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Bina Shah, Project 8p
"What's it going to take? it all comes down to WHO can we get involved. We have to keep reminding ourselves it's not about problems, it's about solutions."
Chromosome 8p is a rare genetic condition with approximately 350 patients identified around the world and counting. In this week's episode Amit sits down with Bina Shah, Founder of Project 8p, innovator and leader in the rare disease community.
In 2018, Bina founded Project 8p to accelerate research with the goal of treatment for chromosome 8p heroes like her daughter Karina. Her family resides in New York City where Bina earned her B.S. in Finance & Marketing from NYU Stern Business School as well as her M.B.A. from Columbia University. She has over 15 years of experience in finance in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity investing, real estate development, and property management.
To learn more about Chromosome 8p and Project 8p, visit: www.Project8p.org
Amanda Moore joins us to talk about her new role as CEO of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation and her leadership within the rare disease community.
Amanda and her family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2015 Amanda and her husband, Adam, adopted twin boys, Jackson and Braden. Jackson was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome in January of 2017 and since then Amanda has made it her mission to be an advocate for all people with Angelman Syndrome.
Karen Utley, President and co-Founder of the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research speaks with Amit about what it's like to be a leader in the rare epilepsy community, and what matters most to families affected by CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder.
What makes me hopeful are the advances in science. They are exciting. There are so many things that have happened in the 10 years that I’ve been in the rare disease world that I’m shocked myself. Also, the willingness for people to help. You can share your story with people who have no connection and they are moved by it. I believe our kids change people. - Karen Utley
Home By Midnight: Bringing Smiles to People's Lives
As we enter the season of high school prom and joining community and friends to celebrate, Autism advocate and nonprofit founder Stephanie Mishler joins our podcast and talks about applying her love of hair and makeup to peers with special needs.
College student and special needs advocate Stephanie Mishler combines her passion for the beauty industry and her connection to the Autism community to make prom an inclusive experience for every student. Stephanie reminds us that everybody has a passion to share, and it's never too early to apply it to impact a community.
"Sharing my life's passion with other people has affected my life in so many ways."
Paul Melmeyer / Rare Disease Day
We're back, and there's no better time to kick off the 2019 season of BoldMedicine. February 28th is Rare Disease Day! Throughout the month of February hundreds of patient organizations from countries all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities celebrating the rare community of patients, caregivers and advocates. We're excited to have Paul Melmeyer, Director of Federal Policy at NORD join Amit to talk about rare disease policy and the tremendous impact NORD has on the community.
Terry Jo Vetters Bichell
Terry Jo Vetters Bichell has been the Director/Scientific Officer of the Angelman Biomarkers and Outcome Measures Alliance (A-BOM) (https://www.angelmanbiomarkers.org/about-us/) since its inception in 2016. Dr. Bichell earned a PhD in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2016, studying gene-environment interactions in Huntington’s disease rodent models, but she has been involved in Angelman research since 2000, when her son, Lou, was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome.
In this episode of Bold Medicine, Terry Jo talks about her role in advancing Angelman syndrome research and what matters most to families in the Angelman syndrome community.
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Get to know a new type pharma company
The tide is turning and innovators are having their day as pharma is earning a new reputation that is patient centric. I appreciated the candor and access to the CMO and his ability to communicate what is truly important and possible when putting the patient first. Hope more pharma companies become this transparent...