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Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics
What Would An Ethical Pandemic Look Like?

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 57:43


As sure as night follows day, we will face another pandemic, so how can we learn from the mistakes made during Covid-19, to ensure our response next time is not only more effective, but also more ethical? Today Mark and his guests Ilina Singh, James Wilson and John Prideaux dissect the British Government's approach during the Covid-19 pandemic and explore the failure to engage seriously with the ethical challenges the pandemic raised, comparing the British approach with those in the USA and China. And they debate how ethicists and ethical thinking could play a more central role in deciding how to respond to the next pandemic. With Catherine Joynson of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum With: Catherine Joynson Associate Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics www.nuffieldbioethics.org | @CathJoynson | @Nuffbioethics John Prideaux The political correspondent at the Economist. www.mediadirectory.economist.com/people/john-prideaux/  |   https://www.economist.com/  | @JohnPrideaux | @TheEconomist Ilina Singh Professor of Neuroscience & Society at the University of Oxford and co-director at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Ethics and the Humanities. Principal Investigator on The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator, a collaborative project that brought UK ethics research expertise to bear on the multiple, ongoing ethical challenges present by Covid-19. https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/team/ilina-singh  | @OxPsychiatry James Wilson Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Health Humanities Centre at UCL and co-investigator on the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. www.ucl.ac.uk/philosophy/people/permanent-academic-staff/james-wilson  |  @jamesgswilson | @ucl Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Co-producer: Kate Jopling @katejopling Cover art by Patrick Blower  www.blowercartoons.com Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod     Follow us on Instagram: goingviral_thepodcast  Blog: markhonigsbaum.substack.com  This episode of Going Viral on trust in the pandemic, has been produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. The Ethics Accelerator was funded by the UKRI Covid-19 research and innovation fund.  https://ukpandemicethics.org/   |   @PandemicEthics_ If you enjoy our podcast - please leave us a rating or review.  Thank you!

Kōrero EAG - Start Local, Go Global
Kōrero EAG, S3, E14 - Dr. Denise Kennedy

Kōrero EAG - Start Local, Go Global

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 49:35


Dr. Denise Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is part of an early childhood education collaborative in California called PEACH (Partnership in Education, Articulation, and Collaboration in Higher Education) and co-leads the Credential workgroup. Dr. Kennedy is on the leadership team for the CA Baccs group of 4-year University baccalaureate programs in California. She is on the California Commissioning on Teacher Credentialing Teacher Performance Assignment Design team for the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit and is active in the state in creating the PK-3 Early Childhood Specialist Instruction Credential. Given the push down of K-12 into early childhood, she is working with other Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professionals to create a developmentally appropriate credential through best practices in Child Development/ECE BA programs and Credential programs in CA. She is the Principal Investigator for the Cal Poly Pomona portion of the UP-LIFT California grant, where she and her team of Norco College, Baldwin Park Unified School district, and Early Edge California have created 8 DLL Competencies as well as an observation Tool to assess them in the classroom.

TechNation Radio Podcast
Episode 23-03 The Right Antidepressant the First Time?

TechNation Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 59:00


On this week's Tech Nation, developing antidepressants along with a test so when you take them, you know they will work. Dr. Amit Etkin, the founder and CEO Alto Neuroscience, explains how looking at each patient's underlying biology is essential. Then Sir Rory Collins, the Principal Investigator of the UK BioBank. With data from half a million people, it has served 30,000 scientists around the world, giving special support to young researchers and scientists in emergent countries.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Q.  First, could you tell us a little bit about yourself, your affiliation and research interests? Q.  We are going to talk about an new instrument on the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii called MAROON-X.  Let's get the acronym out of the way. What does MAROON-X stand for? M-dwarf Advanced Radial velocity Observer Of Neighboring eXoplanets. Q.  There are some clues in the acronym about the science goals of MAROON-X. What types of objects is it designed to study and what type of data will it collect? Q.  What innovations allow MAROON-X to achieve radial velocity measurements of such high precision? Q.  There was recently a press release about the first results from MAROON-X. What was its first target and what did it find? Q.  It appears these results were obtained early during the pandemic. How did the pandemic impact these obverations? Q.  What are you most excited to see in the future from MAROON-X? Bios:  Rob Sparks is in the Communications, Education and Engagement group at NSF's NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Jacob Bean is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago and Principal Investigator of MAROON-X, a new exoplanet hunting instrument at the NOIRLab's 8.1 meter Gemini North telescope.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)
Continuing Education, Geology, and Field Notes with Dr. Jason Shiflet

Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 44:51 Transcription Available


Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today's episode, we talk with Jason Shiflet, PhD, PG, Restoration Senior Program Manager for Dawson about Continuing Education, Geology, and Field Notes.  Read his full bio below.Today's sponsor is Dawson! DAWSON is a Native Hawaiian global business enterprise serving Federal clients through construction, PTS and environmental services. Operating worldwide, DAWSON is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi with offices across the U.S. Rooted in the Hawaiian values of aloha (embodying humility, respect, and compassion for all) and ʻohana (family), DAWSON carries forward a kuleana (responsibility) to benefit the Native Hawaiian community. DAWSON's environmental branch brings science, solutions, and sustainability to planning, compliance, munitions and remediation. With a permanent 8(a) status, DAWSON is the perfect solution to all of your business needs. Showtimes: 1:56  Nic & Laura discuss personal growth8:47  Interview with Dr. Jason Shiflet starts9:01  Continuing Education18:25  Geology27:56  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is sponsored by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Jason Shiflet at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiflet/Guest Bio:Dr. Jason Shiflet has over two decades of technical, managerial and research experience in a variety of academic, munitions response, environmental and engineering investigations, assessments, and remediations. Following graduation from Clemson University (Geology B.S.) and University of Georgia (Geology M.S.), Dr. Shiflet began his career in the environmental consulting industry in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1998.  Since then, he has performed numerous roles (e.g., Principal Investigator, Program Manager, Site Geologist) for restoration work, primarily for federal clients. He is a registered Professional Geologist and active in numerous industry organizations.  In 2016, Dr. Shiflet completed his doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte focusing on compound specific isotope analysis and fate-and-transport modeling of chlorinated solvents.  Dr. Shiflet is married to his high school sweetheart, Becca and has three children, Will, Evan, and Sarah Layton.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller Support the show

Hart2Heart with Dr. Mike Hart
#81: Dr. Mike Hart and Dr. Sabine Hazan, M.D.

Hart2Heart with Dr. Mike Hart

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 57:01


Dr. Sabine Hazan, M.D. is a gastroenterologist and an expert on the human gut microbiome. She is the author of the wildly popular book "Let's talk shit." Dr. Sabine started her own clinical trial company 16 years ago, Ventura Clinical Trials, and has been the Principal Investigator and Sub Investigator in over 150 clinical trials. During her extensive clinical trial experience, Dr. Hazan observed how dramatically the microbiome could impact human health. Over the years, she followed the wise words of Dr. Stollman and explored the path of fecal matter transplant. She observed that fecal matter transplants could cure more than C. diff infection, as she saw patients with Crohn's, psoriasis, Alzheimer's, and even cancer improve following transplant. This podcast discusses the importance of the human gut microbiome and how to optimize it for better overall health.

