The Precision Insights podcast consists of inspiring conversations around precision medicine with industry thought leaders and innovators. Every two months (and sometimes more), we share the most cutting-edge technologies, processes, and initiatives in precision health.
Transforming Healthcare in Paradise: Pharmacogenomics’ Future in Hawai’i with Corrie Sanders
This time around, we're joined by Corrie Sanders, Founder and CEO of Huna Health, Hawai'i’s first and only pharmacogenomic consulting company, as well as President of the Hawai’i Pharmacists Association!
We had a riveting conversation with Corrie about her journey as a pharmacist and pharmacogenetics (PGx) advocate, as well as what catapulted her into starting her own practice. By advocating for the diverse population of Hawai’i, Corrie has developed a strong understanding of patient needs and safety. She discusses with us some of the healthcare challenges faced in Hawai’i such as lack of provicers, funding, and grants, as well as some of the resources that people can get involved with.
Carrying Your Own Torch: The Underutilization of Pharmacists and Fostering Growth in the Industry
This time around, we had an exciting conversation with Shawn Bjorndal, founder of RPhAlly! He joined us for an exciting episode to share his journey in precision medicine with the intertwined perspective of pharmacy.
In this episode, you’ll gain a fresh outlook on Shawn's experience in the field from being a former retail pharmacist to a founder of an incredible networking platform, and what it's like bringing together large groups of pharmacy professionals as a leader in the space.
(0:28): Shawn Bjorndal introduction
(1:50): Life as a retail pharmacist
(4:09): How RPhAlly came about
(15:02): Pharmacogenetics (PGx) and its role in the industry
(20:01): Key learnings over the past five years
(24:03): Closing remarks
Navigating DPD/DPYD Testing with Karen Merritt
This time around, we had an illuminating conversation with Karen Merritt, a founding member of a patient advocacy organization, Advocates for Universal DPD/DPYD Testing! She joined us for an exciting episode to share her journey into pharmacogenetics (PGx) that started with her mom’s story with colon cancer.
This episode, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on Karen's experience in DPD/DPYD testing and PGx, her journey into precision medicine, and a discussion surrounding the importance of making these tests the standard of care.
(0:28): Karen Merritt introduction
(4:48): Navigating the learning curves
(5:38): Dealing with a rare variant
(10:52): About Advocates for Universal DPD/DPYD Testing
(14:00): Barriers to testing
(18:31): The next steps for the organization and testing
(28:46): Closing remarks
Navigating Transitions of Care in the Healthcare Space with Thu Nguyen
Join us for our first episode of 2023! In this episode, we talk with Thu Nguyen about transitions of care in the medical space. Thu is a clinical pharmacist with six years of experience in inpatient clinical pharmacy. She has developed a passion for spreading awareness about the importance of transitions of care and ensuring that there is a seamless process in place for when patients are transitioning from provider to provider or healthcare team to healthcare team.
(0:25): Thu Nguyen introduction
(1:22): How do you define transitions of care (TOC)?
(3:14): The efficacy of home medication recommendations
(7:42) The barriers of data sharing
(9:33): Interoperability in TOC
(13:11): Measuring the results of TOC
(15:11): Successful models of TOC
(18:17): Barriers for TOC
(24:50): Closing remarks
Pediatrics and Maternal Health, Part II: Maternal Health and the Role of Precision Medicine
In this week’s podcast episode, join Dave Wolfe from GenXys and Jena Quinn, owner of Perfecting Peds, for the second episode of a two-part series. This week, they talked all about maternal health and the role that precision medicine plays in ensuring patient safety and efficiency all around. Perfecting Peds provides clinical services to help you better understand your child’s medications to offer you peace of mind. They work with your pediatricians and sub-specialists to provide the safest and most cost-effective medication regimen for your child.
Hosted by Dave Wolfe, this podcast will provide insight into the role of precision medicine and pediatric medicine.
(0:29): About Jena Quinn
(4:28): Struggles in the industry
(7:30): Unique challenges in maternal health
(18:22): Medication adherence during pregnancy
(24:22): How precision medicine ties into maternal health
(30:41): Closing remarks
From Retail Pharmacy to Pharmacogenomics Consulting: Starting Your Own Venture with Dr. Melissa Turner
This week, we were joined by Melissa Turner, a retail pharmacist turned owner of Tarheel PGx Consulting, a pharmacogenetics consulting company. In this episode, you’ll hear about her transition during 2020 when she decided to make a shift in her career and pursue an entrepreneurial path toward work she felt passionate about.Precision Insights is GenXys’ exclusive podcast where we are joined by special guests in or adjacent to the pharmacogenetics space. With bite-sized episodes, we create podcasts that are tailored to fit easily into your morning or afternoon commute.
(0:19): Guest introduction
(1:32): The beginning of Melissa's journey
(3:37): Transitioning during the pandemic
(6:36): Digging into pharmacogenetics
(8:31): Melissa on Dr. Jamie Wilkey's Confidence Academy
(12:52): The entrepreneurial side of pharmacy
(18:58): The impact of PGx on patients
(21:51): Ways to increase our understanding of PGx
(26:11): Closing remarks
Informative in a fun way
I enjoy the golden nuggets I pick up from listening to the podcast. Most episodes are easy to listen to, fun, and informative. Great guests with pertinent information and knowledgeable hosts who navigate the discussion with insightful questions.
Great, Informative Podcast
This is a wonderful podcast I’ve enjoyed listening to describing the current state and the future of healthcare. Very good interviews with excellent questions. I learn a lot from every episode and leave wanting to learn more and do more within my profession as a pharmacist.
Keep the episodes coming!