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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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Mar 30, 2020

Greg Merril, CEO, Adaptive Phage Therapeutics describes useful viruses that host on and kill bacteria acting as nature's natural antibiotic.  Phage therapy actually predates antibiotics but recent research has enabled scientist to better identify which phage will have the desired impact on specific bacteria.  Greg talks about how modern phage therapy, drawing on a large collection of phage, might become the best way to treat recalcitrant, chronic infections where antibiotics have failed.  Greg's father Carl Merril spent the majority of his career at NIH working on basic research on phage beginning in the mid 1960s.

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