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics
Covid Inequalities with Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 47:33


Professor Sir Michael Marmot has been researching health inequalities and their relationship to social injustice for more than 50 years. He has long been a vocal critic of how health inequalities undermine social cohesion and the ability of health systems to respond effectively to pandemics and other health emergencies. Despite being an outspoken critic of austerity and the policies of successive Coalition and Conservative British governments, he was named a Companion of Honour in the 2023 New Year Honour's List. Today Prof Sir Michael Marmot speaks to Mark about Covid-19 and health inequalities as well as his decades-long research into this field.  This interview is featured in our companion episode: ‘All In It Together: Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19?' Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum With: Professor Sir Michael Marmot Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association. https://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/  @MichaelMarmot @marmotihe Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Co-producer: Kate Jopling  @katejopling Cover art by Patrick Blower. www.blowercartoons.com Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod     Follow us on Instagram: goingviral_thepodcast  This episode of Going Viral on trust in the pandemic, has been produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. A partnership between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh, University College London, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (the Principal Investigator was Professor Ilina Singh, University of Oxford). The Ethics Accelerator was funded by the UKRI Covid-19 research and innovation fund.  https://ukpandemicethics.org/   /  @PandemicEthics_ If you enjoy our podcast - please leave us a rating or review.  Thank you!

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics
All In It Together: Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19?

Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 58:16


When Covid-19 first struck the UK, the disease was described as “a great leveller”. But it soon became clear that Covid's impacts were not evenly distributed - we may have been in the same storm, but we were in different boats.  Today Mark and his guests Charlotte Augst, Halima Begum and Beth Kamunge-Kpodo discuss unequal outcomes during the Covid-19. With Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Pastor Mick Fleming. Produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum With: Dr. Charlotte Augst Former Chief Executive of National Voices, a coalition of charities working on health issues and which was extremely active highlighting issues of inequality during the pandemic. www.nationalvoices.org.uk  / @CharlotteAugst Dr. Halima Begum Chief Executive of the Runnymede Trust, the UK's leading race equality think tank. https://www.runnymedetrust.org  / @Halima_Begum Pastor Mick Fleming Founder of Church on the Street Ministries, Burnley. @PastorFleming Dr. Beth Kamunge-Kpodo Beth is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading. She has a longstanding interest in exploring and addressing various forms of inequality. www.reading.ac.uk/law/our-staff/beth-kamunge-kpodo Professor Sir Michael Marmot Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association. Professor Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 50 years. @MichaelMarmot https://www.instituteofhealthequity.org Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Co-producer: Kate Jopling  @katejopling Cover art by Patrick Blower. www.blowercartoons.com Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod     Follow us on Instagram: goingviral_thepodcast  This episode of Going Viral on trust in the pandemic, has been produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. It is a partnership between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh, University College London, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (the Principal Investigator was Professor Ilina Singh, University of Oxford). The Ethics Accelerator was funded by the UKRI Covid-19 research and innovation fund.  https://ukpandemicethics.org/ @PandemicEthics_ If you enjoy our podcast - please leave us a rating or review.  Thank you!

Next Level Soul with Alex Ferrari: A Spirituality & Personal Growth Podcast
NLS 176: Is the Human Brain Wired for God? Neuroscience & Spirituality with Dr. Lisa Miller

Next Level Soul with Alex Ferrari: A Spirituality & Personal Growth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 69:32


Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and her new book, The Awakened Brain. Dr. Miller is a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical School.Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.Dr. Miller is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, an elected Fellow of The American Psychological Association (APA), and the two-time President of the APA Society for Psychology and Spirituality.A graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate under the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, she has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grant-funded research studies.Dr. Miller speaks and consults around The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child for the US Military, businesses (including tech, finance, HR, and sales), personal development, faith-based organizations, schools and universities, and mental health and wellness initiatives.Please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Lisa Miller.

Night Dreams Talk Radio
Interstellar Travel With Les Johnson 12/30/22

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 95:42


Les Johnson is a futurist, author, and NASA technologist. He is a founding member of the Interstellar Research Group, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the National Space Society, and was accepted into MENSA. Les has written several science fiction novels, including the just released The Spacetime War (Baen Books), and multiple popular science, non-fiction books about space and space exploration, including his recently published A Traveler's Guide to the Stars from Princeton University Press. In his day job, Les works at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama where he serves as the Principal Investigator of the USA's first interplanetary solar sail space mission, Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout. NEA Scout will use a 925 square foot solar sail to propel a small spacecraft to rendezvous with an asteroid.

Surfing the Nash Tsunami
S3-E63.2 - Year-End Interview with Stephen Harrison

Surfing the Nash Tsunami

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 26:57


In the Season 3 NAFLD Year-in-Review conversations series, Surfers Jörn Schattenberg, Louise Campbell and Roger Green embark on a string of interviews with a handful of Key Opinion Leaders who made headlines and advances in Fatty Liver disease in 2022. In this exclusive segment, podcast co-founder and former co-host, Stephen Harrison, joins Louise and Roger to discuss the year-in-review as recorded before Madrigal's breaking announcement of the Phase 3 MAESTRO-NASH results last week.From the outset, Stephen admits there were “a lot of pleasant surprises” this year, alluding to the multiple positive Phase 2 trial results among other recent press releases. He anticipates several exciting modes of action becoming available in the imminent future. The interview goes on to look at advancements made in methodology of interpreting liver biopsies, understanding the limitations of biopsy and degrees of mitigation in response to those shortcomings. Stephen also offers in-depth investigation into the uptake of NITs as conditional clinical trial endpoints, something he sees as a process whose momentum keeps growing and strengthening.Throughout this session, Stephen provides speculation as to what the promising new year holds for the Fatty Liver field. In his words, 2022 revealed “the most incremental advances in the field of NASH in the past decade.” He adds that, like this year, 2023 is primed to be pivotal. Surf on for the full-length, insight-laden interview with a remarkable physician and Principal Investigator making tremendous contributions to the pursuit of putting a major dent in Fatty Liver. 

WOCTalk
(Bonus) Ostomy Observations Series EP 6: Is it A Wash? Colostomy Irrigation - Pros and Cons

WOCTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 41:59


This special podcast is part of the Ostomy Observations Series, a brand-new 6-part series that is included in the "Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow" Program and is commercially supported through an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. On this final series episode, we talk with Jan Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, to discuss colostomy irrigation management and best practices.This podcast is part of the OstomyObservations Podcast Series, a brand-new 6-part series that is included in the "Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow" Program. Both the podcast series and the Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow Program are commercially supported through an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. For additional information, please visit: wocn.org/exceptionaloutcomes. The WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services. Episode Resources:Read the JWOCN® Evidence-Based Report Card Does Colostomy Irrigation Affect Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life in Persons With a Colostomy?Read the JWOCN® article Colostomy Irrigation: Current Knowledge and Practice of WOC NursesLearn about the Ostomy Care Association (OCA) Program Speaker Bio:Jan Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, has practiced as a wound and ostomy nurse for over 40 years. Most recently Jas has been the lead ostomy advanced practice nurse in an outpatient ostomy clinic. In her role as an ostomy nurse, Jan has had the opportunity to educate patients on colostomy irrigation and has been part of a research team that has examined the perceptions of ostomy nurses on irrigation. Jan has made many contributions to the field including serving as Past President of WOCN®, Editor and contributor to two ostomy care text books, Ostomy section Editor for the JWOCN®, Principal Investigator on several ostomy related research projects, Author on numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, member of the Task Force to update the WOCN Ostomy Guidelines, and has presented multiple oral presentations on ostomy care nationally and internationally.

