Bristol-Myers Squibb: News Features

Read about our latest initiatives in drug discovery, philanthropy, community outreach and environmental stewardship - as well as our positions on key issues.

Improving Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment for Underserved Populations at High Risk in New York City

November 16, 2015 -- Foundation’s Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations initiative working with Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Memorial Sloan Kettering to help heavy smokers break the habit.

Fighting Diabetes with a Healthy Dose of Fresh Foods and Education

November 12, 2015 -- Combining nutritious diet with diabetes education and care, helps reduce diabetes burden among people who are food insecure, three-year project funded by Foundation finds.

Nurses Help Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths in Europe by Encouraging Patients to Stop Smoking

November 9, 2015 -- ISNCC President Bialous trains peers to become stronger advocates in fight against tobacco use with help from Center of Excellence supported by Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 2015 Collaborator Award

November 7, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb has been honored with the 2015 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Collaborator Award (Industry) for demonstrating ongoing collaboration and continued commitment toward the advancement of cancer immunotherapy.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Researcher Inducted into the 2015 Class of National Academy of Engineering

October 8, 2015 -- Nils Lonberg elected for his work on developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics using innovative transgenic expression systems.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Named a Working Mother 100 Best Company

September 22, 2015 -- For the 18th consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s family-friendly policies and culture have been recognized by Working Mother magazine, which has named our company to its 2015 list of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation-Funded Mobile Health Project Connects Women to Cervical Cancer Care in Tanzani

September 18, 2015 -- In the small village of Pasiasi in a remote region of Tanzania, Happiness Modesti is forever grateful to the Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) for making her aware of cervical cancer and the importance of screening – all through mobile technology.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Added to Dow Jones North America Index of Leading Sustainable Companies

September 14, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb’s efforts as a leader in corporate social responsibility and effective governance have again been recognized by external experts.

Washington AIDS Project Delivers Care to HIV Patients

September 10, 2015 -- With Foundation Support, the Pilot Program Uses Home Visits and Pop-Up Clinics to Get HIV Patients Back into Care

World Hepatitis Day -- Photo Project Documents 10 Years of China’s Progress in Controlling Hepatitis B

July 27, 2015 -- To observe World Hepatitis Day (July 28), the Wu Jieping Medical Foundation, in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, has released a photo album documenting the development of hepatitis B (HBV) control in China over the past 10 years.

AmeriCares Power of Partnership Award

June 8, 2015 -- When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in late April, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation was the first corporate foundation to assist AmeriCares’ relief efforts.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and the American Academy of Dermatology Team Up to Fight Skin Cancer through SPOTme®

June 5, 2015 -- May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. BMS and the American Academy of Dermatology team up to fight skin cancer through SPOTme®.

Foundation Among ‘Hidden Heroes’ Helping Address Needs of U.S. Military Veterans

May 22, 2015 -- On Wednesday, May 20, Catharine Grimes, director of the Foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative, helped the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, launch its Military Caregivers Online Peer Support Group Network during the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit.

Company Donates $4 Million in Medicines to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

May 1, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are supporting disaster relief efforts for the survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Katmandu, Nepal on Saturday, April 25.

Sixty Years of Investing, Innovating and Inspiring

April 29, 2015 -- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation celebrates 60 years of philanthropy this year. From its modest beginnings as the Bristol-Myers Fund to its work today as a global leader in promoting health equity and improving health outcomes for people disproportionately affected by serious diseases around the world, the Foundation has been investing, innovating and inspiring change since 1955.

Theater of War Helps Returning Soldiers Heal Invisible Wounds

April 29, 2015 -- Theater of War is produced by Outside the Wire, a social impact company that began presenting dramatic readings from Greek plays to diverse military and civilian audiences in 2008. Last year, it kicked off the Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour, created especially for military Reservists, National Guard members, their families and communities.

Targeting the Link Between HIV and Cervical Cancers in Africa

April 29, 2015 -- Women living with HIV in Africa are now more likely to die from cervical or breast cancers than they are from HIV. What’s worse, awareness of breast cancer among women who may be at risk is low and the potentially lethal consequences of cervical cancer are generally unknown.

Promotores Offer Encouragement and Resources to Latinos Living with
Type 2 Diabetes in Chicago

April 29, 2015 -- Together on Diabetes is working with 26 grantees in more than 60 communities in the United States – and others in China and India – to pursue integrated and scalable approaches to achieving optimal and equitable outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes.

How We Are Helping People Living With Hepatitis in Asia

April 29, 2015 -- Since 2002, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Delivering Hope™ initiative has supported more than 40 projects in China and India to help communities more effectively address hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections.

Empowering Hepatitis Patients in India and China to Care for Themselves

April 29, 2015 -- Hepatitis B (HBV) takes an exacting toll on patients, especially those who live in developing countries such as India and China. Depending on the stage at diagnosis and the treatment regimen, frequent doctor visits for intensive monitoring and case management may be required. Proper nutrition during treatment is essential.

Collaboration with WHO Helps Communities at Risk for TB

April 29, 2015 -- Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases and a leading killer of people living with HIV. In countries with high levels of HIV, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, about 80% people with TB also have HIV.

Centers of Excellence Help Nurses in Russia Play More Meaningful Role
in Cancer Care and Prevention

April 29, 2015 -- Svetlana Konovalova, an oncology nurse at a municipal outpatient hospital in Balakovo, Russia, has spent 30 years working with cancer patients. Throughout her career she has faced many problems that have limited her ability to care for patients.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Ranks No. 6 on 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List

April 21, 2015 -- For the seventh consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb ranks among the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, a leading benchmark for socially responsible investors and other stakeholders.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from EPA

April 6, 2015 -- The company will receive a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its comprehensive policies and programs to manage energy use at its facilities worldwide.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Supports Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

March 9, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to support Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, which is observed worldwide during the month of March. As a company we are dedicated to the research and development of potential therapies for multiple myeloma, and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month provides us with the opportunity to stand together to help educate the public about this progressive form of blood cancer.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Recognizes World Cancer Day

February 4, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to sponsor World Cancer Day 2015. Observed annually on February 4th, it is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), focused on uniting the world’s population in the fight against cancer. We can’t think of a better cause.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Awards Kentucky Coalition $7 Million Grant to Reduce Burden of Lung Cancer in State

January 5, 2015 -- Kentucky has more cases of lung cancer per capita than any other state and its lung cancer mortality rate is nearly 50 percent higher than the national average. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is working to change that by supporting a coalition that includes the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the Lung Cancer Alliance.


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