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Tech Tonics: Dawn Meyerriecks – Bringing the Fail Fast Thinking of Silicon Valley to the CIA

November 19th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Dawn Meyerriecks – Bringing the Fail Fast Thinking of Silicon Valley to the CIA

In what might be one of the coolest government roles you could find, Dawn Meyerriecks job is to bring the latest and greatest science and technology to the Central Intelligence Agency –she gets to be a modern day Q in ...
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Tech Tonics: Ken Tarkoff – Back to the Future of Medicine in a Brave New World of Data

November 6th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Ken Tarkoff – Back to the Future of Medicine in a Brave New World of Data

We have had numerous guests on Tech Tonics who went to medical school only to find their way into non-medical roles. But Ken Tarkoff, whose original career plan was to follow his father into medicine, chose the long way. ...
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Tech Tonics: Atul Butte – When it Comes to Data, More is More

October 23rd, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Atul Butte – When it Comes to Data, More is More

An infectiously exuberant champion of science, sharing, and entrepreneurship, Atul Butte is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. Among the questions we explore on this episode of Tech Tonics: can the ...
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Tech Tonics: Jack Barrette – Turning Patient Expertise into Action

October 9th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Jack Barrette – Turning Patient Expertise into Action

Each of us has been, at some time in our lives, a patient in the medical system. But some people have such extensive patient experience that their thoughts can translate to meaningful expertise. Jack Barrette is helping these patients turn ...
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Tech Tonics: Amy Abernethy – Dosage, Disney & Data

September 25th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Amy Abernethy – Dosage, Disney & Data

If anyone can bridge the gap between technology and health, it just might be Amy Abernethy , oncologist and technologist, who has led the charge, first at Duke and now at Flatiron, for rethinking the way we collect and analyze ...
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Tech Tonics: Chris Cassel, Accidental Doctor to Ultimate Physician Leader

September 11th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Chris Cassel, Accidental Doctor to Ultimate Physician Leader

Dr. Christine Cassel never set out to be a doctor but a chance encounter between a kindly navy corpsman and her unexpectedly broken leg took her down the road to medicine. Over the years she has undergone an evolution ...
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Tech Tonics: Rachel Francine and the Many Applications of Music Therapy

August 28th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Rachel Francine and the Many Applications of Music Therapy

For many, music as medicine has long been put in that category of things that seem nice but not like “real medicine” We all know that music can make us feel better individually, but there is an accumulating body of ...
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Tech Tonics: While Designing the Clinic of the Future In New York, Joel Dudley Remains a Cheesehead at Heart

August 14th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: While Designing the Clinic of the Future In New York, Joel Dudley Remains a Cheesehead at Heart

From the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, to the desert of Arizona, to the Eden that is Palo Alto, to his current home in the greatest city on earth, Joel Dudley has followed his interests and instincts to become a pioneer ...
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Tech Tonics: Jeff Reid and the Impassioned Pursuit Of Bad Music and Great Science

Tech Tonics: Jeff Reid and the Impassioned Pursuit Of Bad Music and Great Science

From tinkering with computers as a kid, to matriculating at Johns Hopkins while his peers were entering 11th grade, to his PhD in physics, to his current work at drug discovery at Regeneron, Jeff Reid has always embraced his inner ...
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Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

July 10th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

Margaret Laws has been working at the intersection of the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare world for many years. This world has had an explosion of activity to find solutions to major public health and personal health challenges; according to ...
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Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going

June 19th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going

Deneen Vojta has played virtually every possible position in the healthcare world. She has at various times been a physician, an entrepreneur and a payer. Today it’s a hat trick, bringing all three of these roles together to ...
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Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers

June 5th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers

The son of Eastern European immigrants, Zak Kohane was born and raised in Switzerland; he then came to the United States where he’s nurtured a passion for medicine and computers to become one of the nation’s leading thinkers, innovators, and ...
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Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events

May 23rd, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events

Glen de Vries grew up in Manhattan, a nerdy kid who admired Richard Feynman, loved his TRS-80, and went to Carnegie Mellon University planning to study chemistry and computer science. A summer of molecular biology inspired him to switch ...
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Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick

May 8th, 2017 |
Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick

The medical device company iRhythm has been described as that rarest of all breeds – a digital health company with an actual, viable business model behind it. On today’s Tech Tonics podcast, we’re delighted to welcome Uday Kumar, the ...
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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.

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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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