About Tom Tom Daniels is the Associate Director for Graduate & Executive Program in Business at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) with a focus on admissions and advising for the students earning their master's and doctorate degrees organization development & change. Prior to BGSU, Daniels was the Director of the Executive Interviewing Center at MRops and Vice President of Learning & Development at TNS North America. He is actively involved in his community and serves as the Workforce Readiness Chair for the Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (Toledo SHRM), Chair of the Alumni Connections Committee with the Owens Community College Foundation Board, and a member of Avenues for Autism board of directors. When he's not working or in a board meeting, you can find him running or biking around town. Tom lives in Northwest Ohio with his wife and two older sons. About HR Like a Boss HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with firstname.lastname@example.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/willory/message
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Dr. Sandie Morgan is joined by Derek Marsh, the Associate Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University. The two discuss the importance of shedding light on labor trafficking as well as understanding labor trafficking cases collaboratively. Key Points The same approach and attention given to sex trafficking should be used when approaching labor trafficking as both are crimes. While labor trafficking cases have decreased, collaboration when pursuing cases gives victims to opportunity to be liberated and ensures those who have committed the crime are held accountable. Investigating and identifying labor trafficking is difficult without collaboration because of its tendency to involve foreign nationals. It's important to have knowledge of the signs of labor trafficking to keep individuals who could possible be in a labor trafficking situation from being exploited. Resources Understanding and Pursuing Labor Trafficking Cases Collaboratively by Derek Marsh Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Bureau of Justice Assistance 2010 TIP Report Trillium Egg Farm Case National Trafficking Hotline
Join Larry Hryb, Xbox's Major Nelson along with Mailk Prince and Kelly Lombardi from Team Xbox for discussions about as latest news in gaming, chats with developers and more. 00:00 What We are Playing & News 20:09 Christopher Plamp, Senior Vice President, Operations, Programs, and Entertainment (USO) 33:09 Warzone Ranked Play, Lawrence Metten, Associate Director, Design | Treyarch 39:16 Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director, Call of Duty Endowment: 51:12 Wrap up Games discussed range from rated Everyone to Mature. Subscribe to The Official Xbox Podcast | https://anchor.fm/officialxboxpodcast # # # --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/officialxboxpodcast/message
This talk was given on March 28th, 2023 at Regent University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies and Affiliate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy. Among his over one dozen books are Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant (Baylor University Press, 2019), Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion's prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Constructive-Reflective Studies. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (MJS) as well as Fordham University (PhD, MA, philosophy).
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules have careened wildly back and forth as administrations have changed. Most recently, on February 9, 2023, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published in the Federal Register a proposed regulation entitled “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” Under this version, HUD would require recipients of federal financial assistance to do more than simply stamp out discrimination, but rather to take affirmative action to overcome disparate racial outcomes in housing.HUD first proposed detailed regulations concerning AFFH during the Obama administration, and ultimately adopted final regulations in 2015, which required more than 5,000 program participants, including states, municipalities, and public housing authorities to develop plans, utilizing a computer based geospatial mapping and data tool and a template of required questions to address “fair housing issues” such as perceived disparities in access to areas of opportunity. Implementation was delayed under the Trump administration, but the first attempt at an alternative regulation, which would have focused grantees' efforts on the dismantling of regulatory barriers to housing production, was never finalized, and, instead, a final regulation that replaced the 2015 rule with a barebones certification requirement was implemented at the end of his term. That regulation, in turn, was repealed early in the Biden administration before it then published the proposed rule this February. Under it, communities must affirmatively address any existing patterns of adverse impact by providing housing for them in better areas or, alternatively, transforming the community. It focuses on state and local jurisdictions preparing “equity plans” that describe how they will incorporate procedures, not only with respect to housing but also education, transportation, and other local planning considerations, to advance more racially balanced communities. The comment period on the regulation ended on April 10, 2023.In this webinar, a panel of ideologically diverse experts will discuss the latest proposal of HUD's AFFH requirements for state and local governments.Featuring:Paul Compton, Founding Partner, Compton Jones DresherThomas Silverstein, Associate Director, Fair Housing & Community Development Project, Lawyer' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law[Moderator] Braden Boucek, Director of Litigation, Southeastern Legal FoundationVisit our website – www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.*******As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.
This week our hosts discuss the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency declarations in the U.S. by the World Health Organization (WHO). They dive into what this means for public health and access to vaccines, testing, treatments, and data collection. “The emergency phase is over, but sadly, as we know, COVID itself is here to stay. On recommendation from the Emergency Committee, the WHO is setting up a review committee to advise on the creation of recommendations for countries on the long-term management of COVID,” says Steven Newmark, Director of Policy at GHLF. Among the highlights in this episode: 00:42: The World Health Organization has announced that it is ending the COVID global health emergency 2:11: “The federal government has been supplying COVID vaccines, including boosters free of charge to everyone regardless of insurance. Now, this is not expected to change just yet, but it may change if the government does not replenish its stockpile of vaccines, not to mention its funding for vaccines. So something that probably can't be counted on, particularly the latter,” says Steven 2:55: The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $1.1 billion public-private partnership to maintain COVID vaccine access and treatments for the uninsured through December 2024 3:56: “Similar to the vaccine stockpiles, when the supply [of antivirals] runs out, manufacturers will set prices for the medications and any additional charge to consumers will depend on individual's health care plans,” says Steven 6:37: Private insurance companies will no longer be required to cover both at-home and lab COVID tests for free 08:06: With the end of the public health emergency, some restrictions around telehealth that were loosened during the pandemic might return 09:08: The CDC will focus less on case rates and more heavily on hospital and death data in the post-emergency phase 10:18: The CDC will maintain travel surveillance, testing wastewater on airplanes to spot new incoming threats 12:20: As the emergency order ends, it's important to be extra mindful about insurance coverage and to check in with insurance providers before getting a vaccine or a test 14:12: What our hosts learned from this episode Contact Our Hosts Steven Newmark, Director of Policy at GHLF: email@example.com Zoe Rothblatt, Associate Director, Community Outreach at GHLF: firstname.lastname@example.org We want to hear what you think. Send your comments in the form of an email, video, or audio clip of yourself to email@example.com Catch up on all our episodes on our website or on your favorite podcast channel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we are examining the many ways that spirituality and mental health overlap. Andy and guest Imam Jawad Bayat discuss the importance of relationships, mindfulness and self-talk and how they affect mental health as well as spirituality. Jawad works with the staff and clients of Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health in his role as Certified Educator and Associate Director for Clinical Pastoral Education. For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org) Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh
In this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, Adrienne Skinner, Executive Director of Development at UBC Okanagan, joins Christoph Clodius to discuss an exciting new leadership role - Associate Director of Development. UBC Okanagan campus has the remarkable advantage of having a world-class university in the Okanagan, an unparalleled experience in Canada. Based in Kelowna, is a comprehensive, research-intensive learning community embracing bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. More than 12,000 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada, and 109 other countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in nine faculties and schools at UBC Okanagan. If you are interested in joining this exceptional organization make sure to tune in!
Faculty generally design courses on their computers, but many students interact with courses through mobile devices. In this episode, Christina Moore joins us to discuss the benefits of being mobile mindful in course design. Christina is the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is the author of Mobile-Mindful Teaching and Learning: Harnessing the Technology that Students Use Most, which was recently released by Stylus Publishing. A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.
Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 740 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise's antiracism work traces back to his days as a college activist in the 1980s, fighting for divestment from (and economic sanctions against) apartheid South Africa. After graduation, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized in the early 1990s to defeat the political candidacies of white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. From there, he became a community organizer in New Orleans' public housing, and a policy analyst for a children's advocacy group focused on combatting poverty and economic inequity. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Smith College School of Social Work, in Northampton, MA., and from 1999-2003 was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute in Nashville, TN. Wise is the author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, as well as Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, and Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. His forthcoming book, White LIES Matter: Race, Crime and the Politics of Fear in America, will be released in 2018. His essays have appeared on Alternet, Salon, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Black Commentator, BK Nation, Z Magazine and The Root, which recently named Wise one of the “8 Wokest White People We Know.” Wise has been featured in several documentaries, including “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America,” and “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America,” both from the Media Education Foundation. He also appeared alongside legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis, in the 2011 documentary, “Vocabulary of Change.” In this public dialogue between the two activists, Davis and Wise discussed the connections between issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and militarism, as well as inter-generational movement building and the prospects for social change. Wise is also one of five persons—including President Barack Obama—interviewed for a video exhibition on race relations in America, featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. Additionally, his media presence includes dozens of appearances on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, feature interviews on ABC's 20/20 and CBS's 48 Hours, as well as videos posted on YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms that have received over 20 million views. His podcast, “Speak Out with Tim Wise,” launched this fall and features weekly interviews with activists, scholars and artists about movement building and strategies for social change. Wise graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, in New Orleans. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page
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In this Interview episode of our Training: Progressive Overload module, S&C Coach and pH Podcast host Tim Caron interviews Erik Hernandez, Associate Director of S&C for Olympic Sports at the University of North Carolina. The two coaches discuss progressive overload, online training, starting a business, and many other topics useful to a S&C Coach at any stage of their career. Check out phpodcast.com to become a Member and gain access to this full module, and 50+ others, in our pH Curriculum.
“It's empowering to realize that you can actually make a difference just by making different choices in the things that you do every day.” This episode is sponsored in part by Cats of the Wild Podcast, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. On this episode, Stacy chats with Ashley Byrne, Associate Director of Campaigns for PETA. PETA, short for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is the largest animal rights organization in the world with more than 9 million members and supporters globally. In her discussion with Stacy, Ashley explains how PETA's philosophy centers on the notion that animals exist for their own purposes, not for human purposes. She describes some of PETA's recent campaigns, which strive to change the way people think about animals. Ashley also talks about PETA's Mobile Clinic, its 24-hour cruelty hotline, and Beauty Without Bunnies, a searchable database of companies that don't test on animals. She stresses the importance of knowing where your products come from. Additionally, Ashley describes PETA's stance on TNR and encourages pet lovers to adopt their pets from shelters rather than buy them from breeders. To learn more about PETA, visit their website.
Podcast on Crimes Against Women
Research demonstrates that people who experience abuse have significantly higher risks for both mental health challenges and substance use disorders. The complex pattern of abuse that is coercive control increases these dangers for survivors especially when an abuser uses a mental health diagnosis or substance use against the victim. Taken a step further, when an abusive partner alleges substance use or mental health concerns against a survivor, the legal justice system will often revictimize the survivor leading to loss of child custody or other penalties and consequences. From a 2014 study conducted by the National Center on Domestic Violence we learn in-depth the dangers of these types of coercions such as treatment sabotage and emotional abuse. We take a deep dive with Gabriela Zapata-Alma of the National Center on Domestic Violence about how these types of coercion are inflicted, their consequences, the red flags that warn mental health and substance use coercions are happening, and how the use of a trauma lens by medical providers and the court system could better cultivate safety and effective solutions for domestic violence survivors.Gabriela Zapata-Alma, is a licensed clinical social worker, the Associate Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, and a faculty member at the University of Chicago, where they direct the Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Training Program within the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Ms. Zapata-Alma brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by structural and interpersonal violence through innovative and evidence-based clinical, housing, resource advocacy, peer-led, harm reduction, and HIV-integrated care programs. As a person with lived experience of violence and trauma, Ms. Zapata-Alma centers survivor-driven solutions, non-pathologizing approaches, and intergenerational healing in the work. Currently, Ms. Zapata-Alma authors best practices, leads national capacity-building efforts, and provides trauma-informed policy consultation to advance health equity and social justice.
Lasers have been around for over six decades. Since their invention, they have found their way into many applications that have changed our lives. Optical communications is of course one of them, and there are many that may surprise you. There is also still plenty of room to take laser performance to new heights, leading to even more new applications. In Episode 42, we continue our conversation with laser and optics expert Juliet Gopinath, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Here she describes her research on integrated photonics and fabricating glass devices in the lab. – Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Manager Juliet Gopinath is the Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at MIT. She was a member of technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2005 to 2009. Since then, she has led a research group at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her current research interests include ultrafast lasers, nonlinear optics, mid-infrared materials, spectroscopy, orbital angular momentum and adaptive optical devices. She has published 78 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 97 conference presentations. She is the recipient of an R&D 100 Award (2012) and is an Optica Fellow. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Photonics Society Journal (2011-2017), the Associate Director for Cubit (2019), and currently is an Associate Editor for Optica. Take Juliet's course on Active Optical Devices for free! https://www.coursera.org/specializations/active-optical-devices Related links Cisco Optics-to-Device Compatibility Matrix: https://tmgmatrix.cisco.com/ Cisco Optics-to-Optics Interoperability Matrix: https://tmgmatrix.cisco.com/iop Cisco Optics Product Information: https://copi.cisco.com/ Additional resources Cisco Optics Podcast: https://blogs.cisco.com/tag/ciscoopticspodcast Cisco Optics blogs: https://blogs.cisco.com/tag/ciscoopticsblog (subscribe at https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=CiscoOpticsBlog ) Cisco Optics YouTube playlist: http://cs.co/9008BlQen Cisco Optics landing page: cisco.com/go/optics Timestamps 2:44 Integrated photonics 5:06 Sensing in difficult wavelengths 6:22 Fabricating glass devices in the lab 8:02 III-V devices Music credits Sunny Morning by FSM Team | https://www.free-stock-music.com/artist.fsm-team.html Upbeat by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com
