Application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare, healthfood and health purposes
On today's episode, we'll begin a special series that follows a month-long algae diet experiment with Founder of Spira, Elliot Roth, to explore the viability of algae as a food source in space. We'll be following his journey from beginning to end, while helping to document reactions, findings, and even the emotions that come with committing to a space-age diet.Elliot is the Founder of Spira, a company that engineers algae for sustainable, healthier, and cost-effective industry applications. After being trained as a University Innovation Fellow at the Stanford d.School, Elliot started multiple entrepreneurial projects including the DIYbio lab, Indie Lab, TEDxVCU and 6 other startups. Elliot graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering where he actually lived off algae and learned about the many benefits of this incredible plant!After University, he spent five years consulting in product design and business strategy before starting Spira. Elliot is a Kairos Fellow, a Seasteading Ambassador, a member of the TFF NextGen Council and sits on the Virginia Governor's Council for Youth Entrepreneurship. Elliot is passionate about solving social and environmental problems in manufacturing and has spoken at Synbiobeta, SXSW, and Thought for Food on social impact, synthetic biology and food. We also want to extend a big thank you to our sponsors this year for supporting our show!Learn more about our Gold Sponsor Multiverse Media, an integrated media company focusing on space exploration, science, and technology, and check out the Cislunar Market Opportunities report produced by NewSpace Global, a Multiverse Media property, for a snapshot and user guide to the players and opportunities ahead for the cislunar economy. To get your own copy please go to cislunar.report and use coupon code citizen10 for 10% off a single user license.Learn more about our Silver Sponsor the Colorado School of Mines Space Resources Program, a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program that offers Certificate, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees for professionals around the world interested in the emerging field of extraterrestrial resources here.Support the showSubscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media!Instagram: @thecelestialcitizenTwitter: @celestialcitznLinkedIn: Celestial CitizenYouTube: @thecelestialcitizen
What's in your sweat, and what can it indicate about your overall health? What if we could use biosensors to track it and improve your overall quality of life? While sweat may not be at the forefront of mainstream science, this type of technology may be more powerful than some may realize… Today we sit down to discuss all things sweat-related with Dr. Shalini Prasad. Dr. Prasad is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering graduate program at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she has been since 2011. In this episode, we talk about: How functional sweat wearables can be used for human physiology and disease tracking. Why monitoring your sweat can help you stay healthy. What makes sweat smell. Where in your body sweat comes from. With training in electrical engineering, Dr. Prasad has a background in figuring out signals from a vast array of sources – and she applies this knowledge of technology to effectively monitor human sweat. Wondering what her research has uncovered? Click play to find out now! To learn more about Dr. Prasad and her work, visit her lab at https://www.utdbmnl.com now! Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C
Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME
Bias, Equity, and Reality: Issues When Using AI for ECG-based Diagnostics Guests: Gari Clifford, Ph.D. @GariClifford and Reza Sameni, Ph.D. @RezaSameni Hosts: Anthony H. Kashou, M.D. (@anthonykashoumd) Joining us today to discuss issues when using AI for ECG-based diagnostics is Gari Clifford, Ph.D., Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University and professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Reza Sameni, Ph.D., associate professor of the department of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University. Drs. Clifford and Sameni share interests in machine learning, digital hardware design, statistical signal processing and application areas span across cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric health, among others. Tune in to learn about issues when using AI for ECG-based diagnostics. Specific topics discussed: What are the key barriers to building AI models from electrocardiogram data? What can be done to mitigate the bias in AI models beyond balancing data. Can you expand on what you mean by addressing bias is much deeper than just balancing data? What parting advice do you have for anyone wanting to use AI on large volumes of ECGs? Connect with Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Continuing Medical Education online at https://cveducation.mayo.edu or on Twitter @MayoClinicCV and @MayoCVservices. Facebook: MayoCVservices LinkedIn: Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Services NEW Cardiovascular Education App: The Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME App is an innovative educational platform that features cardiology-focused continuing medical education wherever and whenever you need it. Use this app to access other free content and browse upcoming courses. Download it for free in Apple or Google stores today! No CME credit offered for this episode. Podcast episode transcript found here.
Join our returning guest Rudy Atallah as we tackle social issues, the power of giving, and how you can amplify your impact through The Blessing Projects. Key takeaways to listen for 02:15 The Blessing Projects: When and where it started 07:55 Ways The Blessing Projects are helping people around the world 09:32 What is the value of consistent giving in making a lasting impact? 13:11 Advantages of donating through The Blessing Projects 20:11 How the Lord provides when you address a need in society Resources mentioned in this episode 06:56 The Nazarene Fund 12:58 Charity Navigator 19:52 GoFundMe About Rudy Attalah Lt. Col. Rudolph Atallah, USAF, is the executive director of The Blessing Projects, dedicated to helping those in need worldwide. A native of Beirut, Lebanon, and fluent in Arabic and French, Rudy's 21-year career in the United States Air Force spanned from aviation and special operations to intelligence and counterterrorism. Over the past two decades, Mr. Atallah has traveled to more than 108 countries and has met with 11 heads of state. He has advised two U.S. Secretaries of Defense and many other senior U.S. officials on counterterrorism policies and strategies and has served as a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of State and numerous U.S. embassies across Africa. Mr. Atallah assumed the position of Africa Counterterrorism Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2003 and was concurrently East Africa Director from 2003-2007. At the time of his retirement, he was the only Foreign Area Officer in the Air Force, holding three concurrent regional specialization designations: Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. He is a Senior fellow with Atlantic Council and holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of International Relations from Troy University. Connect with Rudy Website: THE BLESSING PROJECTS Do you want to be intentional about giving and making a difference in the lives of others? Go to https://www.investingwithpurpose.org/ to learn more about partnering with Integrity Holdings Group to impact and empower small communities worldwide today! To learn more about real estate investing, visit Integrity Holdings Group to sign up for our 7 Day Passive Real Estate Investing Course (it's free)! Connect with Us Are you interested in joining a community of like-minded individuals who aspire to build true wealth through real estate passive investing? Go to IHG Investor Club to learn more!
Global Scalpels: A Global Surgery Podcast
When we discuss global surgery, we often focus on the physical workforce that it takes to support a patient through their surgical needs. The other side of this process is the digital or mechanical support that makes surgery all possible. It is easy to take for granted the countless computers, x-ray machines, ventilators, and more. We often don't recognize the biomedical engineering that takes place to make all those tools function - we just know it works (but often not how it works). Acquiring these machines in low-resource settings is important, however, understanding how the machine works and how to maintain it is equally as important for its longevity as a surgical tool. In an effort to help, there has historically been a flow of second-hand or cheaper machines from high-resource environments to low-resource environments however often without the needed tech support, product manuals, or training to upkeep them. End-of-life equipment can be common and its utility is limited. Donations are vital to the progression of surgery in these settings but can sometimes create more of a burden than a support. Join us as we speak with Tom Monahan, the prior director of Biomedical Engineering at Health Equity International and previous Master Biomedical Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital about the engineering challenges of surgical equipment and strategies for tackling this problem at the grassroots through apprenticeship and training models.
Join us in today's episode as we reveal the answers to running a business well with Sean Tagge in our conversation about investor relations, leadership, and mindsets. Embrace the leader within you to make your vision into reality by tuning in!WHAT YOU'LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE The power of leveraging others' experience in real estateReasons why you should form good broker relationsWhat makes a successful entrepreneur?How to improve employee attitude and productivity in the workplaceExercises to help you develop self-awarenessRESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONEDMailchimp: https://mailchimp.com/SyndicationPro: https://syndicationpro.com/Multifamily Investors Who Dominate by Beau Beery | Hardcover: https://amzn.to/3F0dxmy and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3VKlEcJGood to Great by Jim Collins | Hardcover: https://amzn.to/3sbY9LZ and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3MR1BVTTraction by Gino Wickman | Paperback: https://amzn.to/3MMl7D2 and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3sdwsT3Straight-Line Leadership by Dusan Djukich | Paperback: https://amzn.to/3VLBzYb and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3F3qUSLWho Not How by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy | Paperback: https://amzn.to/3TCOSZ1 and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3VNWvxCThe Big Leap by Gay Hendricks | Paperback: https://amzn.to/3VJ5d09 and Kindle: https://amzn.to/3yTFZm7ABOUT SEAN TAGGESean is Memphis Investment Properties' Chief Operating Officer. His background is in Biomedical Engineering, and he worked at the University of Utah Hospital doing research on artificial hearts before realizing he didn't like working for others. Sean discovered the amazing world of real estate a few months later and, since then, has been passionate about real estate investments.CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: Memphis Investment Properties https://www.memphisinvestmentproperties.net/LinkedIn: Sean Tagge https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-tagge-2a862b38/YouTube: Memphis Investment Properties https://www.youtube.com/c/memphisinvestmentpropertiesCONNECT WITH USWant a list of top-rated real estate conferences, virtual meetups, and mastermind groups? Send Tate an email at email@example.com to learn more about real estate using a relational approach.Looking for ways to make passive income? Greenlight Equity Group can help you invest in multifamily properties and create consistent cash flow without being a landlord. Book a consultation call and download Tate's free ebook, "F.I.R.E.-Financial Independence Retire Early via Apartment Investing," at www.investwithgreenlight.com to start your wealth-building journey today!
In this episode, we talk to Anna Blakney, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the Michael Smith Laboratories and School of Biomedical Engineering. Anna runs a lab developing next-gen RNA vaccines and therapies, and we discuss her work and the future of personalised medicine. Also joining us is Emilia Morano-Williams, Stylus's senior editor of Consumer Attitudes and Technology, to talk through the latest medtech innovations.
Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One
There can be a communication and engagement gap between the majority of the population and older adults, people with disabilities, and people living with dementia. Mainstream technology is not always serving these demographics but with intentional design applied to the development of products and services, we can bridge this gap. This is the mission of Sociavi, a platform specifically designed for those who are aging, physically challenged, and cognitively impaired. The platform promotes engagement and a meaningful one-on-one connection avoiding social isolation and loneliness. Their mission is to provide the simplest way for older adults to maintain communication and companionship even when they've lost the ability to actively reach out by themselves. My guest today is Paula Muller, founder of Sociavi. She brings her lifelong passion for technology and the desire to bring older adults and their families together. Thus SOCIAVI was born, meaning in Latin to “share” & “unite”, with the goal of keeping those aging in place and their families connected and closer together. Thank you, Paula, for sharing your heart with us and for your gentle spirit. I'm so thankful our paths crossed. Paula shares about: Her professional and personal background and Sociavi's mission to support older adults and families How we can support persons living with dementia How mainstream technology is not serving our older adults and how Sociavi can help The ways in which Sociavi supports engagement and connection between older adults and families How could this change the life of a person living with dementia Sociavi Brain Fitness Programs are cognitive exercises and activities Paula's volunteering work with the Alzheimer's Association as Bilingual Community Educator and Bilingual Support Group Facilitator Where we can learn more about Sociavi About Paula Muller & Sociavi Paula Muller, Ph.D. is the Founder of Sociavi Co. She has a lifelong passion for technology applied to healthcare. She got her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in Chile working with the blind, then in Switzerland, she analyzed EEGs to prevent epileptic seizures, followed by her Ph.D. and Post-doc work at Rutgers with Parkinson's patients, and later at Authentidate with Telehealth products and services. Paula is certified in Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), a Dementia Sales Advisor (DSA-NC), a Dementia Care Certified (CDC), a Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Training (CADDCT), and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and volunteers as a bilingual Community Educator and support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association. The concept of Sociavi evolved from her professional background as well as her strong commitment to family relations and lifetime connections. Thus SOCIAVI was born, meaning in Latin to “share” & “unite”, with the goal of keeping those aging in place and their families connected and closer together. At Sociavi Company, we design products specifically for those who are aging, physically challenged, and cognitively impaired including dementia & Alzheimer's. Our products promote engagement in 1:1 meaningful connections, avoiding social isolation, and loneliness by providing stimulating and soothing activities. Our mission is to provide the simplest way for aging adults to maintain communication and companionship even when they may have lost the ability to actively reach out by themselves due to dementia or normal aging, giving peace of mind to the ones who care for them. Sociavi Website: https://www.sociavi.com LinkedIn Sociavi: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sociavi FB Sociavi: https://www.facebook.com/sociavic2m IM Sociavi: https://www.instagram.com/sociavi_to_share_and_unite TW Sociavi: https://twitter.com/sociavi1 We are not medical professionals and are not providing any medical advice. If you have any medical questions, we recommend that you talk with a medical professional of your choice. willGather has taken care in selecting its speakers but the opinions of our speakers are theirs alone. Thank you for your continued interest in our podcasts. Please follow for updates, rate & review! For more information about our guest, podcast & sponsorship opportunities, visit www.willgatherpodcast.com Instagram: @willgather Facebook: WillGather Nicole Will is our host and founder of willGather.
It's a Material World | Materials Science Podcast
According to research, what you say to an audience isn't nearly as important as how you say it. Studies suggest that effective presentations are 38% your voice, 55% non-verbal communication, and only 7% your content. That means that you should spend even more time preparing your delivery than you do developing awesome content. In today's episode, we welcome Neil Thompson. Since earning his Master's in Bioengineering and his Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Clemson University and Columbia University, Neil has held various roles in biomedical engineering, technical communication, and with patent law. He is the founder of Teach the Geek, an educational network centered around enhancing the technical communication skills of STEM professionals. With him, we discuss:
“God is a big God, and your prayers can and will have a global impact.” What an important realization about the power of God through prayer! We are continuing our new podcast series “Standing in the Gap” focusing in on some of the amazing intercessors in the Bible. Today, Stacy talks with Jackie Marcum, the Moms in Prayer International Director of Finance and Development. Listen in as she shares insights we can learn from a wonderful hero of the faith and an amazing intercessor, Moses. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jackie Marcum is the Director of Finance and Development for Moms in Prayer International. She and her husband Joehave been married for 29 years and have three adult sons who have all been blessed with amazing, godly wives. Jackie is a recent empty-nester still figuring out her hobbies in this new stage in life, but enjoys going on walks with her husbandand watching college football (a carryover from her days as a marching band mom). She earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of California San Diego and worked as an engineer before becoming a mom. Jackie is also the founder of Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, a licensed medical clinic that provides free services and resources to women in crisis pregnancies. SCRIPTURES: While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses' arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. Exodus 17:8-13 (NLT) I searched for a man among them who would build up a wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV) MOMS IN PRAYER New to Moms in Prayer? Find Out More! PRAY with Moms in Your Community for Your Children Support Our Mission Moms in Prayer Shop
This episode officially kicks off season 4 of TNT! We're mixing it up in 2023 by starting off the year with a two-part series focusing on the mash-up album, and up first is the 2008 party-starter “Feed the Animals” by Girl Talk. Originally recorded on January 29, 2023, Thanh and Tim dig into the frenetic madness (genius?) of Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk, the genre and history of mashups, the legal issues of using over 300 pop-music samples to create an album, and much more. Play your part!
ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 172 From Cancer Biologist to Rare Disease Mom - Digging Into the Data to Better Understand SCN8A with Madeleine Oudin PhD - Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts Madeleine Oudin is a scientist and Tiampo Family Assistant Professor at Tufts University. Her daughter Margo has two de novo mutations in the SCN8A gene, which causes epilepsy. She's navigating life as a rare, working mom and sharing her knowledge in an understandable and accessible way for other rare parents. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Can you tell us about the epilepsy conference you just attended? The SCN8 community organizes the conference for clinicians, researchers and families every year at the American Epilepsy Society meeting. There were over 35 families in attendance who have children with SCN8A and it was amazing to meet everyone in real life. What advice do you have for parents who aren't sure about attending a conference? Meeting other people has made a big difference for me and I encourage others to find their people. Going to gatherings can lead to finding resources and there's value in connecting to others and learning more about a disease. Community is everything. As a scientist and now a rare parent, how do you look through the microscope differently? The impact of genetic testing surprised me in how vital it is when it comes to rare genetic diseases. When Margo had her first seizure and had genetic testing, the results helped to connect us to community. Genetic testing is vital for families to connect them to resources. What work have you done in the SCN8A community to help other families understand the disease and advance the treatment progress? Science communication is something I'm passionate about. Since becoming a rare mom, I started an Instagram account where I explain the science of the diagnosis and break it down so the information is accessible to everyone. I recently did a webinar breaking down the different treatment strategies for SCN8A. Can you talk about Margo's acceptance to n-Lorem? We applied with our neurologist and were accepted into the foundation to develop custom Antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) treatments. In parallel, we're doing treatments in my lab on a mouse and mouse cells, testing out different ASOs to see if we can gain any additional insights. LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED ONCE UPON A GENE - Episode 139 - Remember Who You Are https://effieparks.com/podcast/139-remember-who-you-are Margot_thebrave on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/margot_thebrave/ SCN8A Alliance https://scn8aalliance.org/ American Epilepsy Society https://www.ilae.org/ The n-lorem Foundation https://www.nlorem.org/ SCN8A Unraveled https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-RngxzecxdLsaJFQyerqqfGLarDe9MUt TUNE INTO THE ONCE UPON A GENE PODCAST Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5Htr9lt5vXGG3ac6enxLQ7 Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/once-upon-a-gene/id1485249347 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/once-upon-a-gene Overcast https://overcast.fm/itunes1485249347/once-upon-a-gene CONNECT WITH EFFIE PARKS Website https://effieparks.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/OnceUponAGene Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onceuponagene.podcast/?hl=en Built Ford Tough Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1877643259173346/ Interested in advertising on Once Upon a Gene? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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In this episode of the 3DPOD, we speak to Dr. Steven Kurtz, director of the Implant Research Center at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems and also acts as an implant consultant. We have a great conversation about the PAEK family of high-performance polymers, including PEKK and PEEK, for use in the body. Dr. Kurtz also discusses the opportunities for Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) which is still a nascent material for additive manufacturing. We take a journey through the successes and advantages of polymer implants for cranio maxillofacial, spinal and other areas of the body. All in all, Steve's expert opinion is engaging and a real delight.
Jewells Chambers is the creator and host of the award-winning All Things Iceland podcast and YouTube channel. Her content explores Iceland's rich culture, history, language, and stunning nature experienced by an expat living in the country. Whether you plan to visit, would like to live in Iceland or you are just interested in this small island nation in the middle of the Atlantic, you're in for a treat. You'll hear interviews, quirky facts, useful advice for those who want to travel in Iceland, and what it is like to live in the land of fire and ice.Jewells was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Follow Jewells' Adventures:All Things Iceland (website/podcast) https://allthingsiceland.com YouTube, Instagram, TikTok - @allthingsicelandGrab Jewells' Iceland Packing checklist: https://allthingsiceland.com/iceland-packing-checklist/ Mindful ConsumingConversations that focus on supporting a deeper connection with our spending power.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyJoin aspiring Black expats, expats, and re-pats where you can build community, get resources and gain support along your journey abroad….You're invited to join Blaxit Global Passport. Join Blaxit Global Passport - https://blaxit-global-passport.mn.co/ Looking for VPNs, banking, travel, and health insurance for your move abroad? Well have no fear, we've got you. Get your Move Abroad Starter Kit today at www.blaxitglobal.com/resources.Support the showJoin Blaxit Global PassportSubscribe to Blaxit Global on YouTubeBlaxit Global Website: www.blaxitglobal.comSupport the show - www.ko-fi.com/blaxitglobal
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Young Kim, associate head for research and an associate professor in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how his team of engineers developed a QR code on an edible silk tag that manufacturers can place in bottles of whiskey to detect whether the alcohol is fake. Follow The Lisa Dent Show […]
The Ph.D. Podcast Project features the diverse and groundbreaking research conducted by current and recent Yale graduate students. In interviews by their graduate peers, graduate researchers discuss what motivates them, their innovations and research process, and the unusual challenges they have faced in their journey. OCS Podcasts (full episode list) – https://ocs.yale.edu/podcast
Today we're introducing you to Dr. Julie Foucher, a board-certified family physician who completed her coursework through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Biomedical Engineering and completed her medical school and residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. Julie also holds a Master's in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and has completed the Integrative Medicine in Residency curriculum through the University of Arizona.We start off by having Dr. Foucher share her story and the path that led her to functional medicine, as well as what exactly functional medicine means and how she uses it in her practice at Wild Health. (Which is also an incredible company that she elaborates on here - all about personalized health coaching with qualified healthcare providers to walk you through every step of your journey!) We also talk about guiding principles with nutrition and her experience with competing in the CrossFit games from 2010-2015, where she consistently finished among the top 5 women with two podium finishes!Julie's passion truly lies in bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, and she shares a ton of wisdom and expertise in this episode!Follow Julie: @juliefoucherWild Health: @wildhealthmd
Minimally invasive surgeries are ideal for reducing recovery time for patients. Biomedical engineers play an important role in figuring out the design requirements needed for developing useful devices for both physicians and other end users. Creasy Clauser, Research Manager for Cook Medical, describes the role of a Biomedical Engineer from identifying problems to developing prototypes that limit risk in the operating room and beyond.
Molecule to Market: Inside the outsourcing space
In this episode of Molecule to Market, you'll go inside the outsourcing space of the global drug development sector with Claire Aldridge, Chief Strategy Officer at Form Bio. Your host, Raman Sehgal, discusses the pharmaceutical and biotechnology supply chain with Claire, covering: How a family ritual of solving puzzles played a role in developing an entrepreneurial spirit of problem solving Learn about how and why Northern Texas is becoming a destination for biotech and life sciences Going viral for being viral... and why covid was the time for immunologists to shine The opportunities and challenges of introducing innovative, disruptive technology into the biopharma space Claire Aldridge, Ph.D. is Chief Strategy Officer for Form Bio, the first spinout from the de-extinction and biodiversity company, Colossal Biosciences. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Corporate Strategy at Taysha Gene Therapies, a Dallas based company focusing on eradicating monogenic CNS disease. She previously served as Associate Vice President for Commercialization and Business Development at UT Southwestern Medical Center and VP, Venture Development with Remeditex Ventures, a local biotech venture fund. Dr. Aldridge brings more than 20 years' experience facilitating the translation of scientific discoveries into patient and commercial benefits. Dr. Aldridge is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for Colossal Biosciences, the Board of Directors for MedCognetics and 4E Therapeutics and is the chair for the Industry Advisory Council for the UT Dallas Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Aldridge received her Ph.D. from Duke University in the Department of Immunology and Program in Genetics, and her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science is from Texas A&M University. Please subscribe, tell your industry colleagues and join us in celebrating and promoting the value and importance of the global life science outsourcing space. We'd also appreciate a positive rating! Molecule to Market is sponsored and funded by ramarketing. An international content, design and digital agency that helps companies in life sciences, get noticed.
