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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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Celebrating Merck's Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month

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

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A painter, cook and cancer-fighting champion - meet Wendy Short Bartie

She dreamed of becoming a mayor. Instead, she found a new passion and grew to lead a different kind of community.

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A day in the life of a Merck physician and volunteer during COVID-19

Dr. Ali is continuing to fight on the front lines of the disease, despite the risks to himself and his loved ones

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Our disability inclusiveness earns top employer award

Learn how we maximize potential by making employees across all dimensions of ability feel valued and empowered.

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Keelee's maternal health journey

A post-partum infection that threatened her life inspires Keelee to share her story with others.

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Lessons from dual pandemics

A conversation with Merck Chief Patient Officer Julie Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., about her early work caring for people with HIV and AIDS, and the parallels of the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics

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How Merck’s Karin Shanahan is helping New Jersey get back to work

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Nobel Prize winner William Campbell celebrates 90th birthday

Dr. Campbell’s research led to significant decline in river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

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One scientist’s work to make a difference in the lives of millions

with Jay Grobler, executive director, infectious diseases and vaccines

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Creating a culture of inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community

A podcast by Eliav Barr, head of Global Medical Affairs

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“Pride and honor”: Meet the Army microbiologist and Merck employee fighting COVID-19

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Working for equality

Conrod Kelly, executive director of social determinants and population health, talks about the importance of giving everyone an equal chance for health and success

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A day in the life of an HIV doctor during COVID-19

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Showing up as himself

Merck communications executive Scott Wright talks about coming out in midlife, after more than 20 years of marriage, and embracing his true self.

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Why Merck is well-positioned to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

with Daria Hazuda, VP, infectious disease discovery and chief science officer

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Type 2 diabetes: A patient-centric approach to care

An informative Q&A with Dr. Sam Engel, associate vice president, cardiometabolic and women’s health at Merck Research Laboratories

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What Merck’s history with epidemics and pandemics teaches us about this one

By Nick Kartsonis, M.D. senior vice president, vaccines and infectious diseases, clinical research

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Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, BIO president and CEO, thanks Merck for investing in her

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath received her first “helping hand” from the biotechnology industry through the UNCF-Merck Fellows Program

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Solidarity rising in the face of adversity

Finding new ways to fight COVID-19 across diverse populations in Africa

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Fighting for his family: One colleague’s battle with COVID-19

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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.

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Come as you are

LGBTQ+ employees around the world share personal stories about what it means to bring their whole selves to work

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Volunteer Dr. Anna Raji provides care and comfort to veterans amid COVID-19 pandemic

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No patient left behind: making the impossible possible for clinical trials during adversity

With Andy Lee, head of global clinical trial operations

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Meet Chifumi Umeda: a rock music enthusiast from Japan who helps others crank up their confidence, in good times and bad

She’s a diehard fan of rock music, enjoys high-rope walking with her kids and has trekked the snow-covered mountains – all while leading one of our company’s largest businesses.

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Nurse and volunteer Brenda lends medical expertise to Houston Food Bank during COVID-19

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How innovation and new technologies will help us continue to produce and supply our medicines and vaccines—today and into the future

with Craig Kennedy, head of global supply chain

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Battling COVID-19 as a volunteer EMT

One of our colleagues finds a way to help directly combat the COVID-19 pandemic as a volunteer EMT.

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Nurses: our mission to save and improve lives in action

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Nurse and volunteer Kim Daly brings hope and help to patients in makeshift COVID-19 hospital

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Inspired to become a nurse by Hurricane Katrina, this Merck employee is giving back by volunteering on the frontlines of COVID-19

Emma Mason, a nurse and volunteer, has joined the COVID-19 battle to return the favor to those who helped her and her family during Hurricane Katrina

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Col. Craig Maceri fights "invisible enemy": COVID-19

The Rhode Island National Guard commander is currently on military leave from Merck as part of an effort to combat the pandemic.

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Remembering Arnold Demain, one of our giants

A pioneering research microbiologist for our company leaves behind an impressive legacy.

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Answering your most pressing questions on antimicrobial resistance

An informative Q&A with early discovery researcher Todd Black, Ph.D., executive director, infectious diseases

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Podcast: Supporting telemedicine in Italy to fight COVID-19

with Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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Podcast: Hear how Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali is standing up to COVID-19

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Meet Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali: “We are here to serve the people we look after, I cannot stand by and watch this.”

Merck employee puts work on hold, now helping care for patients in London

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"We can get through this."

By Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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Living with and combating infectious diseases

Read the stories that inspire our work

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Antibiotic resistance: the hidden threat lurking behind COVID-19

Written by Julie L. Gerberding

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How our teams in China tackled early COVID-19 challenges

Our teams in China share what worked when faced with the impossible

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Women’s history month – a time to reflect and be inspired

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Black history month — a time to reflect and celebrate

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Podcast: How Merck is looking at past epidemics and science to respond to the coronavirus outbreak

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Farm to boardroom: meet leader Laura Villarreal

Laura is determined to keep animals and humans healthy

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It takes a village

Collaborating to make a difference in the lives of people with bladder cancer

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How 'hacking' may help solve some of health care's biggest challenges

If you think you know the definition of "hacking," think again.

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How our Boston innovation hub helps us build external collaborations

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When breast cancer hits home

A perspective on courage and perseverance

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Powered by inclusion: how we celebrate our diverse workforce

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Inventing for life: passion, purpose and people

Around the world, the 2019 Fellowship for Global Health program contributes to solutions to the most pressing health challenges

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Tackling the U.S. maternal mortality crisis

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Embrace the gray areas… and dream big.

Growing up in Germany, Susi Fiedler was always taught to “do as I was told” and “never be too optimistic.” But during her 22 years with our company, the president of our EUCan business has learned two big lessons: “Embrace the gray areas, rather than think there are only black and white answers, and dream big.”

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Meet a scientist who helps translate inventions into vaccines to protect public health: Beth-Ann Coller

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Dr. Maurice Hilleman: "The father of modern vaccines"

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Meet two scientists whose goals are to help end the HIV epidemic

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Progress and purpose: a conversation with Merck scientists and HIV care providers

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Meet our president leading the Asia Pacific region: Dorthe Mikkelsen

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Driving melanoma research forward

An interview with Dr. Nageatte Ibrahim, associate vice president, oncology, global clinical development

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Merck's cutting-edge facilities take manufacturing to new heights

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Helping moms safely deliver their babies

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Women in leadership: Raquel Tapia

How getting out of her comfort zone helped Raquel develop a successful career

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Advice from women in leadership

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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Merck stands united on World Cancer Day

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Meet: Geralyn Ritter

Facing the biggest challenge of her life

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From the marines to Merck: pursuing missions that matter

By Joe Butcher, associate director, Corporate Strategy

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Dr. Cathy Pietanza: ‘each day, I’m reminded of my patients’

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Supporting our veterans

A personal and professional commitment by Sandra Milligan, senior vice president of global regulatory affairs and clinical safety