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2009-12-02 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund were honored with the 2009 Corporate Citizenship Award for International Community Service at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC)'s 10th annual awards dinner. Abbott was recognized for its work to help strengthen Tanzania's health system to expand access to care for people across the country. The International Community Service Award is given to a...

2009-11-03 09:00:00

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, emergency room services meeting international standards will be a part Tanzania's public health system, thanks to the opening of a new Emergency Medical Department building and extensive training being conducted at Muhimbili National Hospital. At a ceremony yesterday, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania joined representatives from the Abbott Fund in dedicating the new facility. The building...

2009-10-21 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A faster tool for cell programming and a new way of allowing quadriplegics to perform simple tasks have won grand prizes of the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame sponsored by the Abbott Fund, the non-profit foundation of the global health care company Abbott, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Harris Wang, who invented a new way of cell programming at Harvard Medical School, and...

2009-10-20 13:30:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CARE is pleased to announce that Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE President and CEO, is the keynote speaker at the inaugural event of the new Chicago Council on Global Affair's leadership series "The Women and Global Development Forum." The forum was developed to engage Chicagoans in learning more about the vital role of women in development around the world. "As a leader in the movement to empower women and girls as a means of fighting global poverty, we are...

2009-07-30 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In a hearing today of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, part of the larger Committee on Science and Technology, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) testified on its contributions as a private sector company in a multi-stakeholder, systems approach to improving kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. "At Abbott, we believe that one of the most valuable...

2009-05-16 16:28:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening ceremony of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held tonight in Haiti, kicking off over 1,000 Candlelight events in more than 100 countries as part of the world's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS grassroots mobilization event. Haiti was selected as the host country for the opening ceremony because of recent signs of progress the impoverished Caribbean country has shown in the response to AIDS. The event is being...

2009-02-23 06:01:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In 2008, Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) employee giving in the United States set new company records both in terms of number of participating employees and total dollar contributions, despite difficult economic times. Nearly three out of every four Abbott employees (74 percent) participated in the company's employee giving programs, up from 65 percent in 2007. Abbott employees contributed more than $12.6 million to non-profit groups in 2008,...

2008-09-11 09:00:48

To celebrate the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month and to recognize those in the Hispanic/Latino American population who have, or are at risk for, diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, through a grant from the Abbott Fund, is introducing its new Adult Prevention Toolkit designed specifically for community-based and faith-based organizations in Hispanic/Latino communities. The toolkit provides organizations with comprehensive and culturally relevant information on diabetes...

2008-08-29 15:00:53

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Abbott Fund joined representatives from the U.S. government, Baylor College of Medicine, the government of Tanzania and other partners today at a U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) news conference to announce a joint effort to improve care and treatment for children with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. The Abbott Fund announced it is supporting the construction of the first pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic in the country, in the Mbeya...

2008-08-07 18:01:53

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott presented pivotal data at the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) in Mexico City today showing that its investigational Norvir(R) (ritonavir) tablet and the current soft-gelatin capsule provide similar levels of drug in the blood. The heat-stable Norvir tablet will not require refrigeration, making it more convenient for patients to use, particularly in developing countries where the majority of people with HIV live. "The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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