The John Batchelor Show
1/2: #ClassicHotelMars: MOXIE memories: 1/2: #HotelMars: MOXIE onboard Perseverance makes oxygen that can sustain explorers indefinitely. Michael Hecht, Principal Investigator, NASA. Haystack Observatory, MIT. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally p

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 11:14


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1912 @Batchelorshow 1/2: #ClassicHotelMars: MOXIE memories: 1/2: #HotelMars: MOXIE onboard Perseverance makes oxygen that can sustain explorers indefinitely. Michael Hecht, Principal Investigator, NASA. Haystack Observatory, MIT. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally posted September 12, 2022) https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/mars-rovers-moxie-oxygen-generator-one-step-closer-to-supporting-human-life-on-the-red-planet/

The John Batchelor Show
2/2: #ClassicHotelMars: MOXIE memories: 2/2: #HotelMars: MOXIE onboard Perseverance makes oxygen that can sustain explorers indefinitely. Michael Hecht, Principal Investigator, NASA. Haystack Observatory, MIT. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally p

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 7:34


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Princess of Mars 1917 Edgar Rice Burroughs @Batchelorshow 2/2: #ClassicHotelMars: MOXIE memories: 2/2: #HotelMars: MOXIE onboard Perseverance makes oxygen that can sustain explorers indefinitely. Michael Hecht, Principal Investigator, NASA. Haystack Observatory, MIT. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally posted September 12, 2022) https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/mars-rovers-moxie-oxygen-generator-one-step-closer-to-supporting-human-life-on-the-red-planet/

Psychiatry Advances
Mindfulness, Mood Lability, and The Brain in Youth at Risk: Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms

Psychiatry Advances

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 33:49


Dr. Danella Hafeman MD, PHD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Principal Investigator of a NIMH Sponsored Clinical Trial titled “Neurobehavior Targets of Mindfulness in Youth at Risk for Mood-Disorders.” This podcast focuses on research methodology, manifestations, instruction and mindfulness interventions to reduce stress and mood lability among at risk middle school youth, thereby affecting key brain connectivity related to potential Bi-Polar outcomes among youth at risk.

The Drug Discovery World Podcast
Finding the right cancer drug with high-content screening

The Drug Discovery World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 10:34


This is the latest episode of the free DDW podcast, “Finding the right cancer drug with high-content screening”. It covers an article by the same name written for Volume 23, Issue 1 – Winter 2021/22 of DDW. In the article, Lassi Paavolainen, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Vilja Pietiäinen, Adjunct Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Amanda Jones, Life Science Research Strategy Leader at PerkinElmer explain how functional precision medicine using ex vivo drug testing and HCS on patient-derived 3D cancer cell cultures shows promise for improving individual's treatment journey.

Pride In Our Health
Episode 25: Antibodies and the Search for Two Cures

Pride In Our Health

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 22:03


In recent years, the use of antibodies in vaccines has expanded beyond medical journals and scientific papers to become a topic of mainstream news. The COVID-19 pandemic created intense public interest in the power of antibodies. But long before COVID became a household name, researchers began exploring the potential for highly potent proteins known as broadly neutralizing antibodies to help end a much older epidemic: HIV. Today's guest is Dr. Boris Juelg, Principal Investigator at the BIDMC Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Physician at the MGH Division of Infectious Diseases, and Associate Member of the Ragon Institute.

U2FP CureCast
Taking a Trip with SCI (Episode 69)

U2FP CureCast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 57:26


The research of psychedelics as a therapeutic for anxiety, depression, and PTSD has gained a lot of traction over the last decade. Given their potent effects on the nervous system, what are the unique benefits and possible side effects of psychedelics for the SCI population? And further, what is their potential to elicit functional recovery? If you ask the community, it doesn't take long to find anecdotal evidence that the benefits go beyond just the psychological realm. Read Jim Harris' account in Outside Magazine, as an example (https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/exploration-survival/psychedelics-research-paralysis-treatment-jim-harris/). In this episode, Matthew and Jason speak with Jessica Nielson to explore the potential psychedelics may hold for the SCI community. Jessica is an SCI and Bioinformatics researcher at the University of Minnesota. She is also the Executive Director of Psychedelic Society of Minnesota. They discuss psychedelic research and where it could cross paths with spinal cord injury. They also discuss the hypothesized mechanism of psychedelics and whether they might or might not bring about some of the range of changes that SCI self-experimenters have reported. Guest Bio Jessica Nielsen is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Core Faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota, and is the Executive Director of the Psychedelic Society of Minnesota. Jessica completed doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Oswald Steward at UC Irvine focusing on animal models of spinal cord injury, and did postdoctoral training with Dr. Adam Ferguson at UCSF, where she developed a preclinical database of SCI studies that seeded the Open Data Commons for SCI. During her time at UCSF, she began conducting research on the psychedelic tea, ayahuasca, to investigate whether it might be an alternative treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is currently conducting computational psychiatry research to identify more precise phenotypes of PTSD from large clinical data repositories, and is Principal Investigator of the first psilocybin clinical trial at the University of Minnesota. She is currently co-developing a new survey study around how people with SCI respond to psychedelics, to inform the community about risks and benefits to promote harm reduction as the hype around psychedelics reaches a broad range of patient populations interested in using psychedelics to alleviate suffering.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
Weekly Space Hangout - Chillin' with Dr. Francis Halzen, PI of IceCube

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 68:06 Very Popular


https://youtu.be/UbFB7PC_Rxk Streamed live on Dec 14, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Viewers who watched our November 16, 2022, episode may remember that Dr. Leah Jenks told us about high-energy neutrino emissions from NGC 1068 that were detected by IceCube. (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/press-r...) This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Francis Halzen, Principal Investigator for IceCube, who will discuss the significance of these detections in understanding how active galaxies "work," and potentially ushering in the age of Neutrino Astronomy.   With funding from the National Science Foundation the IceCube project at the South Pole melted eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap to construct an enormous astronomical observatory. The experiment discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos, with energies more than a million times those of neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These cosmic neutrinos are astronomical messengers coming from some of the most violent processes in the universe and from the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. We will discuss the IceCube telescope and highlight the recent discoveries that some high-energy neutrinos—and cosmic rays—originate from sources powered by rotating supermassive black holes.   Francis Halzen is a Vilas and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.   Born in Belgium, Halzen received his Master's and PhD degrees from the KUL Leuven, Belgium, and has been on the physics faculty at UW–Madison since 1972; in 2021, Halzen was named a Vilas Research Professor, one of the university's most prestigious honors. He has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 1994, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 "Smithsonian" American Ingenuity Award (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/awards/..., the 2015 Balzan Prize (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/awards/..., a 2018 Bruno Pontecorvo Prize, the 2019 IUPAP Yodh Prize (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/awards/..., the 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/awards/..., the 2021 Homi Bhabha Award (https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/awards/..., and honorary doctorates at several universities.   Halzen is the Principal Investigator of IceCube, a cubic-kilometer neutrino telescope buried in the Antarctic ice at the South Pole. IceCube's first observations of high-energy cosmic neutrinos garnered the 2013 "Physics World" Breakthrough of the Year Award. In September 2017, IceCube detected a high-energy neutrino from the direction of a blazar called TXS 0506+056. This was the first-ever evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic rays, whose origins have been notoriously difficult to pinpoint since they were discovered over one hundred years ago.   Also a skilled science communicator, Halzen travels widely, giving about 20 or more invited talks per year at conferences, workshops, and colloquia. He also gives regular public talks to local and national groups and interviews for television and radio. Halzen is the co-author of "Quarks and Leptons", a classic textbook on modern particle physics that continues to be used extensively throughout college campuses today. He has a large number of publications to his credit and has written or edited several other books. His essay “Antarctic Dreams,” about the early days of AMANDA, IceCube's precursor, was featured in "The Best American Science Writing 2000". Regular Guests: C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ & @AstroUniverse & @SpaceWriter ) Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz ) This week's stories: - The top astronomy events for 2023!     — Jan 31: Moon occults Mars     — Feb 15: Venus is Texas - Comets leaving a dusty trail in the solar system. - The top spaceflight events for 2023! - ESA's upcoming mission to see if Venus is volcanically active. - The landing of the Orion capsule. - The fusion reaction at the NIF.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

