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Disruptors for GOOD
Finding Ethical and Sustainable Manufacturers and Suppliers - Kimberly Shenk // Co-founder and CEO of Novi

Disruptors for GOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 21:23


 ---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.In this episode of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Kimberly Shenk, Co-founder and CEO of Novi, on connecting brands, manufacturers, and suppliers to help launch sustainable products faster.Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, connect with each other and with the outside world. Current breakthroughs are challenging every sector in every country, with a speed and depth previously unseen.  Now, more than ever, the emergence of new technologies has the potential to transform our lives, make the planet a better place, and transform our path from unsustainable to sustainable.No one knows better how to harness the power of technology for the greater good than Kimberly. Her mission in life is to replace unsustainable products with sustainable ones, a way of life she reflects in both her home and business. When Kimberly became pregnant, her constant questioning of chemical ingredients in beauty and personal care products culminated in a tech company start-up, Novi,  a groundbreaking platform for researching, sampling and sourcing raw ingredients and packaging that has enabled a new era of sustainable, transparent consumer products.Today, Novi's vast dataset and Artificial Intelligence has had a hand in the formulas and packaging of thousands of beauty and personal care products that are clean and sustainable, and better for people and the planet.Kimberly's earlier days saw her graduating top of her class from the United States Air Force Academy with a double major in Mathematics & Operations Research.  When stationed at Pearl Harbor as a Captain in the Air Force with a highly coveted Top Secret security clearance and working directly for the Pacific's 3-star General running intelligence models, she won the 2013 Richard H. Barchi Prize for her work in “Analytics on Improving Integrated Air & Missile Defense in the Pacific Area of Responsibility.”She then attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a full-ride scholarship to study Data Science, and graduated with a Master's Degree in Operations Research.After the Air Force, she started a second career in the tech industry. She built and led the Data Organization at Eventbrite and led the Product Organization at tech startup Domino Data Lab. With a passion for clean products, she co-founded NakedPoppy in 2017, raising $4 million to use data to bring clean and sustainable products to market. ---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Listen to more Causeartist podcast shows hereFollow Grant on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Causeartist on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

TopMusicGuitar Podcast
#037: What Happens When a Computer Scientist Becomes a Guitar Teacher with Keith Martin of Fret Science

TopMusicGuitar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 50:26


In today's podcast episode, our guest Keith Martin of Fret Science shared his journey with us from being a computer scientist to becoming a guitar teacher. He goes into detail about how he applied some concepts from his computer science background to learning guitar and teaching, as well as some of the ways that he applies this knowledge on his lessons. He also tells the story of how he quickly grew his YouTube channel from 0 subscribers to 14,000+ within just 2 months through using data-driven lessons and helpful content creation tools. Keith shared an overview of his journey and how he started as a guitar teacher. His perspective as a computer scientist and applying it to the fretboard and learning guitar. Keith shared his success on YouTube, from having 0 followers to 14,000 subscribers in two months. How to get great results with less practice and repetition from a computer science perspective. His interest in cognitive science or learning psychology and applying that into his teaching. Bridging the gap between cognitive science and the actual lesson itself. Keith's one piece of advice: Practice the things that are hard for you. Why guitar hasn't really evolved that much in the grand scheme of things. Some of the things that people are missing out on by sticking to older ways of doing things. The 3 notes per string system for learning guitar. Keith shared how he creates his YouTube videos using Keynote. Exploring improvisation and teaching creativity to his students. One piece of wisdom for the listeners. Guest Links Fret Science Website Fret Science YouTube Channel Keith Martin Facebook Page Guitar Teaching Resources Mentioned Free Guitar E-book Resources Today's Guest Keith Martin earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By day, he's an engineering manager at a leading science/engineering software company. His website and YouTube channel, Fret Science, is dedicated to reducing the amount of memorization and repetitive practice needed to fluently navigate the guitar fretboard. He uses insights from cognitive and computer science to teach the building blocks of music – triads, arpeggios, and scales – in ways that can be understood in minutes and easily recalled from memory, so that you'll never need to look at a scale or chord diagram again. Click here to find out more about TopMusicGuitar Membership Thank you for tuning in! Consider implementing the ideas from this podcast by writing several actionable steps for your teaching practice if it's inspired you. If you enjoyed today's show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, which helps other teachers find our show. Stay updated by subscribing to this show, and get automatic delivery to your device every time a new episode goes live! We publish on Fridays weekly.

Relentless Health Value
EP392: When Patient Journeys Don't Fit in the EHR System, With Emily Kagan Trenchard From Northwell Health