Thanks to rapid COVID-19 tests, most of us have gotten comfortable taking medical tests at home. But why aren't there home tests for more diseases? This hour, we look at the phenomenon of home medical tests, explore what's in store for their future, and discuss their impact on the medical world. Plus, we'll dig into the history and the cultural impact of home pregnancy tests. GUESTS: Dr. Michael Mina: The Chief Science Officer of eMed Dr. Catherine Klapperich: Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, and Scientific Director of the Design, Automation, Manufacturing, and Processes Laboratory at Boston University Karen Weingarten: Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, and author of the forthcoming book Pregnancy Test Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.T he Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Philip Bourne, founding Stephenson Dean of the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia, established in 2019 with a gift of $120 million. Dr. Bourne's career encompasses work at Columbia University, the University of California at San Diego, and the National Institutes of Health and includes motorcycle jaunts throughout western Virginia and beyond. We spoke with him at his office in Charlottesville about the following (abridged version of) questions: 1. Why a separate school of data science? 2. What gives data science its coherence as a professional field and an academic discipline? Does that include tackling a set of “grand challenges” such as we see in, for example, engineering? 3. Your school is described as one “without walls,” suggesting perhaps a virtual format for learning. How will students, including working professionals you identify as persons you seek to serve, learn in the school? 4. Is there any reason to expect student enrollment and degree completion in data science to be any different in terms of representation of persons of color? Will students be taught by a diverse data science faculty? If so, why? 5. What do you see as the other key attributes, experiences, and expertise of someone who can lead successfully an academic leadership position in data science? INNOVATORS is a podcast production of Harris Search Associates. *The views and opinions shared by the guests on INNOVATORS do not necessarily reflect the views of the interviewee's institution or organization.*
People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
Dr. David Kaplan is the Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, a Distinguished University Professor, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering. For his research, David looks to nature for sources of inspiration, and he uses scientific and engineering disciplines to create new things. His work spans biopolymer engineering, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and cellular agriculture. In his free time, David enjoys traveling, meeting new people, observing nature, and studying trees from both a naturalist and scientific perspective. David received his B.S. degree in biology from the State University of New York and his PhD in biochemistry from Syracuse University and SUNY Syracuse. He worked as a research scientist at Natick Research & Development Center for several years before joining the faculty at Tufts University in 1996. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching, including the Clemson Award for literature contributions from the Society for Biomaterials, the Massachusetts Columbus Quincentennial Award, and the Henry and Madeline Fischer Faculty Award from Tufts University. In addition, David is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the National Academy of Engineering, and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. In this interview, he shares more about his life and science.
Chris Rinsch is co-founder and CEO of Amazentis. For more than two decades, he has been an innovator in the life sciences arena. Before founding Amazentis in 2007, Rinsch worked in venture capital investing in pioneering life sciences companies in the nutrition space and in biotechnology developing cell-based therapies at the Swiss biotech company ISOTIS SA. Rinsch has authored original publications in leading scientific journals, including Nature Medicine, Nature Metabolism, Jama Open, Cell Reports Medicine and others, for his research on Urolithin A, mitochondrial health, muscle function, and joint health. Rinsch holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Lausanne, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.In this episode we discuss:Why you need to know about Urolithin A.How your mitochondria affect aging and longevity.What's needed to create healthy muscle.The keys to optimal mitochondrial health.This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, Timeline Nutrition, Inside Tracker, 1st PhormAmazentisMentioned in this episode:Inside Tracker 20% Off the Entire Storehttps://info.insidetracker.com/drlyonVisit 1st Phorm Website for Free Shippinghttp://www.1stphorm.com/drlyonSave $150 on the Eight Sleep Pod coverhttps://eightsleep.com/drlyon10% off your first order of Mitopurehttps://timelinenutrition.com/DRLYON
Stroke survivors with physical deficits have to fight to get the muscles moving again. They also have to fight to stop some muscles from moving. Tone and spasticity are why our elbows curl, our fists squeeze tight, and our toes can curl under our feet so we crush our own toes as we walk. Dr. Wayne Feng is an expert in tone and spasticity after stroke and he joins us this week to explain how we can address these challenges If you don't see the audio player below, visit Strokecast.com/MSN/ToneBasics to listen to the conversation. Click here for a machine-generated transcript Who is Dr. Wayne Feng? From Dr. Feng's Duke Profile: I am the division chief for Stroke and Vascular Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Duke Health. I see stroke patient in the emergency department, inpatient service as well as in the outpatient clinic. I also treated post-stroke limb spasticity, a disabling complication after stroke. In addition to the patient care, I also run a brain modulation and stroke recovery lab at the Duke University campus to study stroke patients in my lab to develop new stroke recovery therapy. On my days off, my boys and I are big on fishing. I enjoy drinking and collecting tea. As a stroke doctor, I do not drink coffee at all (there is a reason for it). If you come to see, I will tell you. Current Appointments and Affiliations: Professor of Neurology, Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology 2019 Chief of Stroke & Vascular Neurology in the Department of Neurology, Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology 2019 Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering 2022 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGeOGI2bry4&w=560&h=315] Tone and Spasticity Overview Mos of our limbs move because of the interaction between two types of muscles -- extensors and flexors. The flexors contract to bend a limb. The extensors contract to extend the limb. For example, the biceps are flexors. They pull our forearm up or into an angle. When people want to show off their arm muscle, the flex their arm -- they activate their flexors. The triceps on the back of the upper arm are extensors. When they activate, they extend the arm -- they pull the arm straight. When flexors contract extensors relax. When extensors contract, flexors relax. That's how we control our limbs. After stroke, the flexors can activate on their own. And they can be, well, overenthusiastic, in those actions. That happens because the default behavior of the flexors is to be active and curl up. When we talk about curling up into the fetal position, that's most of our flexors activating. The reason we can go through life upright and with our limbs straight is that the cortex of the waking brain is constantly suppressing the normal contracting of the flexors. After stroke impacting the motor cortex of the brain, the corticospinal tract is disconnected. With that disconnect, the brain can no longer suppress the flexors so they do what they do -- they contract and curl and cause all sorts of problems. Peripheral vs Cortical Problems Categorizing issues as cortical or peripheral is a fancy way of saying brain or limb. A stroke is a cortical issue. The problem exists in the brain. That's where the disconnect happens. A peripheral issue is when something goes wrong in the limb. Shoulder subluxation, for example, is peripheral issue. Most PT and OT works with the limbs to treat the cortical issues. Tone and spasticity are caused by cortical issues. The long-term problems caused by tone and spasticity are peripheral issues. One of those peripheral issues is contracture. When tone and spasticity is severe and long term, the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue can actually shrink in the contracted position. When that happens, getting the extensors back online and suppressing the flexors no longer helps. The limb can become almost permanently bent. Repairing peripheral issues, like contracture, may require surgery to sever and extend tendons and other tissue. Preventing and Treating Tone and Spasticity The first line of defense is in the immediate short-term after stroke. Getting the limbs moving and keeping them moving to drive the neuroplastic change of recovery helps. Beyond that, and once tone and spasticity set in, regular stretching is critical. A survivor needs to keep stretching those limbs to prevent contracture. That's why in conference calls and interviews, I'm often stretching my fingers back and my wrist back to counteract the tone and spasticity in my left arm and hand. Medication can help, too. Baclofen is a popular choice. It's basically a muscle relaxer that helps counteract the excessive action in my flexors. Some people find it can cause drowsiness so it's not the best choice for everyone. I tend to take my Baclofen before going to bed. If it makes me drowsy then that's great. It also helps reduce the tone I might experience overnight. For folks with severe tone and spasticity, a surgically implanted Baclofen pump can help. The medicine directly target the key muscles which means the patient needs much less medicine for a much greater impact. Since it is a low dose, it is less likely to induce the fatigue, too. Other medications to treat tone and spasticity include: Tizanidine Flexeril Gabapentin Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are also treatments that can help. These are neurotoxins that a doctor can inject every three to four months. By delivering the toxins to the flexors, it reduces their ability to flex. That gives the extensors a chance to recover and rebuild a normal relationship. Of course, this is a short-term solution. Combined with exercise, it can definitely help. I'm probably overdue for my next Dysport treatment. Contralateral C7 Nerve Transfer for Stroke Recovery: New Frontier for Peripheral Nerve Surgery A promising area for relieving tone and spasticity is C7 nerve transfer. Recent studies are showing promising results. Neurosurgeons split the a nerve from the unaffected side of the brain that runs through the spine and reconnect half of it to the equivalent nerve on the affected side. The do this in the neck. Results show a quick reduction in tone and spasticity even in patients 15+ years after stroke. After a year, patients are experiencing improved use of the limb, too. The number of people in the studies so far is pretty small (36) and more research is needed. It is a promising result, though, and builds on techniques that have been used to treat non-stroke injuries. It also highlights the tremendous ability of the brain to adapt since now the unaffected side starts to control the affected side of the body. You can read a review of the technique and studies at the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vagus Nerve Stimulation In 2021, I spoke with Dr. Jesse Dawson, a Professor of Stroke Medicine and Consultant Physician in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Scotland about his research in Vagus Nerve Stimulation. This research is now being commercialized and used to treat patients in the US. The therapy involves surgically implanting a stimulator in a patient's chest that connects to the Vagus nerve. During PT or other exercises, the device sends an electric signal to the Vagus nerve. Stimulating the nerve while doing therapy has shown positive results in terms of limb use. It's interesting because it's not treating the Vagus nerve itself, but stimulating this nerve appears to make the other nerves in the brain more receptive to the therapeutic exercises. You can learn more about this research here: http://Strokecast.com/VNS. Survey What do you think of the Strokecast? Let me know what you like and what you would like to be different by completing the survey at http://Strokecast.com/Survey. I would really appreciate it. If you complete the survey by March 31, 2023, you could win a $25 Amazon gift card, too. Hack of the Week Hand grip exercisers are nice tools to encourage stretching and exercise throughout the day. These things are like a pair of pliers without the tool end. They are spring loaded. You squeeze them to exercise and they try to force your hand open. You can get them in a variety of strength levels. Start with light weight ones and move on to tougher ones as your strength improves. What I like about them is that closing a fist comes back before opening one. Closing your fist takes work. Opening your fist is often harder, but these gadgets force the hand open. So you get to practice the squeeze and you get a stretch into fingers, too, to address tone and spasticity. It's also one more way to reduce the odds of developing a contracture. Here are a couple options: https://strokecast.com/Hack/HandExerciserTraditional (Traditional design)* https://strokecast.com/Hack/HandExerciserAdjustable (Adjustable resistance)* Links Where do we go from here? Check out Dr. Feng's work at Duke University Share this episode with someone you know by giving them the link http://Strokecast.com/ToneBasics Complete the Strokecast survey at http://Strokecast.com/Survey Don't get best…get better More thoughts on Tone and Spasticity
