How might we empower people to participate in research about their own diseases or conditions? Which models work best for organizations solving medical mysteries or improving care for those living with rare conditions? These are two of the questions raised by a New York Times story today: “His doctors were stumped. Then he took over,” by Katie Thomas […]
Champions of Change
Nine Precision Medicine “Champions of Change” were honored at a White House event on Wednesday, July 8. I count everyone in that picture as a community colleague — and some as dear friends. My role at the event was to moderate a discussion with four of the Champions: Amy Gleason, Anish Sebastian, Hugo Campos, and Howard Look. […]
Rare Disease Day
Today is Rare Disease Day, when we honor the millions of people who teach us what it’s like to live at the edges of the known world of medicine.
What health care can learn from Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel
Google is upgrading health search…again. In 2010, I was inspired by Animal Farm to write that Google saw some health sites as more equal than others. This time I turned to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton.
On celebrating “small wins” and lifting up women and girls
Two items stopped me in my tracks this week. Sharing them here on my outboard memory so I don’t forget (and hopefully they will inspire you, too).
I’ve been following Bertrand Might’s story for a few years through his parents’ blog about his “movement disorder” (which turns out to be related to his incredibly rare condition, NGLY1 deficiency). Last week, Matthew Might co-authored a commentary with Matt Wilsey in the journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: “The shifting model […]