The importance of training the trainers

As a PhD student, one of the running jokes we had in the lab was to call people by their numbers: “Postdoc number 7, have you submitted your paper yet?” is a “(in)famous quote” attributed to me. Myself, I was PhD number 4.

As much as this was supposed to be funny, it really stemmed from the feeling that we were chosen to carry on a project, but anyone else could have been chosen instead. Most importantly it seems that once someone arrived at the lab, no effort was put into understanding how to best work with them, or even exploit ways to best use their capacities.

One reason for this, is of course, lack of time as PIs are supposed to put on so many different hats and perform at so many different levels. As much as can understand it, I still can´t quite accept that at the end of the day, what seems to suffer the most is: the education of PhD students and the quality of the courses lectured at undergrad level.

“Science” speaks about it in this article:

Medicine management at home

Today I leave the link to an interview (posted by Galen Growth) with Stephan Gath, the CEO of Dory Health – a start-up aiming at making medicine intake convenient for adults with an adult life.
I find their 4-point solution for tackling the low numbers of medicine adherence feasible, useful for the patients and very promising. Indeed, that is why I have briefly worked as a volunteer with them during the first semester of 2021. Specifically, I believe that the type of data generated by their app can be of use for phase IV studies, medicine evaluation, and to study interaction between different drugs.

Creating Credible Content in Digital Health

Not mine, but a very good sum-up of digital health and its implications of reporting it as the next “miraculous drug” to solve all problems

about Digital Health

The report “How to report and write about digital health” was developed for the World Association of News Publishers.

Telemedicine, telecare, and mobile health apps have recently gained momentum, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and novel healthcare challenges. When preparing content on emerging technologies, it is fundamental to understand their context, impact on the healthcare ecosystem, benefits, and threats.

Digital health or e-health?

The term “digital health” describes the digital solutions aiming to improve individuals’ health and well-being, decision-making, effectiveness, access to information, communication standards, management, and policy-making. Following the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) definition (updated in March 2020), “digital health connects and empowers people and populations to manage health and wellness, augmented by accessible and supportive provider teams working within flexible, integrated, interoperable and digitally-enabled care environments that strategically leverage digital tools, technologies and services to transform care delivery.”

Digital health emerged from “health…

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