Welcome back, everyone. I am so happy to do the final episode of our Sexual Health and Anxiety Series. It has been so rewarding. Not only has it been so rewarding, I actually have learned more in these last five weeks than I have learned in a long time. I have found that this series has opened me up to really understanding the depth of the struggles that happen for people with anxiety and how it does impact our sexual health, our reproductive health, our overall well-being. I just have so much gratitude for everyone who came on as guests and for you guys, how amazing you've been at giving me feedback on what was helpful, how it was helpful, what you learn, and so forth. Today, we are talking about PMS and anxiety, and it is so hopeful to know that there are people out there who are specifically researching PMS and anxiety and depression, and really taking into consideration how it's impacting us, how it's affecting treatment, how it's changing treatment, how we need to consider it in regards to how we look at the whole person. Today, we have the amazing Crystal Edler Schiller on. She is a Psychologist, Assistant Professor, and Associate Director of Behavioral Health for the University of North Carolina Center for Women's Mood Disorders. She provides therapy for women who experience mood and anxiety symptoms across the lifespan. She talks about her specific research and expertise in reproductive-related mood disorders. She was literally the perfect person for the show, so I'm so excited. In today's episode, we talked about PMS, PMDD, the treatments for these two struggles. We also just talked about those who tend to have an increase in symptoms of their own anxiety disorder or mood disorder when at different stages of their menstrual cycle. I found this to be so interesting and I didn't realize there were so many treatment options. We talked about how we can implement them and how we may adjust that depending on where you are in terms of your own recovery already. I'm going to leave it there and get straight over to the show. Thank you again to Crystal Schiller for coming on, and I hope you guys enjoy it just as much as I did. Kimberley: Thank you so much for being here, Crystal. This is a delight. Can you just share quickly anything about you that you want to share and what you do? Crystal: Sure. I'm a clinical psychologist at UNC Chapel Hill. I'm an Associate Director of the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders, where we provide treatment to people with reproductive hormones across the lifespan—starting in adolescence, going through pregnancy, postpartum, and all the way up through the transition to menopause. We also do research. My research focuses on how hormones trigger depression and anxiety symptoms in women. I do that by administering hormones, so actually giving women hormones and looking at the impact on their brain using brain imaging and then also studying specific symptoms that they have with that treatment. We've given hormones that mimic pregnancy and postpartum, and we also use hormones to treat symptoms as women transition through menopause and look at, like I said, how that impacts how their brain is responding to certain kinds of things in the environment and also how they report that changes their mood. WHAT IS PMS? AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PMS AND PMDD? Kimberley: Wow. You couldn't be more perfect for this episode. You've just confirmed it right there. Thank you for being here. Before we get started, mostly we're talking about what we call PMS, but I know that's actually maybe not even a very good clinical term and so forth. Can you share with us what is PMS and What is the difference btween PMS and PMDD? Crystal: Yeah. PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome. It actually is a medical diagnosis and it includes a host or a range of physical symptoms as well as some mild psychological symptoms. It can be things like breast tenderness or swelling, bloating, cramps, menstrual pain, as well as some anxiety, low mood, mood fluctuations. But those tend to be mild in a PMS diagnosis. PMS is really common in the general population. Some studies estimate 30, 40, 50% of women experience these symptoms. Very, very common. On the other hand, premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a condition that is associated with more severe depression and anxiety symptoms. The mood symptoms are more at the forefront, although those physiologic symptoms like the breast tenderness, swelling, pain, cramps can certainly be a part of it. HOW CAN WOMEN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN NORMAL PREMENSTRUAL SYMPTOMS AND THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH PMS OR PMDD? Most women with PMDD do have those physical symptoms as well. Pain is a commonly reported symptom in folks with PMDD, but the mood fluctuations are more severe. People spend about half their menstrual cycle usually with pretty severe symptoms. And then once the period starts, those symptoms go away in PMDD. That's actually part of the criteria for the disorder that the symptoms have to what we call clear out or remit soon after menstrual bleeding starts. So, that's for the formal diagnosis of PMDD. But then all sorts of people with anxiety or depression have what we call a premenstrual exacerbation of symptoms, so it's also possible to have, let's say generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder, OCD, and have those symptoms get worse during certain periods of the menstrual cycle. We wouldn't say that that person has PMDD; they just have a premenstrual worsening of symptoms. For some women, that occurs during that time, the week or two leading up to a period, but others have symptoms that are more around ovulation. Other women have symptoms that persist through the period. That's the interesting thing. But also, the really complicated thing about this space is that there's so many individual differences where some people have symptoms that sometimes, but not others. And then if you look at symptoms across the menstrual cycle and the next person, it may show a totally different pattern. But then over time, that pattern is maintained. It is clearly a pattern and a function of hormone change, but it can look different between different people. PMS SYMPTOMS VS PMDD SYMPTOMS? Kimberley: Why is it so different for different people? Do we understand that yet, or do we not have enough research? Crystal: We don't have enough research. This is a relatively new area that one of my colleagues, Dr. Tory Eisenlohr, has been working on at the University of Illinois at Chicago. What she has been finding is that there are different subgroups or subtypes of people with this premenstrual worsening where, like I said, some people have it right before their period; others more around ovulation. Some people seem to have worsening symptoms when their hormone levels are going up. Other people have worsening symptoms when their hormone levels are going down. Some people have worsening symptoms anytime there's a fluctuation or change. That's what we see in my research as well. When I start administering hormones in some women, they almost immediately start experiencing anxiety and irritability. And then as soon as I take the hormone away, they feel better. Whereas other women feel terrible until their hormones even out again, and I've stopped messing with them so much. It's really individualized and it probably has something to do with genetic predisposition as well as early environment. It's this combination of factors. DOES ANXIETY INCREASE DURING PMS? Kimberley: Right. I could be so off base here, and please just tell me if I am. While we know it's chemical, hormonal, biological, and genetic, is there also a small percentage of people who have these shifts from a cognitive component to where they've maybe had some depressive symptoms in the past, and so that when it comes on, they're anxious about the symptoms coming on? Does anxiety increase during PMS? Is it as cognitive as well, or are you more looking at just the physiological piece? Crystal: Both, for sure. First of all, you're not way off base. That's totally what I see in the clinic, that as folks have had these experiences with hormonal shifts and they had some anxiety or symptoms of depression during those times, it raises concern as they go through those similar hormonal shifts in the future. It becomes, in some ways, a self-fulfilling prophecy. Like, “Oh my gosh, this time is going to be so horrible, I must prepare for it. Oh no, here it comes.” And then it is terrible because you're expecting it to be terrible on some level. TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PMS AND PMDD Crystal: There are great treatment options for PMS and PMDD. That's what we do in cognitive behavioral therapy for these very symptoms, is working through some of those expectations about how things are going to be and what we can actually do to prepare for it so that it doesn't end up being bad just because we think it's going to be bad. But that's not to say that there isn't also a hormonal driver because for some people, there clearly is. Again, that's what makes this work so interesting and complicated, is that it's both for so many people. And that's what makes treatment somewhat complicated. CBT can go a long way toward helping with these symptoms. Not everybody, of course, can afford to access CBT. There are medication options as well, but the combination of these treatments seems to work the best for that reason. Kimberley: Yeah. CBT is good for so many things, isn't it? Crystal: Yeah. Kimberley: This is a perfect segue into questions I commonly get. I'm not a medical professional, everybody knows that. I'm a therapist. But people will often report to me that their doctor said, “There's nothing you can do. It's your hormones, it's your cycle. You have to ride it out and ride the PMDD or ride out your OCD or ride out your anxiety or your panic and just wait.” Would you agree with that? If so, or if not, what treatments would you encourage people to consider? Crystal: Okay, I want people to know that that is absolutely not true. If a medical provider tells you that, go see someone else because it's just not true. I actually hear the same thing all the time from my own patients and from our research participants too. They raised this concern with their physician; it wasn't taken seriously. That's why I do this work because I think it's really important. We do have good treatments that work. There are a whole bunch of different things that people can try. MEDICATIONS FOR PMDD + PMS Crystal: Because I mentioned there are different ways in which hormones