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 map the human brain. Similar to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Intiative will require significant collaboration from all varied fields within neuroscience to unravel the secrets of medical science’s “final frontier” – the human brain.
This week Mark and Margaret speak with surgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong who is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s new CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Dr. Soon-Shiong discusses the Council’s efforts to construct an information superhighway for healthcare that is poised to revolutionize care delivery, payment models, evidence-based treatments and outcomes in health care.
This week Mark and Margaret speak with Susannah Fox, Director of Digital Strategy at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Ms. Fox has been analyzing the intersection of technology and health care for over a decade, focusing on the cultural shifts taking place in health care, specifically in the areas of mobile technology and chronic disease.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health around the world. Dr. Mechael discusses the recent mHealth Summit 2012, and the myriad global health initiatives benefiting from the proliferation of mobile phones throughout the developing world.
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.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI has been authorized by Congress to conduct research that will provide patients and their care providers with information about the best available evidence regarding patient outcomes to make informed health decisions.