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Leading Cancer Researcher Dr. Michael Caligiuri On Coming Breakthroughs in Cancer Therapies

Leading Cancer Researcher Dr. Michael Caligiuri On Coming Breakthroughs in Cancer Therapies

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michael Caligiuri, President of the American Association for Cancer Research representing 37 thousand cancer researchers worldwide. Dr. Caligiuri is also Director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and discusses breakthroughs in genomics, immunotherapy and prevention that are powerful weapons in the war on cancer.

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, a physician-led, integrated health system serving 2.8 million patients across 44 counties. Dr. Steele discusses Geisinger’s integrated health services organization lauded for its innovative care delivery models and cost containment strategies that have yielded better outcomes and high-value care.

Dr. Kyu Rhee, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM

Dr. Kyu Rhee, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kyu Rhee, IBM’s Vice President of Integrated Health Services and medical adviser to Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing system which has been adapted for health care. Dr. Rhee discusses Watson’s ability to cognitively adapt to new information and as well as¬† the new partnerships formed with Apple, Johnson and Johnson and others to scale up the aggregation and analysis of big health data in the clinical and research settings.

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of IOM

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of IOM

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fineberg discusses the research initiatives being undertaken by IOM that are designed to improve health care and public health through policy initiatives that support evidence-based outcomes.

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.

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, about the broad scope of research underway at NIH, as well as his previous work leading the team that mapped the human genome, for which he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.