Dr. Daniele Gilkes is assistant professor of oncology, as well as an assistant professor in chemical and molecular engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
This is her first year as a BCRF grantee. Dr. Paul Macklin is an associate professor of intelligent systems engineering, and a member of the Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University.
He’s a BCRF grantee since 2014. Together, Drs. Gilkes and Macklin are part of a collaboration between the BCRF and JKTG Foundation that links computational scientists with biologists.
They recently talked to BCRF about their efforts to gain new insights into tumor growth, metastasis, and the mechanics of drug resistance.
Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) is all the rage as far as evaluating health. Stable housing, education, access to transportation, polluted water/air, etc. are all an important part of the discussion.
Medicare Part C, sometimes called Medicare Advantage, is touted as the efficient way to deliver quality care to enrollees. As someone on Medicare, I am not in a Medicare Part C. Why? Because I know better.
I’d like to introduce the concept that coalescing or “convergent thinking” may be detrimental within an organizational setting. By this, I mean that individuals working in the same or similar space often tend to think similar thoughts.