Relentless Health Value

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 31:38


So, a few things to remind everybody. First of all, don't forget EHRs (electronic health records) were purpose built originally for billing. This is no secret. People quite openly have called EHR systems glorified cash registers. If I want to be generous, maybe I would restate this to say that EHRs were designed to document patient interactions. This is what their core architecture was built to achieve. But today, there's a lot that goes on that isn't a traditional patient interaction. First of all, me even calling it, frankly, a patient interaction should give longtime listeners a clue where this is headed. I mean, say you're sitting at home on your couch. I don't know. You're probably not considering yourself a patient. You're considering yourself a person sitting on your couch. However, say you're sitting on your couch and you haven't taken your COPD maintenance therapy. Potentially that is something of clinical significance that maybe should get figured out and noted somewhere—potentially prior to the acute event going down. Or, still talking about things that are relevant to patient health but which don't naturally tuck into an EHR system's native architecture, maybe we have social workers and nutritionists and all kinds of people who are not doctors or nurses or PAs (physician assistants) in this mix. Most of the time, these people don't even have access to the EHR. I mean, what percentage of things that are going to impact a person's health outcomes can be classified as traditional patient encounters that EHRs were designed to document? I mean, you've got your scheduler who wants to tell the transportation company something about a patient. Anything RPM. Where's the caregiver or the family in that garden-variety patient interaction? In sum, what is happening between codes getting written in patient health records? Where's all that information going? I mean, what order set are you gonna use to get all that in and out of the system? Am I saying anything revolutionary that many of you don't already know extremely well? No, I am not. But I am shining the spotlight on it to challenge what might have become a sort of default position at provider organizations today, which is to make the EHR the one ring to rule them all, which might be something to consider revising strategically. My guest in this healthcare podcast, Emily Kagan Trenchard, makes a super point about all of this that I haven't heard made so succinctly or so eloquently. Emily puts it this way: She says just integrating into the EHR as a reflex without contemplation is kind of the olden days. She talks about identifying the core functionalities, the centers of gravity that are needed to bring together providers and patients and everybody else in the mix. Then you find the best systems—call them platforms if you want. But if, at a fundamental level, you have a technology designed for one thing and you're trying to shoehorn it to do something else and this something else is a critical business function, maybe this is something to think about at the highest levels. Of course, it goes without saying that these platforms have to work together (obviously); but you kind of gotta get the right platform for the right job. Now, to make one point clear as glass, what we are not talking about here is cobbling together a bunch of point solutions. What we are talking about is getting the fundamentals, the core architecture here, solidified. Pam Arora talks about this at length in episode 246. She's the CIO at Texas Children's. Pam Arora says that if a health system doesn't get its technology infrastructure rock solid, if that infrastructure is janky in any way, then everything built on top of it will require duct tape and workarounds and probably not go as well as planned. On the show today, Emily Kagan Trenchard continues that theme. She talks about the four platforms that she feels are very necessary to underpin or be the chassis to best support helping providers and others help patients and people in and out of the clinic. She calls each platform a tentpole. These four platforms are: The EHR A CRM (customer relationship manager). And, by the way, when Emily says CRM, she's talking about more than software. It's more like a philosophy or a whole approach around relationship building with patients/people/customers. A cloud platform for data and analytics A data exchange One last takeaway, for me at least. Emily has talked about two basic facts that inform her thinking: (1) Providers and patients alike are increasingly not tolerant of friction. (2) What is easiest is the most likely to happen. Something that we don't get into in this show but certainly bears considering is the larger context here. Yeah, we got Amazon, we got Google—not only what they are doing alone but also what they are investing in. They have platforms that are purpose built to remove friction and to be really, really easy … one-click easy. So, let's talk about the WIIFM (the “what's in it for me?”) here for health systems to get a move on. When Merrill Goozner was on the show a few weeks ago (EP388), he says that when patients and employers and taxpayers start crying uncle on both healthcare prices as well as just bad friction-filled experiences and also when, at the same time, technology and new competitors move in on the supply side, he says what's gonna happen then is older incumbents like hospitals could find themselves getting their lunches eaten. So, probably intuitively as well as intellectually, health systems really getting their technology clearly optimized to support their communities, their patients, and their providers might seem to be mission critical, especially as we contemplate the stuff that Mike Thompson was talking about in episode 389 about how there is increasingly data out there which identifies hospitals who are very inefficiently run. And so, if at a very basic level a hospital has misaligned tech that's requiring a lot of workarounds and stuff, which is another way to say wasting a lot of staff time, having the right technology deployed in the right way will certainly ground efforts to be effective and also help compete with some of these lurking entities who are looking to take a piece of the $3 or $4 trillion healthcare industry in this country—of which hospitals account for something like $1 trillion. And as Eric Bricker, MD, says in episode 351, this is why hospitals have a big red target on their back. Also, I would be remiss not to mention that non–purpose-built, dare I say bad, technology causes bad clinician burnout, which causes bad turnover, which is really expensive. Arshad Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP, talks about this in episode 323. By the way, I interviewed Emily Kagan Trenchard at NODE.Health's Annual Digital Medicine Conference in New York City this past December—always a great conference. Emily is SVP and chief of consumer digital solutions over at Northwell Health. Northwell, in case you haven't heard of this health system, is very large: 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient clinics, 300,000 patients a year. Yeah, it's big. You can learn more at northwell.edu and connect with Emily on LinkedIn. Emily Kagan Trenchard offers a unique perspective from within the American medical system: A spoken-word-poet-turned-healthcare-executive, she is on a mission to remix the human in healthcare, challenging entrenched assumptions about what it means to give and receive care in the digital age. As senior vice president, chief of consumer digital solutions, for New York State's largest health system, Northwell Health, Emily leads teams that push the limits of how we use technology to make healthcare seamless and steeped in humanity while keeping the company competitive at a time of radical change. She is a big believer that innovation is an ongoing process, not just a box to check, and launched Northwell's first UX department to ensure that patient perspectives and needs drove the design of digital tools and systems. Prior to joining Northwell, Emily led Web systems for New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital, where she drove the development of many early consumer health tools, including the first-ever implementation of the Zocdoc scheduling platform for a hospital. Emily holds a master's degree in science writing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.   07:55 How does customer digital solutions fit into the larger technology infrastructure in healthcare? 09:54 “Where else do you have centers of gravity that you should respect in the architecture?” 10:11 “There is a constellation of need here.” 11:51 “We interact with way more than just patients.” 14:28 “We have to be able to understand the network of relationships in a population.” 15:11 How do EHRs and CRMs interact as two tentpoles in healthcare? 17:32 “The question is, where does a human being work?” 19:54 How are patients staying on a nonfragmented care journey in a proactive way? 23:46 “Anybody who's a consumer of our digital offerings has a relationship with us.” 29:33 “The medicine is being practiced not only on our physical bodies but on our digital bodies.” You can learn more at northwell.edu and connect with Emily on LinkedIn.   @ektrenchard of @NorthwellHealth discusses #EHRs and #CRMs on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #EHR #CRM   Recent past interviews: Click a guest's name for their latest RHV episode! Dr Scott Conard, Gloria Sachdev and Chris Skisak, Mike Thompson, Dr Rishi Wadhera (Encore! EP326), Ge Bai (Encore! EP356), Dave Dierk and Stacey Richter (INBW37), Merrill Goozner, Betsy Seals (EP387), Stacey Richter (INBW36), Dr Eric Bricker (Encore! EP351), Al Lewis, Dan Mendelson, Wendell Potter, Nick Stefanizzi, Brian Klepper (Encore! EP335), Dr Aaron Mitchell (EP382), Karen Root, Mark Miller, AJ Loiacono, Josh LaRosa, Stacey Richter (INBW35), Rebecca Etz (Encore! EP295), Olivia Webb (Encore! EP337), Mike Baldzicki, Lisa Bari, Betsy Seals (EP375), Dave Chase, Cora Opsahl (EP373)  

Rich Zeoli
Ron DeSantis Fights Woke, KJP is Terrible at Her Job, & Hollywood Eats Bugs

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 138:15


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (01/24/2023): 3:05pm- On Tuesday, it was reported that classified documents were found by aides to former Vice President Mike Pence at his Indiana home. A representative for Pence said the former VP “inadvertently boxed and transported” the documents to his home at the conclusion of his service in the Trump Administration in 2017. 3:15pm- Joe Biden, Mike Pence, and Donald Trump have all been accused of mishandling classified documents after leaving public office. As Rich notes, an important difference between former President Donald Trump's possession of classified documents—his ability to declassify.  3:30pm- In the case of Joe Biden, it's not just the mere possession of classified documents, it's the White House's seeming attempt to cover it up—or at least preventing the story from going public until after the 2022 midterm elections. 3:35pm- Appearing on PBS with Margaret Hoover, historian and former Biden adviser John Meacham stated that the discovery of Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents “neutralizes” any criticism of Donald Trump for doing something similar.  3:50pm- During Tuesday's press briefing, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy peppered White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre with questions regarding President Biden's mishandling of classified documents. After each question, Jean-Pierre referred Doocy to the White House Counsel for answers. 4:05pm- On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal that would prevent teacher unions from automatically deducting union dues from teacher paychecks without prior consent.  4:10pm- Governor Ron DeSantis defended his decision to force the Florida Department of Education to alter its AP African American Studies course for public high schools. DeSantis explained the proposed course includes things like “queer theory” and “abolishing prisons”—topics not relevant to African American history. Much of the course simply amounts to a far-left political agenda being pushed on children while in the classroom. The Daily Wire writes of the proposed course, “[t]he College Board has so far declined to publicly release the African American studies curriculum, asserting that the material contains proprietary information. The course is expected to undergo changes before any nationwide implementation.” 4:25pm- Rich and Matt can't stop talking about how much they admire Thomas Sowell. What's the better book, “Basic Economics” or “A Conflict of Visions”? 4:40pm- In an opinion editorial featured in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey warned that freedom of speech is under attack on college campuses across the country—specifically his alma mater the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Morey writes, “[i]f MIT faculty, who are at the cutting edge of science and technology, can't count on their employer to defend open inquiry, it might prevent them from taking innovative risks. This, in turn, would stymie technological progress and the education of the next generation of innovators.” 5:00pm- According to a report from The Daily Wire, the European Union has approved “cricket powder” as a food additive to boost protein in consumer diets. The powder is now permitted to be placed in foods like bread, chocolate, soups, and cereal bars.  5:10pm- Who is eating bugs? Hollywood celebrities, of course!  5:30pm- In the absence of school choice, the government possesses a monopoly on education. Rich's rant is temporarily interrupted by Henry's story about dating an Olympian… 5:45pm- While speaking with Nora O'Donnell on CBS News, California Governor Gavin Newsom referred to the 2nd Amendment as a “suicide pact.” 5:55pm- Zeoli is preempted for sports.

