Like many companies, we’ve wrestled with how to go beyond “the check” when it comes to our philanthropy. We want to bring our best to our partnerships and that means figuring out how we might also bring our passion for scientific discovery, our spirit of innovation, and our commitment to transparency to the table.Read More
A slide and swings to assemble,
a sandbox and benches to construct,
a fence and murals to paint,
2,000 lbs of cement to mix,
...and the largest pile of mulch I have ever seen!
This was the view of the North Light Community Center in Philadelphia when I arrived to build a playground with 100 of my colleagues from top-performing sales teams across the US.Read More
With no known cure yet and continuing to spread, Ebola has now been diagnosed in the first patient in the US. Making the situation more dire: the most severely affected countries in west Africa are not equipped to handle the enormity of this health crisis, fueling the spread of the outbreak. These countries include Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.Read More
GSK PULSE volunteer assignments are with nonprofits throughout the world, and I had no idea I would land in Santa Barbara doing work to support my home continent.
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A long-standing litmus test guiding ethical behavior is to ask “How would my actions be judged if they appeared as the front page news?” Well, that test became very real when our San Diego account team was informed a Wall Street Journal reporter was scheduled to observe our appointments with customers and a regional planning meeting. The new question we faced was, “How WILL my actions appear WHEN reported in the WSJ?”Read More
It’s hard to believe that six years have passed since I wrote a piece for the journal Science with the headline, “Desperately Seeking New Antibiotics.” I had a lot of concerns about the increase in the number of infections that were becoming resistant to antibiotics, the need for diagnostic tests to monitor antibiotic use and how pharma company pipelines for new antibiotics had dried up. Momentum to fix this situation is now at an all-time high. Image Credit: NIAIDRead More
Anyone familiar with the area will tell you the Boston-Cambridge region is home to a vibrant mix of ideas and scientists that make innovation thrive. As a science-led company, it made sense to have a base here, to be close to our current collaborators and meet new ones.Read More
President Obama headed to CDC headquarters today, where he was briefed on the Ebola outbreak and subsequently announced the expansion of a plan to help West Africa combat the outbreak and prevent its spread to the US. This comes after members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee inquired about US protection from the global epidemic – a stark reminder of our vulnerabilities and preparedness.Read More
I was proud to witness the signing of the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill by Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter at City Hall this week. GSK was invited to the event to give an industry perspective on how providing these accommodations will benefit new moms and businesses. It was eye-opening to find that there are companies that do not provide their employees who are nursing mothers with a private place and time at work to express breast milk for their babies.Read More