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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

Popular Topics

  • Virtual and digital health
  • Use of AI, ML, and LLM in healthcare and drug discovery, development, trials
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Precision and stratified medicine
  • Integration of digital technology into existing workflow and procedures 
  • Next-generation immuno, cell, and gene therapies
  • Vaccines
  • Biomarkers, sequencing, and imaging
  • Rare diseases
  • MedTech and medical devices
  • Clinical trials
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Treating chronic conditions like obesity and pain
  • Clinician and staff burnout

The audience includes life science leaders, researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, digital health entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, healthcare solution providers, students, journalists, and investors. 


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Empowered Patient Solutions

Mar 24, 2019

Graham Kelly, CEO, Noxopharm discusses the company's lead clinical asset, Veyonda, a first-in-class chemotherapy and radiation enhancer that has immuno-oncology properties.  Veyonda has potential utility across solid tumors and boosts the effect of radiation therapy 2-3x in cancer cells.  It has already shown positive...

Mar 19, 2019

Jani Tuomi, Co-Founder, imaware and Kelly O'Neill, author and rheumatoid arthritis warrior talk about how at-home blood testing can empower patients with vital information to inform their discussions with doctors.  Both talk about how easy self testing for rheumatoid arthritis is a smart way to follow up on early...

Mar 13, 2019

Frank Ochberg MD is a psychiatrist, pioneer in trauma science, and co-founder of the Trust for Trauma Journalism, an organization with the goal of providing funding to advance exemplary reporting and the care of journalists who are bearing witness to violence, conflict and tragedy.  We talk about journalists as first...

Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Dan Alkon, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Neurotrope is an internationally recognized pioneer in research on brain based neural networks, the molecular basis of memory and degenerative brain disorders.  Neurotrope has seen very promising results in clinical trials with Bryostatin-1 with patients with...