autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

The Celiac Disease Foundation: Raising Awareness and Promoting Research

Elaine Monarch suffered from a mysterious illness for most of her adult life.  It was only in her 50s that she received an accurate diagnosis: celiac disease (CD). CD is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when a person eats gluten, a protein found in common grains like wheat. Ten years… Continue reading The Celiac Disease Foundation: Raising Awareness and Promoting Research

autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

One Person’s Power to Ignite Collaboration

Kathy Giusti was an ambitious Harvard Business School graduate with a promising career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her attention was focused on her work, her growing family, and their new home, but the trajectory of her life took a dramatic turn when she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood cancer, at the age… Continue reading One Person’s Power to Ignite Collaboration

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Zephyr Health: Variety and Visualization Creates Useful Information

The dimensions of Big Data can be summed up by The Four Vs: Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity.    But however large or diverse one’s data, it can often be hard to find exactly what one needs. As a researcher, I spend a lot of time on Google. I might open a multitude of tabs… Continue reading Zephyr Health: Variety and Visualization Creates Useful Information

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Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer

How Big Data is Changing Current Research Methodology: Cancer Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  Current treatments are ineffective, with over 75% of patients not responding to treatments, despite the $50 billion pharmaceutical companies spend in research and development every year.  In addition, patients go from one failed drug… Continue reading Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer