Our Featured Guest for Sunday, January 29, 2023 is Brian Strom

Brian Strom is chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and the executive vice president for health affairs at Rutgers University. Chancellor Strom was formerly the executive vice dean of institutional affairs, founding chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, founding director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and founding director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, all at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).

Chancellor Strom has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 1980. The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) that he created at Penn includes over 550 faculty, research and support staff, and trainees. At the time he stepped down, CCEB research received nearly $49 million per year in extramural support. Its total budget was approximately $67 million.

Although Chancellor Strom’s interests span many areas of clinical epidemiology, his major research interest is in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, i.e., the application of epidemiologic methods to the study of drug use and effects. He is recognized as a founder of this field and for his pioneer work in using large automated databases for research. He is editor of the field’s major text (now in its fifth edition) and editor-in-chief for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. As one of many specific contributions, his research was pivotal in prompting the American Heart Association and American Dental Association to reverse 50 years of guidelines, and recommend against use of antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis, instead of recommending for this widespread practice. In addition to writing more than 580 papers, and 14 books, he has been principal investigator for more than 275 grants, including over $115 million in direct costs alone. Read more at: https://academichealth.rutgers.edu/chancellor/about-brian-strom

Our Entrepreneur Presenters for January 23, 2023:

Erik Korem is the founder of AIM7, an app that is bringing world-class wellness to anyone with a wearable device through its data intelligence platform, which unlocks the power of wearable and mobile health data to provide customized and predictive wellness solutions. AIM7 tells you exactly what you need to do each day to look, feel, and perform your best. They do this by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your body, mind, and recovery. AIM7 works with the Apple Watch and soon Garmin, Oura, Whoop, FitBit, and Samsung and blends your fitness, sleep, recovery, & qualitative data together to build your personalized plan. Imagine a team of world-class coaches and scientists focused only on you and your wellness goals. These experts know exactly what you need today because they know precisely what your mind and body are ready for. That kind of guidance is now available to everyone. Read more at: https://www.aim7.com/

John Nicholas is the founder of East Hampton Shucker Company and the inventor of his patented oyster shuckers. His shucker line includes the Teak Shucker, the Essential Shucker, the Metropolis Shucker and the Commercial Shucker. The East Hampton Shucker Company was founded on the belief that if more people could open oysters easily, safely without the risk of injury to enjoy these delectable and healthy Bivalves, then more people would consume them. Oysters filter 40-50 gallons of water per day and are an essential part of our aquaculture ecosystem and sustainability. Small oyster farms are cropping up in areas once filled with oysters and other species and cleaning waterways and estuaries around the world. It is a supportive community where oysters are harvested, enjoyed, and celebrated for their contribution to the sustainability of our environment. John has worked tirelessly to put the right team together. Seasoned Executives and leaders in their field, passionate about the environment and sustainability, and as it turned out we all love oysters. Read more at: https://easthamptonshucker.com/