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Science is everywhere. It impacts our lives in every imaginable way.

From antibiotics and telecommunications, to genomics, precision medicine and 3D printing, science has improved the human condition, leading to longer, healthier, happier lives for people all over the world. But science can also seem mysterious and complex. Now more than ever, science needs champions!

Fueling Future Innovators

Women in Innovation (WiIN)

The Women in Innovation (WiIN) pilot program took place in the summer 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. WiIN is a leadership development program designed especially for women who have recently graduated from university, and provides training and tools needed to succeed in a career in STEM. WiIN extends our commitment in Africa, where the company supports young scientists and innovators through multiple partnerships and programs.

Celebrating the Power of Science

Sharing the Stories of Champions of Science

A new content series developed in partnership with Scientific American Custom Media will spotlight the brilliant thinkers, big ideas and exciting breakthroughs making our world a better place. Preview the story of more than 40 decades of discovery in mitochondrial genetics in the video below, and click here to learn more!

Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

The Dr. Paul Janssen Award was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2004 as a symbol of innovation and achievement to honor the memory of Dr. Paul – one of the 20th century’s most gifted and passionate researchers. Since its inception, the Award has recognized fifteen outstanding scientists, two of whom have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

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Inspiring Champions of Science

The Art & Science of Ending Stigma About Mental Illness

To continue Dr. Paul Janssen’s legacy in advocating for those with mental illnesses, The Art & Science of Ending Stigma Against Mental Illness aims to reduce cultural stigma of mental illness and increase awareness of the biological basis of brain disorders. The program will combine the transcendent nature of art in its many forms with the rationality of science to engage the public in understanding mental illness and how we can work together to conquer stigma.

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The Champions of Science “What’s New?” QuickFire Challenge:

The Lab Coat of the Future

The lab coat has been an iconic symbol in the research and medical fields since the late 1800s, and the design hasn’t changed. Through this Challenge, participants will have an opportunity to engage in re-imagining the future of science by updating the lab coat into a 21st century symbol of breakthrough innovation utilizing modern design, textile engineering and wearable technology.

World renowned entrepreneur and Shark on ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning series, Shark Tank, Daymond John will serve as a judge.

Stay tuned for the launch in October 2017.

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JOIN US IN

CHAMPIONING SCIENCE

Now more than ever, science needs champions.

In celebration of the contributions of dedicated researchers around the world, and to fuel the next generation of innovators, Johnson & Johnson will donate $5* to the Biotechnology Institute every time someone shows support for science by using #ChampionsofScience

Tell the world why you are a champion of science and inspire others to show their support!

*Up to $50,000

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Share this post on your social channel. Remember to use it and any other posts your create together with #ChampionsofScience to join the conversation and make your voice count.

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