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Jul 10
Reagan Johannesson, U.S Corporate Communications Intern
Helen Tarleton Recognized as a Working for Cures Employee Champion

When we think about our purpose, people, and science – our people are a core component of how we deliver moments that matter for people living with severe diseases. At UCB, our people bring their whole selves to work enriching our environment with unique perspectives and experiences. How our people engage with each other and with society beyond UCB makes them better colleagues and employees. We’re pleased to recognize one of our incredible employees. 

Working for Cures (WFC) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public policies that support medical innovation and patient access. The WFC goes above and beyond to advance science and support the pharmaceutical industry's work for patients. This year, Helen Tarleton, who serves as the Director of U.S. Employee and Community Engagement is UCB’s Working for Cures Champion. Helen and her fellow champions were recognized at an event in Washington, DC on July 10. 

Overseeing community giving in the United States, Helen aimed for a fresh approach to her role and was motivated by UCB’s tagline, “Inspired by patients. Driven by science,” and focused UCB’s community giving on projects that inspire science in communities. Over the past three years, UCB has supported a group in Boston called BioBuilders.  a nonprofit focused on the biological sciences and teaching lab skills to underprivileged high school students who otherwise would not get that exposure. Helen has also facilitated UCB’s support of STEM programming with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, the GA BIO Ed Institute, Washington STEM, and many other organizations. Helen recognizes to grow our industry and a future workforce, companies like UCB need to think long-term about STEM education and the biological sciences. 

“At the end of the day, there is a human being who is perhaps living the worst day of their life, and we can be there to help them. I see no greater reward than that.” – Helen Tarleton 

We’re proud to have employees like Helen who bring unique perspectives and passion to both their work and communities to make a difference in the lives of people living with severe diseases. Watch the video below to learn more about Helen's impact. 

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