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Eric Dishman, Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health

Eric Dishman, Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Eric Dishman, newly appointed Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program at the National Institutes of Health which seeks to galvanize a million American volunteers to offer their electronic health information to be coalesced in a national data base that will advance research in the discovery of disease cures and prevention.

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

Dr. Leana Wen is a rising star in the national Public Health arena – and just appeared with President Obama at the national Addiction Summit in Atlanta before joining us on Conversations on Health Care. If you’re interested in innovative approaches to the opioid crisis, please listen to this week’s interview!!¬† This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. Dr. Wen, an emergency room physician and author…

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Aneesh Chopra, First U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Aneesh Chopra, First U.S. Chief Technology Officer

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics, author of “Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government”. Appointed by President Obama as the first US Chief Technology Officer in 2009, he discusses the job of transitioning American government and health care into the digital age.

Dr. William Newsome, Co-Chair of the BRAIN Intitiative

Dr. William Newsome, Co-Chair of the BRAIN Intitiative

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. William Newsome, Stanford University¬†neurobiologist and co-chair of the President’s BRAIN Initiative which is seeking to map the human brain. Similar to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Initiative will require significant collaboration from all varied fields within neuroscience to unravel the secrets of medical science’s “final frontier” – the human brain.