Weekly Space Hangout
Weekly Space Hangout — December 14, 2022: Chillin' with Dr. Francis Halzen, PI of IceCube

Weekly Space Hangout

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 62:59 Very Popular


Viewers who watched/listened to our November 16, 2022, episode may remember that Dr. Leah Jenks told us about high-energy neutrino emissions from NGC 1068 (Messier 77) that were detected by IceCube. This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Francis Halzen, Principal Investigator for IceCube, who will discuss the significance of these detections in understanding how active galaxies "work," and potentially ushering in the age of Neutrino Astronomy. With funding from the National Science Foundation the IceCube project at the South Pole melted eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap to construct an enormous astronomical observatory. The experiment discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos, with energies more than a million times those of neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These cosmic neutrinos are astronomical messengers coming from some of the most violent processes in the universe and from the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. We will discuss the IceCube telescope and highlight the recent discoveries that some high-energy neutrinos — and cosmic rays — originate from sources powered by rotating supermassive black holes. Francis Halzen is a Vilas and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Born in Belgium, Halzen received his Master's and PhD degrees from the KUL Leuven, Belgium, and has been on the physics faculty at UW–Madison since 1972; in 2021, Halzen was named a Vilas Research Professor, one of the university's most prestigious honors. He has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 1994, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 "Smithsonian" American Ingenuity Award, the 2015 Balzan Prize, a 2018 Bruno Pontecorvo Prize, the 2019 IUPAP Yodh Prize, the 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society, the 2021 Homi Bhabha Award, and honorary doctorates at several universities. Halzen is the Principal Investigator of IceCube, a cubic-kilometer neutrino telescope buried in the Antarctic ice at the South Pole. IceCube's first observations of high-energy cosmic neutrinos garnered the 2013 "Physics World" Breakthrough of the Year Award. In September 2017, IceCube detected a high-energy neutrino from the direction of a blazar called TXS 0506+056. This was the first-ever evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic rays, whose origins have been notoriously difficult to pinpoint since they were discovered over one hundred years ago. Also a skilled science communicator, Halzen travels widely, giving about 20 or more invited talks per year at conferences, workshops, and colloquia. He also gives regular public talks to local and national groups and interviews for television and radio. Halzen is the co-author of "Quarks and Leptons", a classic textbook on modern particle physics that continues to be used extensively throughout college campuses today. He has a large number of publications to his credit and has written or edited several other books. His essay “Antarctic Dreams,” about the early days of AMANDA, IceCube's precursor, was featured in "The Best American Science Writing 2000". To stay up-to-date with IceCube, visit the IceCube website and follow them on Twitter (@uw_icecube), Instagram (@icecube_neutrino), and Facebook (@icecubeneutrino). **************************************** The Weekly Space Hangout is a production of CosmoQuest. Want to support CosmoQuest? Here are some specific ways you can help: Subscribe FREE to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/cosmoquest Subscribe to our podcasts Astronomy Cast and Daily Space where ever you get your podcasts! Watch our streams over on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/cosmoquestx – follow and subscribe! Become a Patreon of CosmoQuest https://www.patreon.com/cosmoquestx Become a Patreon of Astronomy Cast https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast Buy stuff from our Redbubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/cosmoquestx Join our Discord server for CosmoQuest - https://discord.gg/X8rw4vv Join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew! - http://www.wshcrew.space/ Don't forget to like and subscribe! Plus we love being shared out to new people, so tweet, comment, review us... all the free things you can do to help bring science into people's lives.

IJGC Podcast
Revisited: "Featured Mentor's Podcast: Andrea du Bois"

IJGC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 40:02


In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez, is joined by Professor Andrea du Bois. Prof du Bois completed his medical degree in 1987 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He subsequently trained in general surgery at Krankenhaus Wolfach Personalwohnheim and gynaecology and obstetrics at the University of Freiburg, leading to his registration as Fellow for Gynaecology and Obstetrics in 1993. In 1993, Prof. du Bois became a Consultant in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at St. Vincentius-Kliniken, Karlsruhe. He then served as Director of the Department of Gynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology, Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken, Wiesbaden (1999-2010) before taking up his current roles as Director of the Department of Gynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology at Kliniken Essen-Mitte, and Associate Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Prof. du Bois has been the Principal Investigator of several pivotal and practice-changing international clinical trials in gynaecological oncology. He founded the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynaekologische Onkologie (AGO) Study Group in 1993 and co-founded the European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trial groups (ENGOT) in 2007. He has previously been a member of the German Guideline Committee for guidelines in breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer, Chairman of the German quality assurance programme for ovarian cancer (QS-OVAR), and member of the Gynecological Cancer InterGroup (GCIG) executive board and European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) council. Prof. du Bois has been Chairman and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference of the GCIG, and served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)-ESGO Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference 2018. Prof. du Bois is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), ESGO, International Gynecologic Cancer Society (ISGC), German Cancer Society, and AGO. He has authored more than 500 publications with more than 33,500 citations, and has a Google Scholar h index of 86. Prof. du Bois has received multiple honours and awards in recognition for his work, including the Arthur Walpole Award (German Cancer Society, 2006), Ernst Wertheim Award (Austrian Society of Gynecologic Oncology, 2006), MD Anderson Madrid Lifetime Award (2016), Wilhelm-Warner Prize for Cancer Research (2019), German Cancer Prize (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft, 2020) and honorary membership of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (2020); 2021 he received the ESGO Lifetime Achievement Award (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology).

