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Tech Tonics: Data Scientist Eric Perakslis, “I Build Stuff.”

April 24th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Data Scientist Eric Perakslis, “I Build Stuff.”

“I build stuff” is how data scientist Eric Perakslis modestly describes his breathless career, a journey that’s taken him from industry to academia and back again, with a brief stop at the FDA.

Eric’s first job after college was at a ...
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Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience

Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience

When you ask Jan Bruce where she grew up, she says “in the media business.” Jan worked early on in the magazine and then digital media sectors, backing into the health and wellness category through opportunity. She planned a ...
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Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place

March 27th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place

Jessica Mega, an accomplished cardiologist and now Chief Medical Officer at Alphabet’s Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), says she joined the venerable Silicon Valley company to help patients. According to Jess, physicians who love patients need to lean into ...
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Tech Tonics: Deborah Kilpatrick – Calling Audibles

March 6th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Deborah Kilpatrick – Calling Audibles

Deborah Kilpatrick grew up on a family farm in rural Georgia; her dad was a teacher and football coach; she describes life in her town as “very Friday Night Lights.”

With a passion for math and science, Deb decided to becoming ...
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Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana

February 20th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana

Reports suggest that today there are between 1.2 to 2.6 million legal medical marijuana users in the U.S. But as we know, there is great controversy about medical marijuana as a “legitimate” medical intervention due to its history as an ...
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Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

February 6th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

Chris Benko first joined Merck when he was but a lad of eighteen, rising through the ranks in HR and talent management to become one of the youngest VPs in the history of the organization, at the age of 34.

But ...
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Tech Tonics: Susannah Fox, Learning from MacGyver Patients

January 16th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Susannah Fox, Learning from MacGyver Patients

Susannah Fox eloquently described her job as U.S. HHS Chief Technology Officer – a role which just came to an end in the transition to a new administration – as “helping Health and Human Service (HHS) leadership harness the power ...
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Tech Tonics: Sridhar Iyengar on IoT Meets Life Science Research

January 2nd, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Sridhar Iyengar on IoT Meets Life Science Research

Many entrepreneurs and investors on our podcast advise would-be innovators to focus on the problem to be solved, rather than become wrapped up in a particular technology. “Your solution,” VC Dave McClure famously warned entrepreneurs, “Is not my problem.”

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Tech Tonics: Rasu Shrestha – Living Inside the Culture Clash

December 12th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Rasu Shrestha – Living Inside the Culture Clash

Rasu Shrestha, MD, is one of those doctors who found his way from medicine to technology. As he puts it, he rolled downhill from his birthplace in Kathmandu, Nepal, across many continents and into medical school in India. But ...
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Tech Tonics: Vishal Gulati, VC and Agitator By Nature

November 28th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Vishal Gulati, VC and Agitator By Nature

Vishal Gulati says he was “genetically predisposed to be a doctor.” But as it turns out, he was born to be a pioneer in open data, digital health and global venture capital.

During his medical training, Vishal realized that the practice ...
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Tech Tonics: Taha Kass-Hout – OpenFDA, Open Mind, Open Heart

November 14th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Taha Kass-Hout – OpenFDA, Open Mind, Open Heart

A cardiologist by training and a data scientist long before it was sexy, Dr. Taha Kass-Hout demonstrates the outsized impact possible when heart, vision, and passion meet commitment to government service, and beyond. Originally from Syria, Taha discovered his love ...
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Tech Tonics: The Most Interesting Man in Silicon Valley

October 31st, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: The Most Interesting Man in Silicon Valley

Jazz musician, cardiologist, geneticist, engineer, entrepreneur, referee of kids soccer: our guest today, Stanford’s Euan Ashley, does it all, and just might be the most interesting man in Silicon Valley.

Scotsman by birth, doctor by destiny, and a technologist by choice, ...
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Tech Tonics: Jody Holtzman of AARP – Innovation is Not Only for the Young

October 17th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Jody Holtzman of AARP – Innovation is Not Only for the Young

Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President of Market Innovation at AARP, has a favorite quote, which is Thomas Edison’s, “…there are no rules here – – we’re trying to accomplish something.” He has certainly brought that idea to life as he ...
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Tech Tonics: Speaking Health Care in Spanish with Abner Mason

October 3rd, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Speaking Health Care in Spanish with Abner Mason

The U.S. healthcare system was designed primarily based on our understanding of the biological and social needs of white men. Of course, our current experience tells us that society is far more complex and that the system must recognize and ...
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Tech Tonics: Dorit Donoviel, To Infinity and Beyond

September 19th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Dorit Donoviel, To Infinity and Beyond

A self-described geek, Dorit Donoviel was happily pursuing a career in molecular biology until a chance encountered diverted her course to space medicine. Today, Dorit directs the Biomedical Innovations Lab, Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in ...
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Tech Tonics: Jessica Rousset – Today’s Kids Are Tomorrow’s Adults

September 6th, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Jessica Rousset – Today’s Kids Are Tomorrow’s Adults

While determining what to do with college and her career, Jessica Rousset struggled to decide – go with the right brain and be an artist or go with the left brain and pursue engineering. In a way she has managed ...
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Tech Tonics: Diego Miralles – Physician, Scientist, Drug Developer, Humanist

August 22nd, 2016 |
Tech Tonics: Diego Miralles – Physician, Scientist, Drug Developer, Humanist

Infectious disease physician, entrepreneur, and life-long innovator, Diego Miralles has pursued the frontiers of medicine on three continents, and in at least three distinct settings: academia, biotech startups, and the largest pharma company on earth, J&J. There, he founded both ...
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Tech Tonics: Our Favorite Bioethicist, Michelle Meyer

Tech Tonics: When Companies Go Awry

Tech Tonics: When Companies Go Awry

The success of Silicon Valley is often attributed to the ability of the entrepreneurial community to embrace setbacks rather than punishing those who experience them. Celebrating these setbacks has become an art form of it own as a recent NYT ...
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Tech Tonics: Whoop Founder, Will Ahmed

Tech Tonics: Kara Dennis and the Development of New Therapies

Tech Tonics: Kara Dennis and the Development of New Therapies

The gap between the promise and practice of technology has been especially vivid in the area of pharmaceutical clinical trials, where even switching from paper to electronic data capture has proved too radical for some sponsors. Today’s guest, Kara Dennis, ...
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Tech Tonics: Jim Joyce, A Man of Genius Makes No Mistakes

Tech Tonics:  Jim Joyce, A Man of Genius Makes No Mistakes

James Joyce, the famous Irish author once said, “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portraits of discovery.” His namesake, entrepreneur Jim Joyce, could not agree more. An entrepreneur many ...
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Tech Tonics: Merck’s Robert Plenge on Human Biology and Social Media

Tech Tonics: Merck’s Robert Plenge on Human Biology and Social Media

For years, medical research seemed focused on understanding disease processes primarily through model organisms such as yeast, flies, and mice. Today’s guest, Merck’s Robert Plenge, offers the radical suggestion that with the help of emerging technology “humans serve as the ...
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Tech Tonics: Martin Kelly, Conductor of a Global Orchestra of Entrepreneurship

Tech Tonics: Martin Kelly, Conductor of a Global Orchestra of Entrepreneurship

One of the most significant challenges faced by the healthcare community is that the biggest companies want to innovate but can’t get out of their own way, while the smallest companies want to have an impact, but can’t get any ...
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Tech Tonics: 2016 Preview

Tech Tonics: 2016 Preview

Tech Tonics started 2015 with a goal of featuring the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. We had 24 great shows featuring the perspectives of consumers and physicians, technologists and investors and others who represent the ...
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