Our guest this time is Sylvia Bartley. She grew up in England and, after college, entered a career in clinical research. Along the way she joined Medtronic where she held positions in sales and marketing. Later she became interested in deep brain stimulation which lead her to combine past clinical experiences with her sales and marketing knowledge. You will get to hear Sylvia tell her story including how she moved through several jobs to a place where, as she will tell us, she transitioned more to a social orientation working to help different minority groups and, in fact, all of us to benefit from the medical advances she helped to bring about and introduce socially to the world. Sylvia left Medtronic earlier this year. She will tell us of her plans and desires. I promise that Sylvia's time with us is inspiring and well worth your hearing. You can even visit her website where you can hear her own podcast. Enjoy Silvia and be inspired. About the Guest: Sylvia Bartley is a health equity thought leader and influencer widely recognized as a neuroscientist, an advocate, and champion of social change, dedicated to advancing health equity through addressing barriers to care for minoritized communities and by addressing the social determinants of health. Sylvia's work is guided by a greater spiritual purpose rooted in mindfulness and intentionality. She has dedicated most of her professional career to creating opportunities for individuals living with chronic diseases to receive access to medical technologies. For the last 20 years, Sylvia has worked for Medtronic, the world's leading healthcare technology company, where she has held roles in sales, marketing, physician education, and philanthropy. During this time, Sylvia has led global teams to disseminate best surgical practices, advanced techniques, and products to treat Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Most recently, Sylvia helped Medtronic develop an enterprise-wide health equity strategy aligned with customer interests, challenging disease states, and patient needs. As part of this work, Sylvia engages healthcare leaders, patients, and other stakeholders to uncover and address barriers patients face in receiving high-quality treatment for chronic illnesses. Her commitment to this effort promises to help transform how minoritized communities work with their healthcare providers to manage their chronic conditions. Her dedication to reducing healthcare disparities extends to her civic engagement. She provides minoritized communities with information and resources to help them make informed choices about critical conditions linked with social determinants of health (SDOH), including education, housing, economic stability, and environmental factors. She employs multiple platforms to reach and support communities, including board memberships with the African American Leadership Forum, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and The Johnson Stem Activity Centre. She is also an advisory member for the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering for Georgia Tech and Emory University and a Regent for Augsburg University in MN. Sylvia took her work to a new platform when she published her first book, “Turning the Tide: Neuroscience, Spirituality, and My Path Toward Emotional Health,” which outlines the links between our brains and our souls while inspiring readers to change the world with that knowledge. During her spare time, Sylvia hosts a long-standing weekly community public affairs radio show and podcast, The More We Know Community Show. She interviews change-makers who level the playing field for all minorities by breaking barriers in their careers, lives, and communities. Sylvia has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Top 100 Most Influential and Powerful Black Briton awards, in 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019. In 2021, she was awarded the Medtronic HR Stewardship Award and earned recognition for her service and commitment to the Twin Cities in 2020 with the African American Leadership Forum Community Award. Women in Business Award in 2017, and Diversity in Business Awards in 2013 from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Sylvia is also a 2014 Bush Fellow and AARP/Pollen's 50 over 50 award recipient. Sylvia earned a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from St. Barts and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry and holds a bachelor's degree in Pharmacology from the University of London. About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! 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Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:21 Hi, everyone, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Glad to see you wherever you happen to be. I am your host, Mike Hingson. And our guest today is Sylvia Bartley, who is a thought leader or neuroscientist. And I'm not going to tell you any more than that, because we're going to make her tell you her whole story. Sylvia, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Sylvia Bartley 01:41 Thank you, Michael, it's a pleasure to be here with you today. Michael Hingson 01:45 Well, I was reading your bio. And there is there is a lot there. I know you've done a lot in dealing with diversity and equity and so on. And we'll talk about inclusion and you are a neuroscientist, which is fascinating in of itself. But why don't we start Tell me a little bit about you maybe growing up just how you started and how you got kind of where you are? Sylvia Bartley 02:06 Yeah, happy to. So where do I start? I think I grew up in the UK, born and bred. And born to two Caribbean parents, my parents are from St. Lucia and Jamaica. And they came to England in the 50s because of the promise of jobs and great access and opportunities. And so they came across they met and they had four children. And growing up in the UK, it was it was a fairly good experience. I won't say the experience racism, or any such thing directly. I was in a predominantly white neighborhood, I went to a very good Catholic school, where I received an excellent education. And I went on to work in the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, where I became a research technician. And I worked there for 13 years. And during my tenure there, I did lots of research on the somatosensory cortex, looking at brain plasticity, and long term potentiation and memory and learning. And so this was a very new field. For me, this was not something I aspire to do. When I was growing up in school, I was very intrigued and very engaged in that particular area in neurophysiology, and I was surrounded by these phenomenal academics and teachers, that really taught me a lot. And during that time, that's when I got my first degree in applied biology specializing in psychopharmacology and my second degree, my PhD in neurophysiology. And again, my work was on the somatosensory cortex, looking at brain plasticity, in response to our experience, our innocuous experience. And I was very intrigued by that work. I'm very intrigued by the the kind of deep, intrinsic pneus of the brain and the function of the brain and obviously, how it really controls everything that we do. But I knew after I did my PhD that I wanted to do some more work that was more clinical facing. And so I left the academic environment and I entered into the medical device field, where I started off in cells, selling wires and stents, interventional cardiology, in the heart of London to the big cardiac centers. And then I quickly transitioned into Medtronic, the large the largest standalone medical device company in the world, and a solid themselves of intrathecal baclofen for B, and then quickly moved to a Furby called Deep Brain Stimulation. And there I was in heaven because that really married the work I did in kind of basic clinical science and, and medicine to the clinical application. And with this therapy And it was approved to be used for patients with Parkinson's disease dystonia, a central tremor. Now, it's for epilepsy OCD. And there's lots of research not approved yet in clinical depression, and other areas. So very taken up. And my work was literally to go to different hospitals that did deep brain stimulation, and train the neurosurgeons and the neurosurgical teams, how to do the DBS procedure, in particular, how to use the advanced technologies that Medtronic brought to this particular Furby. So it was a really fantastic job, it took me too many hours on it, you know, the fabulous surgeons are great minds out there, doing the work. And in addition to that, I met loads of patients and their families, particularly patients living with Parkinson's disease, and when he got to understand their pathway and their experience, and how this therapy really helped to alleviate their symptoms, so it could improve their quality of lives. And that role took me across the United Kingdom. And then, you know, it expanded to Western Europe. So every day, I'll get up and I'll get on a plane to a different country, a different hospital, a different neurosurgical team and spend the best part of my days in a while during a DBS procedure, working with the neurosurgeon and their teams to make sure we disseminate those best procedural practices using the technology. And one of the things I loved about that particular role is I could use the electrophysiological experience that I had in a medical school, doing the single cell recordings in vitro, and do that literally on patients with Parkinson's disease, to identify the brain structures in order for for the physician to locate the lead in an accurate location. Michael Hingson 06:54 Well, tell me, tell me a little bit more, if you would about deep brain stimulation, what is it? What what do you do? And just kind of help us understand a little bit more about that, if you would? Sylvia Bartley 07:05 Yeah, sure. So deep brain stimulation is actually a therapy where you apply an a very fine electrode into deep structures of the brain, and the structures that you implant the electrode, they have to be approved structures. So things under the FDA or the to have approval, and you apply chronic stimulation by a an implantable pulse generator that's implanted under the skin, in in the clavicle area. And it's connected by these electrodes and extension cord into that deep structure of the brain. So it's an internal system, it's a medical device that is in is implanted into the patient, and it stays in there. And basically, you control the device and the amount of current that you apply through the electrodes, through the battery through telemetry. And it's been around now for over 35 years. It's proven, particularly in the area of parkinson disease, as I mentioned earlier, it's using other therapy areas, but it really does alleviate the symptoms of these movement disorders. And these movement disorders, they're kind of de neurodegenerative, ie they get worse over time, primarily, not everybody, but most people. So you have the ability to adjust the settings remotely via to military to make sure you're applying the right stimulation. And it's really important that the lead is placed accurately. And that the stimulation is only stimulating that area, because it's surrounded by these other complicated structures. And if you stimulate those areas, you can get side effects that are not, you know, that makes it very uncomfortable and, you know, almost sometimes unbearable. So you've got to be precise in your location, and in your stimulation of parameters, and it's tailored to the patient. Now, this isn't suitable for every patient, there is a selection criteria, the neurologist, the movement disorder, numerologist plays the role in selecting the patients making sure they meet the selection criteria. And they also play the important role of managing the parameters and the stimulation parameters after the lead is implanted. So you're really kind of connected to this device for the rest of your life. It does improve the quality of your life, it's in the right area of the brain and the stimulation parameters are accurate, and you're a right fit for this particular therapy. And it's done all over the world in in many different countries literally, it's probably got approvals in in most countries. Now what I will say is the regulatory approvals are different in every country. So not every condition is approved. But typically, Parkinson disease dystonia is approved throughout the world. Michael Hingson 09:59 You If so, when the electrodes and the devices is implanted, and you begin to use it, and I appreciate that, you need to clearly know what you're doing. And you need to be very careful. Other than let's take Parkinson's as an example where you are, the visible signs are that you're, you're changing the amount of improper movements or unwanted movements and so on. What is the patient feel? Sylvia Bartley 10:31 Well, that's a great question. So clearly, before they come to us, they've reached a certain point in their pathway, where the medication is not working well for them, they probably get an imbalance of complications or side effects as opposed to clinical benefits. So it comes to a point in their journey, depending on how far the condition advances, that there is a surgical intervention. And there's many other surgical intervention like vagal nerve stimulation, but deep brain stimulation is one of them. And at the early stages, it was almost like the the very end like you have to be very advanced. But with all the technology, now it can be done kind of earlier in the pathway, but the patients are kind of in a in a bad way, when they get to the point of having deep brain stimulation. And so during the surgery, typically, not always, typically, because the procedure is done in so many different ways. But typically, the patient is awake, there are local anesthesia, Ebenezer daily, they're awake, and they're awake, because when you put the lead in the brain, during the procedure, then you ologists comes in and does what they call physiological testing. So they can apply stimulation during the surgery to make sure that it's really doing what it's supposed to do alleviate the symptoms, and not without any side effects. So they do a battery or test and application of different stimulation parameters. And the patient can respond directly to say, Well, yeah, you know, you can see if the tremors stop in or if the dystonia is, is been averted, but also the patient can tell you how they're feeling. Michael Hingson 12:14 So they can say things like, and I don't know that you're anywhere near the part of the brain that does that. But you can say things like, I'm hearing a high pitched tone, or I'm hearing a noise or I'm hearing music, which, as I said, may not be anywhere near where you're talking about. But the point is, and I've heard about that before and read about it before, where many times during operations involving the brain, the neurologists would be asking a patient exactly what they sense because, in part, they're mapping different parts of the brain, but they want to make sure that, that they're either getting the results that they want, or they discover something new, which is always helpful. Sylvia Bartley 12:52 Yeah, exactly. And they do map the brain. And that's why electrophysiological recordings is a good way of doing it. And now we have advanced technologies, there's multiple electrodes that can apply stimulation in different ways. So it really does advance the way in which we do the procedure. But you're absolutely right, we do them up and they make sure they don't get any side effects. For example, your vision, you're near