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Unique Irish Soil Sensor Technologies Will Help Reduce Fertiliser Use

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 4:50


New soil sensor technology developed in Ireland could help reduce the use of chemical fertilisers on farms in the short and medium terms and improve water quality in Ireland's rivers and estuaries. The sensors have been developed by Tyndall National Institute in Cork as part of an international project to measure levels of nitrates in soils more accurately. Tyndall, a leading European research centre in integrated ICT materials, devices, circuits and systems (based at University College Cork) is part of the network of organisations and companies that host the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre. Buried in the ground at a depth of 20cm, the tiny sensors – which measure around half the diameter of a human hair and are in packaging about 1cm across – communicate data about nitrates in soil wirelessly (Bluetooth and the Internet of Things) and in real time. Tiny though the sensors are, initial results indicate that, per hectare of land, only a small number will be required. Nitrates – compounds comprising nitrogen and oxygen atoms – are essential for plant growth; however, too much of it is a pollutant and when it runs off the land into lakes, rivers, and the sea, it affects water quality and biodiversity. Traditionally, soil testing for nitrates has been done in laboratories, in test tubes, and the results give a picture of a single point in time. As a result, farmers tend to spread fertiliser in the places and quantities that they always have. Testing the new sensors in Romania has shown that soil nitrate levels fluctuate considerably more than previously thought. This means the measurements the sensors provide could have a significant impact on how, where, and how much fertiliser is spread on farms. A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pointed to a continuing reduction in water quality across the island of Ireland – particularly in estuaries and coastal waters. Dr Alan O'Riordan, Senior Research Fellow at Tyndall and Principal Investigator at VistaMilk SFI research centre, said the new sensors represent a real opportunity for farming in Ireland, both in terms of cost savings and environmental impact. “No beating about the bush – this is complicated tech, developed here in Ireland. We had to deliver a new material for the sensor, we had to make it pH adjustable for better results and we had to stabilise it to prevent ‘drift' – all while working with something that's genuinely tiny. “We needed to ensure that it could communicate the data it needed to and – as we were going to bury it – it needed to have a decent enough lifespan. I'm pleased to say that our test chips are still reporting back and that means they've survived a full growing season. “Of course, it's the results that are really important. What we're seeing is real fluctuations in soil nitrate content, against the baseline of traditional testing. It implies that traditional fertiliser use – field x has always needed fertiliser, so we'll keep spreading – can be challenged. “Fertiliser is expensive and, while we're still using it and waiting for fertiliser reduction initiatives to gain traction, our research will save farmers money. Clearly – less fertiliser means less run-off, means less impact on Ireland's water quality.” Nicholas Cooney, a dairy farmer from Co Louth and National Dairy Council Famer Ambassador, welcomed the news of the innovation and the positive results of the trial. “There's no doubt that advances in technology are going to help our industry address the environmental challenges that we face and it's great news that these advances are being made here in Ireland. Real-time data on nitrates in soil would certainly assist our current decision-making when it comes to fertiliser use and slurry spreading and would have a positive impact on our costs and on our environmental impact. I look forward to seeing results from trials here in Ireland.” More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and o...

Beyond The Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma
The Future of Melanoma Treatment: 2023 and Beyond (Special Edition)

Beyond The Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 31:19


Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Vernon Sondak, MD, Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, join host Raymond Liu, MD, for a discussion about the future of melanoma in 2023 and beyond. Treatments combining immunotherapies with targeted therapies, which disable the carcinogenic products of mutated cancer cells, have further increased treatment efficacy and durability. Toxicity and resistance, however, remain critical challenges to the field. During this podcast, our guests review past treatments and novel therapeutic interventions and discuss the term "de-escalation of care" and future directions as well as how to communicate with your healthcare team. About Our Guests Dr. Sondak is Chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. He holds the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cutaneous Oncology, and is also a Professor in the Departments of Oncologic Sciences and Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Since 2004, when he came to Tampa, the Cutaneous Oncology Clinic at Moffitt has grown into one of the largest multidisciplinary treatment centers for pediatric melanoma and related conditions in the world. Dr. Sondak has been a leader in studies of surgical treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies, particularly in the application of sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissection to the staging and treatment of melanoma, and has been instrumental in training many surgical oncologists in these techniques over the years. Dr. Sondak also has a strong research background: he served as Principal Investigator of the Moffitt Skin SPORE, a major NCI-funded “team science” grant conducting translational research in melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. His research interests include surgical treatment of melanoma in adults and children; adjuvant (postoperative) and neoadjuvant (preoperative) therapy of melanoma; and evaluation of new therapies for patients with localized or disseminated melanoma. Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS, has a wealth of knowledge and experience helping melanoma patients and their families. Melissa is up-to-date about the latest melanoma treatments and research. A natural trailblazer, Melissa is proud of her collaborative work as an NCCPA-certified physician assistant senior since 2005 with the distinguished melanoma specialist Dr. John Kirkwood at the University of Pittsburgh in the Cancer Institute Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine. Their treatment and research initiatives were so successful that they have been used as a template for other cancer programs throughout the country. Wilson works as a lead physician assistant for the Melanoma Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. A natural teacher, Melissa has also worked with a multidisciplinary team on patient education and collaboration. She holds appointments at Chatham University Clinical Preceptor, where she is adjunct faculty and is a cancer care module lecturer on melanoma since 2013. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aimatmelanoma/support

City Road Podcast
79. Platform Urbanism

City Road Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 53:07


Cities and regions across the world have experienced profound disruption from the rise of digital platforms across all areas of urban life. From housing, to transport, shopping, and the way we work, global firms such as ‘Airbnb' and ‘Uber' typically evade local (place based) policy and regulatory settings. However, their impacts have large socio-spatial footprints which need to be understood and factored into future urban policy and planning. Understood within the wider prism of technological innovation and emerging forms of digital automation across the urban sector, this session engages critically with notions of the ‘smart city'. Will the future city be dictated by ‘techno-capitalist' firms or are ‘smart' and socially accountable forms of urban governance still possible? Panel Dr Niels Van Doorn, Amsterdam University Dr Sarah Barns, Urban Strategist & Researcher Dr Justine Humphry, University of Sydney Rory Brown, Smart Places at Transport for NSW Chaired by Dr Sophia Maalsen, University of Sydney Niels van Doorn is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture in the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded Platform Labor research project (2018-2023). His research asks how digital platforms are reshaping how people work, earn a living, and care for each other in urban environments. Niels holds PhD in Communication Science (2010) from the University of Amsterdam. Dr. Sarah Barns brings two decades of experience navigating and shaping the impacts of digital transformation for cities and communities. She is author ofPlatform Urbanism: Negotiating Platform Ecosystems in Connected Cities (Palgrave, 2020) and a practitioner, researcher and strategist in place-based media and urban digital governance. Currently a Co-Director of urban media practice Esem Projects, Sarah is also an Industry Fellow at the QUT Design Lab and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cities. Dr Justine Humphry is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Justine researches the cultures and politics of digital media and emerging technologies with a focus on the social consequences of mobile, smart and data-driven technologies. Her recent research addresses the materialisation of smart cities and the datafication of urban life with a focus on the mediation of home and urban space through smart street furniture, smart voice assistants and robotics. Rory Brown is the A/Executive Director Smart Places at Transport for NSW. In this role he leads the NSW Government to deliver great places and outcomes for people using connected technologies and data solutions, working collaboratively across all tiers of government, with the research and academia sector and industry. He was also the architect of the flagship Smart Western City Program to co-create the Western Parkland City as a future-focused, digitally enabled city. Sophia Maalsen is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Her research is predominantly situated at the intersection of the digital and material across urban spaces and governance, housing, and feminism, with particular interest in the digital mediation and reconfiguration of relationships across these spaces.

