Read about our latest initiatives in drug discovery, philanthropy, community outreach and environmental stewardship - as well as our positions on key issues.
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.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Earns ‘Best of Green Schools 2014’ Award for Efforts to Help New Jersey’s Schools Become More Sustainable
December 18, 2014 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of 10 Best of Green Schools award winners for 2014 selected by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools. The award recognizes 10 individuals, institutions, projects or events identified as national leaders and innovators in school sustainability. Bristol-Myers Squibb is being recognized in the Business Leadership category.
Company Named a Best Company for Working Mothers
September 30, 2014 -- For the 17th consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Working Mother has recognized the company for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and a corporate culture that supports working moms.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Researchers Receive a 2014 PhRMA Research and Hope Award
September 11, 2014 -- Congratulations to the Bristol-Myers Squibb scientists who received the prestigious 2014 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Research and Hope Award for Biopharmaceutical Industry Research excellence.
Bridging Cancer Care: Empowering Nurses in Central and Eastern Europe
May 8, 2014 -- Since 2010, more than 5,700 nurses in Central and Eastern Europe have improved their nursing skills and ability to deliver care to cancer patients through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care