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Episode Info: The lives of chronic and rare disease patients depend on the progress of medical discoveries. Dr. Gary Michelson explains how investment in innovative, high-risk research will improve patient outcomes. Plus hear from Lindsey Kizer, who depends on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver medication for her narcolepsy. Gary Michelson, M.D.Founder, Michelson Medical Research FoundationDr. Gary Michelson is an orthopedic spinal surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist. He is an accomplished surgeon, having made numerous contributions to the medical field through his research and development of 950 patents. After over two decades of medical practice, Dr. Michelson began several philanthropic efforts. In 1995, he founded The Michelson Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), which invests in innovative research projects to improve patient outcomes across the world. Through MMRF, Dr. Michelson has been involved with a variety of philanthropic projects, including the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience at USC, Michelson Ethical Research and Education, Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research (HPV), and more.Dr. Michelson received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College of Drexel University, and his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Hosts:Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients RisingDr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent Links:Michelson Medical Research FoundationAmerica’s Needed Medical RevolutionLindsey KizerPatients Rising Concierge Need help?The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands. Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at PatientsRisingConcierge.orgHave a question or comment about the show, want to suggest a show topic or share your story as a patient correspondent?Drop us a line: podcast@patientsrising.orgThe views and opinions expressed herein are those of the guest(s)/ author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Patients Rising. ...
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