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Faces of Innovation

Behind every revolutionary innovation and technological breakthrough of America's biopharmaceutical industry are real people who pioneer change and drive the future of medicine. Get to know the researchers fighting to prevent, treat and cure disease.

Sharing Bold Advancements: Doreen Gentzler

Sharing Bold Advancements: Doreen Gentzler

Doreen Gentzler has a long, successful career not only in broadcast journalism but also in promoting public health issues. Today, she is a local NBC anchor in Washington, DC, and she serves as the station’s medical reporter, filing cutting-edge health reports for all of the station's newscasts.

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I'm Not Going to Let My MS Diagnosis Get to Me

Although most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed between age 20 and 40, my story is a little different.

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Researcher Profile: Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson has spent his career working to find better and more innovative treatments for cancer.

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The Greatest Gift of All: Hope

My son Parker's journey with juvenile arthritis (JA) began 10 years ago when he was in elementary school.

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Researcher Profile: Maysoun Shomali

As a research investigator at Sanofi, Maysoun Shomali is a pioneer making a difference for breast cancer research.

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Researcher Profile: Wayne Drevets

Dr. Drevets is a scientist Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he oversees the development of new treatments for mood disorders, such as major depressive disorder, treatment resistant depression and suicidality.

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Researcher Profile: Brian Johns

Dr. Brian Johns is currently the vice president of HIV Research at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he leads a team of 24 biopharmaceutical researchers to investigate new ways of treating and preventing HIV/AIDS.

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Researcher Profile: Laura Michael

Dr. Laura Michael started her career at Lilly researching cardiovascular disease and the complications that frequently arise from it.

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Cellular Pioneering: Dr. Jeffrey Conn

Cellular Pioneering: Dr. Jeffrey Conn

A pioneer in mental health research, Dr. Jeffrey Conn works to advance treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease.

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