Medical Science is a highly sought-after profession but it isn’t an easy career. In order to advance your pathway in this space, continued education and career experience should be prioritized throughout your career in order to maximize what you can accomplish.
Medical Science Liaisons are leading experts in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences, and in overall health and wellness. My work in this field started with pharmaceuticals and then led me into the biotechnology arena at Biogen, UCB Pharma, BMS, and Alexion. However, I then pivoted into a CEO and Chief Medical Science Officer role in the Nutraceutical supplement world and healthcare space. This led me to work in more than 80 countries, presenting and lecturing around the world on topics related to nutraceuticals, wellness strategies, bioscience nanotechnology engineering, and environmental solutions. These engagements then provided educational programs for audiences at institutions like John Hopkins Continuing Medical Education, making my professional pathway into numerous higher education centers and governments throughout the world.
The education I continued to pursue during my career was essential to this pathway. I began with a Master of Science and furthered my career by taking various Doctorate programs in other areas of the sciences. Additionally, my postdoctoral studies at the graduate certification program at Harvard Extension School at Harvard University in Bioscience Engineering and Nano-biotechnology assisted my path to Medical Science. Furthermore, receiving certificates in Nutrition, and Pharmaceutical Management from Cornell University broadened the scope of my career, leading me to do Medical Science in the Nutritional Supplement world. Is all this education necessary? No, it wasn’t. However, I would argue that it was the continued educational persistence that helped me continue my career and to broaden my career into encompassing even wellness science.
Throughout my career, regardless of my positions, I established and conducted a multitude of case studies, research, and registries. I also produced my own formulations consisting of patents, provisional patents, proprietary innovation technology, and trade secret innovations. Then, I brought in numerous medical and clinical specialists and liaisons because I knew how important they were to the success of any medical, clinical, or research company. Furthering this, I worked with other scientists to be the founder and to develop the organization International Science Nutrition Society (ISNS), where the society conducts registries and case studies with renowned doctors and scientists in over 67 countries. ISNS collaborates with top scientists, researchers, medical doctors, and experts in complementary and integrative medicine to bring leading-edge concepts and new paradigms of thought in areas of health and wellness.
Bringing in high school and college-age students to assist, the Medical Science Liaisons in our current company have written countless case study papers, including papers on proprietary innovations formulated for The Root Brands on topics such as: adenoid hypertrophy, ADHD, asthma, chronic fatigue/ME, COPD, eczema, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathic pain, psoriasis, depression, schizoaffective disorder, athletic endurance, long covid-19 syndrome, and many more.
Working on research, science, registries, and case studies in over 67 countries is a huge task. However, it was my early experience in Medical Science that led me to lead others in the process which consists of a multitude of information needed from the patients and the physicians. Leaning on my Medical Science career in pharma, the scientist first establishes the medical history of patients, conducts interviews with the patient and their family, documents observations, and tracks primary and secondary diagnoses, along with cross-referencing any medications currently used, along with supplements used. Treatment and methods are then determined based on the patient’s general medical background and history. Scientists and other top doctors work together in society to analyze patterns or trends to see what is working to determine if the dosage of supplements needs to be changed according to the individual. Finally, other doctors and medical professionals read the case study and provide feedback. ISNS is an organization that allows top scientists, researchers, and medical doctors to get together and peer review their case studies for accuracy and completion.
The case studies conducted have astonishing outcomes, using methods that are safe and effective. With the help of the International Science Nutrition Society (ISNS), the Medical Science Liaisons, and doctors in the wellness field have been able to share these findings with other renowned doctors in order to help improve patient care worldwide through holistic approaches. I believe that Medical Science Liaisons are one of the most important groups in the emerging trend to integrate traditional and non-traditional medicine and science. There is a lot more to do in this integration of science and medicine. The future is bright and has expanded for MSLs. I am thankful for this piece because it has helped me to get to where I am. I am also excited about this emerging piece in the wellness world.
Dr. Christina Rahm
Christina Rahm is a sought-after healthcare executive, scientific researcher, patent innovator, entrepreneur, and author. She hosts education from Cornell and Harvard Universities in Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Management, and Nutrition, Doctorate in Education and Philosophy, and a Master’s in Science; she has lectured at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, Wake Forest, and Mayo Clinic while holding a plethora of Board of Director and Chairperson appointments for multiple organizations and corporations.
Dr. Rahm is considered an expert resource in the fields of Psychology, MedTech, Fintech, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Bioscience Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Environmental Health having held positions with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Her most recent role is founder and Chief Scientific Officer for The ROOT Brands where she has patented trade secret formulas on more than 100 products which are now in more than 67 countries.
Her entrepreneurial ventures include being the founder/CEO of CMT Holdings, Rahm Medical, LLC, Cure The Causes, Inc., DOC and DC2 Holdings; Predicted Health and Merci Dupre Ventures, Rahm Foundation, International Science Nutrition Society, and her most recent project, a global scientific runway fashion and art series titled Under The Red Chandelier.
Dr. Christina Rahm has traveled to more than 85 countries presenting, lecturing, and consulting for both the public and private sectors on health, nutritional, nutraceuticals, wellness strategies, and environmental solutions. When asked what her most important accolade to date is, she simply states that her expansive philanthropic initiatives while being the mother of four have always kept her grounded to be even better in her many corporate business ventures and executive roles.