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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.

Jul 10, 2017

Howard Rose, Founder and CEO, Firsthand Technology has 20 years of experience finding therapeutic uses of Virtual Reality (VR) for healthcare.  Howard talks about how technologies have become friendlier, faster, more mobile and less costly to allow for VR applications to be offered to address a range of types of pain...


Jun 7, 2017

Salma Jutt, Vice President of Marketing US, Orexigen Theraputics talks about their obesity drug CONTRAVE and how it works on two areas of the brain to reduce hunger and cravings.  This is a drug for those committed to stick to a regime of exercise and diet and can help keep the weight off.  A growing business in this...


Sep 18, 2016

Ali Torkamani, PhD Director of Genome Informatics and Drug Discovery,The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and Assistant Professor of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute is the co-author of a study on the Wellderly--those over 80 who have never suffered any...


Aug 10, 2016

Jonathan Dotson host of The Ability Show talks about the impact of the Paralympics in London 2012 and the anticipation for the upcoming Paralympics in Rio in September.  Jonathan is wheel-chair bound and knows how important participation in competitive sports is for those who are disabled.


Jun 28, 2016

Katija Lamia PhD is an assistant professor at The Scripps Research Institute and doing research into the connection between circadian clocks and metabolic disease and cancer.  Her research has revealed that there are different internal biological clocks that govern every organ which might influence chronic diseases,...