Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary is a podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare through raw conversations about advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health. It is the voice of patient advocacy.
Matthew Zachary is a 24-year brain cancer survivor, the Founder of Stupid Cancer, and an internet radio pioneer with the launch of The Stupid Cancer Show in May of 2007, which boasts over 450 episodes, 2,000 interviews, and 4 million listens.
Pursuant to his stepping down as CEO of Stupid Cancer, Matthew marks his dynamic return to public broadcasting with Out of Patients, a podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare while serving up stories of advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health — because patients are losing their patience.
On today's episode, the one and only Johnny Imerman joins Matthew to kickoff this podcast with style. As one of the defining founders of the young adult cancer movement, and someone who supported Matthew in the early days to start Stupid Cancer, Jonny is one of the single most influential cancer advocates in the world. The two talk about life, all the crap they went through, founding a nonprofit, building a community, launching a movement, and knowing when it was time to step down. Stories worth telling.
On today's show Matthew welcomes three of his legacy best friends from high school, Salvatore Diana, Elura Nanos, and Karen Marinelli. A bit of an origin story, the three reminisce about the simpler times back in the 1980s when the biggest thing the world had to worry about was nuclear holocaust — and also when Matt had hair. Lots and lots of hair. Both Elura and Karen are mothers to children with rare diseases so the conversation does get pretty real. We hope you enjoy it.
On today's show, in a role reversal, Matthew is interviewed by his two colleagues, Andrew MacDowell (OffScrip Media Co-Founder/COO) and Jen Horonjeff (OffScrip Media Senior Producer and Founder of Savvy Coop) From the origins of Matthew's original diagnosis, to the conception and founding of Stupid Cancer, his stepping down, taking a sabbatical and now — for his "Second Act" — this is OffScrip Media.
On today's show, Matthew discusses COVID-19 and its impact on the cancer community with Michael Parisi (CEO at Guidemark), Andrea Ferris (President and Chairman of Lungevity) and Andrew MacDowell (OffScrip Media Co-Founder and COO.) The world is burning, and we have to keep it spinning. The need is incalculable. The resources are scarce. We need hope, but more importantly, we need FACTS.
Dr. Catharine Young has always been drawn to tackling big problems. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Shepherd Foundation, an organization which seeks to build a movement to revolutionize treatment, care and education for rare cancer patients and their families. Catharine has also always been drawn to science - the thread that ties her career journey together. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, with postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. She has worked at both the US and foreign government level as well as the non-profit startup space. Her previous position was at the Biden Cancer Initiative where she served as the Senior Director of Science Policy. Her awards include being selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, TED Fellow and Social Enablers top 100 most inspiring social entrepreneurs. Catharine is a staunch advocate for women in science and science communication and is the founder of Supper with a Scientist, a grassroots effort to develop strong relationships between scientists and the public.
Matthew Lamb, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor or Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He focuses on infectious disease prevention, treatment, and scale-up. His research focuses on identifying best practices in public health approaches to HIV prevention, service delivery, and treatment in resource-limited settings.Dr. Lamb focuses on applying causal inference in implementation settings. He teaches courses in the Epidemiology department on introductory epidemiology and biostatistics, applications of epidemiologic research methods, and advanced techniques in epidemiologic methods. Dr. Lamb works in the Strategic Information unit at ICAP-Columbia University.
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Joe Dolce is the host of the Brave New Weed podcast and author of Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, which was hailed by the New York Times as “a loving rethink of all things marijuana …a trusted hitchhiker’s guide to this new universe,” and by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam as “outstanding.” Joe is also the founder of MedicalCannabisMentor.com, the most modern, evidence based online education platform with courses aimed at healthcare providers, dispensary personnel and patients. In addition, Joe is the former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines. He is based in New York City.
More at https://www.bravenewweed.com
Jen Horonjeff is a chronic illness patient by birth, a PhD by training, and an entrepreneur by necessity. She was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs of 2018 for her work as Founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative, the first patient-owned public benefit co-op. Rooted in science, but driven by creativity and user-centered design, she believes that giving patients ownership in what they help create is not only the right thing to do, it benefits everyone. Her passion is to improve the patient experience, and to provide more patient engagement opportunities to industry that raises all ships.
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