Rich Zeoli
Sixers President Calls Out Censorship on College Campuses

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 50:48


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2:  On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal that would prevent teacher unions from automatically deducting union dues from teacher paychecks without prior consent. Governor Ron DeSantis defended his decision to force the Florida Department of Education to alter its AP African American Studies course for public high schools. DeSantis explained the proposed course includes things like “queer theory” and “abolishing prisons”—topics not relevant to African American history. Much of the course simply amounts to a far-left political agenda being pushed on children while in the classroom. The Daily Wire writes of the proposed course, “[t]he College Board has so far declined to publicly release the African American studies curriculum, asserting that the material contains proprietary information. The course is expected to undergo changes before any nationwide implementation.” Rich and Matt can't stop talking about how much they admire Thomas Sowell. What's the better book, “Basic Economics” or “A Conflict of Visions”? In an opinion editorial featured in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey warned that freedom of speech is under attack on college campuses across the country—specifically his alma mater the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Morey writes, “[i]f MIT faculty, who are at the cutting edge of science and technology, can't count on their employer to defend open inquiry, it might prevent them from taking innovative risks. This, in turn, would stymie technological progress and the education of the next generation of innovators.”

MedEvidence! Truth Behind the Data
Changing Dynamics in Clinical Research: MedEvidence meets Note to File podcast

MedEvidence! Truth Behind the Data

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 30:17


Brad Hightower, the founder of Hightower Clinical, clinical research professional and host of the Note to File podcast, sits down with Dr. Michael Koren to discuss clinical research as a care option, decentralized clinical trials and clinical research technology and data collection using EMRs and CTMS such as Clinasyst.Michael J. Koren, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and Chief Executive Officer at Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, which conducts clinical trials at 7 locations in Florida. He received his medical degree cum laude at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at New York Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Cornell Medical Center.He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, fellow and two-time president of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, and the regional chapter of the American Heart Association. Dr. Koren has served as an Investigator in over 2,000 trials and as the international lead investigator for many multi-centered trials including ALLIANCE, ROLE, TREAT to TARGET, OSLER, and MENDEL studies. He has written and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and been published in the most prestigious medical journals. Dr. Koren has also designed a research training course for physicians now in its 20th year. On a personal note, Dr. Koren developed a life-long interest in technology and Public Health during his time at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Harvard School of Public Health. He also loves music. He has written two musical plays. Brad Hightower, founder of Hightower Clinical, clinical research professional and host of the Note to File podcast. Brad lives, works and podcasts from Oklahoma City, OK.  He has worked at the site-level in clinical research for 10 years and is the former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Research Foundation.  Brad has since started his own integrated site network, Hightower Clinical.To learn more about Hightower Clinical, please visit hightowerclinical.com.To connect with Brad, please reach out on LinkedIn.Rate, Review and Subscribe to the MedEvidence! podcast to be notified when new episodes are released.Follow MedEvidence! on Social Media to discover the Truth Behind the Data.FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInPowered by ENCORE Research Group at www.ENCOREDOCS.comOriginal Air Date: November 30, 2022#decentralizedclinicaltrials #CTMS #careoptions #demandfordata #medevidence  #futureofresearch #clinincalresearch

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Study Shows A 20% Increase In Diabetes Among Statin Users

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 10:06


Study Shows A 20% Increase In Diabetes Among Statin Users Dr. Robert Lustig • http://www.robertlustig.com • Book - Metabolical #RobertLustig#BigFood #BigPharma #BigGovernment Dr. Robert Lustig is a The New York Times bestselling author and author of Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine and a Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science, challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government. You can't solve a problem if you don't know what the problem is. One of Lustig's singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.” Metabolical weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them: • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself• You can diagnose your own biochemical profile • Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable" • Processed food isn't just toxic, it's addictive• The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side• Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side Making the case that food is the only lever we have to effect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: this book explains what's needed to fix all three. Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. A native of Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, his clinical fellowship at UCSF, his post-doctoral fellow and research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 2013, Dr. Lustig received his Masters in the study of Law from University of California, Hastings to enable him to impact the food industry through policy change. Dr. Lustig has authored 125 peer-reviewed articles and 73 reviews. He has mentored 20 pediatric endocrine fellows, and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He provides endocrinologic support to several protocols of the Children's Oncology Group. He is the former Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Practice Guidelines Subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a member of the Bay Area Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, and a member of the Steering Committee of Health Foods, Healthy Kids of the Culinary Institute of America. He also consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups. Dr. Lustig lives in San Francisco with his wife Julie and two daughters. Spare time (what little there is) is spent cooking, theater-going, and traveling. To Contact Dr Robert Lustig, M.D.  go to robertlustig.com Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims. 

Chef AJ LIVE!
Can Carbs Make You Fat Interview With Marc Hellerstein

Chef AJ LIVE!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 72:32


Marc K. Hellerstein M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Hellerstein is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley, where he occupies an Endowed Chair (Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair). He is also Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, where he ran the diabetes clinic at SF General Hospital for 25 years. Dr. Hellerstein's medical training was at Yale Medical School and he completed a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in addition to medical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Hellerstein's major research interest has been the measurement in vivo of metabolic fluxes through pathways critical to health and disease, as biomarkers for understanding metabolic control and its disorders, including applications in drug development and clinical diagnostics. This research has resulted in over 300 publications, 80 issued patents and participation on several editorial boards, including Science Translational Medicine. Dr. Hellerstein co-founded a medical diagnostics and drug development biotech company, KineMed, Inc., in 2001. By combining powerful mass spectrometric technology with insights into the mathematical footprint of metabolic flux in complex networks, his group has quantified in humans many metabolic processes that could not previously be studied. Methodologic advances from the Hellerstein lab include Mass Isotopomer Distribution Analysis (MIDA), the “equation for polymerization biosynthesis”; heavy water labeling for protein synthesis, including Dynamic Proteomics for measuring flux rates of proteins across the proteome; cell proliferation and turnover rates by metabolic labeling of newly replicated DNA with heavy water or glucose; non-invasive probes of intracellular intermediary metabolic fluxes, or “virtual biopsies”, including hepatic fibrogenesis, muscle protein synthesis and brain myelination rates; and muscle mass from a spot urine sample. This work directly addresses the major challenge of the next generation of biomedical research: translating our advanced understanding of molecular components (reductionist knowledge) into the ability to control and predict functional outcomes in vivo (integrated understanding), including humans. His work continues to look for ways that dynamic systems measurements can have a fundamental impact on basic biology and human health.

