Personalized Health Project: An Action Summit for Life Science Leaders
The Personalized Health Project and video was sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
"The Conundrum of Unexpected Complexity": Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Sage BioNetworks -- and Eric Schadt, PhD, CSO, Pacific Biosystems (appearing from Boston by Skype)
"Big Pharma in an Age of Personalized Health": Greg Simon, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy, Pfizer; former President, Faster Cures
Two entrepreneurial presentations
Cellular Dynamics International: Robert J. Paley, CEO
Massive Health: Aza Raskin, co-founder; former Creative Lead for Firefox
Andrew Kasarskis, PhD is Head of Strategic Initiatives at Sage BioNetworks.
Robert J. Palay
Robert J. Paley is the CEO of Cellular Dynamics International.
Aza Raskin is the co-founder and former Creative Lead for Firefox.
Dr. Schadt oversees the scientific strategy for Pacific Biosciences, including creating the vision for next-generation applications of the company's technology, contributing to the evolution of Pacific Biosciences' transformative sequencing technology, and playing a key role in the company's strategic relationships.
He is also a founding member of Sage Bionetworks - an open access genomics initiative designed to build and support databases and an accessible platform for creating innovative dynamic disease models.
Greg Simon is President of FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that examines the medical research and development process to discover and promote ways to speed the discovery, development and deployment of new medical treatment for today's deadly diseases.
Prior to joining FasterCures in 2003, Mr. Simon was a principal at Infotech Strategies, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm with expertise in health technology, biotech, education technology and communication technology. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Simon was Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, specifically with regard to economic, science, and technology issues, and he played a leading role in a variety of related White House policies and programs.
Extent of continuing physical, emotional, mental, and social ability to cope with one's environment. Good health is harder to define than bad health (which can be equated with presence of disease) because it must convey a more positive concept than mere absence of disease, and there is a variable area between health and disease. A person may be in good physical condition but have a cold or be mentally ill. Someone may appear healthy but have a serious condition (e.g., cancer) that is detectable only by physical examination or diagnostic tests or not even by these.