influence mood symptoms across individuals, the unfortunate news is that we have certainly different medication for pmdd + pms treatments that work for a lot of people, but you have to work with a physician that you like to find the combination or the exact right treatment for you. It's not like a one-and-done where you would go in and say, “Okay, great, you're going to put me on this low-dose antidepressant and I will feel better and it will completely take care of this.” The thing that I would really encourage people to do is find a physician who's willing to work with them and see them regularly in the beginning, once every few weeks, or even more often as they try these different treatments to see what's going to work. I already mentioned cognitive behavioral therapy. That's a first-line treatment option for PMDD as well as for this premenstrual exacerbation or cyclic exacerbation of underlying anxiety or depression. The other thing that works well for PMDD is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. SSRIs that are used to treat depression and anxiety work well for PMDD but the mechanism is different, which is really interesting. A lot of people I hear from are reluctant to take SSRIs because they've heard that they're difficult to come off of eventually if they wanted to, that you can become dependent on them. The good news for PMDD, for people who are worried about those studies, is actually, you don't have any dependence on it because you only take it during that period of the menstrual cycle that's problematic for you. You can take it just those two weeks leading up to the beginning of your period and then stop taking it once the period starts. That has been shown to fully prevent PMDD symptoms in some women. And then some other people take it all the time, like around the whole menstrual cycle just because it's hard to remember to start it, or because they're not exactly sure when their period is going to start. If you're not super regular, it's hard to know and you might miss that window of opportunity to start it before the mood symptoms. That's another option. But SSRIs are another first-line treatment option. And then some women have really good success with oral contraceptives. Low-dose combined estrogen-progestin contraceptives are what's recommended. Yaz is the only one that's FDA-approved to treat PMDD, but it's not all that dissimilar from any other low-dose combined oral contraceptive. Sometimes it isn't covered by all insurances. If that one is not covered, I tell people to ask their doctor about what are the other alternatives because you shouldn't be paying tons and tons of money for your oral contraceptive. And then the other thing that often helps, for women who have some symptom relief with Yaz or other oral contraceptives, is to take it continuously because, as I mentioned, it is often that hormone change that seems to provoke symptoms in folks. If you don't have a period, then you don't have any hormone change. It's those placebo pills that cause a period, it's the switching from a low-dose hormone to then having that withdrawal of progestin that causes a period. But you don't medically need one. You can ask your doctor to prescribe the hormone continuously and not have a period at all. And that works well for a lot of folks with PMDD as well. And then you can combine all these different treatments. LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO HELP PMS ANXIETY + PMDD And then, in addition, some other non-pharmacologic lifestyle changes to help PMS anxiety and PMDD. Exercise has been shown to help. Regular exercise I think enhances all of our moods. It has the same effect within PMDD. There's some studies showing that taking calcium seems to reduce symptoms as well. For most of our patients, I just have them start taking a multivitamin and try to boost up that calcium a little bit. But like I said, a lot of people need a combination of treatments. Different SSRIs work in slightly different ways and may be more effective for some people than others. Just because the first SSRI doesn't work doesn't mean that you couldn't try another one. Again, it's just a matter of finding a physician that's willing to work with you to find the right combination and dose of these various treatments. Also possible for some people that none of these things work and those cyclic mood symptoms persist. And then there are other more invasive options for folks who don't have good success with any of these. Kimberley: Right. I have a couple of questions about that. You've just given us an amazing treatment plan, or treatment options for someone who is experiencing PMDD or they're having more onset of anxiety not to maybe that degree. I just want to clarify, for those who also have a chronic anxiety disorder, I'm assuming, but please again correct me, that they wouldn't be one of the people who should be coming off of their SSRIs; they should stay on them if you've got an additional psychiatric or a mental illness on the side. Crystal: Correct. I would never advise someone to come off of their SSRI if they're still having some breakthrough cyclicity in their symptom exacerbation. What I would suggest instead is to try adding on some of these other options. If you're already on an SSRI and not doing CBT, that's maybe where I would start, is to first track your mood symptoms relative to your period. This is a step that many people skip. The only way to diagnose PMDD, but also an important indicator for this cyclic exacerbation of symptoms, is to track every day your mood symptoms. You can just do this really easily on a calendar, even in the Notes app on your phone. I just have my patients make a mood rating of 0 to 10. 0 is feeling terrible, awful, worst I've ever felt; 10 is the best I've ever felt. It can be as simple as that. Or you can even use a smiley face symptom like, okay, feeling happy, feeling terrible. It doesn't have to be anything special. There are apps and things you can use as well to do this. But what we're looking for is a regular pattern of mood change relative to the menstrual cycle. Once you've established there is a regular pattern, then a CBT therapist can help you, like I said, prepare for those times and use some coping skills or strategies to manage those mood symptoms. But I think the treatments are largely the same for people with PMDD versus other anxiety and depressive disorders. But if you have more of a chronic picture that just has some change in symptoms around the menstrual cycle, then you wouldn't come off your SSRI. That's just for people with pure PMDD. CBT FOR PMDD and PMS ANXIETY Kimberley: I'm thinking about questions I'm assuming people will ask, and what comes to mind is, as myself as an OCD Specialist and as an anxiety specialist, we use CBT, but there are different types of CBT. We do a lot of exposure and response prevention for OCD and so forth. When we are talking about CBT, I want us to really be clear about what that looks like compared to all these other forms. What would that look like specific to somebody who has these symptoms, particularly around their menstrual cycle? Would it be more focused on the cognitive component or would it be an equal balance between managing cognitive distortions and behavioral activation? If we did behavioral activations, what would that look like? Crystal: I'm just going to lay my bias out on the table that I tend to lean more on the B side of CBT. I tend to be a behaviorist, and I do a lot of behavioral activation because, in my experience, it tends to work well in this space and for this population of folks. We do some behavioral planning. We track behaviors and mood symptoms. What did you do or not do when you were having that feeling of frustration or irritability and how did that work out for you? We get pretty in the weeds of like, what did you say, and then what happened next, and that sort of thing, and then we figure out like, okay, how do we prevent this kind of exchange from happening in the future when you're feeling really frustrated or irritable, if it caused problems, because sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes anger, frustration, or irritability serves as fuel to make a behavior change that needs to be made. It's a signal that something isn't working well. I don't want to pathologize all negative emotions because they're not always bad. Anyways, we look at what happened and where are the points at which we could have intervened and we rewind back in time to say, “Okay, how did you sleep the night before that thing happened that didn't go so well? Were you eating that day? What was that like? Were you already pretty depleted going into this negative interaction with your boss?” How do we prepare for the next cycle to make sure that you are allotting enough time to sleep and protecting that sleep time, not staying up super late, getting emails done or something, but really taking good care of yourself, eating well, drinking enough water, taking care of yourself the way you would take care of a child? And then from there, we talk about, “Okay, let's say this frustrating thing happens again and you're noticing yourself getting anxious or frustrated in that moment. What are some tools or skills we could use to respond?” Here, we might use something like taking a break, like, “All right, I noticed I'm getting really upset. I need to take a break from this interaction so that I don't say something that I might regret.” We might practice a skill like, “Thank you for that feedback. I'm feeling myself just getting flustered. I'm going to take five minutes and then I'd like to come back and have this conversation with you later, or an hour,” or “Can we come back and have this conversation next week,” depending on what it is and how out of sorts the person is feeling. And then using some skills to calm down. These might be mindfulness skills or any kind of