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Few & Far Between

Welcome to Few & Far Between! Chris O'Brien, CEO of Biorasi, is your host for conversations on the cutting edge - from clinical research and policymakers to rare disease advocates and industry leaders.

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Episode 41: Craig Serra, Head of Clinical Research Scientific and Technical Engagement, Flatiron Health
"It's amazing how many companies there are and how many opportunities for a kind of a match between a human that needs some help and a company that can help." - Craig Serra, Head of Clinical Research Scientific and Technical Engagement, Flatiron Health Welcome to the latest episode of Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast. Join host Chris O'Brien and guest, Craig Serra, as they discuss improving and extending the life of every person with cancer and learning from those experiences. Tune in today!
35:24 5/23/24
Episode 40: Professor Justin Stebbing, Editor-in-Chief, Oncogene journal
"I learned very early on that the stupidest cancer cell was cleverer than the cleverest oncologist." - Justin Stebbing, Editor-in-Chief of Oncogene, previously the UK's first NIHR Research Translational Professor of Oncology, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Welcome to the latest episode of Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast. Join host Chris O'Brien and guest, Professor Justin Stebbing, as they discuss insights into oncology, knowledge sharing, and the virtuous circle of translational research. Tune in today!
33:23 4/25/24
Episode 39: Dr. Keith Flaherty, Director of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
"Technologies have changed enormously in terms of how we can basically procure, preserve, and then interrogate a tumor specimen...like effectively in real time, like a living cancer specimen." - Dr. Keith Flaherty, Director of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Physician of Hematology and Oncology at Mass. General Hospital. Welcome to the latest episode of Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast. Join host Chris O'Brien and Dr. Keith Flaherty, Director of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, as they discuss insights into new therapeutic interventions for oncology patients. Tune in today!
45:10 3/26/24
Episode 38: Dr. Ole Isacson, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
"Artificial Intelligence is a tool that really levels up and creates almost like an equity for everybody to participate and, when used effectively, to really accelerate medicine's development." - Dr. Ole Isacson, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School. Welcome to the February episode of Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast. Join host Chris O'Brien and Dr. Ole Isacson, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Biorasi Scientific Advisory Board member, as they review the integration of AI into the world of neuroscience. Tune in today!
38:27 2/22/24
Episode 37: Will Greene, Prader-Willi Syndrome patient advocate, Healthcare Engagement Lead at Roche
"The history of rare disease drug development indicates that once you start looking harder for cases, you often tend to find them." - Will Greene, Prader-Willi syndrome patient advocate and Healthcare Engagement Lead at Roche Welcome to Biorasi's first Few & Far Between episode of 2024! Join host Chris O'Brien and guest Will Greene, Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patient advocate and Healthcare Engagement Lead at Roche, as they explore rare disease diagnoses and the importance of newborn screening as a public health tool. Tune in today!
41:31 1/24/24
Episode 36: Zak Kohane, Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School
"Patients have already been exposed to these large language models (LLMs). Yes, they are aware of the risks, but they are also very aware of the benefits. And we need to engage the public in defining what those [AI] policies are." Isaac [Zak] Kohane, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School Buckle up for the latest Few & Far Between podcast! We're taking a tour of the current state of AI in healthcare and clinical research. Join host Chris O'Brien and guest Zak Kohane, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, as they spotlight the evolution of LLMs in the lives of physicians and patients.
51:43 12/5/23
Episode 35: Charlene Son Rigby, CEO at Global Genes
"And what I was really surprised about was that everybody was doing data collection in a different way. And I kept thinking that, gosh, there's a lot of recreation of the wheel when advocacy groups have not necessarily ever run a research study. And so I kept thinking about what opportunities do we have across rare disease to really elevate and accelerate all of this work around data collection." - Charlene Son Rigby, CEO at Global Genes Welcome to Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast! Join host Chris O'Brien and guest Charlene Son Rigby, CEO at Global Genes, as they discuss how to build an infrastructure for a world where clinical data is ready to be shared with all those who need it.
44:55 11/14/23
Episode 34: Dan Mandell, CEO at GRO Biosciences
"So we built the seatbelts before the car, so to speak, wherein we did a project to figure out ways to biocontain these organisms. And the strategy that we used actually drew from all of my past experience in computational protein design and combined it with these incredible new organisms." - Dan Mandell, CEO at GRO Biosciences Welcome to Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast! Join host Chris O'Brien and guest Dan Mandell, CEO at GRO Biosciences, as they discuss the latest breakthroughs in protein design - from biocontainment to creating a new amino acid alphabet. 