The Pituitary World News Podcast
S8E28: Adenomas and Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumors

The Pituitary World News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 54:10


The ongoing debates and nomenclature change and reclassification are apparently over, and adenomas and now referred to as Pit-Net's (pituitary neuroendocrine tumors).  Is this good, bad, or indifferent?  These are complicated matters, so to shed some more light on the subject, we've invited some experts to discuss them.   In today's live talk, I'm joined by co-host and PWN cofounder Dr. Lewis Blevins; as you all know, Dr. Blevins is the Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary disorders at UCSF. Also with us is Dr. Manish Aghi.  Dr. Aghi is a frequent contributor to PWN and an attending Neurosurgeon California Center for Pituitary Disorders. Professor of Neurological Surgery and Principal Investigator, UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center''  We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Arie Perry. Dr. Perry is the director of neuropathology at UCSF; he specializes in diagnosing benign and cancerous nervous system tumors, including those of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. He is also a specialist in classifying the molecular genetics of tumors, which can be used to help determine the best treatment.  To learn more, this PWN article provides additional background and reading on the subject.  

THE TAPESTRY
GETTING YOUR GROOVE BACK - ESTERIA MILLER - INGRA JOHNSON - THANA SIMMONS

THE TAPESTRY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 29:16


Dr. Esteria Miller is a motivating, dynamic speaker, counselor and health care professional with a story like no other. Her professional (and personal) experiences have focused largely on counseling, training, support and development of community engagement, nonprofit management, and health information technology.  She has pursued vocational and ministry activities with a strong sense of mission and calling. She has had the great fortune to play numerous roles in the nonprofit field: as a Counselor, Mental Health advocate, Principal Investigator, community navigator, grant reviewer, program director, board president, board member and community liaison. She is currently writing her first book, to be published and released within the coming year. Her life's work reflects the lyrics of the familiar hymn “If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain”. Her vision statement is, “Now Also When I Am Old and Gray Headed, O God, Forsake Me Not; Until I Have Showed Your Strength Unto This Generation, and Your Power to Every One That Is to Come” (Psalm 71:18). “I once was bound but now I'm free” sums it up for this mom, widow who bloomed in the darkness, ordained minister of the Gospel, and Coach/mentor to many – a few of the hats Ingra wears. While being freed from religious bondage, Ingra's purpose was made crystal clear. Create receptive insight, God said. Ingra's M. O. is to divinely whet appetites and increase expectations of believers who feel stifled by the religious expectations of others, encouraging them to explore the Kingdom of God freely and expansively through her budding business endeavor, Slingshot U. Freedom to be and to have abundant life right here on earth IS possible and it looks as different as we all do. There's a Master Plan for each of us. Thana is a former teen mother and the Founder/CEO of Viola's House. Viola's House is a Maternity Home for teen mothers who are homeless and facing an unplanned pregnancy. Thana is also the founder of the Baby Benefit Boutique. The BBB currently has over 5,000 visits a month from mothers in the community that take pregnancy and parenting classes. In return for taking classes, mothers receive vouchers to shop in the beautiful boutique. Thana has found her greatest joy in serving homeless teen mothers as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Thana has three adult daughters and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Parenting with Impact
Bonus Archive Ep 028: How to Create Compassionate Kids and Families

Parenting with Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 26:11


If you had to choose one word to describe the community that you want to live in and your children to grow up in, what would it be? Guest expert, Dr. Shauna Tominey, poses this question early on in this interview. It's a question she's asked countless individuals over a series of years, and she explains that almost everyone's answer tends to point back to social and emotional skills. Words like “safe,” “happy,” “compassionate,” and “accepting” come up frequently. Dr. Shauna Tominey is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, an initiative to provide high-quality parenting education to all Oregon families with children ages 0-6. Previously, Dr. Tominey served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. As a former educator and family service professional, Dr. Tominey blends practical experience with research to develop and test programs aimed at promoting self-regulation and social-emotional skills for children and the adults in their lives. She is the author of “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to have with Young Children.”  Parenting is Leadership Parenting is a leadership opportunity. With the "Parenting is Leadership" Guide from ImpactParents, two frameworks and a dozen core competencies will guide you to up-level your parenting... and improve the most important relationships of your life. Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Shauna Tominey about creating compassionate kids and families. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: ADHD kids need extra practice in developing social and emotional skills. Repetition is key! Keep practicing, and it will eventually become commonplace. Compassion and patience are needed as social and emotional skills are developed.   Related Blogs: Six Things to STOP Saying to your (ADHD) Kids Compassion is a Cornerstone of ADHD Management Walking on Eggshells? How to Help ADHD Kids Control Emotions How Are Values Guiding Parents And Kids?  Choosing Self-Compassion Over Self-Esteem How to Stop the Madness: Mindfulness to Get Happier ADHD Families  A Huge “aha” Moment: Set Realistic Expectations for ADHD Kids    Connect with Dr. Tominey: www.creatingcompassionatekids.org Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to have with Young Children Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio
Artemis 1: How did the moon landing inspire you?

Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 51:45


Our guests are Canadian Space Agency astronaut Col. Jeremy Hansen, who is working on the Artemis missions (If chosen for the next mission, he would be the first Canadian to go to the Moon); and Western University planetary geologist Gordon Osinski, Principal Investigator for Rover Science.

Stats + Stories
Analyzing Wildfire Risk | Stats + Stories Episode 256

Stats + Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 29:06


With each new wildfire season comes talk that the new season is worse than the last. With recent fires raging in the western u.s., the Australian bush, the Taiga of Siberia, and the forests of France. Many point to climate change as a cause of extreme fires, and scientists are creating more specificated ways of examining that relationship. That is the focus of this episode of Stats+Stories with guest Dr. Jessica McCarty. Dr. Jessica McCarty (@jmccarty_geo) is an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Geospatial Analysis Center at Miami University. She has 15 years' experience in applications of geospatial and data science to terrestrial and atmospheric studies. Her expertise includes wildland and prescribed fire, agriculture and food security, land-cover/land-use change, natural resources, and climate change. She has author/co-author of 27 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 3 book chapters, 4 technical reports, 3 data citations, and 1 NASA Technology Transfer. She has served as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator on NASA, EPA, USDA, and NSF grants on use of remote sensing for prescribed fire, carbon emissions, air quality, LCLUC, and agriculture/food security.

ADALive!
Episode 112: A Successful Path to Employment - Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers Project

ADALive!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 35:17


For more information, transcripts, and resources visit: https://adalive.org/episodes/episode-112/ Some autistic adults have difficulties in finding employment opportunities that match their interests, gifts, and talents. Many autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed. Autistic adults and youth also experience barriers to completing postsecondary education and training opportunities, accessing healthcare, and enjoying an equitable quality of life. In this informative discussion, discover resources and supports available for autistics looking for employment and employers looking to hire these valuable employees. Our guest for this episode is Bev Harp, an autistic and the Principal Investigator of the Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW) Project at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, and Bev's assistant, Squawkers McCaw.

