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Technology and empathy help make remote working a success for Elsevier

Posted on July 29th, 2021 by in Pharma R&D

We at Elsevier were pleased to be one of five companies recognized for their ability to keep remote workers rooted in company culture in this recent Comparably article. Like many organizations during the pandemic, we had to quickly adapt to remote working on a large scale for our international workforce. As the article notes, “Elsevier took an empathetic and pragmatic approach in supporting its people and its customers and rapidly harnessed technology to work from home.”

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An Update on Global Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines from Editor of The Lancet

Posted on June 11th, 2021 by in Pharma R&D

In the U.S., the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has moved at a strong pace, with about half of Americans now having received at least one shot. While many of the most motivated people have been able to get vaccinated by now, plenty of others still have questions. They may wonder if the vaccines are safe in general, or safe for them personally if they have a particular condition. They may have been confronted with conflicting information about the efficacy of vaccines.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Posted on May 18th, 2021 by in Pharma R&D

The global focus on the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines over the past year has been a reminder that there are still many other diseases for which the world has long sought a vaccine. Since 1998, May 18 has been observed as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (also known as World AIDS Vaccine Day) by advocates, healthcare professionals, and communities dedicated to HIV prevention and vaccine research, with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) often taking the lead in its observance. HIV Vaccine Awareness Day provides a good opportunity for vaccine developers to provide updates on research efforts with articles, webinars, and special events.

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COVID-19 Treatment Trial Reaches Out to Communities of Color

Posted on April 5th, 2021 by in COVID-19

An ongoing problem in clinical trials over the years has been a failure to procure diverse enough representation among the participants. For a long time, this was due to bias and oversight on the part of the research community, and the consequence was a lack of full understanding in how medications and treatments affected women and various racial/ethnic minorities.

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