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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 for 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.

Dec 12, 2016

Brian Pak Yan Leung, neuroscience PhD candidate in the neuroscience graduate program at the University of Southern California.  He is also a PhD  student at the University of Zurich in the Department of Experimental Immunology.  Brian talks about how those with a variety of backgrounds are drawn to the...


Dec 4, 2016

Tony Ricci, PhD, Director of Neuroscience Graduate Training Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine talks about how most of their students are new to neuroscience and the program's emphasis on interaction and collaboration between students and teachers.  He also reflects on how the field of neuroscience is...


Nov 27, 2016

Michael Rowling, COO, ProtoKinetics explains that measuring and evaluating how someone is walking can be an early predictor for diseases.  He notes that wearables are  limited in their ability to measure differences in those who are slowing down.  Gait mat technology and associated software evaluates gait and balance...


Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Austin talks about their unique program that pairs neuroscience graduate students with those that suffer from neurological diseases to better understand the whole patient and provide opportunities for everyone to...


Nov 21, 2016

Renee Cockerham PhD is the Neuroscience Program Manager at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  I talked with Renee at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience about how enthusiasm for science is hard to teach but other skills can be learned. She also emphasizes that diverse backgrounds are needed in...