With Flying Colors
#69 A CUSO That Helps Members with Health Care

With Flying Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 7:52


Sam Brownell of CUCollaborate made this post on LinkedIn last week:I am thrilled to announce that CUCollaborate is incubating its first CUSO to pursue "the best idea I have ever had" and that I have successfully recruited Paul Matsui to lead it for us.The CUSO leverages credit unions' superior pricing to help patients more easily manage their healthcare expenses. Rather than financing medical debt itself, the CUSO uncovers alternative debt expense reduction opportunities that help patients pay off their medical bills successfully without increasing monthly cash outlays or making painful sacrifices. By establishing a meaningful partnership between credit unions and healthcare providers, we will foster healthier, wealthier, and more equitable communities.The CUSO is fundamentally a healthcare facing company, so I have been lucky enough to recruit Paul Matsui who has over 20 years of experience working with healthcare providers to lead the organization. Most recently, Paul served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff at Socially Determined a software and analytics company focused on elevating health equity and outcomes through the quantification and stratification of social risk.Previously, Paul spent 19 years at the Advisory Board (with my wife Megan Brownell) serving as Executive Director of its data analytics research and technology business, where he was accountable for developing a software ecosystem aimed at the firm's 2,000+ hospital and health system clients.Earlier in his career, Paul spent six years as an equity research analyst, covering a wide range of companies in the biotechnology, medical device, and medical technology supply sectors on behalf of Smith Barney Citi, Goldman Sachs, and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. Piper Jaffray.Beginning his career as a bench scientist, Paul worked in labs at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He holds an AB degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University.If you are interested, we would like to schedule some time for Paul and I to present the opportunity to you and see if it something that your credit union would be interested in helping launch. What day and time would work best for you?

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More
Why Nations Fail Full Free Audio Book Summary

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 11:47


Why Nations Fail Full Free Audio Book SummaryCome to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. Why are some nations wealthy and others poor? Why is it that vastly different institutions can emerge in two nations of similar backgrounds and origins, with a huge disparity in the respective quality of life of their citizens? Just what exactly determines a country's future? This book combs through the developmental history of human civilization and analyses the case studies of over twenty countries in great detail to show us why different countries have different institutions, and how good and bad institutions can influence a nation's destiny. Overview | Chapter 1Hi, welcome to Bookey. Today we will unlock the book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. What is the greatest challenge facing mankind today? Every person has a different answer to this question. Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling sociology classic Guns, Germs and Steel, which we have unlocked for you in a previous bookey, believes that the problem of income disparity among various countries around the world can be considered the greatest challenge facing humanity today. The per capita income of Egypt is only 12% that of the United States – this is a shocking figure, and it is arguably one of the key factors for Egypt's political instability. However, this example is not even the largest disparity known to exist between countries. The gap between the per capita income of the United States and that of the poorest countries in the world is much larger – in those countries, even a full meal might be considered a luxury. What exactly causes this disparity? Why are some nations prosperous with a flourishing population, while others are impoverished with their people in deep suffering? Can poor countries ever change their destiny, or are they doomed to fail? Since the dawn of time, countless experts have tried to answer this question. The book Why Nations Fail provides us with a short answer: institutions. While this answer appears to be deceptively simple, it is full of complexities. It took the authors of this book fifteen years of dedicated research to arrive at this answer. Both authors are leading economists: Daron Acemoglu is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recipient of the prestigious John Bates Clark Award, and James Robinson is a professor at Harvard University and world-renowned expert in Latin American and African studies. Over the course of fifteen years, these two experts pored over thousands of years of human history, and compared the developmental processes of over twenty countries. They came to the conclusion that differences in institutions are responsible for the different fates of various countries around the world. In this book, Acemoglu and Robinson analyze volumes of historical case studies to show us why different countries developed different institutions in the first place, how the earliest institutions came about, and how good and bad institutions can influence a nation's destiny.

DesAbraçando Árvores
#valeAPenaOuvirDeNovo – Heróis da Ciência: Ricardo Galvão

DesAbraçando Árvores

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 79:11


No #valeAPenaOuvirDeNovo de hoje trazemos o episódio em que Fernando Lima, nosso host supremo, recebeu o grande Prof. Dr. Ricardo Galvão! Ricardo Galvão possui graduação em Engenharia de Telecomunicações pela Universidade Federal Fluminense (1969), mestrado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1972), doutorado em Física de Plasmas Aplicada pelo Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976) e Livre-Docência em Física Experimental pela Universidade de São Paulo (1983). É professor titular aposentado do Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo. Foi diretor do Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (2004-2011), diretor do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (2016-2019), presidente da Sociedade Brasileira de Física (2013-2016) e membro do Conselho Científico da Sociedade Europeia de Física (2013-2016). É membro da Academia de Ciências do Estado de São Paulo e da Academia Brasileira de Ciências.  É autor e colaborador de mais de 200 artigos científicos publicados em periódicos. Atualmente é o presidente do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Conexões do Prof. Ricardo: https://linktr.ee/ricardogalvaosp Siga nas redes sociais: @ricardogalvaosp Dá uma força para manter o DesAbraçando online e com episódios no cronograma contribuindo financeiramente com nosso projeto: O DesAbraçando é um projeto independente e conta com o apoio dos ouvintes para se manter online e pagar a edição de áudio. Se você curte o projeto, considere apoiar financeiramente. Você pode contribuir a partir de R$ 1,00 no www.apoia.se/desabrace Segue a gente lá nas redes sociais: https://www.instagram.com/desabrace/Instagram https://web.facebook.com/desabrace/Facebook https://twitter.com/desabrace Canal no Telegram: https://t.me/desabrace Visite nossa página: https://www.desabrace.com.br Envie suas pedradas e perrengues: primeirapedra@desabrace.com.br Envie sua resposta para o "Que bicho é esse?": bicho@desabrace.com.br Produção, apresentação e edição: Fernando Lima Decupagem: Senhor A

Note to File
Dr Michael Koren, ENCORE Research Group

Note to File

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 31:23


Michael J. Koren, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and Chief Executive Officer at Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, which conducts clinical trials at 7 locations in Florida. He received his medical degree cum laude at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at New York Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Cornell Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, fellow and two-time president of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, and the regional chapter of the American Heart Association. Dr. Koren has served as an Investigator in over 2,000 trials and as the international lead investigator for many multi-centered trials including ALLIANCE, ROLE, TREAT to TARGET, OSLER, and MENDEL studies. He has written and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and been published in the most prestigious medical journals. Dr. Koren has also designed a research training course for physicians now in its 20th year. On a personal note, Dr. Koren developed a life-long interest in technology and Public Health during his time at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Harvard School of Public Health. He also loves music. He has written two musical plays.

