Closing the gap: "Building Bridges" for better asthma care

Closing the gap: "Building Bridges" for better asthma care

On May 19, I was privileged to join top asthma bloggers, patient advocates, school nurses, and physicians at the GSK Asthma Summit in Denver, Colorado. Coinciding with Asthma Awareness Month, the GSK Asthma Summit focused on the issue of improving school-based asthma management and addressing asthma disparities in the inner cities of America.

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Understanding the impact of lupus on patients’ lives

Understanding the impact of lupus on patients’ lives

It’s Lupus Awareness Month, a time when the lupus community comes together to draw attention to this rare, chronic, autoimmune disorder. Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting more than one dozen lupus bloggers and patient advocacy groups for an in-person and virtual GSK lupus summit where we discussed issues facing the lupus community. 

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Being healthy is a journey, not a sprint

Being healthy is a journey, not a sprint

Last week, we joined Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and community members from the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea and Northeast Denver neighborhoods to celebrate all of the young leaders who participated in The Youth Driven Healthy Recreation Centers Collective, a partnership of eight nonprofit organizations funded by our first ever GSK IMPACT Grant.

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Understanding the nuts and bolts of the STEMAccelerator initiative

 Understanding the nuts and bolts of the STEMAccelerator initiative

The Beyond GSK crew was back in the field to shoot another story about of how we make an impact in the cities where we live and work. The new segment is centered on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and GSK’s one million dollar commitment to NC New Schools’ brand new initiative called STEMAccelerator.

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Catching the wave of innovation

Catching the wave of innovation

I recently visited the Salk Institute here in San Diego and was reminded of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine and the tremendous impact it has had on polio eradication and human healthcare. In 1954, there were 35,000 new cases of polio reported in the US. After his vaccine had been used for 7 years, the number of new cases was down to just 161. This was a truly remarkable achievement. That kind of innovation is what we are hoping to find and nurture through the opening of our newest R&D satellite in San Diego.

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Baking soda + vinegar + water = bubbly fun science for kids

Baking soda + vinegar + water = bubbly fun science for kids

What are your kids doing this summer? Depending on the location, your child could spend the week doing cool experiments to learn about bioscience, chemistry, genetics, oceanography, physical science/ electricity, or simple machines. 

How? GSK Science in the Summer™ is expanding!

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