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AbbVie: Why Partnerships Matter

A Q&A with Jay Stamatis, Vice President and Head of Business Development & Acquisitions.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

As scientific knowledge continues to grow, those in drug discovery and development have more opportunities – and challenges – than ever before. We talked with AbbVie's Jay Stamatis, vice president and head of business development & acquisitions, about the critical role of partnerships and why it's important to be agnostic when it comes to the source of innovation.

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AbbVie to Present 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Michael Severino, M.D., Vice Chairman and President, to give a presentation.

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Michael Severino, M.D., Vice Chairman and President, will present at 10:00 a.m. Central time (8:00 a.m. Pacific time).

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible through AbbVie's Investor Relations website at An archived edition of the session will be available later that day.

About AbbVie

AbbVie is a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

AbbVie: Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Community Health Center at a Time

From ensuring backup energy sources to introducing a telemedicine program, Direct Relief anchors Puerto Rico's resurgence in good health.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

For a Local Doctor, Home is Where The Heart Is

It was summer 2017, and Dr. Yania López Álvarez had just returned to Puerto Rico. A new doctor eager to bring her knowledge back to the island, the 35-year-old radiologist turned down more lucrative job offers on the mainland for the chance to practice at home close to her family.

But a few months later, Hurricane Irma slammed into Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria came just weeks after, pummeling the island, destroying homes and causing widespread power outages that lasted for months. The official death toll stands at 2,975 people.

A lack of electricity, running water and jobs prompted many to leave the island. An estimated 135,000 people left Puerto Rico in the six months following Maria, according to a report by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

Dr. López chose to stay.

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AbbVie: Scientists Rock! It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... It's Super-Scientist!

Not all superheroes wear capes. Just ask plain-clothed scientist, Axel Hernandez Jr., who is trying to save lives one molecule at a time.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

Scientists Rock! is a monthly Q&A where we pull an AbbVie scientist out of the lab to hear what makes them tick. This month, we chat with Axel Hernandez Jr., senior scientist, AbbVie Bioresearch Center.

Skilled molecular scientist. Inspirational pre-K football coach. Multi-talented athlete. Dedicated family man. Is there nothing super-scientist Axel can't do? Armed only with a lab coat and goggles, kryptonite itself couldn't keep this man of steel from trying to help rescue those in need.

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AbbVie: Scientists Rock! It's Elementary, My Dear Watson

How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle inspired this scientist to tackle the case of the neurological malady.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

Scientists Rock! is a monthly Q&A where we pull an AbbVie scientist out of the lab to hear what makes them tick. This month, we chat with Brinda Ravikumar, Ph.D., principal research scientist, Cambridge Research Center, AbbVie. As a child, Brinda's love of Sherlock Holmes mystery books would foretell her life's passion for solving complicated whodunits. These days, her detective work involves investigations of a different sort. Let's chalk this one up to ... The Case of the Dedicated Research Scientist.

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AbbVie: Flexibility is Key to This Mom's Work-Life Balance

Learn how Sarah Co organized a flexible work schedule, while still driving culture improvements to help moms.


Achieving balance between work, family, health and outside interests is a lifelong challenge for working mother Sarah Co. And it tends to be a moving target, as it can be for all working mothers, with every piece growing or changing in different ways.

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AbbVie Announces $5 Million Donation to Family Reach to Support Children Battling Cancer and Their Families

This gift, the largest contribution ever received by Family Reach, will provide critical financial services, support programs and educational resources to families across the United States struggling with the financial burden of a child's cancer diagnosis.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced a donation of $5 million to Family Reach to support the organization's efforts to alleviate the financial burden of cancer on pediatric patients and families across the United States. This donation, the largest contribution received by Family Reach, was announced at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden Cancer Summit aims to drive a sense of urgency in developing and implementing new solutions, to build a cancer community that is connected, coordinated, and collaborative, and to showcase the broad range of unique cancer experiences and stories that together comprise the collective cancer narrative.

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AbbVie Announces $100 Million Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities to Support Hospitalized Children and Their Families

This contribution, the largest single donation in both AbbVie and Ronald McDonald House Charities history, will provide essential support such as housing, meals and education for hospitalized children and their families across America.

Originally Published by AbbVie.

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced a donation of $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This donation, the largest single gift in RMHC's history, will provide housing and family-centered services for pediatric patients and their families during hospital treatment across the United States.

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  • Women on Board of Directors: 37.8% more than the Top 50
  • Level 3 Mentoring Participation: More than double that of the Top 50
  • Level 2 Sponsoring ERGs: 24.5% more than the Top 50


Abbott is a mainstay on DiversityInc's list because of its commitment to talent-development and accountability. The company values diversity — of people, products, technologies and geographies — and believes that diverse perspectives and shared goals inspire new ideas and better address changing healthcare needs.

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Top Companies for Women: What 3 Best Practices They All Have

The companies with the best data for women in management and senior roles use three best practices most frequently – mentoring, employee-resource groups, and flexible workplaces

Photo by Shutterstock

By Barbara Frankel and Shane Nelson

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