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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.

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Aug 8, 2023

Gloria Caulfield is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Tavistock and Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute, which is part of the Lake Nona Life Sciences Innovation and Wellness Community. Lake Nona is a planned city within Orlando, Florida, that is focused on the health and well-being of the citizens who live and work there.  One of the key economic drivers is the health and life sciences innovation cluster which includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, a VA Medical Center, and the Nemours Children's Hospital, a state-of-the-art pediatric healthcare system.

Gloria explains, "There is no question that it's a collaborative community when you're building something this new and this unique. We have leaders of these institutions that have come from all different parts of the country to bring their careers here to focus on building this new ecosystem. It fosters a spirit of collaboration, which starts with Tavistock. Tavistock as the developer, we chair research councils and CEO councils and communication councils, and just a wide range of things to bring key leaders together just for that purpose."

"One that I'll mention that's unique is the Lake Nona Performance Center, and the Lake Nona Performance Center is a medically integrated fitness facility. Again, going back to my initial comment that this whole community was built and designed with people, optimizing health and human potential is really at the forefront of our focus. This performance center is a nexus of multiple things. There's clinical care delivery, there's fitness services, there's sports performance, there's mind/body practices, all under one roof."

"This community is the sum of the parts. We have these big anchor organizations, which I've mentioned. We have innovation centers. One of those is the leAD Accelerator. It's a joint venture between Tavistock Group, which owns Lake Nona, and the Adi Dassler family, the founders of Adidas. It was set up and explicitly designed to support some of the best young companies in the health and sports tech arena." 

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