inControl
ep8 - Anuradha Annaswamy: Adaptive Control - From the "Brave Era" to Reinforcement Learning and Back

inControl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 64:04


In this episode, our guest is Anuradha Annaswamy. Anu is the Director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory and Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Deparment of Mechanical Engineering.  We delve into adaptive control and its exciting history, ranging from the Brave Era to the audacious X15 tests and to modern intersections with Reinforcement Learning. Outline02:15 - Anu's background 05:20 - What is adaptation? 08:30 - The Brave Era 15:17 - The X15 accident  23:16 - Exploration vs exploitation 28:35 - Beyond linearity and time invariance 45:05 - Adaptive control vs Reinforcement Learning 52:12 - The future of adaptive control 54:34 - OutroEpisode linksAnu's lab:  http://aaclab.mit.edu/NCCR Symposium: https://tinyurl.com/bdz84p4cBook - Stable adaptive systems: https://tinyurl.com/mw4saame X-15 Flight 3-65-97: https://tinyurl.com/2kbe7nsyPaper - Adaptive Control and the NASA X-15-3 Flight Revisited: https://tinyurl.com/2p83k7ezPaper - A historical perspective of adaptive control and learning: https://tinyurl.com/yck89rcdPaper -Adaptive Control and Intersections with Reinforcement Learning: https://tinyurl.com/yc27rsydKYP Lemma: https://tinyurl.com/mkf35jjt Persistence of excitation: https://tinyurl.com/bpfwp9n9 Dual control: https://tinyurl.com/ywduzm5x Paper - Robust adaptive control in the presence of bounded disturbances:  https://tinyurl.com/4pztx23z Paper -  Reinforcement learning is direct adaptive optimal control https://tinyurl.com/appnjzynMRAC: https://tinyurl.com/bdzzphju Self Tuning Control: https://tinyurl.com/3mjs3skmPodcast infoPodcast website: https://www.incontrolpodcast.com/Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/5n84j85jSpotify: https://tinyurl.com/4rwztj3cRSS: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1632769.rssYoutube: https://tinyurl.com/bdbvhsj6Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/3z24yr43Twitter: https://twitter.com/IncontrolPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/incontrol_podcast/Acknowledgments and sponsorsThis episode was supported by the National Centre of Competence in Research on «Dependable, ubiquitous automation» and the IFAC Activity fund.The podcast benefits from the help of an incredibly talented and passionate team. Special thanks to B. Seward, E. Cahard, F. Banis, F. Dörfler, J. Lygeros, as well as the ETH and mirrorlake studios.Music was composed by A New Element. Support the show

5 Core Life
230. Overcoming the Broken Educational System by Gamifying Learning | Shaunak Roy

5 Core Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 46:03


230. The educational system is broken. It's up to you to gamify learning to be fun, engaging, and impactful. Will Moore sits down with Shaunak Roy, to discuss how to overcome the broken education system. Shaunak discusses how two use online gamified learning platforms and the 3 principles he's using to gamify education so the student WANTS to learn. Shaunak shares the secret is to use similar behavioral science techniques big tech like FB and Google use to monetize our attention. At the end Shaunak tells his story, top habit, and how he gamifies learning through time slicing. In addition Will covers the importance of golden habits. Shaunak Roy Bio: Shaunak founded Yellowdig in 2015, a community-driven active and experiential learning platform. It is now used by hundreds of thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds in the US and around the world. Shaunak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth. Learn more: https://ww.yellowdig.com Welcome player. Thanks for joining me on my quest to make it fun and addictive to GAMIFY YOUR LIFE by replacing your failure habits with success habits in the 5 CORE AREAS of your life scientifically linked to happiness. PRESS START to begin the game of life by visiting our website: https://mooremomentum.com FIND OUT WHAT LEVEL YOUR CURRENTLY STUCK ON by taking the FREE HAPPINESS QUIZ for your baseline and the first steps to firing on all cylinders in all 5 Cores! https://mooremomentum.com/quiz DISCOVER THE GAMIFY YOUR LIFE APP https://mooremomentum.com/app Follow me on Social Media for daily habit hacks to #gamifyyourlife IG: https://www.instagram.com/gamify.your.habits/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gamify.your.parenting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gamifyyourhabits/ PODCAST: https://mooremomentum.com/podcast Weekly BLOG to reduce the friction of building success habits using behavioral science and universal principles:: www.mooremomentum.com/blog/ Testimonials: https://mooremomentum.com/success-stories --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/5corelife/message

The Cognitive Crucible
#130 Teasel Muir-Harmony on Spaceflight, Foreign Policy, and Soft Power

The Cognitive Crucible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 48:38


The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. During this episode, Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony of the Smithsonian discusses her book, Operation Moonglow. She argues that its primary purpose wasn't advancing science; rather, it was part of a political strategy to build a global coalition. Operation Moonglow paints a riveting picture of the intersection of spaceflight, geopolitics, propaganda, and diplomacy during the Cold War. Research Question: Dr. Muir Harmony believes more work is needed for evaluating the impact of information dissemination in a public diplomacy context. Resources: Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo by Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines Link to full show notes and resources https://information-professionals.org/episode/cognitive-crucible-episode-130 Guest Bio:  Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony is a historian of science and technology and the curator of the Apollo Collection. Before coming to the Smithsonian, she earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has held positions as a visiting scholar at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), an Associate Historian at the American Institute of Physics, and as a curator at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Muir-Harmony researches and writes on the history of exploring the Moon, from debates about lunar governance to the use of spaceflight as soft power, the topic of her award-winning book, Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo (Basic Books, 2020). She is the author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects (National Geographic, 2018) and an advisor to the television series Apollo's Moon Shot. Her scholarship has been featured by CBS, the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and numerous other media outlets. Muir-Harmony's research and writing have been supported by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the MIT Presidential Fellowship, the Smithsonian Institution Graduate Research Fellowship, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, and the National Science Foundation.  At the Air and Space Museum, she is the lead curator for the One World Connected gallery and serves on exhibit teams for Destination Moon and the Allan and Shelley Holt Innovations Gallery. Her collection comprises over 2,000 artifacts related to the Apollo program, the Skylab program, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.  Muir-Harmony co-organizes the Space Policy & History Forum, serves on the Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology, is a member of the American Astronautical Society History Committee, and participates in the US State Department's Speakers Program. In addition, she teaches in Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain. For more information, please contact us at communications@information-professionals.org. Or, connect directly with The Cognitive Crucible podcast host, John Bicknell, on LinkedIn. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, 1) IPA earns from qualifying purchases, 2) IPA gets commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

The Chain: Protein Engineering Podcast
Episode 44: Structure Forward: Using Structural Biology Pipelines to Achieve Favorable Antibody Responses

The Chain: Protein Engineering Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 31:46


Over the last two decades, cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has transformed from what Dr. Andrew Ward calls the “outcast of structural biology” to one of the most promising technologies in the field. Ward, professor of integrative structural and computational biology at Scripps Research Institute, speaks with moderator Brandon DeKosky, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about the evolution of cryo-EM and how its direct detector transformative technology enables scientists to craft favorable antibody responses. Ward also talks about cryo-EM's technological advantages when working with proteins, sterilizing immunity, and designing accurate structural biology pipelines that lead to next-generation vaccines. Finally, Ward offers his predictions about the immunological breakthroughs he thinks structural biologists will accomplish in the very near future.  Links from this episode:  Scripps Research Institute PepTalk Conference Discovery on Target Conference 

Education Evolution
144. Finding Joy in Learning Through Online Tools with Shaunak Roy

