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Resources are Great, But…

Resources are great.  But what if you don’t know that they exist, or where to find them? Patient foundations are an invaluable collection of resources for their respective patient groups. They offer support, various libraries of information and disease facts, resources (financial, medical, community oriented, mental health services, etc.) and, if available, access to patient…

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Open Water: Selecting a Research Project

The second module in our series on Decision Making in Pharmaceutical Research and Development will dive a little deeper into the decisions about selection, funding, and support for Research Projects. The underlying goal of our new course is to help equip you to be an effective part of a Research Team. Are you ready?

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Salem Oaks Reaching High in 2019 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  Dare to imagine a world in which people are equipped to collaborate to successfully shape the health ecosystem of the future.  All parties involved are going to need to learn to work together in brand new ways to make this vision a reality.  Salem Oaks…

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Helping Patients Influence R&D

Healthcare is rapidly changing.  Patients, their families, and their advocates are playing a bigger role in decision-making about their care.  In addition, the biopharmaceutical industry is realizing that patients can make a valuable contribution to the entire R&D process.  They are looking for patients (and others) who can influence the direction of research, the design,…

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All I have to do is tell my story?

Attending conferences has played a beneficial role in my understanding of the importance of my work.  I believe that in order to succeed at what you are doing you need a clear understanding of a shared goal but also an internal motivation to achieve that goal. I am also aware that the best way for…

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Making a Change

The acorn has sprouted   Salem Oaks has done a lot in the last year or so.  When this company began it was just an idea.  Over the last year, not only has the company grown, but projects are now under way and in action.  We are actively gaining an understanding of the needs and…

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Welcome to Narnia

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New beginnings aren’t always scary, Right? In February I decided to open the door to a world that I knew very little about. I had a willingness to embark on this adventure but no idea what I would find.  Turns out, I was right about how foreign this new world was (and not just the…

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This Symposium Was Truly Rare

Sometimes you get the chance to experience something that resets your expectations. The Salem Oaks team had the opportunity to attend the Rare Patient Advocacy Symposium in Philadelphia on May 19, 2018.  The event was organized in partnership between Global Genes and the Orphan Disease Center at UPenn.  Although I may have only recently jumped…

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