Social Responsibility

At Myriad, corporate responsibility plays an important role in our approach to discovering and delivering valuable, transformative diagnostic tests across all major diseases to improve patients’ lives. We believe that our social responsibility programs:

  • Build greater value for our patients, healthcare professionals and shareholders;
  • Support and improve the communities where we live and work; and
  • Empower our employees to become more engaged in the well-being of their own communities.

The social responsibility programs at Myriad align with a clearly-defined set of strategic priorities including:

  • Philanthropy Myriad provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and shares the expertise of Myriad employees in the communities where we operate.
  • Advocacy Myriad collaborates with and supports key patient advocacy and support organizations where we have the ability to make a positive difference in addressing complex health challenges, providing education about diagnostic testing and improving the quality of life for patients.
  • Scholarship Myriad provides financial support for academic scholarship and education at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and contributes to advancing education and training for women and minorities in medicine and science.
  • Patient Assistance Myriad is working to improve overall healthcare quality and increase access to diagnostic testing for uninsured and underinsured populations by offering robust financial assistance and free testing to those in need.

Environmental, Social, and Governance at Myriad

“For more than 31 years, Myriad Genetics has worked to be a force for good in the world as we fulfill our mission of health and well-being for all. In our inaugural ESG report, we seek to convey our core values as a caring, ethical, and sustainable company committed to continuous improvement,” said Paul J. Diaz, president and CEO, Myriad Genetics. “We are committed to intensifying our ESG focus helping to address the needs of the patients, healthcare providers, stakeholders, and communities we serve.”

Key highlights from the report include:

  • Increasing affordable access to genetic testing. In 2021, Myriad Genetics provided more than $49 million in financial assistance to 86,000+ uninsured and underinsured patients, offering financial assistance, free testing, and payment options to those in need.
  • Supporting underserved patient populations. In 2021, Myriad launched the newest version of its market-leading MyRisk™ Hereditary Cancer Test with RiskScore® which, for the first time offers women of all ancestries a personalized polygenic breast cancer risk assessment. In 2022, as part of its new suite of Precise™ Oncology Solutions, Myriad launched the Precise Treatment Registry, a secure cloud-based database designed to advance equitable care and accelerate collaborative cancer research by enabling any physician to analyze diverse, de-identified patient data involving ancestry, geography, diagnosis and treatment outcomes. Additionally, Myriad’s Prequel® Prenatal Screen with AMPLIFY technology allows women with high body mass index (BMI) to gain access to this non-invasive prenatal screening protocol which uses cell-free DNA to determine if a pregnancy is at an increased risk for common chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome.
  • Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. Myriad Genetics is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting team members from diverse backgrounds. At the end of 2021, women made up 61% of the Myriad workforce, 40% of leadership roles, and 33% of the Board of Directors. The company also announced founding support for the development of a genetic counseling program at Xavier University of Louisiana, one of the country’s leading historically black universities.
  • Advancing sustainability. Myriad has recycled nearly 70 tons of plastic from its Salt Lake City laboratory since 2019. The new Myriad Support Center in Salt Lake City is designed with environmentally friendly features including a 495-kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system that provides electricity for portions of the campus, conserving energy and cost. The company is also starting construction on a new LEED certified Silver research and innovation center in South Francisco and a new molecular diagnostics lab in Salt Lake City. These state-of-the-art facilities will reflect the latest advancements in scalable modular design, including automated liquid handling, reduced waste volume, and lower use of plastics.

Myriad Advocacy

Myriad is proud to sponsor and partner with disease advocacy and patient support groups who provide education, awareness and resources to cancer survivors, previvors, caregivers and others affected by cancer or other major diseases.

Myriad has collaborated on projects with advocacy groups, support groups and survivor networks, including:

Myriad Scholarships

Each year, Myriad provides scholarships to college science majors because we believe that supporting today’s aspiring young leaders is a great investment in the future. Here is what recent scholarship recipients had to say:

“Because of your generosity in donating to the College of Science, I will be able to continue to devote myself to my studies while maintaining active involvement in extracurricular activities such as community service, healthcare professional shadowing and research, all of which have certainly enhanced my experience at the University of Utah.” – Bryn E. McNerny

“Thank you very much for being the big local company that is willing to invest in a local scientist with big dreams.” – Zachary Lee

“This scholarship will provide me with great motivation to continue pursing science and learn everything possible during the process.” – Donghwi Bae

“This grant will be a significant help in my future studies.  As a first-generation college student living along with my mother, a Ukrainian immigrant, financial support from my family is minimal.” – Elena Nazarenko

“Words cannot express how thankful I am for receiving this annual scholarship; and my parents could not be more proud.  We are all so overjoyed with happiness.” – Boya Li

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