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Industry at Large
Pfizer Consumer Partners with Galvanize on Health and Wellness Program

PV0416_PfizerConsumerPfizer Consumer Healthcare and Galvanize have formed a joint health and wellness innovation program that will enable up to 10 start-up companies specializing in the development of potential solutions for improved sleep, stress management, energy, aging, and nutrition to access Galvanize’s network of technical talent and investors.

The first cohort of companies was jointly selected by Galvanize and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for a six-month program beginning in March 2016.

Actress Madeleine Stowe and Sanofi Genzyme Launch MS Webisode Series

PV0416_MadeleineStoweSanofi Genzyme is collaborating with television and film actress Madeleine Stowe to launch a new online webisode series, Take Action on MS, to educate and empower people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis. In this series, Ms. Stowe has teamed up with a registered nurse, a certified life coach, a medical exercise specialist, and patients to address lifestyle topics. The webisodes cover topics including managing the feeling of being overwhelmed, asking for help when you need it, and building intimacy with a partner.

STEM Event to be Held in Washington, D.C.

The X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium — presented by MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca — kicks-off the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo. Being held on April 14th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., X-STEM is a TED-style event for kids featuring talks by 40 of the nation’s most noted science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals representing top universities, corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies.(PV)

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Awards…

JBK Among Best Places to Work in NJ
JBK Associates International has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. The executive talent solutions firm is among 100 employers named to the list, which recognizes and honors the state’s top employers who show a dedication to their employees’ professional growth and quality of life. CEO Julie Kampf says the company is committed to developing talent in their own firm as well as for clients.

Quintiles Named a World’s Most Ethical Company
PV0416_MostEthicalQuintiles has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies. The designation recognizes companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust a part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.
Quintiles was also awarded the HR.com 2016 Leadership Excellence Award for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs. Quintiles’ Lisa van Capelle, acting chief HR officer, Melissa Carlson, director leadership development, and Brenda Wagner, VP global talent, accept the award.

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