Clare FM - Podcasts
Clare Infectious Disease Expert Believes State Should Consider Inquiry Into Handling Of Pandemic

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 6:50


A Clare infectious disease expert believes the State should consider holding an inquiry into its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's after New Zealand announced it's to officially investigate its own handling of the response of the disease between February 2020 and October of this year. Taoiseach Micheal Martin has previously committed to an 'evaluation' of the pandemic in this country. Sixmilebridge native and Principal Investigator in the School of Life Sciences in the University of Nottingham, Professor James McInerney, says such an inquiry may prepare countries better for future pandemics.

How do you like it so far?
Co-Created Media and Collective Wisdom with Kat Cizek and William Uricchio

How do you like it so far?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 64:14


We begin to talk about the story between MIT's Open Doc Lab and our guests' book Collective Wisdom with Kat's experiences working for the National Film Board of Canada and how this provided a precious chance for her to dig into collective wisdom. William Uricchio brings in the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT and two major characteristics of its cross-media study: remarkable community and applying humanity to work. Then we talk about the diversity of co-creation, and our guests' definitions of some key terms, including the difference between co-creation and collaboration. Looking at the deep roots of these practices from long before the modern notion of single-authorship, Kat & William's book lifts up alternatives for dealing with today's “wicked problems.” It also dispels the concept of a fixed narrative for an open one, making way for participatory culture. Through examples like MIT Co-Creation Studio's Worlding initiative, AI, and Art/Science experimentation, we talk about decentralized decision-making, the ownership/authorship of co-creation, and re-think existing models of co-creation between arts and science. Finally, our guests are careful not to present co-creation as a panacea, and that accompanying strategies are necessary to make it productive.Katerina Cizek is an Emmy-winning documentary director working across many media platforms: digital media, broadcasting (radio and television), print, and live presentations/installations. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution and has itself become part of the movement. As a filmmaker-in-residence, she has helped redefine the National Film Board of Canada as one of the world's leading digital content hubs for a community-based and globally recognized documentary.William Uricchio revisits the histories of old media when they were new; explores interactive and participatory documentary; writes about the past and future of television; thinks about algorithms and archives; and researches narrative in immersive and interactive settings. He is Professor of Comparative Media Studies, founder and Principal Investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, and Principal Investigator of the Co-Creation Studio. He was also Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has held visiting professorships at the Freie Universität Berlin, Stockholm University, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg), China University of Science and Technology, and in Denmark where he was DREAM professor. He has received Guggenheim, Humboldt, and Fulbright fellowships, the Berlin Prize, and the Mercator Prize. His publications include Reframing Culture; We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identities; Die Anfänge des deutschen Fernsehens; Media Cultures; Many More Lives of the Batman; Collective Wisdom: Co-Creating Media Within Communities, across Disciplines and with Algorithms, and hundreds of essays and book chapters, including a visual "white paper" on the documentary impulse (momentsofinnovation.mit.edu). He is currently leading a two-year research initiative on augmentation and public spaces with partners in Montreal and Amsterdam.A full transcript of this episode will be available soon!Here are some of the references from this episode, for those who want to dig a little deeper:Collective WisdomNational Film Board of Canada - HighriseGeorge StoneyColin mentioned “Bear 42,” but meant Bear 71 (and apologizes for failing memory). Here's a short article on that film and the newer VR version of the original screen-based film.Henry on Archive of Our OwnJ.R.R. Tolkien on SubcreationWaves of Buffalo and other MIT Co-Creation Studio Worlding projectsISeeChange collective climate change studyStephanie Dinkins, AI artistGina Czarnicki Artwork - HeirloomGoogle Smart City Experiment in TorontoGoncharov: The Fake Martin Scorsese Film the Internet Brought to LifeCheck out our previous episode with Mike MonelloShare your thoughts via Twitter with Henry, Colin and the How Do You Like It So Far? account! You can also email us at howdoyoulikeitsofarpodcast@gmail.com.Music:“In Time” by Dylan Emmett and “Spaceship” by Lesion X.––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––In Time (Instrumental) by Dylan Emmet  https://soundcloud.com/dylanemmetSpaceship by Lesion X https://soundcloud.com/lesionxbeatsCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/in-time-instrumentalFree Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/lesion-x-spaceshipMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/AzYoVrMLa1Q––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Digital Works
Episode 027 - Richard Misek

Digital Works

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 47:37


Dr Richard Misek is a Senior Lecturer in Film, School of Arts at the University of Kent. He is a film-maker and researcher, and was the Principal Investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council project, ‘Digital Access to Arts and Culture Beyond COVID-19', in partnership with Arts Council England and digital arts agency The Space.It's through this research project that I first became aware of and got in touch with Richard, and we discuss the findings of his research, the structural problems around the economics of digital cultural activity, the accessibility benefits of working in this way, and much more.You can find out more about the research project via the project's website https://digiaccessarts.org/ 

CANADALAND
The Food Bank Industrial Complex

CANADALAND

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 49:15


It's the holidays, and on your TV or radio you're inevitably hit with ads telling you that this is the season of giving - it's time to donate to a food drive. Conservative politicians, Liberal politicians, banks, broadcasters, grocery stores: they all are united in this message.With the promotion of food banks from virtually every institution and elected official in the country, you might conclude that they are the best solution to food insecurity.Except - they're not. Food bank use in Canada is at an all-time high, and experts, community organizers, even staff at food banks say that the growing need just shows how our government has failed to address poverty and hold corporations to account. In this episode: Kitty Raman Costa, Executive Director, Parkdale Community Food BankDr. Valerie Tarasuk, Principal Investigator at PROOF, University of Toronto.Jade Guthrie, Community Learning and Engagement Manager, FoodShareProfessor Dennis Raphael of York's School of Health Policy and ManagementFurther reading: HungerCount 2022, Food Banks CanadaSupermarkets are hiking prices faster than necessary — and profiting from inflation, Star investigation suggests, by Marco Chown Oved, Toronto StarWhy are Canadians in need still forced to rely on food banks? By Jade Guthrie, rabble.caTake the money and run: how food banks became complicit with Walmart Canada's hunger producing employment practices, by Zsofia Mendly-Zambo, Dennis Raphael and Alan TamanSponsors: Rakuten, Oxio, Freshbooks, ArticleIf you value this podcast, please support us. We rely on listeners like you paying for journalism. As a supporter, you'll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You'll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on Canadaland merch, invites and tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you'll be a part of the solution to Canada's journalism crisis and you'll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. Come join us now https://canadaland.com/joinYou can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Airing Pain
134: Warwick Study of Mental Defeat