self-care, emotion regulation skill that a person could use. We tend to start with skills that folks have already had good success with. I'm not teaching Buddhist meditation on the first day of treatment, but instead, it might be simple things like, “Oh, I feel better when I get some sunshine and take a walk outside,” so that might be a good skill we could just use right off the bat. It's pretty skill-based. And then we create a behavioral plan around that time of the month that tends to be more problematic so that we can keep people feeling well and well supported. A lot of times, that's all it takes. It doesn't require much more than that. Kimberley: I love that. I love that you're bringing in the mindfulness piece and a lot of self-care. This is really more of a question of curiosity, but I remember as a young teen, having a lot of PMS, being told you have to drink a lot of water. Is that like an old wives' tale? Because now I'm telling my daughter. I'm curious, is that an old wives' tale or is that actually a treatment or a part of the work? Crystal: I don't know. I mean, I think Americans probably go a little overboard on water consumption, but I think it's a good part of self-care to stay well-hydrated as well as well-fed and well-rested. You do lose some water through menstruation, and so it's probably good practice in general just to keep yourself well hydrated. That doesn't mean drinking a certain amount of water every day, but just noticing when you're thirsty and drinking something when you are. Kimberley: Okay, I'll be better about that because, like I said, as I tell my daughter, I'm always like, “This is probably an old wives' tale.” Maybe we could talk this one through together. Let's say I'm treating somebody. They've got severe OCD, severe panic disorder or severe health anxiety, severe social anxiety. They know and they've tracked using an app or, as you said, the notes on their phone or on paper, they've tracked it. They know around approximately that such and such day of the month, they're going to probably have an onset of treatment. How prepared should they be in terms of what would that preparation time look like? Is there a strategy you would give people? I know for us, on the clinical side, I'm amping up homework skills for them to manage the actual disorder, but is there something they could be doing on the PMS side that we should remember to do? Crystal: I think it's in my mind really specific to the individual and the symptoms that they're having that they find tend to get worse as well as the physical symptoms. If they're having a lot of pain around that time, then we want to also work on some pain management. Because when you're feeling a lot of pain, that can make your anxiety worse. That would be something I would think about in addition to the standardized ramping up of homework that you would ordinarily be doing. Pain management can again look more like mindfulness, some meditative practice, or it can mean talking with one's doctor about how to manage pain because there are non-addictive ways of managing pain as well. Kimberley: Right. You mentioned before talking to your doctor. Are you speaking specifically about just a GP or should they be going more to a reproductive doctor, OB-GYN? What kind of medical professional would you encourage people to reach out to? Crystal: I think if you have a doctor that you trust, whether it's a GP, OB-GYN, or even a psychiatrist, all of those are good options. Any of them can help treat these symptoms. Sometimes if the symptoms are really severe, then going to a specialist in reproductive mental health—that person would be a psychiatrist—can be helpful. There aren't that many of us out there though. I have a number of really wonderful colleagues that I work alongside in our clinic and we treat patients together. I provide the psychotherapy and then they provide the pharmacotherapy and then I also have an OB-GYN on the team who provides the hormonal treatment. Not everyone can access this highly skilled team, however, and I do recognize that. I think starting with a GP or your OB-GYN is a good place to start. Again, if they're not as knowledgeable as they need to be and they're telling you, you just have to suck it up and deal with it, that's not the right person. Kimberley: I appreciate you saying that because I do think—I'll be transparent—even to get somebody as skilled as yourself on the show for this was a really difficult thing. I was surprised how few people really understand it and are knowledgeable about the treatment options. It was harder than I thought and I'm so grateful for you to be here and talk about it with us. Crystal: I'm really sorry to hear that. I think there are a growing number of people interested in this, and I have a number of wonderful colleagues. But like you mentioned, there aren't that many of us out there. The bright spot, I would say, is that we have a training program at UNC Chapel Hill with lots and lots of applicants every year. We're training clinical psychologists and social workers and psychiatrists to do this work. Kimberley: Amazing. Thank you. Last question: Any final advice you would give someone who is experiencing symptoms of PMS and PMDD in regards to getting better or seeking treatment and help? LAST PIECE OF ADVICE FROM CRYSTAL Crystal: You're not alone. It's not all in your head. You deserve access to treatments that work. There are lots of treatments that work. Unfortunately, our medical system is really complex and sometimes you have to really advocate for yourself in this space. But if you are persistent and know what you're looking for in a provider, you, I hope, will be able to find one that can be a good advocate and supporter of you to recovery because you don't have to experience these symptoms by yourself or forever. Kimberley: Thank you so much for saying that. I think a lot of people feel like they're crazy or they've been told they're being crazy, which doesn't help. Crystal: Yeah. I mean, the word “hysteria” came from studying or psychiatrists working with women who they felt were hysterical and their uterus was traveling around their bodies. The roots of all of this are in this really misogynistic place where many of us are working really hard to overcome that unfortunate history, but there's often still a lot of stigma and misinformation out there. Kimberley: I remember in my master's degree, that was the first part of the history of Psychology, that women who were just having PMS were being totally hyper-pathologized. Horrible. Crystal: Yeah. Really horrible. I hope that the work that we do makes a difference. I'm so glad that you're tackling this topic on your podcast. I think this will, I hope, reach a lot of people. Kimberley: Thank you. Can you tell us where people can get ahold of you, where they might learn about you and the work that you're doing? Crystal: Yeah. I have a website, it's CrystalSchiller.com. C-R-Y-S-T-A-L S-C-H-I-L-L-E-R.com. I'm actually starting to write a book on this topic, so I really appreciate you reaching out and to know that people have questions about this because that's what I see where I'm at too. And then the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders, if you just Google that, you'll find our website and you can read more about the different research studies that we're doing and about our treatment program as well. Kimberley: Thank you so much and congratulations on writing a book. It's a big challenge and a big accomplishment. Crystal: Thanks. Kimberley: Thank you so much for coming on. It's been an absolute pleasure.Crystal: It was wonderful being with you today. Thank you so much. Take care.
In the first half of this week's show, Mickey and Project Censored intern Reagan Haynie speak with investigative reporter Alan MacLeod of MintPress News. MacLeod explains that a number of former high-ranking US military and security officials are now executives or board members in the video-game industry, notably with the firm that make the “Call of Duty” game, Activision. He also notes that game's portrayals of assassinations of foreign leaders as normal, and concludes that games like these are carefully designed propaganda/recruitment devices. Next, media analyst Nolan Higdon takes the corporate press to task for its refusal to fairly present alternatives to official doctrine about the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures needed to cope with its fallout. Finally, in light of Press Freedom Day, Project Censored associate director Andy Lee Roth explains the multiple ways that journalism truly is the lifeblood of democracy, and journalists serve the cause of human rights, including freedom of expression. Notes: Alan MacLeod is a senior staff writer at MintPress News, and the author of two books on journalism. He writes extensively about media bias, propaganda, and fake news. He discusses his recent article “Call of Duty is a Government Psyop.” Reagan Haynie is a graduating senior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has been Project Censored's academic intern this past year. Nolan Higdon is a lecturer in education at the University of California Santa Cruz campus. He's also the author of the book The Anatomy of Fake News and other works of media analysis. His most recent dispatch on media and politics about the failures of the Fourth Estate using Covid-19 is No Turning Back. Andy Lee Roth is Associate Director of Project Censored, co-editor of the Project's annual volume, and co-coordinator of the Project's Campus Affiliates Program. He has published widely on media issues, including hist most recent article, The Lifeblood of Democracy. The post National Security State Propaganda, the Fourth Estate's Deadly Follies, and Why We Need a Truly Independent Press in Support of Human Rights and Freedom of Expression as we Celebrate Press Freedom Day – Project Censored – May 5, 2023 appeared first on KPFA.