44:45 10/10/23
Episode 33: Diana Sims-Silbermann, Clinician and Former Senior Trial Manager at Janssen Pharmaceuticals
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26:33 9/20/23
Episode 32: Stephanie Wisner, Author, Co-Founder at Centivax
"In research or in biotech, time is expensive. Time is the most expensive thing that you have." - Stephanie Wisner, Author, Co-Founder at Centivax Biorasi is excited to welcome Stephanie Wisner to the Few & Far Between podcast. Stephanie is the author of "Building Backwards to Biotech: The Power of Entrepreneurship to Drive Cutting-Edge Science to Market." Join host Chris O'Brien as we explore the multitude of opportunities and pitfalls in today's biotech industry. Stephanie's book is availabe on Amazaon at https://a.co/d/4afgMpR 
37:05 8/17/23
Episode 31: Pam Cusick, SVP, Rare Patient Voice
"What can I contribute that my doctor can't contribute? And that's a real 'a-ha' moment when we share with them how they're the experts in their condition and they know more about the everyday kind of what they go through than their doctor even would because they're not with them 24/7." - Pam Cusick, SVP, Rare Patient Voice Biorasi's Marc Gas welcomes Pam Cusick, SVP at Rare Patient Voice, to the Few & Far Between podcast for an episode focusing on the power of rare patient input across the clinical trials industry. Connect with Rare Patient Voice on the road in 2023 at: UXPA International - Austin, TX - June 20-22DIA - Boston, MA - June 26-28Global Genes - San Diego, CA - September 19-21
44:32 6/20/23
Episode 30, Part Two: Dr. Francisco Harrison, CEO and owner, Harrison CST Holding GmbH
"We have to rethink the sense of clinical research from the point of view that if we have the possibility to have markers that indicate that there may be hope for that patient, we should do something to hear the voice of that patient and learn." - Dr. Francisco Harrison, CEO and owner, Harrison CST Holding GmbH Welcome back to part two of our conversation with Dr. Francisco Harrison. Join us in this Few & Far Between episode as we dive deeper to discuss new opportunities, new responsibilities, and new experiences...including walking the 500-mile Camino trail from France to the Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
35:12 5/23/23
Episode 30, Part One: Dr. Francisco Harrison, CEO and owner, Harrison CST Holding GmbH
"I love clinical research. I will spend my life in clinical research." Dr. Francisco Harrison, CEO and owner, Harrison CST Holding GmbH Biorasi welcomes Dr. Francisco Harrison to the Few and Far Between podcast for a special two-part episode. In part one, we track Dr. Harrison's origin story - from medical school to his first forays into clinical research.
45:07 5/3/23
Episode 29: Mika Newton, CEO at XCures
"We work with hundreds of patients a month, helping them understand their own medical history and then tracking what happens to them in the future and providing them and their physicians with decision support and alternative thinking about ways to treat their cancer." Mika Newton, CEO at xCures Biorasi welcomes Mika Newton to the Few & Far Between podcast to examine how the connection between AI and oncology leads to a more patient-centric world.
46:50 3/21/23
Episode 28: Dr. Alok Tayi, Founder and CEO of VibeBio
“I think one of the key insights and observations you make when you have a child who's sick and you spend time with other families who have sick kids is that we all have a tremendous amount of hope that a potential treatment will come to the forefront for our child.” – Dr. Alok Tayi, Founder and CEO of Vibe Bio Biorasi welcomes Dr. Alok Tayi to the Few & Far Between podcast to explore the power and determination that patients have when it comes to finding a treatment for rare disease. 
30:48 2/23/23
Episode 27, Part 2: Jamie Heywood, Biotech Engineer and Entrepreneur
"Humans have the right to study themselves." - Jamie Heywood, CEO at Alden Scientific Welcome back to Part 2 of our special Few & Far Between podcast episode with guest, Jamie Heywood. Continuing our discussion on the role of engineering in clinical research - and making the world a better place for people - we'll explore the path to innovation, including data tracking strategies and securing project funding.
38:55 1/31/23
Episode 27, Part 1: Jamie Heywood, Biotech Engineer and Entrepreneur
"I think all disciplines go through a process, a journey of being imagined and then becoming a science and then becoming a discipline of engineering." - Jamie Heywood, CEO at Alden Scientific Biorasi welcomes Jamie Heywood to the Few & Far Between podcast to discuss the critical role engineering plays in clinical research.
33:36 1/12/23
Episode 26: Chris Min, CMO and Interim CEO at Longeveron, Inc.
"Try to find the people who have a really strong background in regulatory science, who really understand the fundamentals, and who you believe can think creatively about the challenges of the cell therapy space." - Chris Min, Longeveron Biorasi welcomes Chris Min to the Few & Far Between podcast for an inside look at the cell therapy industry and the importance of finding the right team to support your clinical trials. 
