Diversity and inclusion

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From isolation to empowerment: Stories from the HIV community

We sat down with two advocates for the HIV community to learn about their journeys through diagnosis and depression

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Dedicated to developing women leaders

Nicoletta Luppi, SVP and managing director for our company in Italy, shares her top four career tips for women

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Celebrating the diversity of our workforce

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our mission

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Merck publishes 2021/2022 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Progress Report

Letter from our chief executive officer and president, Rob Davis

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How we’re supporting the advancement of women of color at our company

We joined forces with Paradigm for Parity to help build skills and capabilities needed for senior leadership roles

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Merck joins Novartis-led collaboration to increase diversity in clinical trials

New collaboration expands our clinical trials efforts to four Historically Black Medical School clinical trial Centers of Excellence

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‘We are encouraged to be who we are’: An LGBTQ+ colleague shares his story

Lutz Staacke talks about finding a company that appreciates him for who he is

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STEM mentorship program helps underrepresented students shine

How we joined forces to develop a new program aimed at boosting diversity in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries

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4 LGBTQ+ employees share stories of finding freedom to be themselves at work

Bringing your whole self to work allows you “to be happy not just in your personal life but also in your professional life"

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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

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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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Celebrating our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues

During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and beyond, we’re committed to supporting and saluting our AAPI colleagues and the important work they do

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Addressing health equity in the age of COVID-19

In this Teal Talks episode, health care influencers Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith and Dr. Aletha Maybank discuss how the pandemic has impacted health equity and disparities

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Women in STEM at Merck share who inspires them most

Why strong STEM opportunities for women are important during Women’s History Month and every month

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Paying tribute to our Black leaders in science

During Black History Month and beyond, we honor the Black inventors that shaped our company

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Merck scientists launch research award to support rising chemists of color

Program provides career development and networking opportunities, fosters equity and inclusion

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This leader works to ensure diversity and inclusion is visible in everything we do

Deepak Khanna, president, Europe and Canada, demonstrates how “diversity is a fact, but inclusion is an act”

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We’re training more minority investigators to help improve diversity in clinical trials

Our company has partnered with National Medical Fellowships to help expand the pool of minority principal investigators

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Find out how we’re working to do better for people and the planet

5 key takeaways from our 2020/2021 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Progress Report

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Merck publishes 2020/2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Report

Letter from our chief executive officer and president, Robert M. Davis

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Supporting the next generation of diverse scientists

Meet some of the Merck mentors and former mentees helping make the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program a success

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Improving medical care in the Black community with family health histories

Why creating a family health history tree can help build trust and empower you to be your own voice in the doctor’s office

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Inspiring innovation through diversity and inclusion

When we bring together people from different backgrounds, the possibility for invention is endless

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3 ways we support the LGBTQ+ community

How we stand by our commitment to allyship both within our company and in the world at large

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3 things I want the Black community to know about scientists like me

Denarra Simmons, senior scientist, on why now more than ever, the Black community needs to put their trust in science

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Tackling health disparities one federal policy at a time

How Janelle Gillings, Merck's director of federal policy and government relations, helps promote health equity

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I’m a Black woman and stroke survivor - here’s why I joined a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kieta D. Mutepfa is a participant in the phase 3 COVID-19 clinical trials. She also uses her voice to create an impact on the world

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Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women to our small molecule process R&D team

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8 women who made major strides at our company and beyond

Honoring the many ‘firsts’ of the inspiring women who paved the way for future generations

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Our commitment to the Black community

From clinical trials to jobs creation, here’s how we’re advancing health equity, employment and more within the Black community

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Black scientists, innovators and employees at Merck who championed diversity in science

Learn about the contributions of Black employees throughout our company's history and how our diversity initiatives have shaped our legacy of invention

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Fighting for equity in health care

Representation in clinical trials can make a real difference

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With OneTen, Merck is helping create 1 million jobs for Black Americans

Merck Chairman Ken Frazier serves as co-chair for a new initiative to create 1 million jobs for Black Americans in the next decade

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When diversity in clinical trials is personal

How Adrelia's passion for diversity in clinical trials started close to home

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Clinical trials & the power of diversity

Advancing science powered by greater diversity in our clinical research

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How diversity and inclusion is essential to our mission

By Celeste Warren, vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer

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Ken Frazier calls for unity in the face of injustice

Our CEO and chairman shares his thoughts on how we can all do better, together.