the areas in the brain that is related to your optic nerve, and you want to make sure that they're not getting any double vision or their eyes are not moving towards their nose and sweating is another one. And you know, dystonia putting up the side of the mouth, it is another one as well. So these are very serious side effects that can impact their quality of life. So the goal is to improve it. So making sure that we get the best optimal outcomes. And that's why it's typically done away. But there's now lots of advancements in medical technology and there's lots of research and people looking into doing the procedure asleep. Because it is uncomfortable for the patient. They've got a stereotactic frame on their head, it looks like age, they've got four pins in their head, you know, someone's drilling a 14 millimeter burr hole in their scar while they're awake. So you know, I go to the dentist and having my teeth drilled under local anesthesia is very uncomfortable. So I can't imagine what it feels like when you're in your worst state because the patient is not on medication, because we want them to have the symptoms of Parkinson's. So when we apply this stimulation, and look at me saying we I am so used to saying I want to say they apply this stimulation, you want to see that it's been alleviated. So the patient is not very, not feeling very well anyway, and then they have to go through this procedure, which can last anything from two hours if it's done asleep and experience hand to seven, eight hours. And so it's a long time for the patient. So you know the but the patient is so relieved, grateful and just kind of elated. When the symptoms are alleviated, and their quality of life has been improved, so if I was to like dystonic patients as well, where they have very severe distortion as muscle contractions, and they're, they're in the most kind of painful positions. And it's almost like a miracle, I used to call it the miracle cure, even though it doesn't cure the illness, but it really does alleviate those horrific symptoms that really does impair their quality of life. Michael Hingson 15:32 Does it have does it have an effect on longevity? If you're using deep brain stimulation? And if it's working, does it? I know, it's not a cure? But does it have any effect on the person's longevity? Sylvia Bartley 15:46 To be honest, I'm not sure about the return, if there's any recent findings about this, but to my knowledge, no, it doesn't stop or slow down the progression of the condition, alleviates the symptoms. And I haven't looked recently into any research to see if that is different. But you know, for a very long time, there was no evidence to support that it slows it down just improves the quality of life by alleviating the symptoms. Michael Hingson 16:13 Yeah, so it's dealing with the symptoms, and certainly not the cause. When the surgery is is occurring, or afterward, I'm assuming may be incorrectly but having gone through one just as part of a test many years ago, I assume that there are differences that show up when the brain is stimulated, that show up on an EEG. What do you mean? Well, so if I'm watching, if I'm watching on an electroencephalograph and watching a person's brain patterns, and so on, are there changes when the brain is being stimulated? Can you tell anything from that or is it strictly by watching the patient and their symptoms disappearing or or going away to a great degree? Sylvia Bartley 16:58 Yeah, so primarily, it's watching the symptoms disappear by but then secondarily, there are new technologies, where we look at local field potentials. And the electrode is connected to an implantable pulse generator that has the ability to sense and monitor brainwaves during the chronic stimulation. And again, this is called local field potentials and sensing. And the idea there is, hopefully to identify when you can stimulate as opposed to applying chronic stimulation to do many things, one, if you can anticipate or identify a marker in the brain. And if you stimulate to reduce that marker, you can reduce the symptoms. And so it's almost like a closed loop, closed loop system. And that will also have an impact on the battery life. Because one of the challenges with deep brain stimulation is you've got to, obviously, it's driven by battery is an implantable pulse generator, we want to make it as small and as powerful as possible to to have clinical effect. And so battery life and longevity is something that's constantly being looked at. And this is a way of reducing the battery, we have rechargeables now, but still, after a period of time, like nine or 10 years, you still have to replace implantable pulse generator, because the battery, you know, life needs to be replenished or changed in one of the not not replenished. But you need to change the battery, because there's no guarantee that it can recharge at the rate that it could before. Michael Hingson 18:40 So I asked, I asked a question only basically because being a physics guy, I love quantitative things as opposed to qualitative things. And that's why I was asking if there are ways to see differences in in brain patterns and so on. That may be a totally irrelevant question. But that's why I asked the question. Sylvia Bartley 18:57 Yeah, no, no, not at all. Like I said, sensing is a thing now that they are monitoring and looking for biomarkers and looking at brain activities. While it's in the patient, and that's very advanced, because that hasn't been done before. So yeah, Michael Hingson 19:13 yeah, it's definitely cutting edge. I'd use that term. It's bleeding edge technology. Yeah, absolutely. In a lot of ways. Sylvia Bartley 19:21 Absolutely. But you know, I've been out of DBS now for, let's say, six years. So I may not be as common as I used to be. But that's that's the basis and the premise of it. Michael Hingson 19:32 Well, people have called you a unicorn. What do you think about that and why? I had to ask. Sylvia Bartley 19:39 And I love that question. And I think they call Well, what they tell me I'm a unicorn is that I have this very diverse background. There's not many people like me, that can talk about Deep Brain Stimulation at the level that I do and have that technical experience and reputation that I did globally to be there. DBS expert. And then secondly, you know, I am this corporate person that worked a lot in marketing and lived in three different countries, very culturally fluid and diverse, and known as a good leader of people, and definitely, with some strong business acumen, but then I think they call me a unicorn, because I'm very much engaged in community, particularly the black community. And as you know, there are many disparities in the black communities or communities of color. And I'm kind of driven, it's just within me to really work and use the skills and connections that I have to help create conditions that everybody thrives in communities, no matter who they are, the conditions they were born into, and their circumstances. And I really live that out, I really work hard in communities voluntarily, to really advance equity, whether it's education, health, or economic, economic wealth. And I do that very seriously. And I think that's really given me a reputation of being a community leader, particularly in Minnesota in the Twin Cities where I live for nine years. I love Minnesota, I love the community. And I really love working in the Twin Cities community to advance equity, because the Twin Cities has one of the largest disparities when it comes to all of those social determinants of health. And for many years, it was ranked the second worst state in the country, for African Americans to live based on the disparities in those social determinants of health. So there is a knowledge and an awareness and a propensity and willingness of many people from diverse backgrounds, to come together to try and solve that, to make Minnesota a great place for everybody to live, work and play. And so really got engaged in that in that arena. And I think that's what really got me my reputation of being not just a corporate leader, but community lead and very passionate about doing that work. And I've also heard that people find it difficult to do both my job was very demanding, it was a global job. I literally traveled globally, even when I was doing philanthropy, but, but when I came back home, just getting seriously engaged in a community and doing it at a serious level, and being very impactful on it. And that's why I think people call me a unicorn, because I have this passion for community, particularly advancing the minoritized communities together with, you know, being a corporate leader and doing that well. And that's my understanding why people call me a unicorn. But also I think, I don't fit into a box, I, when you look at my resume, you say, well, there's a lot on there, I've done a lot, but they're all very different. You know, I've got this passion for emotional Alpha got this passion for neuroscience, I got a passion for community, I've got a passion for philanthropy. I've done marketing and, and strategy and operations. And so you know, I like to blend all of those together, and do the work to advance equity, particularly, in particular health equity. But that is no cookie cutter cookie cutter role, you know, and so that's why I think I'm very kind of unique and different in that way. Well, it's Michael Hingson 23:19 interesting, you clearly started out with a very technical background. And you have evolved in a sense, if you will, from that, or you have allowed yourself to diversify and to go into other areas, as you said, into marketing and such as that, how did that come about? And you because you, you clearly had carved out a great niche in a lot of specific technical ways. And you clearly have a great technical knowledge. And I'm a great fan of people who can take knowledge from one arena, and and use the skills that you learn from that elsewhere. Like, from being very technical. My master's degree is in physics. And I started out doing scientific things and then, through circumstances went into sales. So I appreciate where you're coming from. But how did you make that transition? Or how did you add that to what you do maybe is a better way to put it? Sylvia Bartley 24:19 Yeah, I think I just want to go to path and purpose. I think it was just my path. And I was open unconsciously in following my path because I really did not have like a five or 10 year career goal, to say this is my trajectory. But what I did have was passion and love for certain things. And I love neurophysiology. I love working with physicians. I love being in a clinical setting. And I love working in a business environment as well. And I love teaching. When I was on the in the academic institution. I did a lot of teaching. The roles I did initially in a medical device industry was teaching as they call it a sales rep role, but when you're working with therapies, in medical device, you're teaching people a lot about the firm a lot about your devices, the science behind your devices, and you're bringing people together, you're, you're holding meetings. And in order to be an expert, you're constantly learning. And then you're also teaching. And so what I was doing the kind of technical role, I was also very strategic in that, you know, just imagine I was traveling around, let's just say, Western Europe at this point, different countries, and coming across different challenges in a procedure, and noticing, you know, talking to my colleagues that they had the same challenge, and we will problem solve together. And then every day, there's a new challenge, right? So every day, we went to a different procedure, every day, we learned something new because there was a new challenge or something appeared that didn't happen before. And so, in my mind, I wanted to go from a one on one teaching and improvement to how can I do this more strategically? So really thinking across Western Europe to say, how can we teach all these other folks that are also a specialist in these areas, about what we're learning and how to mitigate those challenges that we're having. So that transition for me having to been very technical, with great experience to being a leader of other technical people, where I put together trainings and programs for both staff that were experts, and also physicians, who were doing deep brain stimulation. So we developed a program in Western Europe that's still alive and well today and scaled significantly with young neurosurgeons on how to do the DBS procedure. And so working with physicians from across Western Europe to develop this curriculum, and execute it really well, that it's, again, serving and and really helping to train hundreds of neurosurgeons. You know, it just went from the doing the technical to the teaching, externally and internally, and then also being very strategic, to say, how can we work to improve all of these challenges that we're seeing, and it came, you know, with me moving to Switzerland, to be the procedure solutions, Senior Product Manager for Western Europe, where I really took on this role, and it was very much more strategic. And that's how I got into marketing. I never did an MBA, you know, I did some really great trainings with the Wharton School marketing fundamentals, etc. But I never did a dedicated like two year MBA, but I just learned through experience in and I and re exposure, great leaders to learn from, and it just evolved from there Michael Hingson 27:45 in sales. What what specifically were you selling? What product Sylvia Bartley 27:51 sells, so variety of product wise instance? So interventional interventional cardiology, stent, some wires, and that was that was probably the hardest sell, because it's a stent and a wire and there was many companies out there, are you very competitive? So you know, what differentiates yours from another? So I really cut my teeth on sales, selling that product in the Highlander that was highly competitive. Michael Hingson 28:18 Did you did you? Did you ever have a situation where you were selling and working with a customer? And and I don't know whether this applies to you and what you sold? But did you ever have a situation where you discovered that your product might not be the best product for them? Or would that come up with what you were selling? Sylvia Bartley 28:40 Um, I gotta say no, because what we what we were selling? No. So if I think about the whys instead, no, because it's a oneness den and anybody that needed to have that procedure, they needed one guy. Now, clearly, there were differences in sizes, and the type of stent, but our stents were very applicable to most situations as as long as we had the appropriate sizes. This would work in terms of intrathecal, baclofen and kind of capital equipment for deep brain stimulation that was very specific to the customer and their needs. And I will, I will say this on a podcast, I work for the