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Michael Milken, Milken Institute chairman, and Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health director, discuss science and health advancements with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle and David Westin at the Partnering for Cures Conference in New York on Monday.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Heard at #FCP4C

@NIHDirector on motivating researchers: you can't always herd cats, but you can move their food. #FCP4C"

– @jessicapolka

Let's call them participants & partners instead of "patients" & honor their preferences- Francis Collins #PatientsCount #FCP4C #LCSM #LCAM15"

– @GuneetWalia

“The dream of being able to use data to move health and research forward is finally here. The White House’s personalized medicine initiative is going to change everything.” "

– Francis Collins, Director, NIH

"We always start with human need. If you're not solving for something people need and desire, it's a waste of effort." @stacey_chang #fcp4c"

– @emilykg1

"We need to move from an army of patient advocates to an army of patient scientists." @US_FDA Jeff Shuren #FCP4C #PatientsCount"

– @FasterCures

I always walk away with a stack of cards."

– Josh Sommer, Chordoma Foundation

There’s nothing surprising about meeting folks who bring something really new and innovative to the world at Partnering for Cures, because that’s what [FasterCures] does – it brings people together. I expect to meet people like that at Partnering for Cures; that’s why I go."

– Gene Williams, DART Therapeutics

There are all kinds of people who come to Partnering for Cures who are doing something outside of the box. They are dissatisfied with the status quo, and they are doing something about it."

– Gene Williams, DART Therapeutics

Every day Sean gives us new ideas of things that we can explore for growing Phoenix Nest and also Jonah’s Just Begun. What Sean has done for us is immeasurable. I owe him a lot, and I met him at Partnering for Cures."

– Jill Wood, Jonah’s Just Begun and Phoenix Nest

What differentiates Partnering for Cures from other meetings is its focus on outcomes."

– John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks

It’s become a networking meeting place where people don’t just come for interesting conversation from presenters, but also for big ideas from attendees."

– Anna Barker, Arizona State University

Partnering for Cures has the ability to send people away with information they can actually use. There is almost always a takeaway that can be acted upon."

– Walter Capone, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

I love that [Partnering for Cures] questions the paradigms as they exist."

– Jens Eckstein, SR One