Education Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 30:31


Online learning is no longer a novelty that's all about checking boxes and “getting through the material.” Because of innovations in technology, there are so many possibilities to create truly engaging learning experiences and to foster a joy of learning for both students and teachers. This week on the podcast, I'm talking with Shaunak Roy, CEO of Yellowdig where they're helping K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporations create truly experiential learning experiences and active learning opportunities for all. Born out of a desire to create educational transformation, Shaunak's online learning tools are helping to build community within an asynchronous environment where students are rewarded for asking questions and taking risks, rather than regurgitating the “right” answers. Because human nature is to be creative, and online has the potential to grow students' creativity without the limitations of time in a classroom. Tune in to be inspired and see how half a million students at more than 130 schools and organizations are currently enjoying the growth that's possible with the right online learning tool. About Shaunak Roy: Shaunak is the founder and CEO of Yellowdig. Yellowdig is a community-driven active learning platform adopted by over 130 colleges and universities, K12 schools, and corporate training clients. Yellowdig's mission is to transform every classroom into an active, social, and experiential learning community. Shaunak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth. Jump in the Conversation: [1:28] - Where school transformation began for Shanauk [3:07] - Kids learn best when they're active and engaged [4:09] - The best way for students to learn is to use the digital tools they have intentionally [5:15] - What we need to build engagement online [6:50] - Constructivism is a model for discovery learning  [7:21] - How Yellowdig is creating an online experiential experience [9:15] - Shifting the roles for teachers [10:48] - Adding in a live component to asynchronous learning [13:56] - Grading posts and comments defeats the purpose of engagement [14:27] - Learning how to “do school” doesn't translate into real life [17:28] - Human nature is to be creative; we need to use that in the virtual classroom [20:12] - Advice for parents and young adults exploring online education [20:38] - A big advantage of online learning is that there's no time restriction [21:58] - Turbo Time [23:25] - What people need to know about engagement in learning [24:25] - Shaunak's passion in Yellowdig [25:53] - Shaunak's Magic Wand [27:10] - Maureen's Takeaways Links & Resources Yellowdig Range: Why Generalists Trimpph in a Specialized World by David Epstein Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverence - TED Talk with Angela Duckworth Email Maureen Maureen's TEDx: Changing My Mind to Change Our Schools The Education Evolution Facebook: Follow Education Evolution Twitter: Follow Education Evolution LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution EdActive Collective Maureen's book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids Micro-school feature on Good Morning America The Micro-School Coalition Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition LEADPrep

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
222 | Andrew Strominger on Quantum Gravity and the Real World

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 84:38 Very Popular


Quantum gravity research is inspired by experiment — all of the experimental data that supports quantum mechanics, and supports general relativity — but it's only inspiration, not detailed guidance. So it's easy to “do research on quantum gravity” and get lost in a world of toy models and mathematical abstraction. Today's guest, Andrew Strominger, is a leading researcher in string theory and quantum gravity, and one who has always kept his eyes on the prize: connecting to the real world. We talk about the development of string theory, the puzzle of a positive cosmological constant, and how black holes and string theory can teach us about each other. Support Mindscape on Patreon.Andrew Strominger received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the Gwill E. York Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Among his awards are the Dirac Medal, the Klein Medal, the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.Web pageInSpire publicationsWikipediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
1944 FBF: The Abolition of Wage Slavery with Noam Chomsky Linguist, Author & Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 63:06


Today's Flashback Friday is from episode 357 published last January 9, 2014. Get your tickets NOW to the EMPOWERED INVESTOR LIVE conference happening towards the end of January! Jason has lined up a lot of great speakers that will guide you on the road to true financial freedom. And get to meet our local market specialists, property managers, lenders, 1031 tax-deferred exchange experts and other investors as well! Join Jason Hartman as he visits with Noam Chomsky, one of the best known philosophical voices of our time. The left-leaning Chomsky aligns himself ideologically with the anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian-socialism movements. Often referred to as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” Mr. Chomsky is the author of more than 100 books and has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus. In a 2005 poll he was voted the “World's Top Public Intellectual.” If you're wondering exactly what those high-falutin' words mean about Mr. Chomsky's beliefs, here are the short versions: Anarcho-syndicalism: The end goal of anarcho-syndicalism is to abolish the wage system, regarding it as a form of slavery. With a focus on the labour movement, this ideological philosophy advocates direct action rather than intervention of third parties like politicians, bureaucrats, and arbitrators. Adherents to this belief regard the state as a profoundly anti-worker institution, but also don't believe there can ever be any kind of workers' state because power always corrupts. If this sounds like an anarchist's way of thinking, it is. Libertarian-socialism: Chomsky's basic belief in anarchism is further found in the libertarian-socialism ideal that it is necessary to abolish the authoritarian institutions that control the means of production, thus subordinating the majority to the will of the owning class or political or economic elite. The ultimate goal here is a decentralized form of direct democracy of the kind found in citizens' assemblies, trade unions, or workers' councils. Whether you agree or disagree with the man's point of view is beside the point. A conversation with Noam Chomsky is enlightening and disturbing at the same time. What cannot be denied is the man's global influence over the past six decades. Ladies and gentleman, you're in for a treat. Pull up a chair, grab a beverage, and lend your ear to one of the true philosophical giants of our time. Links: Noam Chomsky's Website Chomsky.info Noam Chomsky's Wikipedia entry    Follow Jason on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & LINKEDIN Twitter.com/JasonHartmanROI Instagram.com/jasonhartman1/ Linkedin.com/in/jasonhartmaninvestor/ Call our Investment Counselors at: 1-800-HARTMAN (US) or visit: https://www.jasonhartman.com/ Free Class:  Easily get up to $250,000 in funding for real estate, business or anything else: http://JasonHartman.com/Fund CYA Protect Your Assets, Save Taxes & Estate Planning: http://JasonHartman.com/Protect Get wholesale real estate deals for investment or build a great business – Free Course: https://www.jasonhartman.com/deals Special Offer from Ron LeGrand: https://JasonHartman.com/Ron Free Mini-Book on Pandemic Investing: https://www.PandemicInvesting.com

The Rational Reminder Podcast
Prof. Robert C. Merton: ICAPM, Retirement, and Models in Finance (EP.234)

The Rational Reminder Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 120:44


Few people have impacted the way the world works, and today, we have the privilege of speaking to one of them. Professor Robert C. Merton is the Distinguished Professor of Finance at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and is currently the Resident Scientist at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Professor Merton was awarded the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for his work establishing a new method to determine the value of derivatives. He also created the Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (ICAPM), a popular tool to help advisors make informed financial decisions and understand market trends. In our incredible conversation, we cover portfolio theory, moving from Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to the Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (ICAPM), and how financial models work. We also discuss the difference between the value of your capital and the value of the cash flow that can come from that capital, why size can't be a factor, what aspects to consider when calculating the worth of an account, and the definition of market efficiency. We also delve into retirement, how to safely invest for it, what pitfalls to avoid, and how retirement funds may change over time. He also shares his opinion about some popular financial advise and what the roles of financial advisors should be. For all this and more, tune in to hear from the man behind the model and Nobel laureate, Professor Robert C. Merton!   Key Points From This Episode:   We start with Professor Merton describing the concept of market efficiency. (0:04:28) He explains the basics of his ICAPM asset pricing model. (0:09:10) How portfolio theory changes when moving from single-period to multi-period. (0:10:46) Hear a practical example of expected returns changing over time. (0:14:15) Why ICAPM is dependent on the sensitivities to risk of an individual investor. (0:22:52) Find out how to determine if the correct proxy has been identified for a risk. (0:25:34) Learn how home country bias fits into portfolio choice from an ICAPM hedging perspective. (0:31:54) The definition of a risk-free asset and how it changes with time. (0:33:24) What influence the time horizon should have on the mix between stocks and bonds in an investor's portfolio. (0:35:33) His opinion about young investors using leverage to make investments. (0:41:50) What people should be doing to get more accessibility to leverage. (0:47:39) Professor Merton tells us who should focus on value stocks and growth stocks. (0:51:34) Discover what makes retirement income a difficult problem to solve and tips to ensure your retirement. (0:56:47) We discuss using Monte Carlo simulations to estimate how much people can spend in retirement. (1:09:04) He provides insight into how to get more from your retirement investment. (1:13:04) Whether nominal annuities are considered low-risk assets for retirees. (1:16:48) An overview of the impact mathematical models have had on the finance sector. (1:20:12) Areas of finance practice that are lagging behind the financial models. (1:27:35) Hear what popular financial advice Professor Merton thinks is misguided. (1:33:22) Ways his work on option pricing has impacted society. (1:41:26) The role he sees for financial advisors. (1:45:42) Why he decided to join Dimensional Fund Advisors. (1:48:54) Professor Merton unpacks the definition of product design. (1:52:14) Stay listening for the extended discussion. (1:57:24)   Participate in our Community Discussion about this Episode: https://community.rationalreminder.ca/t/episode-234-prof-robert-c-merton-icapm-retirement-and-models-in-finance-discussion-thread/20748     Links From Today's Episode: Rational Reminder on iTunes — https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-rational-reminder-podcast/id1426530582. Rational Reminder Website — https://rationalreminder.ca/ Shop Merch — https://shop.rationalreminder.ca/ Join the Community — https://community.rationalreminder.ca/ Follow us on Twitter — https://twitter.com/RationalRemind Follow us on Instagram — @rationalreminder Benjamin on Twitter — https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix Cameron on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CameronPassmore Prof. Robert C. Merton — https://robertcmerton.com/    

