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board and dedicated funding to increase diversity enrollment within Abbott trials
  • The latest initiative is another step to support the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world

Real Sustainability Is About People

Robert B Ford and Abbott are leading the charge for greater access to affordable healthcare technologies.
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In this exclusive Social Capital Q and A, Abbott CEO Robert B Ford discusses Abbott’s success in demonstrating how businesses can be a force for good directly through its healthcare products that improve people’s lives and also every day with the way it treats its employees.

Originally published on International Business Times

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In this exclusive Social Capital Q and A, Abbott CEO Robert B Ford discusses Abbott’s success in demonstrating how businesses can be a force for good directly through its healthcare products that improve people’s lives and also every day with the way it treats its employees.

Originally published on International Business Times

Abbott Named One the 100 Best ESG Companies by Investor's Business Daily

List recognizes companies with leading environmental, social and governance ratings, strong stock performance
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Abbott was named one of the 100 Best ESG companies by Investor's Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization. The 2021 list recognizes companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings in addition to strong fundamental and technical stock performance. Abbott ranked No. 76 on the list. To view the complete list of IBD’s 100 Best ESG Companies, go to https://www.investors.com/esg-investing/

Engineer Becomes a Mother While Responding to Pandemic

Abbott's Working Mother of the Year says she strives to integrate family and career to create work/life success.
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Arwa Kassamali was helping the world respond to an historic pandemic in 2020 when she made her own personal history – the birth of her daughter.

Kassamali was one of Abbott’s COVID-19 test project managers in November, when Nooriya, now 10 months, was born. The biomedical engineer worked with Abbott teams that were producing the much-needed rapid diagnostic testing kits.

Podcast: How to Turn STEM Curiosity Into a Career

Microbiologist Zaina Bawa-Mamudu talks with an Abbott intern about mentoring, diversity and curiosity.
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In this edition of Shaping the Future of STEM, host and intern Fiona Harley speaks with Zaina Bawa-Mamudu, a microbiologist for Abbott's Structural Heart division based in California. Listen as Fiona and Zaina discuss how mentors can provide valuable guidance, the importance of being curious and learning from an accidental school science lab explosion.

Abbott and Real Madrid Team Up to Support the Health and Nutrition of Children Globally

Abbott becomes Health Sciences and Nutrition Partner of Real Madrid Football Club and Global Partner of the Real Madrid Foundation
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  • Partnership will include support of the first men's and women's and Academy football teams as well as support of the Real Madrid Foundation
  • Foundation supports 65,000 children per year across 80 countries through education in sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and health and nutrition
  • Partnership supports Abbott's commitment to address global malnutrition over the next decade
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  • Partnership will include support of the first men's and women's and Academy football teams as well as support of the Real Madrid Foundation
  • Foundation supports 65,000 children per year across 80 countries through education in sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and health and nutrition
  • Partnership supports Abbott's commitment to address global malnutrition over the next decade

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