best medical device company in the world, of course. And I still stand by that I believe our products are the best in the business, particularly when it comes to deep brain stimulation. We founded this Virpi alongside Professor Bennett bead in Grenoble, in France. In the 1980s. We were kind of the founders of this Philippian and a product we had a monopoly, but over 25 years, I'm not saying that makes us the best but we got the great experience the know how new technology, and I want to correct myself I keep saying we I no longer work for this company, but I've been there for 20 years. So get out of that same so I just want to be very clear to the audience. This is my past role, and I'm not longer work with with them. But again, it was a long time. And I did DBS for about 15 years. So it's very near and dear to my heart. But I do believe they have the best product still today, and are doing exceptionally well, alleviating those symptoms for those particular therapy. Michael Hingson 30:15 You raise a good point, though, but habits are sometimes not easy to break. It's been 21 years since I worked well, 20 years since I worked for Quantum. And I still say we so it's okay. Thank you, we understand. And I asked the question, because we had products that I sold, that were similar to products from other companies. But there were differences. And sometimes our products might not meet a customer's need. Whereas other products had differences that made them a better fit. And I was just curious to see if you really found that and it sounds like you didn't really have that kind of an issue. And so you had to sell in part based on other things like the reputation of the company, the quality of the company, and other things like that, which, which is perfectly reasonable and makes perfect sense. Sylvia Bartley 31:09 Yeah, I mean, there's also the kind of referral side of this. And that's where that's where the work is. And the decisions almost have been done, where you have to identify the right patient for the therapy. And then once that is done, and the patient is selected, then it's which device, you know. And at that point, our devices is suitable for all patients that knee deep brain stimulation. Michael Hingson 31:31 Yeah. So you're, you're going at it in a different way, you need to find the people who had fits in that makes perfect sense. Well, what really caused you to have that? Well, let me ask you something else. First, I, well, I'll ask this, I started and I'll finish it, what would cause you to have the drive and the passion that you have now for more of a social kind of connection and moving into more dealing with social issues, as it were? Sylvia Bartley 32:00 Well, you know, as a well, let me put it this way. When I was working, doing all of this therapy, traveling the world Sylvia Bartley 32:12 1000s of DBS procedures, and working with lots of people, I didn't come across many people of color that were receiving these therapies, for whatever reason, and it kind of strikes me as odd. Because it, it shouldn't be a phobia for the privilege, it should be a phobia for everybody. And, you know, United States insurance, and access has a lot to do with that, and outside the United States. You know, I still didn't see it. So anybody, actually, I think I probably saw two black people receiving this burpee. So I've always been mindful of things like that. And obviously, as a black person, I'm very mindful and aware of disparities and discrimination. And I've always had a heart to address discrimination, or not discrimination, equity, as I mentioned earlier on in a discussion. So I've always looked at the world through that lens, in everything that I do. And I always try and do whatever I can, to to help or advance equity. It's just something that will never leave me. And so you know, even at the tender age of 27, when I was a single parent of two children, I got engaged in community, I became the Chair of a large nonprofit that provided subsidized childcare for lone parents. And I did that because there was discrimination in their practices against people of color. And I really wanted to help advance that work by helping to develop policies and programs and a culture, you know, was for everybody. And I worked with the NHS, the non executive team voluntarily, I was a lay chair for the independent review panel, looking at cases where people complained against the NHS for lots of things, including discrimination. But that wasn't the only kind of topic. And it's just work that I continue to do. And when I moved to United States, I just got deeply involved in that as well. So it came to the point after 15 years in in one kind of area of expertise, where I had my foot in both camps of foot in the community, working lots of nonprofits voluntarily to doing the work in a corporation. And really, you know, always wondering how I can marry the two or should I cross over and go deeply into community work. And five years later, here I am, I've left the corporation and I'm taking a little bit of a break, but I really want to get back into working for a nonprofit, close to community Either he's advancing equity, hopefully in health, or around those social determinants of health. So it's just something that's been a red thread throughout my career in life. And I really want to double down on it now, at this point in my career, this point in the world where everything is super crazy, and polarize, and really do whatever I can, and leverage my experience, in healthcare, in community in philanthropy, to advance equity for everybody. Michael Hingson 35:29 So you mentioned NHS and NHS is what Sylvia Bartley 35:32 I'm sorry, NHS is a national health service in the UK, it's valuable for data that provides a health service where you pay a nominal amount if you're working. I forget what the percentage is, but you pay a very tiny amount that comes out of your salary, you don't even notice it. And everyone has access to health care. Michael Hingson 35:51 Got it? So when did you leave med tech? Sylvia Bartley 35:54 I left my tech at the end of June this year to only recent, this recent Yeah. Hi, gosh. Michael Hingson 36:03 So what are you doing now? Or are you are working for anyone or you just took a break for a little while to recoup and reassess? Sylvia Bartley 36:11 Yeah, I've taken a little bit of a break. It's amazing how tired I've been I you know, I've been working really hard globally for the last God knows how many years 3030 plus years. So just welcomed a little bit of a break. Yes, I am looking for other opportunities again, in primarily in a nonprofit space to do the community poster community where wherever I apologize with advancing equity minoritized communities that hopefully, health equity. So I'm looking at doing that. And yeah, we'll just see what happens. But at the moment, I am volunteering at a fabulous nonprofit organization here in Atlanta, called the Johnson stem activity center. It's an organization that was founded by Dr. Lonnie Johnson. He's an inventor of the Super Soaker. And they run some phenomenal programs, robotic programs, computing, computer programs, egaming, coding, virtual reality for students, but particularly for minoritized communities. In this particular center, they give them access to equipment and resources and teams to really get engaged in STEM through these programs. And I just love working. Now unfortunately, I don't live too far away. I go there during the week, and I work with Dr. Johnson and Linda Moore, who oversee this organization together with other entities, and is really taken aback because it's a heart of Atlanta, it's very community driven. And they're doing some excellent work. And to see the young students, particularly those from minoritized communities, build robots and their eyes light up when they're talking about STEM, and what they want to be like an astronaut or cybersecurity, you know, it's just, it's just amazing. So that takes up a lot of my time together with networking, and, you know, socializing. So, and that's what I'm doing right now. Michael Hingson 38:08 So are you in Atlanta or Minneapolis? Now, Minneapolis? Sylvia Bartley 38:12 I've been here two years. Yes. Okay. Michael Hingson 38:15 So you don't get to have as many snowball fights in Atlanta, as you did in Minneapolis. St. Paul? Sylvia Bartley 38:20 Yeah. No. And it was too cold to have snowball fights. Yeah. Michael Hingson 38:29 Well, you know, it's, it's one of those subjects worth exploring? Well, I have to ask this just because I'm, I'm curious and as you know, from looking at me a little bit, dealing a lot with with disabilities, and so on. So with the with the organization that you're you're volunteering with, and as they're creating games and so on, do they do anything to make the things that they do inclusive, accessible, safe for people who happen to be blind or low vision or have other disabilities? Has that been something that they've thought about or might be interested in thinking about? Because clearly, if we're really going to talk about inclusion, that's an area where we tend to generally as a society missed the mark. Sylvia Bartley 39:14 Yeah, absolutely. Inclusion, you know, includes people with disabilities. It sure. Yeah, absolutely. So I think we are set up for that. I don't know we have any students that fall into that category, to be honest, because there's anything from 5000 to 10,000 students that pass through that center per year, but it's definitely something I will go back and ask them about, but I know the facilities itself is is accessible for everybody. So Michael Hingson 39:48 well. Accessibility from a physical standpoint is part of it. Yeah, but but then you've got the other issues like documentation and other things for a blind person for example to read but the the reason And I'm bringing up the question is, a lot of times, and I'm not saying in any way that that's what you're experiencing, but a lot of times I hear when I talk to people about whether what they do is inclusive. Well, we've never had blind students, or we've never had a person with this disability or that disability. And the problem is, that's true. But you know, which comes first the chicken or the egg? Do you need to have the students before you make the inclusion happen? Or do you make the inclusion happen, and then tell people so that they will come because so often, most of us just don't pay attention to or even think about trying to pay attention to things where there isn't access, because we're just working hard to deal with what we can get some inclusion and accessibility out. Oh, so the other things never really get our focus. And it has to start somewhere. And typically, from my experience, it really happens best when somebody starts the process of making sure that there is inclusion, accessiBe that I worked for, that makes products that helped make websites more inclusive and available to persons with disabilities started, because it's an Israeli company where the law said you got to make websites accessible. And the guys who started it, actually, first work for a company well started a company that made websites. And then two years after they formed the company, Israel came along and said, You got to make our websites accessible. So then they started doing it. And the the population of customers for accessiBe has grown tremendously, because people recognize the value of doing it. And it's not mostly overly expensive to do. But it really starts better there than waiting for the demand. Because it should be part of the cost of doing business. Sylvia Bartley 42:03 Yeah, absolutely. I agree with you. And JSOC, it's a it's a special place. Typically, people contact JSOC. And they say we want to bring our students here or run the programs in the facility. And so that's typically how kind of that kind of their programming works. You know, the programs are developed based on the partnerships. It is a smaller nonprofit. And we're trying to, you know, we're currently going to go into a capital campaign, so we can raise money to have staff, there's no staff there right now, it is all done by volunteers. And so you know, we really want to build the organization to have staff, so we can do better programming, we can scale and we can do more things that makes us more inclusive. Yeah. So yes, that's a really good point. Michael Hingson 42:52 And volunteers are the heart and souls of nonprofits, and often really do shape the mission. And then it's, some of them become staff, of course, but it's up to the volunteers and the people to really shape the mission going forward. And then that's an important thing to do. So I'm with you. Sylvia Bartley 43:13 Absolutely. Michael Hingson 43:15 So where where is next for you? Do you have any notion yet? Or are you just enjoying what you're doing, and you're not yet overly concerned about some sort of way to get paid for what you do? Sylvia Bartley 43:29 Right now, you know, there's a couple of irons in the fire was leave it at that, we'll see what pans out. I'm all about path and purpose and the universe, doing its thing. So we will see what happened there. But in the meantime, I'm continuing to do what I love, which is really getting involved volunteer, and, you know, network and do my podcast to go out to have a podcast. And that gives me more time to focus on that, because I'm purely doing that by myself. And making sure I get good guests and good topics and, you know, really providing information that can help our listeners make good decisions about their lifestyle. will tell us Michael Hingson 44:08 more about the podcast about podcasts, because obviously we're on one now. So I'd love to love to learn more. Sylvia Bartley 44:17 You know, podcasts is a way of getting information out there to to our listeners in a different way. Right? I think people are getting very tired or the traditional media outlets and podcasts is taken off. And my podcast is called the more we know, community show. Conversations cultivating change. And really again, it's focusing on addressing the social determinants of health by primarily for the black community. And I do that through storytelling, really having great guests that are changemakers leaders, really driving change either through their story of what they do, or you know, working with a nonprofit and also talking about equity and providing infant ation around health equity and what people need to know, in order to make good decisions about their health and their lifestyle. And it's all about information. And it's data driven information as well. And my guest often nominal third is, again, changemakers in their own right, and just very inspiring. And so I use this platform to tell them stories to tell their truths, to provide information. It's also a radio show in Minnesota on camo J, a 9.9 FM every Sunday at 12, noon, central time. So I got to produce this thing on a weekly basis. So that takes a lot as well. So now that I am not