7 posts tagged “Aaron Fleishman”

PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Tapping into a Treasure Trove of Information

Posted July 29th, 2011 by

Dr. Kevin Dykstra, PhD, President and CEO of qPharmetra

Last Friday we kicked off our new weekly podcast series called “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club.” Thanks to everyone who tuned in. This week’s guest interview is with Dr. Kevin Dykstra, PhD, who is President and CEO of qPharmetra, a pharmacometric consulting company. Dr. Dykstra stopped by PatientsLikeMe headquarters to talk to our team about the use of modeling and simulation to aid drug development.

After this insightful “Journal Club” session, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Dr. Dykstra to learn more about how his team is working to measure the clinical utility of treatments in a systematic, quantitative way. Listen in to hear what exactly that involves and why Dr. Dykstra feels PatientsLikeMe is a “treasure trove of information” that is “incredibly useful” for both patients and drug developers


PatientsLikeMeOnCall: From Open Data to Actionable Data

Posted July 22nd, 2011 by

Pillbox's Rapid Identification System for Unknown Pills

Every Friday, PatientsLikeMe holds “Journal Club” in our Boston headquarters with a different guest speaker. Last week we were privileged to hear from Dave Hale, Project Manager for Pillbox, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) patient safety initiative. And thanks to PatientsLikeMeOnCall’s new podcast series “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club,” you’ll get to hear from him too.

After Journal Club last week, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Hale to learn more about Pillbox’s goal of creating a one-stop resource for identifying unknown pills as well as how the project aligns with the Open Government Initiative enacted by President Obama. Tune in below to hear how Hale and his team took drug labeling data from “open to actionable” by listening closely to affected communities.