39:02 12/7/22
Episode 25: Jim Geraghty, Author and Biotech Industry Veteran
“We can’t take the orphan drug revolution for granted.“ Biorasi’s Few & Far Between Podcast welcomes Jim Geraghty, author and biotech industry veteran, to discuss the necessity and viability of orphan and rare disease research - for both patients and VC investors alike.  
39:44 11/17/22
Episode 24: Gadi Lachman, President and CEO, TriNetX
Can data sharing make the world a better place? Listen in to the latest episode of Few & Far Between. Biorasi CEO, Chris O'Brien, welcomes Gadi Lachman, President and CEO of TriNetX, to discuss real-world solutions for accessing and refining patient data in the clinical trials industry.
39:58 10/6/22
Episode 23: Dr. Arun Bhatt, Consultant for Clinical Research and Drug Development in India
What makes India a smart and viable setting for today’s clinical trials? Join us for the latest episode of Few & Far Between. Biorasi's own Dr. Sagar Patil welcomes one of his early mentors, Dr. Arun Bhatt, for an in-depth discussion into the history and future of clinical research in India.
37:26 9/14/22
Episode 22: Dr. Jocelynn Pearl, Senior Scientist at Tune Therapeutics, Host of Lady Scientist Podcast
How can DAOs - Decentralized Autonomous Organizations - improve rare disease research? Biorasi's Few & Far Between Podcast welcomes Dr. Jocelynn Pearl, Senior Scientist at Tune Therapeutics and host of the Lady Scientist podcast, to discuss this new connection between clinical trials and cryptocurrency.
23:58 7/26/22
Episode 21: Jill Hawkins, Founder and President of the FAM177A1 Research Fund
How do you start in building a rare disease foundation? Biorasi's Few & Far Between Podcast Welcomes Jill Hawkins, Founder and President of the FAM177A1 Research Fund, to discuss the impact of an ultrarare disease on her family and the importance of moving forward towards awareness, support, and treatment.
36:29 6/23/22
Episode 20: Professor Bertil E. Lindmark MD, PhD, Author and CMO at Galecto, Inc.
What do the next 100 years have in store for healthcare and clinical research? Biorasi's Few & Far Between podcast welcomes Professor Bertil E. Lindmark MD, PhD, author and CMO at Galecto, Inc., for an in-depth discussion on the biological revolution and trends in the life sciences.
30:43 5/18/22
Episode 19: Leslie Michelson, Founder and CEO, Private Health Management
How do you obtain the best possible patient care available? On this week's Few & Far Between podcast, host Chris O'Brien welcomes patient advocacy innovator Leslie Michelson for a conversation on the importance of patient support, guidance, and healthcare accessibility.
36:19 4/20/22
Episode 18: Karen Petrou and David Brint - BioBonds
On this week’s Few & Far Between podcast episode, Biorasi’s CEO, Chris O'Brien, welcomes Karen Petrou and David Brint for an in-depth discussion on BioBonds and how they can jumpstart funding in clinical research for rare disease and other disorders.
55:46 3/23/22
Episode 17: Amy Fenton Parker, President and CEO at Batten Disease Support and Research Organization (BDSRA)
Why are advocacy and accessibility so important to rare diseases such as Batten Disease? On this week’s Few & Far Between podcast episode, Biorasi’s Becky Knockemus talks with Amy Fenton Parker, President and CEO at Batten Disease Support and Research Organization (BDSRA).
39:58 1/12/22
Episode 16: Dr. Alex Adjei, Scientific Advisory Board Member at Biorasi
Welcome to a special epsiode of Few & Far Between. Our guest this week is oncologist Dr. Alex Adjei, Scientific Advisory Board Member at Biorasi, and Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Join our host, Dr. Dipali Patel, for an in-depth discussion on lung cancer - an urgent, global disease that requires empathy and understanding.
58:27 12/15/21
Episode 15: Dr. Terry Jo Bichell, Founder and Director of COMBINEDBrain
Raising awareness for rare diseases, such as Angelman Syndrome, should not be something parents, patients, and advocates have to do alone. Today's episode of Few & Far Between features Dr. Terry Jo Bichell, Founder and Director of COMBINEDBrain. Biroasi CEO, Chirs O'Brien, is your host for this discussion on biomarkers, treatment, and the rise in community collaboration across rare diseases.
40:52 12/1/21
Episode 14: Bo Bigelow, Chairman at the Foundation for USP7-Related Diseases, and Trish Flanagan, President at the Yellow Brick Road Project
How will a rare disease diagnosis affect your family? Today's Few & Far Between episode features Bo Bigelow, Chairman at the Foundation for USP7-Related Diseases and Co-Founder of DISORDER: The Rare Disease Film Festival, and Trish Flanagan, President at the Yellow Brick Road Project.
46:16 11/10/21