The Patient Perspective: Facing COVID-19 with Research, Action, and Hope

 

 

About this Podcast: 

In this COVID-19 focused episode, Dr. David Fajgenbaum chats with President of WCG Patient Advocacy, Steve Smith, to talk about his journey as a medical researcher and patient of a rare disease and about the pandemic facing our daily lives. Known for his best-selling book, Chasing My Cure: Turning Hope Into Action, Dr. Fajgenbaum shares best practices for how everyone facing this crisis can get through these scary and trying times together as a community via hope, prayer, action, humor, and the ability to create silver linings. 

Their discussion also highlights the importance of social distancing for patients with a compromised immune system during COVID-19, the fast-paced nature of research at Dr. Fajgenbaum’s institute, and the advantages of drug repurposing.

For more information on drug repurposing Dr. Fajgenbaum and his team are leading, please visit: https://cdcn.org/drug-repurposing/.

About the Author

Steve Smith | President, Patient Advocacy, WCG

Steve Smith is a seasoned patient advocate with an extensive career in software, consulting, process transformation, health care systems and patient-focused drug development. He joined WCG as President Patient Advocacy in 2019 inspired by the incredible value to patients embedded in the wide range of WCG solutions that reduce the time and cost of clinical trials.

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