FuturePod
EP 152: Jawn Lim - Leaving No One Behind

FuturePod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 43:45


A conversation with Associate Professor Jawn Lim. A design futurist at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds an Advance Certificate in Management, Innovation & Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Design from Harvard University.

America's Work Force Union Podcast
Bill Samuel (AFL-CIO) / Robbie McCarthy (UA Local 4)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 54:40


Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America's Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the need for Congress to pass a  $25 million budget increase to the National Labor Relations Board this week. He also provided updates on the likelihood of Congress passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and renewing funding for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. United Association (UA) Local 4 Business Manager Robbie McCarthy appeared on the AWF  Union Podcast and spoke about the need to recruit younger members to replace an aging workforce. He also talked about work the Local's membership is performing for Commonwealth Fusion, a venture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the U.S. Department of Defense to study the potential of nuclear fusion as renewable energy.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Liver Fat Is A Driver Of Diabetes, Even In Normal Weight People

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 7:53


Liver Fat Is A Driver Of Diabetes, Even In Normal Weight People Dr. Robert Lustig • http://www.robertlustig.com • Book - Metabolical #RobertLustig#BigFood #BigPharma #BigGovernment Dr. Robert Lustig is a The New York Times bestselling author and author of Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine and a Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science, challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government. You can't solve a problem if you don't know what the problem is. One of Lustig's singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.” Metabolical weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them: • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself• You can diagnose your own biochemical profile • Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable" • Processed food isn't just toxic, it's addictive• The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side• Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side Making the case that food is the only lever we have to effect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: this book explains what's needed to fix all three. Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. A native of Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, his clinical fellowship at UCSF, his post-doctoral fellow and research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 2013, Dr. Lustig received his Masters in the study of Law from University of California, Hastings to enable him to impact the food industry through policy change. Dr. Lustig has authored 125 peer-reviewed articles and 73 reviews. He has mentored 20 pediatric endocrine fellows, and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He provides endocrinologic support to several protocols of the Children's Oncology Group. He is the former Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Practice Guidelines Subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a member of the Bay Area Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, and a member of the Steering Committee of Health Foods, Healthy Kids of the Culinary Institute of America. He also consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups. Dr. Lustig lives in San Francisco with his wife Julie and two daughters. Spare time (what little there is) is spent cooking, theater-going, and traveling. To Contact Dr Robert Lustig, M.D.  go to robertlustig.com Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims. 

In The Thick
Rafael Reif on Leading — and Leaving — MIT

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 39:42


In The Thick is excited to present an episode from our sister podcast, Latino USA. In this episode, Maria talks with Rafael Reif, who is stepping down as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of the month. Reif reflects on his tenure, how his upbringing in Venezuela brought him to the helm of one of the world's top universities, and shares his message for Latino and Latina students pursuing higher education. Subscribe to Latino USA wherever you get your podcasts!

Latino USA
Rafael Reif on Leading —and Leaving— MIT

Latino USA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 38:25


When Rafael Reif steps down as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of December 2022, there will no longer be a Latino president at the helm of a top university in the United States. But for Reif, his tenure and the journey that brought him to it, is one that is defined by more than just his identity. In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Reif reflects on the legacy he wants to leave as MIT president. He talks about how his upbringing in Venezuela shaped his outlook on education, and shares his message for Latino and Latina students pursuing higher education.

Impossible Beauty
Episode 112: Dr. Deb Haarsma- Astrophysics, Awe, and Wonder

Impossible Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 42:28


Have you ever been stunned by a night sky or deeply moved by the expansiveness of the universe? If so, today's episode is for you. Dr. Deb Haarsma is an astronomer, experienced research scientist, and the president of BioLogos. She has studied large galaxies, galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Dr. Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin University. In today's conversation with Dr. Haarsma, we talk about the compatibility of faith and science, what the natural world can teach us about God, and how the study of space and the physical universe has deeply impacted her faith and what it has taught her about authentic beauty.

Southeast Asia Crossroads Podcast - CSEAS @ NIU
Chinese Diplomacy in the Malay Archipelago

Southeast Asia Crossroads Podcast - CSEAS @ NIU

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 55:25


In this episode, Drs Jones and J. Casey Hammond discuss China and their 5g network and tensions with Huawei and the United States. J. Casey Hammond is a China and Southeast Asian affairs analyst, university lecturer, and independent researcher. He received his PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MCP in Economic Development and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Circle of Willis
27 : Alan Lightman

Circle of Willis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 30:06


Today's episode features a recent conversation with physicist and writer Alan Lightman during his visit to Brown College at the University of Virginia in October 2022. Dr. Lightman's prominent work in both science and the humanities challenges the divide between fields and he discusses his approach of both disciplines through a creative lens. Eventually, we get a little taste of what he does best - demonstrating the innate poetry of what we know, and don't know, about our universe. Are scientific and artistic pursuits really so different in their motivation? Alan Lightman presently serves as Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His new docu-series Searching: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science will premiere on January 7th, 2023 on public television stations and stream online at PBS.org. CircleOfWillisPodcast.com Check us out on Twitter and Instagram for more content. Circle of Willis is a production of the Virginia Audio Collective at WTJU 91.1 FM and Brown Residential College at the University of Virginia. Find out more at http://circleofwillispodcast.com This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Let's Go to Space: BLUE-SKY Learning
Episode 94: Making Space for Florida Institute of Technology

Let's Go to Space: BLUE-SKY Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 36:00


Dr. Paula do Vale Pereira is currently an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on technology development for space exploration, mainly through the use of Earth-orbiting small spacecraft and probes for the exploration of Ocean Worlds, such as Europa and Enceladus. She has worked on the development of three satellites, being the Assembly, Integration and Testing lead for the BeaverCube satellite, the lead operator for the DeMi satellite, and the lead Mechanical Engineer for both BeaverCube and DeMi. She has also worked on the development, testing, and modeling of melt probes for subsurface descent in the cryogenic vacuum ice found in icy moons in the outer solar system. Dr. do Vale Pereira holds several degrees including a Ph.D. in Space Systems Engineering and a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Stay tuned after for our takeaways. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shawna-christenson2/support

