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From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017 As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine conducted five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.  Continue Reading...
Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference
Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine had the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.  Continue Reading...
Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too
Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too A few years ago I met Mark Scharenbroich. Thankfully, the award-winning author of Nice Bike — Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life ended up contributing a Leadership Lessons article for Life Science Leader magazine.  Continue Reading...
Leadership Lessons From Chris Ruisi — Author Of "Step Up And Play Big"
Leadership Lessons From Chris Ruisi — Author Of "Step Up And Play Big" We’ve all probably encountered the frustrations related to flight delays and cancellations. I recently experienced the latter while on my way to the 35th Annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (commonly referred to as JPM) in San Francisco. Although, one positive did come out of my unplanned delay — it afforded me the opportunity to get through a leadership book I had been meaning to read, Step Up And Play Big by Chris Ruisi.  Continue Reading...
Despite Delays, JPM 2017 Still Pays Off For Me
Despite Delays, JPM 2017 Still Pays Off For Me For the second year in a row my travel plans to the biopharmaceutical industry’s yearly kickoff event — the 35th Annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco —was disrupted by weather. And though I once again arrived a day late, there was still plenty to keep me busy during JPM. For example, I still had the opportunity to sit in breakout Q&A sessions involving Alkermes, BMS, Chimerix, GSK, Mylan NV, and Shire. ...  Continue Reading...
Why “Partnering For Cures” Is A Highly Differentiated Experience
Why “Partnering For Cures” Is A Highly Differentiated Experience Two weeks ago I went to the Partnering For Cures (Nov. 13 – 15) conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York. After the experience, it is almost painful to admit that this was my first time attending. Developed by Faster Cures and the Milken Institute, the conference (now in existence for over eight years) brings together nearly 1,000 leaders from across the research ecosystem. The event’s goal is to forge partnerships dedicated to...  Continue Reading...
Trump Wins: What Can Pharma Hope For In The Next 4 Years?
Trump Wins: What Can Pharma Hope For In The Next 4 Years? On November 14, 2016, Carolyn Johnson posted “Trump just dropped a big hint to the pharmaceutical industry” in a wonkblog for The Washington Post. I shared the article on LinkedIn (receiving over 415 views) noting, “It is very early days, so let’s not get too excited or too concerned. But let’s be aware and strive to be part of the solution for helping patients.” This seemed like a natural fit to share...  Continue Reading...
6 Lessons Learned From Posting A Picture That Went Viral On LinkedIn
6 Lessons Learned From Posting A Picture That Went Viral On LinkedIn A little over a week ago, I posted a picture to my LinkedIn profile, which has since received over 60,000 views. And while there are mathematical calculations to officially determine when a post has gone viral, the fact that it has been viewed (and commented on) more widely than anything I have ever previously published is very humbling, especially considering the nature of the photo (i.e., a fallen U.S. service member) is far outside of what I...  Continue Reading...
How The Biopharmaceutical Industry Provides A Sparkle Of Hope
How The Biopharmaceutical Industry Provides A Sparkle Of Hope Author Steven Covey’s famous phrase, “To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave a Legacy” is what popped into my head while attending the Community of Hope’s Annual Dinner Auction as the invited guest of pharmaceutical industry icon, Fred Hassan. Twenty years ago Hassan founded this annual charity event that brings together two communities (i.e., social services and the biopharmaceutical industry) to do good in their own...  Continue Reading...
Will Cuba Be The World’s Next Leading Biotech Hub?
Will Cuba Be The World’s Next Leading Biotech Hub? Life Science Leader magazine was recently invited to attend The Economist’s War On Cancer healthcare forum in Boston, Sept. 28, 2016. Though all of the day’s sessions were intriguing, the one that got me up out of my chair to track down a speaker before his exit occurred at 4 p.m. Entitled, “Going Global – Examples Of Cancer Advances From Around The World,” the first person to speak was Kelvin Lee, M.D., immunology...  Continue Reading...