If you haven’t noticed UBC in the news lately, you may not be looking hard enough. Our experts have been busy talking to media in the industry, sharing insights you don’t want to miss. Here are articles published this month with contributions from four of UBC’s thought leaders.
1. A Connected Healthcare Life
Brett Huselton, Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Opportunity Development, always has his eyes on the future, looking for ways technology and innovation can improve patient care. Brett understands the potential digital technology brings to healthcare, including its ability to track large amounts of patient data, quantify patient outcomes, and deliver seamless care to patients 24/7, regardless of their location. So, what’s the hold up to a fully connected healthcare ecosystem? Brett shares his vision and knowledge with PharmaVOICE.
2. The Battle Against Infectious Disease
Joan Shaw, Vice President, Global Clinical Development & Operations, has managed large-scale global studies with thousands of patients enrolled. This kind of experience gives her a solid perspective on what it takes to bring new therapies to market – new therapies that could save thousands of lives. When managing large-scale clinical studies, the Ebola and Zika public health crises remind us of the huge challenges in detecting, preventing, and treating infectious diseases. Despite years of research, vaccines, and antibiotics, infectious disease remains a global threat. Joan provides expertise on key factors in preventing and treating these diseases in this PharmaVOICEarticle.
3. Influential Women in Specialty Pharmacy Help Guide the Industry
Innovative therapies need innovative patient access solutions. No one knows that better than Nicole Hebbert, Vice President, Patient Access & Engagement. With more than 20 years of experience in specialty pharmacy operations, Nicole now works with pharma manufacturers to design programs focused on meeting the specific needs of a particular patient population. Nicole’s expertise and philosophy on patient care within the specialty pharmacy industry is highlighted in a profile in Specialty Pharmacy Times.
4. Navigating a Clinical Trial for the Rare Disease Patient
In this article in Rare Revolution Magazine (page 49), Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient & Physician Services, understands small patient populations and is dedicated to ensuring their voices are heard. She offers an insider’s view on what patients should look for when considering clinical trial participation. As she points out in her article, almost 50 percent of patients find out about clinical trials through their own research on the internet. Arming them with sufficient information to help them make an educated decision is essential to patient recruitment.