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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Oct 17, 2019

Jenna Balestrini is Head of Cell Bioprocessing and Precision Medicine at Draper, the not-for-profit MIT spin-off engineering lab.  Working with scientists and engineers, Jenna describes their efforts addressing the time and costs related to immunotherapy treatments by looking at manufacturing limitations, applying new...


Oct 17, 2019

Jenna Balestrini is Head of Cell Bioprocessing and Precision Medicine at Draper, the not-for-profit MIT spin-off engineering lab.  Working with scientists and engineers, Jenna describes their efforts addressing the time and costs related to immunotherapy treatments by looking at manufacturing limitations, applying new...


Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Uchenna Umeh, pediatrician and CEO Teen Alive talks about the challenges of talking with teens about depression and suicidal thoughts, ways in which parents, teachers and friends can help teens express their pain and frustrations in positive ways, and warning signs of suicide in teens as well as adults.  On...


Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Uchenna Umeh, pediatrician and CEO Teen Alive talks about the challenges of talking with teens about depression and suicidal thoughts, ways in which parents, teachers and friends can help teens express their pain and frustrations in positive ways, and warning signs of suicide in teens as well as adults.  On...


Oct 1, 2019

Thomas Lingelbach, CEO, Valneva talks about their work developing and commercializing vaccines for infectious diseases with unmet needs.  This biotech company is in development of a Lyme disease vaccine and vaccines for mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika and chikungunya. Thomas talks about the challenges of...