5 posts tagged “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club”

PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Monitoring Health Hazards with Modern Tools

Posted September 16th, 2011 by

Welcome to the fifth installment of our latest PatientsLikeMeOnCall podcast series, entitled “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club.”

Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS

This week’s guest is Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, Deputy Director of the Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information at the CDC. He came by PatientsLikeMe headquarters recently to discuss the BioSense project, an initiative launched following 9/11 and the subsequent Anthrax threats to create an integrated national public health surveillance system for early detection of potential bioterrorism-related illnesses.

After this important Journal Club talk, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Dr. Kass-Hout to learn more about the evolution of the BioSense program, which Dr. Kass-Hout oversees. Listen in below to hear what Dr. Kass-Hout had to say about the current expansion of the program to include other human health hazards, from chronic illness to infectious disease, as well as the new “cloud” technology involved.


PatientsLikeMeOnCall: How Genetics Bears on Your Condition

Posted September 2nd, 2011 by

PatientsLikeMe Research Scientist Catherine Brownstein, PhD, MPH

Welcome to the fourth installment of our new PatientsLikeMeOnCall podcast series entitled “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club.”

This week’s interview is with PatientsLikeMe’s own Catherine Brownstein, PhD, MPH, who recently won a highly competitive award from the International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG). One of our in-house Research Scientists, Dr. Brownstein captivated PatientsLikeMe headquarters last Friday with her Journal Club talk about what the ICHG award means as well as how the study of genetics can influence healthcare decisions.

Afterwards, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Dr. Brownstein to learn more about how the ICHG award is selected as well as how it spotlights PatientsLikeMe’s potential as a platform for genetic discovery. Listen in below to hear what Dr. Brownstein had to say about how your genetics can affect your condition – from how you metabolize drugs to how your disease will progress.