Putting a little STEAM behind arts education

Putting a little STEAM behind arts education

We talk about building healthy communities all the time at GSK. But what exactly does that mean? Certainly it involves having access to healthcare, but so much of what contributes to our health happens outside a doctor’s office or the local health clinic. Safe, walkable neighborhoods. Fresh produce. Well-paying jobs. High-quality educational opportunities.

And, though it might sound odd for a company that puts such an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, we know that includes arts education too.  

Today, an amazing partnership was announced between GSK and The Barnes Foundation...

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How we work can be as important as what we do

How we work can be as important as what we do

How should a company motivate and reward its employees for doing the right thing?

GSK is trying a new approach to encourage our employees to live our values – transparency, respect, integrity and focus on the patient – in all that we do every day. The stakes are high because doctors, patients and caregivers are depending on us to do more, feel better and live longer.

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Getting it right in the beginning

Getting it right in the beginning

How can we increase the odds of successfully developing a medicine? 

A study this week in the journal Nature says it goes all the way back to the initial experiments that are done on mice. If mouse studies were done more carefully, scientists would know more quickly which medicines would be successful for testing in humans.

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Location, location, location: the intersection of zip code and health

Location, location, location: the intersection of zip code and health

This article from the NYT  linking income and smoking underscores the health disparities that exist based on where you live. According to a new analysis of federal smoking data, smoking—which is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the US—is increasingly a habit of the poor and working class.

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"I’m In"…..are you? Making strides to increase diversity in clinical trials

The face of America is changing. According to US Census Bureau data, those who identify themselves as Hispanic, Black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or mixed race will account for 51% of the US population by 2050. Unfortunately, with these changes come challenges that may affect the quality of care for these populations.

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