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: Pilk

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 163:40


Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the show by taking calls from our listeners to ask if they are returning to public transit following the grand opening of a new branch on the Green Line. The Medford branch connects Tufts University to downtown Somerville. Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. discussed some of his latest columns, including his plea to conservative Christians to change their mind on same-sex marriage. He also discussed Senator Kyrsten Sinema's decision to switch her party registration. Stephanie Leydon and Frances Amador of City Life/Vida Urbana discussed the latest installment of "Priced Out,” a GBH News series covering the rising rental costs in Boston, and the tenants organizing for the right to stay housed. Food Policy writer Corby Kummer discusses the return of the restaurant Eastern Standard, free school lunches for children, an angry Olive Garden manager and "Pilk.” Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III talk about the end of Trevor Noah's tenure on "The Daily Show," the release of Brittney Griner, and fractions within the Methodist church over positions on LGBTQ rights. Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jon Gruber explained why pedestrian and auto deaths are on the rise in the U.S. despite falling rates globally, and the economic impacts of big cars. Then we ended the show taking our listeners' calls about what they plan on binging during the holiday season as the Golden Globe nominations are released.

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks
Ep. 59: Life Is Hard: Kieran Setiya On How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way.

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 54:30


When the going gets tough, the tough get philosophical. Kieran Setiya is a Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for his work in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. Setiya is a co-editor of Philosophers' Imprint, and he is also the author of several books, including Practical Knowledge, Reasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong. Kieren's newest book, Life is Hard, combines philosophy with personal essay. In the book Keiran challenges the idea that happiness should be life's primary pursuit. Instead, he argues that we should try to live well, and living well means how one lives in relationship to difficulty - not without difficulty.  Keiren has a great phrase, "the digressive amplitude of being alive." Life IS oscillation; it's up-down, backward-forward, and expecting anything different is a setup to suffering, adding to whatever hard thing you are experiencing. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the ride called life, expect the stomach-churning drop on occasion  In this episode, we cover these topics and more… On thinking philisopshialy  On consolation  Relating to pain   Failure and your credit report  The Experience Machine  Autotelic vs exotelic experience  The metaverse  Some fun with the movie Groundhog Day  For show notes and more, visit www.larryweeks.com.   

Latter-day Saint MBA Podcast

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez (pronounced too-MEE-nez) was appointed the seventh president of UtahValley University in 2018. Born in a farming village in the Philippine province of Iloilo, shemoved with her parents and siblings to the slums of Iloilo City when she was 2 years old, herparents seeking better educational opportunities for their children.Her pursuit of education eventually took her to the United States, where she graduated summacum laude with a bachelor's degree in international relations and Russian literature fromBrigham Young University (1986). She later earned a master's degree from Harvard University inSoviet Studies (1988) and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in politicalscience (1996).Before UVU, President Tuminez was an executive at Microsoft, where she led corporate,external, and legal affairs in Southeast Asia. She also served as vice dean of research at the LeeKuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She has worked inphilanthropy and venture capital in New York City and is a permanent member of the Councilon Foreign Relations. She is the author of Russian Nationalism Since 1856: Ideology and theMaking of Foreign Policy and many other publications. She and her husband, Jeffrey S. Tolk,have three children. In her spare time, she enjoys running, dancing, and traveling.

Accidental Gods
Living Well within our Limits: Actions for systemic change with Prof Julia Steinberger

Accidental Gods

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 41:45


Professor Julia Steinberger researches and teaches in the interdisciplinary areas of Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology.  She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award for her research project 'Living Well Within Limits' investigating how universal human well-being might be achieved within planetary boundaries. She is Lead Author for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report with Working Group 3.She has held postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich, and obtained her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published over 40 internationally peer-reviewed articles since 2009 in journals including Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, WIRES-Climate Change, Environmental Science & Technology, PLOS ONE and Environmental Research Letters.As part of our drive towards finding the people at the leading edge of change, we wanted to connect with Prof Steinberger really to unpick the detail of personal and collective action. Each of us is only one person and the nature of the change can feel overwhelming even while it feels urgent.  So we need to hear directly from the people whose entire lives are given to solving this problem and who have concrete ideas of what we can do and how, who can direct our priorities and show us where the best leverage points lie.  Prof. Steinberger has clear ideas of how our culture can live within planetary boundaries and we unpick them in this podcast.  Enjoy! Julia on Medium https://jksteinberger.medium.com/an-audacious-toolkit-actions-against-climate-breakdown-part-1-a-is-for-advocacy-7baa108f00e9Living Well Within Limits https://lili.leeds.ac.uk/Positive Money https://positivemoney.org/Fossil Banks, No Thanks https://www.fossilbanks.org/

New Books in History
Edward S. Cooke, "Global Objects: Toward a Connected Art History" (Princeton UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 55:42


A bold reorientation of art history that bridges the divide between fine art and material culture through an examination of objects and their uses art history is often viewed through cultural or national lenses that define some works as fine art while relegating others to the category of craft.  Global Objects: Toward a Connected Art History (Princeton UP, 2022) points the way to an interconnected history of art, examining a broad array of functional aesthetic objects that transcend geographic and temporal boundaries and challenging preconceived ideas about what is and is not art. Avoiding traditional binaries such as East versus West and fine art versus decorative art, Edward Cooke looks at the production, consumption, and circulation of objects made from clay, fiber, wood, and nonferrous base metals. Carefully considering the materials and process of making, and connecting process to product and people, he demonstrates how objects act on those who look at, use, and acquire them. He reveals how objects retain aspects of their local fabrication while absorbing additional meanings in subtle and unexpected ways as they move through space and time. In emphasizing multiple centers of art production amid constantly changing contexts, Cooke moves beyond regional histories driven by geography, nation-state, time period, or medium. Beautifully illustrated, Global Objects traces the social lives of objects from creation to purchase, and from use to experienced meaning, charting exciting new directions in art history. Nushelle de Silva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work examines museums and exhibitions, and how the dissemination of visual culture is politically mediated by international organizations in the twentieth century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

Marketplace Tech
Solving an old equation brings a new wave of AI

Marketplace Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 7:39


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have solved a particularly challenging differential equation that dates back to the early 1900s. The explanation gets pretty technical pretty fast, but the point is that solving this equation enabled researchers to create a new type of artificial intelligence system that can learn on the spot and adapt to changing patterns, as opposed to traditional systems in which the machine learning is based on existing patterns or expected outcomes. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with MIT researcher Ramin Hasani, who said it’s called a liquid neural network, and it kind of works like a human brain.

Marketplace All-in-One
Solving an old equation brings a new wave of AI

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 7:39


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have solved a particularly challenging differential equation that dates back to the early 1900s. The explanation gets pretty technical pretty fast, but the point is that solving this equation enabled researchers to create a new type of artificial intelligence system that can learn on the spot and adapt to changing patterns, as opposed to traditional systems in which the machine learning is based on existing patterns or expected outcomes. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with MIT researcher Ramin Hasani, who said it’s called a liquid neural network, and it kind of works like a human brain.