Meet the first patient to receive chemotherapy in the landlocked African nation
For too many years, cancer patients in Lesotho felt life-changing cancer treatment was out of reach. No oncology clinics existed in their landlocked country ringed by steep mountains and surrounded by South Africa. Those hoping to receive treatment journeyed hours, traversing mountains to reach Bloemfontein, South Africa. Some patients crossed the ocean to India, staying for many weeks of treatment away from their loved ones.
For sicker patients, and for the many patients struggling to provide food and housing for their families, care was simply not an option. That is, until now.
Bristol Myers Squibb colleague Royce Thomas shares the story of his journey living with psoriasis in honor of World Psoriasis Day on October 29, 2022
Roughly 100 million people worldwide are impacted by psoriasis around the world. One of those individuals is our colleague, Royce Thomas, senior territory business manager, Oncology, whose journey began at age 37, with what he thought was a bug bite, or rash. His physician ruled it dermatitis and gave him a prescription. However, when his condition worsened, Royce sought out a dermatologist who correctly identified his symptoms as psoriasis.
Global lead of the company’s CLIMB People and Business Resource Group John Loveseth sits down to share his thoughts on his career journey within the company, and what inspires him in his role leading CLIMB
Meet John Loveseth, the global lead for CLIMB (Cultivating Leadership in Millennials and Beyond), one of our eight People & Business Resource Groups (PBRGs) at Bristol Myers Squibb. We sat down with John not long after his return from One Young World (OYW), an annual event that brings together thousands of future young leaders from across the globe. John tells us more about CLIMB and its goals, why One Young World is so important to the company, and for him personally.
As a bench scientist, Matt Labrecque has a front-row seat to the discovery of new medicines. An innate passion for science and patients powers his work, but his inspiration to help patients goes beyond the professional.
Matt is a Bristol Myers Squibb employee who lives with multiple sclerosis and clinical depression, and he has personally experienced the impact that scientific advances can have on an individual patient’s life.
When Tamica D’Souza applied for a research and development internship at Bristol Myers Squibb, she had no idea that a few months later she would be loading up a 30-pound backpack in preparation for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a multi-day hiking trip through the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
By Estelle Vester-Blokland, MD, Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs
At Bristol Myers Squibb, Global Patient Week stands as a pinnacle of our year-round vision to transform patients’ lives through science, bringing together our more than 32,000 employees around the world to celebrate the individuals we work each day to serve. This year, in collaboration with the patient advocacy groups we partner with, we asked a few of our Leadership Team members to share their perspectives on how the work their teams are leading impacts lives around the world.
Alyssa Johnsen, vice president and head of clinical development, Immunology and Fibrosis, shares her perspective on the great strides that have been made in the science of modulating the body’s immune response to treat disease. Alyssa started her career as a physician-scientist, where she was focused on understanding the pathophysiology of complex autoimmune diseases. During her career, Alyssa has contributed to advances that have helped deepen the understanding of common immune pathways, enabling rapid innovation and pipeline advancement.
At Bristol Myers Squibb, Global Patient Week stands as a pinnacle of our year-round vision to transform patients’ lives through science, bringing together our more than 32,000 employees around the world to celebrate the individuals we work each day to serve. This year, in partnership with the patient advocacy groups we partner with, we asked a few of our Leadership Team members to share their perspectives on how the work their teams are leading impacts lives around the world.
More than 126 employees to ride in the company’s annual Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride through towns and cities between the Oregon Coast and the New Jersey shore
PRINCETON, N.J., September 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Bristol Myers Squibb employees will embark on a cross-country bike ride from the coast of Oregon to honor loved ones who have been impacted by cancer by raising money to support the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Scientists and experts at Bristol Myers Squibb are working to revolutionize the process of drug development with sophisticated scientific strategies driven by technology. Using computer science, advanced clinical trial solutions and robust digital platforms, the company is accelerating and evolving its pipeline to get therapies to patients faster.