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Peace in strength. Like the mighty oak that has survived some 600 years in what is now my back yard, we engage with experience and resilience. Whether the winds blow hard or the sun shines bright, we go on, deeply rooted and stretching for the heavens.
Strength in peace. Many challenges of the world, and Pharmaceutical R&D, grow out of mere misunderstandings. We seek to enhance mutual understanding and peaceful cooperation toward shared objectives.
- Peace and Strength by Kevin Freiert
Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog singing the praises of the Rare Drug Development Symposium co-sponsored by Global Genes and the Orphan Disease Center at the University of Penn. In my opinion, there were three defining characteristics of this event that set it apart from the rest.…Read More
What makes a good story? I have recently had the opportunity to read several books written by people who are faced with some sort of medical adversity. This has only reinforced my love for a good story, especially one that teaches lessons beyond the action. Each of these books started…Read More
Lost is a starting point. It’s okay to be lost and not in control. But nothing is going to change if you don’t start. Start talking to someone, start educating yourself, start finding other people who may be lost. The most valuable component of your mental health is being aware…Read More
Many individuals and organizations, including Salem Oaks, talk about patient education and health literacy. But what does it mean to educate a patient? Is the opposite of an educated patient an uneducated patient? Last month Salem Oaks presented a panel discussionat Patients as Partnersin Philadelphia. The objective of the session was to…Read More
Salem Oaks is proud to launch the third module in our series on Decision Making in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. The underlying goal of this series is to help equip you to be part of a Research and Development Team. The first module, Decisions Decisions, gave a high-level overview of…Read More
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,…Read More