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What can previous outbreak modeling tell us about the COVID-19 pandemic?

Published on 11/05/20 at 01:25pm

Dr LaRee Tracy, a lecturer at San Diego State University and Director of Biostatistics at PHASTAR, led a team of statisticians in utilising data modeling to track and respond to West Africa’s devastating Ebola virus epidemic in 2014. She discusses the lessons learned from the outbreak, and how they can help shape our response to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Can explain exactly how you and your team synced different forms of data to follow and predict the spread of the 2014 Ebola outbreak?

Working Life Interview: Kim Stratton, CEO, Orphazyme

Published on 04/05/20 at 01:02pm

"Every professional faces challenges. As a woman in industry, particularly in leadership, it adds another dimension to those challenges in how you present yourself."

How did you take your first steps into the industry, and was it always what you wanted to do in your career?

Patient Experience: Living with type 1 diabetes

Published on 14/04/20 at 12:22pm

23-year-old US student Madelyn Lazra recently graduated with a BA in Business Law and certification in International Business, and is set to go to law school in Autumn. After having lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 10 years, she recounts her experience of managing it and the challenges she has faced around the price of insulin and others’ understanding of the condition.

Can you retrace your steps to how you reached your diagnosis?

Working Life Interview: Dr Andrea Pfeifer, Co-Founder and CEO, AC Immune

Published on 11/02/20 at 12:49pm

What originally set you off on your career path? Was the plan always to go into the pharma and biotech industry?

A day in the life: Lance Hill, CEO at Within3

Published on 17/05/19 at 09:23am

Could you give a short history of how you came to be in your current role?

I've spent my entire career in technology.  My passion is how technology is applied to change the way we work and live.  When social media technologies emerged, I became very interested in how this new technology paradigm would change the workplace.  That led to Within3, where we focus on improving communication throughout all the stakeholder groups within healthcare. 

Insider Interview: Paving paths in prostate cancer

Published on 16/05/19 at 11:39am

Joaquin Casariego Garcia Luben, Medical Affairs Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Prostate Cancer for Johnson & Johnson (pictured) discusses Janssen’s vision in Oncology and how the company is building on its heritage in prostate cancer to deliver transformational outcomes for patient.

What is Janssen’s vision in oncology?

Working Life: Nicola Redfern, UK General Manager, bluebird bio

Published on 28/02/19 at 12:26pm

How did you find your way into the pharma industry? Was it always an aspiration of yours?

My mum worked for the industry when I was a baby and my grandma and I used to drive around Devon and Cornwall with her whilst she gave lectures as a nurse on female health and sexual health. So, in some ways, you could argue it’s in my blood.

Working Life: Kai Gait, Senior Global Digital Director at GlaxoSmithKline

Published on 06/12/18 at 09:15am

Kai Gait, Senior Global Digital Director at GlaxoSmithKline, retraces the steps that have led him to where he is today, and discusses what prompted his interest in technology, and how he believes it will continue to impact healthcare over the coming years.

What led you to your current position as Senior Global Digital Director at GSK?

Working Life: Nawal Ouzren, CEO of Sensorion

Published on 13/08/18 at 11:25am

Pharmafocus caught up with Sensorion CEO Nawal Ouzren to take a look at her path throughout her career and get her advice on replicating the successes she has realised along the way.

What made you want to pursue a career in the pharma industry, and how did that bring you to your current role?

Is the NHS prepared for the upcoming winter season?

Published on 26/10/17 at 10:52am

After the health service struggled through the same period last year, Amber Jabbal, Head of Policy at NHS Providers sets the record straight on the current state of affairs as we approach the winter season.

How do you feel the preparations for the coming winter have gone?

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