Elizabeth Reed Aden: How can your DNA impact alcohol abuse in college?
Elizabeth Reed Aden’s literary accomplishments are intertwined with those of Eunice Mays Boyd, her godmother. Elizabeth, or Betsy as she is known to friends, found sanctuary in Eunice’s Berkeley home during the student riots of 1969 in the “battle” for People’s Park. There she read a draft of Eunice’s last mystery, A Vacation to Kill For. Watching Eunice go through the process of writing ultimately inspired Betsy to write her own book. The Goldilocks Genome (to be published by TouchPoint Press), is a medical thriller based on her deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Her next book HEPATITIS Beach — From Beach to Boardroom in a pre-#MeToo World (to be published in 2024) focuses on her time and research in Melanesia, where she did her doctoral research. She studied the natural history of hepatitis B virus on a remote island with no Western amenities, went native, and found time to enjoy the beach. During the 1970’s it was a very different and challenging environment for a woman in Academia. She describes how she navigated the pre-#MeToo world and her rite of passage into a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.
In episode 269 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Elizabeth chose UC Berkeley, why most prescription drugs have a Goldilocks Effect, how we can reduce healthcare costs on the American people, how your DNA can impact alcohol abuse in college, how we can increase hope for folks with Neurodegenerative and Cardiovascular Diseases, what companies she’s working with now, how she knows whether a start-up will be a winner, and advice to college students who want to start their own business. Enjoy!