Jeffrey L. Sturchio

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Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio "is chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa, a position he has held since early 2008. He additionally is vice president, corporate responsibility, at Merck & Co., Inc., in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, where he manages a portfolio of activities including The Merck Company Foundation/Corporate Contributions, the Merck Institute for Science Education, the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, global health partnerships (including the Merck MECTIZAN Donation Program), global HIV/AIDS access programs, corporate responsibility reporting and the Merck Archives.

"Since 2000, Dr. Sturchio has been centrally involved in Merck's participation in the UN/Industry Accelerating Access Initiative to help improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the developing world. He is also a member of the board of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Botswana and a member of the private sector delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

"Dr. Sturchio received an A.B. in history from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in the history & sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. His previous positions include the AT&T Archives, the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow and senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (NMAH). In 2004 he was appointed a visiting fellow of LSE Health and Social Care at the London School of Economics and elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joined Merck in June 1989 as the company's first corporate archivist." [1]

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  1. Directors, Corporate Council on Africa, accessed October 7, 2008.