Life Science Leader Blogs

  1. John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot
    3/16/2017

    While watching President Trump address Congress on February, 28, 2017, I was struck by an odd sensation. Let me explain. The President was talking about the day being Rare-Disease Day, and that there was a special guest in attendance, Megan Crowley. When the television cameras panned up to show the 20-year old Notre Dame student who suffers from Pompe disease, I noticed a smiling gentleman standing next to Megan, and I thought, “I know that guy! How do I know that guy?” I considered it an odd sensation because while people often recognize someone on TV, it is rare (at least for me anyway) to feel a personal connection to the person that is smiling back at you.

  2. Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017
    3/7/2017

    I will be attending one of my all-time favorite conferences this week (March 9 – 10), the R&D Leadership Summit put on by The Conference Forums’ Valerie Bowling. While some might find the organization’s employment of the Chatham House Rule to be too restrictive for someone like me to be able to come away with useful insights that could be shared, my experience has been quite to the contrary.

  3. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    2/16/2017

    When invited to host the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine, I did not know who I’d be interviewing, just that I’d be doing about five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  4. What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO
    2/16/2017

    Hosting the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine provided me the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  5. From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    2/16/2017

    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.

  6. Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference
    2/16/2017

    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.

  7. Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too
    2/14/2017

    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.

  8. Leadership Lessons From Chris Ruisi — Author Of "Step Up And Play Big"
    1/30/2017

    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.

  9. Despite Delays, JPM 2017 Still Pays Off For Me
    1/19/2017

    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. I witnessed company presentations that included AbbVie, CSL Limited, and IDEXX (just to name a few). I attended keynotes involving the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, who provided an update on the Cancer Moonshot initiative. I heard political consultants Karl Rove and James Carville debate the pros and cons of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. I even had the opportunity to hear Juan Enriquez, co-author of Evolving Ourselves, share his insights on the next species of human. And while this may seem like a lot, it really only scratches the surface as to the amount of activity that takes place during JPM in January.

  10. Night Of Light: California Life Science Association (CLSA)
    12/12/2016

    Because I live only a day-trip away from San Francisco, it is convenient for me to travel there for industry events — a trek always accompanied by reflective reveries for the hometown of my film-student days. So, for the third time since June, and with another week scheduled for early January, I am once again city-bound, leaving home mid-day and getting into my hotel in plenty of time to make the 5:30 PM reception for the annual Pantheon Awards dinner, held by the California Life Science Association (CLSA).