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we're joined by Dr. Kalea Wattles, Associate Director of Curriculum at The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). In this episode, Dr. Kalea Wattles explains all about reproductive longevity, including the fertility span, testing for fertility, and how to slow down ovarian aging. Dr. Kalea Wattles is an accomplished naturopathic doctor, certified functional medicine practitioner, and a renowned fertility expert. Her approach to helping women conceive and maintain pregnancies is based on the functional medicine philosophy. Key Takeaways: Focusing on reproductive longevity It's a human-specific phenomenon to experience a decline in fertility potential around middle age. This could be attributed to the "grandmother hypothesis," where women lose their fertility at a young age to allocate time and energy to taking care of their offspring. Nevertheless, losing reproductive potential has broader implications for various bodily systems, such as reduced bone mineral density and cognitive function, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it's essential to prioritize reproductive longevity to not only ensure successful pregnancies now, but also promote long-term health and vitality. Understanding lifespan, healthspan, and fertility span Lifespan is the total duration of a person's life, from birth to death. Healthspan, on the other hand, refers to the period of life during which an individual is in good health and free from chronic diseases or disabilities. It's a measure of function rather than a measure of time. The fertility span is the period during which an individual is capable of reproducing, and it refers to the health of the ovaries, regular ovulation, hormone production that protects your bones and brain, and the nervous system. Normal versus pathological ovarian aging Women's ovaries naturally age, leading to a decline in function that culminates in the menopausal transition, usually occurring in the early fifties. This process is a normal part of aging and occurs regardless of a woman's overall health. However, some women experience an acceleration in ovarian aging, resulting in a decrease in ovarian reserve, which can lead to infertility. This can occur even if the woman is still having menstrual cycles and normal hormone levels. Premature ovarian insufficiency is another condition in which the ovaries exhibit perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, such as irregular periods, even in younger women. Oxidative stress and inflammation Oxidative stress and inflammation are the two biggest contributors to ovarian aging. Oxidative stress is when the body experiences a buildup of compounds that can damage DNA. It can be from having a high sugar diet, environmental toxin exposures, chronic inflammation, or a low intake of dietary antioxidants. Inflammation can come from lots of different sources. Periodontal disease is a significant contributor to inflammation in the reproductive system. But it can also come from food sensitivities, intestinal hyperpermeability, or leaky gut. It's crucial to acknowledge the interconnectivity of all the systems in our body, as each one can impact the others. Therefore, when a woman intends to get pregnant, she must ensure that all her bodily systems are in proper working order and balance. Slowing ovarian aging Be mindful of your diet and reduce sources of advanced glycation. This means cutting back on fried and baked foods and focusing on consuming more antioxidant-rich foods. In addition to dietary changes, it's also important to consider lifestyle factors such as exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep. Also, regularly test. Also, check out Dr. Kalea's recommended lab testing: Hormones testing, Luteinizing hormone test, Follicle-stimulating hormone test, Testosterone panel, DHEA-S Test, Progesterone testing, Thyroid testing, TSH testing, Free T3 test, Free T4 test, Reverse T3 test, Thyroid antibodies test, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Lipid panel, High-sensitivity C-reactive protein test, Hemoglobin A1C test, Fasting insulin test, Nutritional testing, Vitamin D testing, B vitamins testing, Celiac panel, Ferritin test, Iron test, Homocysteine test, Infectious screening, HIV test, Syphilis test, Chlamydia test, Gonorrhea test, Hepatitis test, Cytomegalovirus test, EBV test, Salivary cortisol test, Comprehensive stool analysis, Micronutrient testing Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
On episode 37 of The Innovators Podcast, Alison Doyle, Associate Director of the Iowa State University Research Park, interviewed Craig Rupp, the CEO of Sabanto. Throughout the podcast, they discuss Rupp's electrical engineering career, autonomous agriculture, and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy.
Today our hosts talk about the latest news on the debt ceiling, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform, RSV vaccines, and 50-State Network advocacy activities in D.C. Our hosts are also joined by GHLF colleagues Adam Kegley, Manager of Global Partnerships, and Angel Tapia, Senior Manager of Hispanic Community Outreach, who discuss their work in osteoporosis advocacy, awareness, and education. “Over 200 million people around the world live with it [osteoporosis]. It's a pretty staggering number already, but the thing is that so many people go undiagnosed, because they think a fracture is just a fracture,” says Adam. Among the highlights in this episode: 1:16: Steven Newmark, Director of Policy at GHLF, discusses the current debt-ceiling debate in the Senate and its impact on health care policies 3:52: Steven discusses a Republican plan for requiring more low-income Americans to work in order to receive government benefits, primarily food stamps and Medicaid 6:00: Steven explains the next steps for the debt ceiling debate, which involve negotiations in the Senate and potential impacts on the economy and health care 8:07: Steven shares positive news about PBM reform gaining traction in Washington, with Senators Bernie Sanders and Bill Cassidy working on a bipartisan legislative package 10:36: Zoe Rothblatt, Associate Director of Community Outreach at GHLF, discusses the importance of transparency and the impact of the proposed PBM reform legislation 12:17: The FDA is considering the approval of two RSV vaccines for older adults from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GSK 15:45: Adam provides some background on osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that can lead to fractures and other life-changing effects 16:39: Angel shares her motivation for working on GHLF's osteoporosis program, emphasizing the importance of education and preventative measures 17:57: Adam talks about the prevalence of undiagnosed osteoporosis and the importance of DEXA (bone density) scans for those at risk and those recently diagnosed 22:09: An introduction to the Strong Bones & Me program, GHLF's new global osteoporosis initiative that focuses on education and support for those affected by the condition 24:11: Angel and Adam talk about working with global partners to create accessible, multilingual resources for osteoporosis education 26:33: Tune in for the osteoporosis and bone health-themed live #CreakyChats on Twitter, scheduled for May 15th at 7pm ET 26:59: What our hosts learned from this episode Contact Our Hosts Steven Newmark, Director of Policy at GHLF: firstname.lastname@example.org Zoe Rothblatt, Associate Director, Community Outreach at GHLF: email@example.com We want to hear what you think. Send your comments in the form of an email, video, or audio clip of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org Catch up on all our episodes on our website or on your favorite podcast channel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Medicare could soon pay hospitals much less for common outpatient services like x-rays and checkups.This week, we explain an old policy gathering new steam in Washington, how it could save Medicare and patients billions of dollars a year, and why it has hospitals worried.Guests: Loren Adler, MS, Fellow and Associate Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health PolicyJoe Antos, PhD, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise InstituteAmol Navathe, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaHannah Neprash, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Ashley Thompson, MHA, Senior Vice President, American Hospital AssociationLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Fred Harter, Correspondent for The London Times in Jeddah, Dr Walt Kilroy, Lecturer in international relation, DCU who has focused on Sudan for a number of years & Associate Director of DCU's Conflict Resolution Institute
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Artificial intelligence like ChatGPT is already changing aspects of our daily lives, but what will our future with this technology look like? Host Bill Nigut welcomes Georgia Tech's Mark Riedl and Brian Magerko to explain. The panel Brian Magerko, Professor of Digital Media, Director of Graduate Studies in Digital Media, Head, Expressive Machinery Lab Mark Riedl, Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Associate Director, Georgia Tech Machine Learning Center Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:00 - What is a chatbot? 15:00 - How do developers ethically develop AI? 30:00 - How much do AI understand? 40:00 - How do chatbots create art? 45:00 - What's the future for AI? Thursday on Political Rewind: In conversation with the Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams.
These five CSC members – from NCAA Division I, II, III and Canadian institutions – held a discussion and Q&A on broadcasting your live events, presenting insights and takeaways on the following topics: • a variety of ideas on how to recruit and develop students to assist in broadcasting roles; • building strong relationships with your media carriers, and deciding on who to use • production and live event direction tips (working with different components) • working with limited resources as you build your broadcasting units • ideas on working with alumni, coaches and administrators on securing funding for broadcasting equipment and deliverables • recruiting and developing play-by-play and color announcers The four panelists and moderator were: Whitney Haworth – Georgia Southern University, Director of Creative and Digital Strategy Adam Ledyard – East Texas Baptist University, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Reagan Ratcliff – Dallas Baptist University, Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations Alex Souza – Coastal Carolina University, Assistant Athletic Director of Digital Initiatives and Branding Moderator: Elisa Mitton – University of Windsor, Sports Information Coordinator
In this episode, our Associate Director, Naming, Scott Wolman reads "Customer First, Customer Hard: Lessons for Brand Storytelling from Cobra Kai", which originally appeared in Little Black Book. Inspired by the Netflix series and sequel to the original The Karate Kid films, Cobra Kai, Scott enters the dojo of Sensei Lawrence for three tips to help your brand shift into the mentor perspective and achieve true customer-centricity.
