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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.

Apr 28, 2019

Marina Baroff, Senior Director, Service Innovation at Steps Through OC shines a light on the need to provide physical as well as emotional support to women living with ovarian cancer and their caregivers.  Marina talks about this new program of The Clearity Foundation with seed funding provided by the Susan Poorman...


Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Jay Venkatesan, CEO, Angion, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, discusses the company's work in organ self-repair and their initial focus in the nephrology space.  The company's lead candidate ANG-3777 is a small molecule that mimics a protein to stimulate this self-repair and regeneration following injury....


Apr 15, 2019

William Annett, CEO, OncoCyte discusses the exciting work the company is doing in the liquid biopsy space.  They have developed DetermaVu™ a liquid biopsy test for lung cancer, which studies show has the potential to detect the absence of cancer by analyzing a simple blood sample.  This technique allows individuals...


Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Hartmut Ehrlich, CEO of Abivax discusses the exciting new progress that this French biotechnology company has observed in clinical trials of their most advanced clinical drug candidate, ABX464.  Originally designed to treat HIV by reducing the viral reservoir, Abivax determined the molecule could also be...


Apr 1, 2019

Anna Landre is a Georgetown University sophomore who has a rare disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and is a wheelchair user.  In addition to being a full time student, Anna serves as Commissioner of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission where she advocates for people with disabilities and to improve accessibility on...