working full time, I've got time to focus on that and to develop it as well. So yeah, that's what I'm doing my podcast. Michael Hingson 45:48 Well, that's pretty cool. And you're having fun producing it and learning to be an audio editor and all those things. Sylvia Bartley 45:54 Well, I have something for me, I'm not going to attempt to do that. But I have to find my guest. And obviously, the content, and I review the edit in and I do the little marketing for it. So it's quite a lot, as you know, and I do it on a weekly basis. After the knock it out. Sometimes I do replays, but I gotta knock it out. And so I'm looking here to get some sponsorship, hopefully, so I can hire folks to do it, to do it for me, and, you know, do a better job on my social media. I'm not very good at that. It takes a lot of time. And I don't have the time to do all of that. So Michael Hingson 46:31 it doesn't I used to put out a newsletter on a regular basis. And, and don't anymore just because the time gets away. Time flies, and social media is a great time sponge. So it's, it's easy to spend a lot of time doing social media, and there are only so many hours in the day. Sylvia Bartley 46:49 Exactly, exactly. And there's so many talented people out there doing social media. I can't even even if I tried, you know? Michael Hingson 46:56 Yeah. Yeah, some of us just have different gifts. Who are some of your favorite guests for your podcast? Sylvia Bartley 47:05 You know, I've had so many gays I started doing this in 2015 under a different brand called the black leadership redefined. And primarily based in Minnesota. And so my guess had been anybody from Senator Tina Smith to Chief of Police, Rondo, Redondo to the Attorney General Keith Ellison, to nickimja levy Armstrong, who's a civil rights activist in the Twin Cities, to all of these phenomenal African American female coaches and leaders and ministers. I've had some deep, meaningful, moving conversations with people. But I think the ones that moved me the most are those that are telling their stories that kind of break your heart. And it doesn't move, make it it breaks your heart, but it moves me because they took their pain. And they transform that to something impactful, that really impacts and change the lives of many. And typically there are people whose spouses or, or siblings or loved ones has been murdered through to sex trafficking or at the hands of the police or at the hands of, obviously criminals. And what they did with that to really start nonprofits and provide refuge and help and support for other people. Those stories really touched me the most, you know, Michael Hingson 48:33 yeah. You have written a book, or how many books have you written? I've just written one, just one so far. So far. That's enough. Sylvia Bartley 48:42 That one's brewing at some point. Michael Hingson 48:45 Well, Tom, tell me about your book, if you would. Sylvia Bartley 48:47 Yeah, my book is called turn aside. Using spirituality and my path to emotional health. And the book I wrote, really, because on my interest in science, the brain neurophysiology and spirituality, and emotional health, and recognizing that the areas in the brain that are associated with all fear, those are areas that intersect at some point, or are the same areas. So that got me and then with my experience, working in the field of Parkinson's and movement disorders, we have all these wonderful experts from around the world and what I learned in their presence and by taking seminars, I recognized that there was a intersectionality between these three, and then I took my own experience, and wondered how I can use this information for the better right to help heal myself, someone living with depression, as well as helping giving back to community. And so I, you know, start the book off by doing a part by biography so the audience could connect with me and understand where I'm coming from, but then going deep into not really deep but going into the side Science, and making that connection, and how we can use that to really help improve our lives or the lives of others. And there's a lot in there about volunteering and giving back to my community. Because when I think about my living with my depression, at the time, it was pretty bad when I wrote the book. And, you know, I even wrote in a book that I saw it as a gift, because it really does help me to go deep internally, to connect to, you know, my spiritual path to really understand why I'm suffering like this emotionally. What am I supposed to do with it? And, you know, how do I help other people, and it kept me, I was like, getting me grounded. But it really did really get me to ask those deep spiritual questions, which has really helped me to evolve as a person, spiritually, emotionally and physically. And so, you know, the book really centered around that, and how we can use that knowledge, about intersectionality will free to really help other people's lives as well. And then not to mention talking, talking about depression is something that many people do, particularly those who are very visible and in senior leadership positions. But it was important for me to do so because I want to help normalize it. I want to get to a point where we can talk about depression, and people stop saying that you're brave, and you're being vulnerable. And you're being very courageous, because it, there's a high percentage of people that have depression, and not many people want to talk about it, because of the stigma, and the shame that unfortunately, is still associated with emotional health and mental wellness. So you know, I'm doing my liberal part to help break that stigma, and to get people to talk about it. Because once you talk about it, and you acknowledge it in my situation, it was a first step towards healing. And I lived with depression, undiagnosed for most of my life, being diagnosed in 2017, when I published my book, was just very cathartic. And it was a big weight off my shoulder because I didn't have to hide it. I didn't have to battle it behind closed doors, and for the first time, I got help, and then I could address it in a very mindful, holistic way that really has helped me. And I can proudly say, today, I feel the best I've ever felt in my whole entire life, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, Michael Hingson 52:25 is depression, more of a physical or mental and emotional thing? Sylvia Bartley 52:31 Well, it is a physiological it can be I mean, depression comes in many forms, and it's different for everybody. But there's absolutely a physiological component to some kind of depression with as a chemical imbalance, due to some over activity under activity, or certain areas in our brain, particularly the basal ganglia, which is your kind of seed of emotion. And so, you know, that's, that's definitely one of the causes, but not many people know, what are the like real cause of people's depression, because it's different for everybody. And sometimes it could be experiential, it could be any reaction to something very traumatic. And then hopefully, those situations it doesn't kind of last long. But if it is, neurochemical, then definitely people you know, need to get professional help for that outside of talk therapy. Michael Hingson 53:26 Right. Well, in terms in terms of spirituality, how does that enter into and when you talk about spirituality? What do you mean by that? Sylvia Bartley 53:38 So what I mean about that is I mean, looking inwards and looking like at the wider plan, knowing that I call it the universe, right? People will say, call it God, or, and I do believe in God, and I pray to God, right talk about universal timing and the power of the universal. And knowing that there is a bigger plan, greater than us, there was a life here before us, I believe, we chose up I believe we choose our parents, I believe, we come here with an assignment, everybody comes with an assignment. And I believe that by saying that, I believe we will have our path and our purpose. And my goal is to align with my path and my purpose so I can really live to my full potential in this lifetime. And that's what I mean about spirituality. So it's less about the external factors, less about striving to externally achieved but more to internally achieved, and that achievement is alignment with my spiritual path and purpose. And I believe once I do that, and when I achieve that, everything will fall into place, and I'll be at peace, and I will kind of live my full life and I'm and again, I don't know if I'll ever be fully on my path and purpose. I'm always seeking. I call myself a seeker. I'm always seeking I'm asking a question, but I feel I'm pretty much on the on track and it feels Good. And I know when I'm off track because it doesn't feel good when I'm doing things that doesn't sit right with me. And, you know, it's not it's very difficult for me to do and it's not what I'm supposed to be doing. And so I'm aware enough now to say, well, I'm going to submit that to the universe. And I'm just going to, you know, reset and redirect myself to make sure that I am on path so I can do it on put on this earth to do and as well. Yeah. Michael Hingson 55:27 Whether you call it the universe, or God, do you believe that God talks to us, Sylvia Bartley 55:33 I believe God talks us in many ways. Now, you know, you're not going to hear a voice or you're not going to see a burning bush either. But you're going to have signs some people do. That's not me. But you'll have signs you will have feelings. And you will hear stuff, it's not going to be a voice again, but you will hear messages. And and that will come maybe in your dreams, maybe through another person that you're talking to. But the important thing is, one has got to be in a place to be able to hear and receive, I believe this is of Michael Hingson 56:04 everybody. And there's the reality of Sylvia Bartley 56:07 it still. And this is where the mindfulness and the spirituality comes into it. Being sterile. Whether you're meditating or just being still and tapping into silence, this is when you're in a best place to receive and understand what it is that your assignment and your purposes, this is, when you're in your best place to receive those messages that you're so desperately seeking that you know, and to receive that guidance. And that's a big part of spirituality, together with doing things that prepares your vessel because we are physical matter, right. And our spirits live within us, we house our spirit, and we house our soul. And, you know, I focus on trying to keep my vessel as healthy as possible. So it's in a good strong place to house my spirit, and my soul is all intertwined. You know, it's very complicated, very deep. But that is a big part of it. So we are, you know, it, we're in a flamed body, we have inflammation due to the fact that we're eating foods that are inflammatory, and we have inflamed guts, and we're having, you know, inflamed neurons in our brain, because we're in flames that got inflamed the brain to I believe, and we're having a chronic illness, it's very difficult for us to do what we're supposed to do on this earth. And so, you know, our physical being, and health is obviously very important. And it ties closely with our emotional health, as well, Michael Hingson 57:36 I think it is possible to hear a voice. But again, I think it all comes down to exactly what you said, we get messages in many ways, because God or the universe is is always trying to talk to people. And I think we have, oftentimes, selectively and collectively chosen to ignore it, because we think we know all the answers. And if there's one thing I've learned in 72 years, we don't necessarily know the answers, but the answers are available if we look for them. And I think that's really what you're saying, which goes back to being calm, being quiet, taking time to, to analyze, we're in the process of writing a book. Finally, for the moment, called a guide dogs Guide to Being brave, which is all about learning to control fear and learning that fear does not need to be blinding as I describe it, or paralyzing or whatever you want to call it. But that it can be an absolutely helpful thing in teaching you to make decisions, but you need to learn to control it. And you need to learn to recognize its value, just like we need to learn to recognize the value of pain or anything else in our lives. And, in fact, if we do that, and we we recognize what fear can really do for us by slowing down by analyzing by internalizing, we will be much stronger for it. And we're more apt to hear that voice that oftentimes people just call that quiet voice that we may not hear. Sylvia Bartley 59:14 Mm hmm. Absolutely agree. Michael Hingson 59:18 So it's, it's, it is a challenge because we're not used to doing that. We don't like giving up control, if you will. Yep, Sylvia Bartley 59:26 yep. But once you know, and everyone will get there once we, for me, once I got there is a journey doesn't happen overnight. It can take years to get to that place. But you know, once you get there, it's so enlightening. And you just feel like it's funny, there's not there's not often a feel like I might directly on path and purpose. And I get a glimpse of it once in a while. And it feels so different. It feels so light, it feels so right. And that's where I want to be for, you know, a majority of my time that I have left in his lifetime, I want to feel that by the time so that is my, that is my goal. Michael Hingson 1:00:05 And the more you seek it, the more of it you'll find. Yeah, hopefully, you will. It's it's all a matter of realizing it's there if we look for it, and it may not show up exactly the way we expected. But so the issue is really that it shows up, right? Sylvia Bartley 1:00:24 It is. And yeah, I read somewhere that says, you know, just be open, just really try your best show up. Because people say, How do you know your own path and purpose? How do you know this is right for me, you know, you got to show up, you got to do your best. And you got to give it all you've got, and you got to let it go. Let it go to the universe and have no expectation for the outcome. But just be open to all kinds of possibilities and where that will lead you. Very hard to do. Yeah. And it's Michael Hingson 1:00:53 always appropriate to ask the question, Did I do my best? Did I did I get the message? Am I missing something? And look for the answer? Yes, Sylvia, this has been a lot of fun. We have spent an hour and we didn't even have a snowball fight Darn. too hot for that. It's it's gonna be over 90. We're cooling down out here right now. We were over 100 for the last 10 days. So it's hot here in California. But I really enjoyed having you. How can people reach out to you or learn more about you? Sylvia Bartley 1:01:30 Excellent. Thank you for asking that question. I think if you go to my website, I have a little website here. And it's sylvia-bartley.com. That is S Y L V I A hyphen, B A R T L E Y.com. And you can you know, just tell you a bit more about me. You can see my podcasts, my books, and there's a method of getting in touch with me if you want to. Michael Hingson 1:01:57 Is the podcast available in a variety of different places? Or is the best website? Sylvia Bartley 1:02:04 It's available on multiple platforms? Apple, Google, Spotify. And what's the community show with Dr. Sylvia? Conversations cultivating change? Do the Michael Hingson 1:02:17 first part again. The more we know Community, the more we know. Okay. Sylvia Bartley 1:02:22 Community show with Dr. Sylvia. Conversations cultivating change. Michael Hingson 1:02:28 And I hope that people will seek you out. This has been for me very fascinating. I love learning new things and getting a chance to meet fascinating people. And I'll buy into the fact that you're a unicorn, it works for me. Sylvia Bartley 1:02:46 Well, I'm just me, you know, but I appreciate the invite to be on your podcast, Michael. And thank you very much for providing this platform to share stories and information with your listeners too. Michael Hingson 1:02:59 Thank you and we love stories and if people would love to comment, I really appreciate it if you would. I'd love to hear from you about this. You can reach out to me at Mic