On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, we'll be digging into the Pennridge School Board's decision last week to hire the far-right Vermillion Education to rewrite the district's social studies curriculum. The contract to hire Vermillion was posted to the agenda 24 hours before the meeting and at least four members of the board had no idea it was coming. Tonight, we'll get into the school board meeting, Vermilion's background, and increasing moves by Pennridge to turn the school district into a Christian Nationalist haven. Vermillion Education is a four-month old company founded by former Hillsdale College teacher, Jordan Adams. Adams is a graduate of the private, conservative Christian Hillsdale College and served as the Associate Director for Instructional Resources in the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College. The Barney Charter Initiative seeks to establish a national network of charter schools using Hillsdale's K-12 curriculum. LINKS: "Pennridge School Board wants to hire company with ties to Hillsdale College to help write curriculum," Jenny Stephens, Bucks County Beacon | https://bit.ly/3NnczF0 "Hillsdale College Comes to Pennridge School District via Vermillion Education," Peter Greene, Bucks County Beacon | https://bit.ly/3LJadil Pennridge school board hires consultant with ties to conservative college to review curriculum," Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer | https://bit.ly/3oOrKN6 "What is Vermillion Education and why Florida school boards should care," Katie LaGrone, ABC Action News, Sarasota, FL | https://bit.ly/3VnYCIN Florida School Board rejects consultant with ties to Christian college after backlash," Kristina Watrobski, ABC7, Sarasota | https://bit.ly/3LjaIOV Jordan Adams at 2020 White House Conference on American History, led by Hillsdale College President, Dr. Larry Arnn. The panel followed President Trump's executive order to create a commission to promote "patriotic education." Adams is the last speaker, but the whole panel provides useful context CSPAN/White House | https://www.c-span.org/person/?127772... Influence Watch | Barney Family Foundation | https://bit.ly/3NB3NTI Don't Let Paul Martino, Moms for Liberty, & their oligarch friends buy our schools and push extremist politics in our community. Raging Chicken has teamed up with LevelField to launch a truly community-rooted PAC to invest in organizing, support local and state-wide progressive candidates, and unmask the toxic organizations injecting our communities with right-wing extremism. We're putting small-dollar donations to work to beat back the power of Big Money. You can get more information and drop your donation at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/.
The Faith and Investing Podcast
Early in his career, Loran Graham was following the world's story for investing. Now, he views wealth management as a form of worship. In this interview, Loran shares how God transformed his view of investing—and what that looks like in his advisory practice.On this episode:Matt Galyon, Associate Director, ECFILoran Graham, Founder, CEO & President of Loran Graham CompanyNotes & Links:View our Financial Advisor CourseThese communication herein is provided for informational purposes only and was made possible with the financial support of Eventide Asset Management, LLC (“Eventide”), an investment adviser. Eventide Center for Faith and Investing is an educational initiative of Eventide. In some cases, information in this communication may include statements by individuals that are current clients or investors in Eventide, and/or individuals compensated for providing their statements. In such cases, Eventide identifies all relevant details of the relationship, the compensation, and any conflicts of interest, within the communication which can be found at faithandinvesting.com. Information contained herein has been obtained from third-party sources believed to be reliable. Statements made by ECFI should not be interpreted as a recommendation or advice pertaining to any security. Investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal.
The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem
Andy Riise, Speaker, Author, Mental Toughness Coach, and now Associate Director of Veteran Engagement for Team Red and White and Blue, a veteran service organization, returns to give us an inside look at mental sensitivity. He explains how we can use this hidden superpower for our greater good. By combining this with regulating ourselves our internal environment, we can build mental toughness and use it to thrive through adversity. Connect with Andy on Linkedin - Instagram - YouTube - Twitter Schedule your consult with Design to Perform with Andy Riise Learn more about Team Red White & Blue Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 00:40 "So mental toughness is the ability and willingness to execute tasks at the upper range of your potential, regardless of outcomes. Okay, that's a bunch of psycho-babble. So let's get a practical street definition. Mental toughness is getting the most out of what you have to be at your best when it matters the most.” 01:16 “The four Cs of mental toughness are confidence, control, commitment, and challenge. And there's two-step factors for each of those. There's actually a valid and reliable psychometric tool that I use in my athletes, business leaders, and people in healthcare. So those four Cs are really the four elements that make up your mental toughness profile. 03:46 “Mental toughness is a combination of playing psychological defense, which is resilience and mental performance with psychological offense. You bring those together, you get a really good championship combination.” 5:36 “The first step of being a better thermostat is the thermometer, which is self-awareness and you also have to be aware of outside of myself, which is my environment and other people and how they affect me. So it's inside out and outside in terms of my ability to be able to read myself. My internal temperature and the temperature outside of myself.” 7:22 “We haven't developed the coping skills over and allowed our kids to then be able to make mistakes and learn and experiment and fail. We protect them. We wanna make things easier for the next generation. And in some ways, we do them a disservice.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals. Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lisa Burton, Director of the M.S. Marketing Program, once was a student in this program herself. On this episode of MasterCast, she reveals insights on what they look for in a student applying into the program, as well as what they don't look for. An example of an interview question that they ask applicants of the program is even revealed. This demanding program provides these students with the unique opportunity to interact with owners of companies, founders, and senior executives, while making lasting differences in their companies. She has been a key player in many initiatives at Mays Business School, as well as playing a big role in the development of the Mays Career rental closet. As Burton has been a student of this program herself, she truly knows the good that it can do for an individual and loves seeing these students flourish. Bio: Hailing originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Lisa Burton has called Texas home for more than 35 years. Lisa is the Director of the M.S. Marketing Program at Texas A&M's Mays Business School. In her former role as Associate Director of Employment Services for the Texas A&M University Career Center, she coached students to grow professionally and network effectively. Prior to working at Texas A&M University, Lisa had a successful career in sales and marketing in the retail, special event and nonprofit areas. Lisa earned her B.F.A. in Radio-TV-Film from Sam Houston State University and her M.S. Marketing degree from Texas A&M University.
