Carlos Peña, PhD, MS, is Chief Regulatory Officer, leading the newly established Office of Regulatory Services at the Jacobs Institute. Prior to the JI, Carlos served as the Director of the Office of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices, at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He was also the Assistant Director of Emerging Technologies in the Executive Office of President Barack Obama (2012-2014). He joins us to discuss the FDA's medical device approval process, how the JI's newly established Office of Regulatory Affairs will benefit the Buffalo-Niagara region, and more. 

 

'Can the FDA Keep Up?' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute’s Future of Medicine report that challenges whether the agency can keep pace with medical innovation.

 

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Steven Galster is the Director and Co-founder of Freeland, a non-profit organization fighting against wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Throughout the COVID-19 global crisis, he has become a strong advocate for a global wildlife trade ban and an educator on wet markets and zoonotic diseases, or diseases that can be transmitted from animals to human. Here he discusses the relationship between zoonotics and COVID-19 as well as a more global perspective with the One Health approach.

 

'Pandemic Arms Race' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute’s Future of Medicine report that gives insight on the factors that influence pandemic spread.

 

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Josh McHugh, Chief Executive Officer of Attention Span Media, a strategy agency with offices throughout the U.S. made up of strategists, technologists, futurists and designers. Josh’s agency was commissioned to create The Future of Medicine report in 2017, and shares the creative process behind the book’s creation, defines what a ‘futurist’ is, enlightens listeners to various forces of change that will influence the predictions, and much more.

 

Forces of Change is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute’s Future of Medicine report that explores the greatest influences on future predictions.

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Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY at Buffalo), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. He shares his insights into how robots are currently being used in operating rooms now and in the future. How will robots change the future of surgical training for medical students? What is Augmented Reality (AR) and how is that applied to surgery? What is COVID's effect on the medical school and surgeries at the hospital?  

‘The Future of Surgery’ is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute’s Future of Medicine report that examines surgery and AR.

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Jason Davies, MD, PhD, is Research Director at the Jacobs Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Informatics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He chats with us about how we can tap into the power of big data analytics and artificial intelligence to help predict disease, including COVID-19. How does wearable technology play a role? How important are Electronic Health Records? Can we use social media to monitor and predict infectious disease spread?

 

'Previvors' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute's Future of Medicine report that examines machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), as applied to medicine.

'Data Wars' addresses the need for Universal Health Records in order to streamline care and assess data for public health trends. 

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Dr. Leonard Kaplan is a rehabilitation, regenerative, and anti-aging medicine specialist. He established Osteopathic Wellness Medicine and wellness center, OWM Buffalo. Dr. Kaplan shares some of the latest cutting edge treatments in regenerative medicine, such as ozone, stem cells, and blood plasma. He also discusses how some of these treatments could be helpful in the fight against COVID-19. 

 

'Regeneration' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute's Future of Medicine report that highlights how to boost our body's natural capacity to repair cells and defy aging. 

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Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, is Dean of UB's School of Public Health & Public Health Professions. She shares her insights on COVID’s impact on public health and women’s health. She notes how COVID is the most significant incident to affect public health in the last 100 years. Dr. Wactawski-Wende is principal investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a landmark long-term, national health study that has focused on post-menopausal women, and is currently assessing COVID’s impact on the study’s participants.

 

'Pandemic Arms Race' is the chapter in the Jacobs Institute's Future of Medicine report that addresses how virus spread affects the public health infrastructure. 

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Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, is Chief Physician Quality Officer with Kaleida Health and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery with University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Snyder is on the frontlines facing the COVID-19 crisis. He shares insights on how Western New York’s healthcare community is handling the situation, managing the virus spread, the importance of testing, and what life will look like moving forward.

‘Pandemic Arms Race’ is a chapter in the Jacobs Institute's Future of Medicine report that predicted this global virus spread. 

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Episode 0 is an introduction to our podcast and host, Bill Maggio, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacobs Institute. The Jacobs Institute is a non-profit medical innovation center focused on accelerating device development in vascular medicine.

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