35 episodes

The Clara Team is excited to introduce our limited podcast series: Trial by Fire, which chronicles candid clinical trial experiences and discusses how we can tackle these issues as an industry and work towards creating a system that takes into account a diverse set of patient perspectives.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The Clara Team is excited to introduce our limited podcast series: Trial by Fire, which chronicles candid clinical trial experiences and discusses how we can tackle these issues as an industry and work towards creating a system that takes into account a diverse set of patient perspectives.

    Two sides of the same (clinical trial) coin.

    Two sides of the same (clinical trial) coin.

    In our final episode of Trial by Fire, Michele Rhee joins us in discussing her experience as a clinical trial participant and industry expert. Michele is an active patient advocate for cancer and rare disease and has supported the development of patient advocacy functions for multiple pharmceutical companies.  

    • 51 min
    A patient's clinical trial journey

    A patient's clinical trial journey

    In this episode, clinical study participant, Susan Lovelace, shares her trial journey with our favorite duo.  Susan describes her experience living with a rare condition, having to travel to a study site, and interactions with her trial team.   

    • 33 min
    Industry challenges and gaps between drug development and patients

    Industry challenges and gaps between drug development and patients

    In this episode, our Trial By Fire duo interviews Scott Schliebner. Scott is a clinical drug development executive with over 25 years of experience across the CRO, biotech, and non-profit sectors. They cover the gap between drug development and patient needs and the unique challenges that the industry faces. Transcript - Episode 3  

    • 50 min
    Caregiving during COVID-19 and designing protocols for the patient

    Caregiving during COVID-19 and designing protocols for the patient

    In this week’s episode, Aaron and Brittany are joined by Anne Marie Mercurio who is a patient research advocate primarily in oncology. They discuss the struggles of caregiving in the COVID-19 pandemic, listening to the patient experience and re-designing clinical trial protocols to fit patient needs. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Trial by Fire Introduction

    Trial by Fire Introduction

    The Clara Team is excited to introduce our limited podcast series: Trial by Fire, which chronicles candid clinical trial experiences and discusses how we can tackle these issues as an industry and work towards creating a system that takes into account a diverse set of patient perspectives.
    The idea for this podcast was sparked when a patient reached out to our team to ask for support because she could not eat the food the site was providing for participants, and was considering dropping out of the study. We knew she wasn’t alone – and we wanted to hear more direct patient experiences with clinical trials, and to share these critical insights with our community.

    • 51 sec
    Wolfram syndrome, Paralympic athletes, and all things patient engagement

    Wolfram syndrome, Paralympic athletes, and all things patient engagement

    Our hosts, Aaron and Brittany, are joined by Richie Kahn in our first ever Trial By Fire episode. Richie is a clinical researcher, patient advisor, and health policy professional. In this episode, Richie touches on his experience living with Wolfram syndrome, finding support from Paralympic athletes, and his insights into patient engagement in clinical trials. Transcript - Episode 1

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Branwen Defren ,

Episode 16

Really loved this episode - it's so important to remember things happening in politics that will have lasting effects on those with pre-existing conditions. Great podcast. :)

Rina Wisseau ,

Holly Thomas

I love the more fun and casual style, that's definitely something that's been missing from content in the healthcare space.

a fellow patient - jim ,

So inspiring!

Listened to the first episode and I'm hooked! It's so great to hear such honest stories being told by patients :)

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