“Our model encourages the work of leading scientists who are striving to dramatically improve the lives of people with mental illness and brain disorders,” says Herbert Pardes, MD, President of the BBRF Scientific Council and Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
"We have not had a year in our country where we’ve not had a public health emergency to address and we’re continuing to do it on a shoestring budget,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry? (Fast Company)
“If the central lesion on our health system is fragmentation, we don’t want to produce a new fragment,” said CEO of the American Medical Association James Madara at a side conference called the Health Innovation Summit. “These things all have to be connected to each other.”
CRISPR-Edited Babies Arrived, and Regulators Are Still Racing to Catch Up (Scientific American)
“The science is not ready; that is not even an issue,” says Victor Dzau, director of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Right now, he says, it would be irresponsible to move ahead with clinical germline editing. “The silver lining is that the world was awakened by the conduct of Dr. He, and we are all working very, very hard with all good intentions to make sure that this doesn’t happen again—not in the fashion that He did it. And that someday, if and when the technology is ready—and I think all of us are very bullish about this technology—that it will be helping humankind in the right way, knowing the risks and knowing the benefits.”
Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO joins Yahoo Finance's Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer and Alexis Christoforous at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Brown calls the current vaping crisis “a public health emergency” and says technology companies play ‘an important role’ in the situation.