Compassion & Courage: Conversations in Healthcare
Yes, THE Jennifer! Hear about the experience of “”I'm Here” from her perspective, plus some incredible leadership advice and reflection on a lifetime of care. The two also talk about retirement of Garrett from Seeing Eye dog service and how compassionate moments can last a lifetime and make a world of difference. Key topics:00:00 – Introductions01:00 – Marcus introduces Jenny Detwiler.03:17 – Marcus asks Jenny, “Who were you 30 years ago?” and the two talk about that night at Barnes-Jewish Hospital 30 years ago. 10:00 – Jenny talks about her interactions with Marcus on the night he lost his sight.14:19 – Marcus talks about the reunion with Jenny 20 years later and then asks what Jenny did between the night of the crash and the reunion.28:43 – Marcus shifts the conversation to what Jenny is doing now and asks about leadership.34:52 – Jenny talks about the best leader she has ever had.36:51 – Marcus talks about Garrett's retirement with Jenny.40:30 – Rapid fire questions! Jenny wants people to, "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."46:00 – Thank you and conclusions! Resources for you: More communication tips and resources for how to cultivate compassion: https://marcusengel.com/freeresources/Connect with Marcus on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusengel/Learn more about Marcus' Books: https://marcusengel.com/store/Subscribe to the podcast through Apple: https://bit.ly/MarcusEngelPodcastSubscribe to the podcast through Spotify: https://bit.ly/Spotify-MarcusEngelPodcast More About Jenny Detwiler, MSN, RN:Jenny Detwiler is a patient centered and highly organized nursing leader with extensive experience leading staff at major medical centers. High-Visibility leadership team member and executive closely attuned to safety, cost, care quality, productivity, innovation goals and care experience. Motivator and influencer responsible for providing leadership and oversight over multiple areas and navigate continual change including staff adoption of new practices. Jenny Detwiler is the Associate Director of Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine program where she works collaboratively with many different large and small scale organizations to provide onsite medical coverage. LifeFlight Event Medicine provides a wide array of medical coverage from AEMT's, Paramedics, Nurses, Flight Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Coverage. Prior to Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Jenny has held numerous nursing executive roles as a Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Jenny has an extensive background in Emergency Medicine and Surgical, Burn and Trauma. Jenny lives on 5 acres in Hendersonville, TN right outside Nashville with her husband Mark, and puppy Levi. In her free time she loves to hike, cook, listen to live music and is active in her church. Jenny lives by the motto "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."Date: 5/1/2023Name of show: Compassion & Courage: Conversations in HealthcareEpisode title and number: Episode 100 – Jenny Detwiler, MSN, RN - The Compassion of Cutting Off Clothes: A special Nurses Week Episode
For the next several episodes, we're partnering with Chorus America to bring you a sneak preview of what's coming up at the Chorus America Annual Conference, being held this year in our home town, San Francisco! We hope you'll enjoy this opportunity to get to know a bit more about the conference's speakers and their areas of expertise, and especially to get to know these folks on a personal level. Today's episode is with Karen Hopper, the Associate Director of Performance Strategy at Razorfish, where she helps Fortune 100 clients make smart decisions about their creative marketing using data. Karen will be leading the session “Unleash Your Fundraising With Digital Scale,” and today we'll get a small taste of what Karen's session will be all about. We hope to see you in San Francisco for the Chorus America Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2023. More information is available at chorusamerica.org. Music excerpts: Alleluia, by Jake Runestad, performed by Kantorei, directed by Joel RinsemaBefore Spring, by Mari Esabel Valverde, text by Amir Rabiyah, performed by CantusEpisode referencesChorus America conferenceKaren HopperJason Max Ferdinand SingersAndy CrestodinaKantoreiCherry Creek SchoolsThe M+R Guide to Effective and Ethical Direct Response CreativeChoral Arts
Dr Aia Mohamed, Irish doctor who was born in Sudan, Walt Kilroy, Lecturer in international relation, DCU who has focused on Sudan for a number of years& Associate Director of DCU's Institute for International Conflict Resolution
Guests Chris Baker | Stephen Jacobs Panelists Richard Littauer | Justin Dorfman | Abby Cabunoc Mayes Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! The podcast where we talk about sustaining open source for the long haul. Today, we are excited to have as our guests, Chris Baker and Stephen Jacobs, who work at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). Chris is the Assistant Director for the Open@RIT Program Office, and Stephen is a Professor at RIT and the Founder of Open@RIT. Our conversations today focus on how academia is trying to integrate open source into traditional academic practices, and how OSPO's are creating standards and best practices. Stephen and Chris also discuss how to help students deal with diverse incentives in open source and academia, the importance of role diversity in software development, and Stephen advocates for policy change to recognize the value of open work and to give credit to those who do it. Download this episode to hear more! [00:01:39] Chris fills us in on Open RIT where they're working to build open community and foster collaboration in the open space. [00:03:19] Stephen tells us about RIT having an open source department that teaches open source classes, offers an academic minor, and has an experiential education program. [00:07:50] Abby wonders if OSPO's are creating more career pathways, and Stephen explains they hope to create more opportunities in open source work in the future. [00:10:19] We hear about The Boyer's model of scholarship, and a classification system of four types of scholarship, and Stephen mentions the classic “Einstein Eureka” model being one of many, and he brings up Open Work Definition that RIT and a couple of other collaborators put out. [00:15:06] Stephen talks about The Sloan Foundation and why they're so interested in the research space of open source. [00:17:37] Open@RIT was founded by Stephen, Chris is the Assistant Director, and Mike Nolan is the Associate Director, and we'll hear about their responsibilities. [00:19:03] Chris explains how he's helping students deal with diverse incentives in open source and academia, and Stephen adds there's a need for educating on open science practices. [00:23:45] Stephen believes that policy need to change to recognize the value of open work and to give credit to those who do it. He also discusses the importance of role diversity in software development and how it can lead to more DEIA friendly projects. [00:27:10] What successful alumni came out of the Open@RIT? How about Justin Flory Jenn Kotler, and our very own Django Skorupa. [00:29:29] Chris and Stephen talk about other avenues they're pursuing to help teach open work outside of the university, and the FOSSY conference is mentioned. [00:33:59] Find out where you can learn more about Open work at RIT and where you can follow Chris and Stephen on the web. Quotes [00:04:25] “We became the second university with an OSPO.” [00:19:42] “We're taking students given their backgrounds, whether it be full-stack developers, or graphic design, and using that to produce the structure for open work inside of research.” Spotlight [00:36:49] Justin's spotlight is the 988 Crisis Lifeline. [00:37:23 Abby's spotlight is GitHub + Slack Integration open source project. [00:37:45] Richard's spotlight is getyourshittogether.org and Brain Donor Project. [00:38:28] Stephen's spotlight is Software Freedom Conservancy FOSSY Conf. [00:38:55] Chris's spotlight is the young ladies in rural high schools who are standing up to passive and aggressive sexism. Links SustainOSS (https://sustainoss.org/) SustainOSS Twitter (https://twitter.com/SustainOSS?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) SustainOSS Discourse (https://discourse.sustainoss.org/) email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) SustainOSS Mastodon (https://mastodon.social/tags/sustainoss) Richard Littauer Twitter (https://twitter.com/richlitt?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Justin Dorfman Twitter (https://twitter.com/jdorfman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Abby Cabunoc Mayes Twitter (https://twitter.com/abbycabs?lang=en) Stephen Jacobs LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/itprofjacobs) Stephen Jacobs RIT (https://www.rit.edu/directory/sxjics-stephen-jacobs) Chris Baker LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/visuallychrisbaker) Chris Baker RIT (https://www.rit.edu/directory/cabopen-christopher-baker) Open@RIT (https://openr.it/) Rochester Institute of Technology (https://www.visitrochester.com/listing/rochester-institute-of-technology/7303/) Boyer's model of scholarship (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyer%27s_model_of_scholarship) Open Work Definition (https://openworkdefinition.com/) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-Technology (https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology) The Journal of Open Source Software (https://joss.theoj.org/) Sustain Podcast- Episodes featuring Mike Nolan (https://podcast.sustainoss.org/guests/michael-nolan) Sustain Podcast-Episodes featuring Justin W. Flory (https://podcast.sustainoss.org/guests/justin-w-flory) Sustain Open Source Design-Episode 27: Jenn Kotler on Astronomical Sonification and Designing UX for Science & Open Data (https://sosdesign.sustainoss.org/guests/kotler) 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (https://988lifeline.org/) GitHub + Slack Integration (https://github.com/integrations/slack) Get Your Shit Together (https://getyourshittogether.org/) Brain Donor Project (https://braindonorproject.org/) Software Freedom Conservancy-FOSSY (https://sfconservancy.org/fossy/) Credits Produced by Richard Littauer (https://www.burntfen.com/) Edited by Paul M. 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Last week, a 12-year old Se'Cret Pierce living in Hartford was killed in a drive-by shooting. Gun violence is one of the leading causes of deaths in America, and the leading cause of death in children. According to the Kaiser Family Foundations, gun-related incidents are common among adults. Despite this, research around this issue remains limited and vastly underfunded. There is several areas of research when it comes to better understanding gun violence including mass shootings, suicide and intimate partner violence. Today, we talk about the intersection of gun violence and public health and the push to view gun violence as a public health issue. We'll hear from Dr. Jennifer Dineen. Associate Director of the Arms Center for Gun Injury Prevention at UConn. We'll also talk with Connecticut musician Jimmy Greene. He is the father of Sandy Hook victim Ana Grace Marquez-Greene. How has gun violence impacted your community? GUESTS: Andrew Woods: Chief Executive Officer of Hartford Communities That Care Dr. Jennifer Dineen: Associate Professor in Residence in the School of Public Policy and Associate Director of the Arms Center for Gun Injury Prevention at UConn Jimmy Greene: Professor of Music at Western Connecticut State University Where We Live is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode.Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.