April 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Treatments

New COVID-19 Treatments

Medical supply chains that transport medications for chronically ill patients are at risk of shutting down due to COVID-19. And for those that have contracted the disease, getting access to clinical trials is not an easy process. For at-risk patients, accessing life-saving medications is becoming increasingly more difficult. 

This week on the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss treatment testing for coronavirus. We also discuss how the strain on the medical supply chain is impacting the routine medications relied on by thousands of chronically ill Americans. Finally, we follow up with some good patient news on Michael Goldsmith’s acceptance into a coronavirus clinical trial. 


Robert Hariri, M.D, Ph.D Chairman, Founder, and CEO of Celularity

Dr. Robert Hariri is an experienced surgeon and biomedical scientist. His research focuses on utilizing stem cells for the treatment of numerous human diseases, particularly in the areas of immuno-oncology and cell therapy. Dr. Hariri’s major medical discoveries include his findings on human placenta-derived stem cells, which include pluripotent stem cells and novel immune cells. 

For nearly 14 years, Dr. Hariri served as the CEO of Celgene’s Cellular Therapeutics division, a global pharmaceutical company. In 2014, he co-founded Human Longevity, Inc., a genomics-based biotechnology company. 

Currently, Dr. Hariri serves as Chairman and CEO of Celularity. The biotech company focuses on cell therapy research based on Dr. Hariri’s findings on the uses of postpartum placenta cells. This research guides Celularity’s work in immuno-oncology and hematology. 

Dr. Hariri earned his B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Columbia University and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


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Robert Hariri, M.D, Ph.D

Chairman, Founder, and CEO of Celularity

An experienced surgeon and biomedical scientist, Dr. Robert Hariri's research focuses on utilizing stem cells for the treatment of diseases. Currently, Dr. Hariri's work focuses on cell therapy research using the postpartum placenta cells.

Alexa Chronister

Founder and President, Fight Like a Warrior.


Patient Correspondent, LA-01

Fight like a Warrior Ambasador


Patient Correspondent, CA-34

Mason Taylor

Patient Correspondent, TX-03


Patient Correspondent, OH-16