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Ali and I go way back, attending the same high school ~13 years ago. We recently crossed paths on a plane ride to Vegas, having a four hour chat about work, success, and embracing a process orientation to life. In this episode of the podcast we revisit many of those same concepts.Ali is a certified badass, making it to the CrossFit regionals 7x, nearly qualifying for the CrossFit games. She cheered at the highest level, graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, along with making a living competing as an elite athlete for the last decade. Enjoy this conversation as we explore her background, how she can work at such a high level across so many disciplines, and what her future looks like.Follow Ali:Alison Scudds (@ascudds) • Instagram photos and videoshttps://www.youtube.com/ascuddsOnyx:https://www.onyxstraps.com/ with code PHILWL for 10% offhttps://www.instagram.com/onyx_straps/Weightlifting House:https://www.weightliftinghouse.com/ with code PHILWL for 10% offFollow me and get coaching:https://www.instagram.com/josh_philwl/
All Talk with Jordan and Dietz
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BOOM: Biomechanics on our Minds
In this episode, Professor Antonia Zaferiou shares her journey through art and science to becoming an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as some of the exciting research projects in her lab. We discuss her recent and innovative NSF CAREER Award project using adaptive biofeedback (think the strings section of an orchestra responding to changes in angular momentum while you walk) to improve balance during everyday mobility. Antonia openly shares her passion for outreach in the episode and via the American Society of Biomechanics Teaching Repository. Thank you to our sponsor, Delsys! Enter a prize draw to win a two-sensor Trigno Lite system: https://delsys.com/boom Connect with Antonia Zaferiou! Lab website: https://www.zaferioulab.com/ Personal website: http://antonia-zaferiou.squarespace.com/ Twitter: @AZaferiou Connect with BOOM! Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/ YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com
The Stem Cell Report with Martin Pera
This episode is sponsored by Bio-Techne.Computational approaches have become integral to understanding biological processes, in part because of a need to come to grips with the enormous amounts of high dimensional data that we generate using our current tools for cellular analysis. This is especially relevant for stem cell and developmental biology where development, disease modeling, regulatory networks, and lineage formation all lend themselves to the combination of experimental and computational methods. Today's program explores how computational biology approaches can be used to understand and model early development, specifically the lineage commitment of the early embryo and its broader application to enhance the engineering of cell differentiation strategies. Martin Pera is joined by bioengineers Peter Zandstra and Himanshu Kaul. Dr. Zandstra is one of the early pioneers in the application of engineering principles to study stem cell biology and is a Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. He has received numerous honors and awards including being named the Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering and he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Kaul is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Department of Respiratory Sciences and a new group leader at the University of Leicester. HostMartin Pera, PhD – Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Reports and The Jackson LaboratoryTwitter: @martinperaJAX GuestsPeter Zandstra, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CanadaHimanshu Kaul, PhD, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK Supporting ContentVirtual cells in a virtual microenvironment recapitulate early development-like patterns in human pluripotent stem cell colonies About Stem Cell ReportsStem Cell Reports is the Open Access journal of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) for communicating basic discoveries in stem cell research, in addition to translational and clinical studies. Stem Cell Reports focuses on original research with conceptual or practical advances that are of broad interest to stem cell biologists and clinicians.Twitter: @StemCellReportsAbout ISSCRWith more than 4,600 members from 75+ countries, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is the preeminent global, cross-disciplinary, science-based organization dedicated to stem cell research and its translation to the clinic. The ISSCR mission is to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health.Twitter: @ISSCRAcknowledgementsISSCR StaffKeith Alm, Chief Executive OfficerYvonne Fisher, Managing Editor, Stem Cell ReportsKym Kilbourne, Director of Media and Strategic CommunicationsJack Mosher, Scientific AdvisorVoice WorkBen SnitkoffMusic@Konovalov
Dr. Yair Shapira is the founder and CEO of Amplio. Following two decades as an executive in successful start ups, he founded Amplio to help the millions of children with special needs maximize their potential, starting with his son, who stutters. His previous roles include executive positions in sales, marketing, business development and R&D. Dr. Shapira holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and speech processing from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.Luann L. Purcell, Ed.D. was the Executive Director of the international Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc (CASE), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for 18 years. Dr. Purcell has 48 years of educational experience, as a general education teacher at both high school and middle school level, teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders, and assistant superintendent for pupil services for 18 years in a school district with 27,000 students.Judy Rich, EdD, CCC-SLP, is currently a speech-language pathologist (SLP) as well as an education consultant and lecturer at The University of Texas. She worked in public schools for 35 years as a campus SLP, program specialist for speech and language services, special education director, executive director, and assistant superintendent for student services. Angelica Morgan was most recently a Senior Curriculum Engineer at 2U and a research intern at CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technology working on the Center on Inclusive Technology in Education Systems (CITES) project. She will received her Ph.D in learning design and technology from North Carolina State University in December with a research focus on the use of technology for special education students.
Stem cell research can be politically divisive. Robert Nordon, associate professor in the graduate school of biomedical engineering at the University of New South Wales, says a new way of making them may calm debate. I am an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney. I have […]
Jennifer Munson is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. Her overarching research goal is to find new therapeutic targets in the tumor microenvironment by examining cancer from an onco-engineering perspective. Munson's work combines fluid mechanics, neuroengineering, tissue engineering, and translational cancer research. She creates personalized models of brain and breast cancer with patient-derived cells to examine the roles of interstitial fluid flow and cellular microenvironment components in cancer progression and treatment. In this episode, Deanna MacNeil from The Scientist's Creative Services Team spoke with Munson to learn more about how she built her bioengineering lab. Science Philosophy in a Flash is a series of mini podcasts produced by The Scientist's Creative Services Team. With a focus on the people behind the science, this podcast highlights researchers' unique outlook on what motivates their pursuit of science and what it means to be a scientist.
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Junior Terrell Barraclough joins host Brian Tripp for this week's wrestling episode of "Let's Go State - The Official Podcast of Penn State Athletics." The two discuss Terrell's wrestling background and his daily mindset for success on and off the mat. Terrell also talks about how he became interested in his major, Biomedical Engineering.
Today, Jeremy talks to Dr. Colleen O'Connell, Medical Director at New Brunswick's Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation and Clinical Research Director of University of New Brunswick Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who delivered the keynote address during the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations' annual meeting, talking about the right of everyone living with ALS to a quality of life.This episode is brought to you by The ALS Association in partnership with CitizenRacecar.
She's the 19th president of Indiana University and the institution's first female leader. Today we welcome Dr. Pamela Whitten to the podcast to get her take on IU's strength at the intersection of tech and health, the university's deep interest and application in agbioscience and creating a seven-year strategic framework during a time where higher education is facing enrollment decline. She also talks about collaborating alongside Purdue University president, Mitch Daniels, to split IUPUI into two world-class establishments in the heart of Indianapolis and what that means for the future of our state.
Lucy Herrero discusses Humacyte, her role as a Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) Engineer at Humacyte, and provides advice on searching for jobs with a student visa. Lucy Herrero's Bio: After earning my bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I entered the regenerative medicine world to fulfill my purpose of helping others through my career. I strive to serve with excellence as I collaborate in the optimization and operation of the LUNA200 platform at Humacyte. In addition to my primary job functions, I was recently recognized for leading and implementing a novel sitewide alarm management procedure, as well as developing program in Matlab for the quality control of raw materials. One of my favorite achievements is publishing an article at the Human Movement Science Journal as a primary author in 2020. Currently, my goal is to build expertise in tech transfer and knowledge management. Outside of work you can find me hiking with my dog or reading fantasy novels. More on The BME Grad Podcast: www.thebmegradpodcast.com Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfF0xH80d5lS1RpQsmpw0Q/videos Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/thebmegradpodcast/ Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebmegradpodcast/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bme-grad/support
okay… this one is honestly,,, soso exciting… like,,, dr. shana kelley is a highly driven and passionate scientist and intellectual!!! kelley received her B.S from Seton Hall University and promptly pursued her graduate and doctoral studies at the California Insitute of Technology!!! kelley's work in academia is outstanding and noteworthy; she has been a professor at the University of Toronto for sixteen years and is the Neena B. Schwartz Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. additionally, she is a founder of two companies, Arma Biosciences and CTRL Therapeutics, and sits on the board of numerous biotechnology companies. (wow!!!) in this episode,,, we are honored to listen to Kelley discuss her companies,,, her new position at Northwestern, the life sciences ecosystem, and sm more!!!
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In this episode, we interview Sridevi Sarma, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and vice dean for graduate education at the Whiting School of Engineering, develops computational, data-driven, and biological approaches to advance the knowledge and treatment of diseases of the nervous system including epilepsy, chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, and insomnia. She is also the executive director of NeuroTech Harbor which is an accelerator focused on advancing the development of solutions that improve neurological health through the lens of Equitech values of inclusivity. Enjoy!
The future of training is here, and it's in virtual reality. VR allows trainees to immerse themselves in realistic environments where they can practice skills and gain experience without putting themselves or others at risk. VR is already being used by the military, police, and medical professionals to provide safe, realistic training scenarios. Listen to Gita Barry and host Shari Simpson talk about the benefits of using VR. Guest: Gita Barry, EVP and General Manager of Immersive Healthcare, Penumbra Gita is the executive vice president and general manager of immersive healthcare at Penumbra, Inc. With more than 25 years in the medical device industry, Gita leads a diverse team of developers and specialists to bring virtual reality-based immersive technology to a broad range of healthcare settings with an extensive library of activities and experiences to address various health conditions. Before joining Penumbra, Gita worked at Stryker Corporation in product management, strategy, business development and information technology. Gita received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami (FL) and an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University. Mentioned in the episode: Penumbra https://www.penumbrainc.com/ Real Immersive VR System: https://www.realsystem.com/