Airing Pain

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 39:52


What is mental defeat and does it have an impact on the experiences of those living with pain?     In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans interviews the team at the Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain (WITHIN Project) and research participants, as well as taking part in the study as a participant himself.   The study, which runs until May 2023, is investigating how mental defeat can influence pain sensation, sleep patterns, social activity, physical activity and the general health of individuals who have chronic pain.  Mental defeat is defined as the perceived loss of autonomy in the face of uncontrollable, traumatic events. In the context of chronic pain this can be explained as a loss of identity and self in relation to repeated episodes of pain.  Paul talks to the team about their experimental, lab-based study and the sleep-tracking survey, then undergoes the lab experiment himself. Afterwards, he discusses how he found it and the possible outcomes of the research. He also interviews other participants on their experience.  It is hoped that the WITHIN Project will generate important information to help further understand the influence that mental defeat has on distress and disability in chronic pain patients. This is essential listening for anyone wanting to know more about the research process, or wanting to participate.    Issues covered in this programme include: Mental defeat, pain research, insomnia, psychological effects of pain, chronic pain, patient perspective, acceptance and commitment therapy, research participation, pain thresholds. Time Stamps:  0:25 Dr Nicole Tang, the Principal Investigator, discusses the definition of mental defeat. 1:22 Explanation of the WITHIN Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain. 5:55 Jenna Gillett, PHD student and study researcher, on the relationship between pain and mental defeat. 7:17 Jenna Gillett and Dr Nicole Tang explain the sleep tracker study.    12:19 The impact of the COVID pandemic on the study – adaptations and the unexpected outcomes. 14:00 Participant Lauren Pulsford describes her experience of taking part in the study. 16:00 Producer Paul Evans meets Research Fellow Kristy Themelis to participate in the lab-based experiment. 20:00 Dr Nicole Tang on the association between chronic pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 21:00 Exploring what happens to those with chronic pain have a strong sense of mental defeat. 22:00 Explanation of the longitudinal study – looking at sense of defeat, pain and activity over time. 23:00 Jenna Gillett talks about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and its possible links with mental defeat. 24:00 Back in the lab with Paul Evans and Kristy Themelis, measuring his pain pressure threshold. 27:00 Paige Karadag, research assistant, explains the challenges of recruiting research participants online. 31:30 Paul Evans and Kristy Themelis discuss the experiments that he participated in and how he found it. 35:30 Paige Karadag and Jenna Gillett outline the criteria for research participants for the study, which will be running until May 2023. 39:00 Participant Caroline Perry offers her take on why people should take part.    Contributors:  Dr Nicole Tang, Principal Investigator, WITHIN project, University of Warwick.  Jenna Gillett, PHD student, WITHIN project, University of Warwick.  Lauren Pulsford, research participant with lived experience of chronic pain.  Paul Evans, research participant with lived experience of chronic pain.  Dr Kristy Themelis, Research Fellow, WITHIN project, University of Warwick.  Paige Karadag, Research Assistant, WITHIN project, University of Warwick.  Caroline Perry, research participant with lived experience of chronic pain. Special Thanks to the WITHIN team at University of Warwick This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by grants from the Medical Research Council.    More Information:  Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain  Pain Concern Getting a good night's sleep leaflet  Pain Matters Magazine   Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience: Working together in pain management programmes

Masters in Psychology Podcast
38: Sarah E. Gaither, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University is Fast Becoming a Leading Researcher in the Field of Multiracial Identities

Masters in Psychology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 37:53


Dr. Sarah E. Gaither was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and went to the same school from kindergarten through 12th grade. She then went to UC Berkeley for her undergraduate work before doing two gap years at UCLA in Southern California. She states “I never knew I wanted to go to Graduate School until those gap years and it was me actually running the study where I discovered, through a literature review of all things which I know lots of people don't like doing, but through this literature review, I actually discovered that in 2008 there wasn't a single paper in psychology that had a biracial sample. I'm a biracially identified person. My dad's black, my mom's white. I look very white presenting and so for me, this literature review which most people hate was actually what pushed me to want to apply to graduate school.” Dr. Gaither applied to both social and developmental PhD programs because she has always been interested in kids and families, and identity development. During our discussion, she explains how she ended up at Tufts University in Medford, MA for her master's and doctorate in Social Psychology. She also explains some of the processes she went through while applying to graduate schools and offers impactful advice to those interested in the field of psychology, especially those interested in earning a doctorate in psychology. In fact, she has a YouTube video which offers “5 Pieces of Advice for PhD Candidates” which we also discuss in addition to some new, updated advice she often offers her current students and other students she is mentoring. Dr. Gaither is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. While discussing her academic and professional journey, Dr. Gaither states that she “applied to 44 jobs across developmental psychology, faculty positions, social psychology, and a few business schools actually.” For her, one of the main factors in choosing Duke over other universities was the location. Duke University is located in Durham, NC which, she explains, “is very split between white and black populations and it's one of the most racially integrated places I've ever lived. So, for me, being able to recruit multiracial and racial ethnic minority participants, it's very rare to find, what we call a research one university, like Duke, to be located in a city that actually has a ton of racial integration. So that was a big selling point for me.” In this podcast, Dr. Gaither briefly shares why someone should consider the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University around 18 minutes into our conversation followed by a brief description of what a typical day looks like for her as an Assistant Professor. She highlights the academic freedom and job flexibility to ask the questions you want to ask and explains “you can literally make every day yours.” Now that she has young kids (twins), she very much appreciates the flexible academic schedule and states “I wouldn't trade that for the world…I love being an academic.” Dr. Gaither discusses the importance of getting direct research experience if you are interested in getting into a psychology PhD program. She states, “It's essential. I don't think anyone will get into a psychology PhD program regardless if it's social, developmental, clinical without direct research experience. It's getting more and more competitive every year as we look through our own graduate pools…So, working in research labs, I think, is a must.” As the Director and Principal Investigator of the Duke Identity & Diversity Lab, Dr. Gaither helps guide the research done by the lab members and other collaborators. The Lab team also strives to apply their research to the real-world and showcases their work on their “In The News/Media page.” During our discussion, Dr. Gaither also shares her views regarding the different areas or branches of psychology and believes many of them are not that different. She states,

Inside The War Room
The Truth about Psychedelics

Inside The War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 55:11


Link from the show:* Connect with Matthew on Twitter* Connect with Ryan on Twitter* Subscribe to the newsletterAbout my guest:Dr. Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins. He is one of the world's most published scientists on the human effects of psychedelics, and has conducted seminal research in the behavioral economics of drug use, addiction, and risk behavior. Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the University of Vermont in 2004.Working with psychedelics for 16 years, Dr. Johnson published psychedelic safety guidelines in 2008, helping to resurrect psychedelic research. As Principle Investigator he developed and published the first research on psychedelic treatment of tobacco addiction in 2014. Dr. Johnson and colleagues published the largest study of psilocybin in treating cancer distress in 2016. His 2018 psilocybin abuse liability review recommended placement in Schedule-IV upon potential medical approval. He is Principle Investigator on funded studies investigating psilocybin in the treatment of opioid dependence and PTSD. Beyond psilocybin, in 2011 Dr. Johnson published the first-ever blinded human research showing psychoactive effects of salvinorin A, the active constituent in Salvia divinorum. He also published in 2017 the first data indicating that MDMA pill testing services may reduce harm, specifically by reducing drug consumption of unknown or undesired adulterants.Dr. Johnson is recognized for his research in behavioral economics, behavioral pharmacology, and behavior analysis. He has conducted seminal and widely cited research applying behavioral economic principles such as delay discounting and demand analysis to decision making within addiction, drug consumption, and risk behavior. This includes research determining delay discounting to be a fundamental behavioral process underlying addiction across drug classes, using economic demand analysis to determine the roles of nicotine and nonpharmacological factors in the abuse liability tobacco and other nicotine products, and using delay discounting, probability discounting, and demand analysis to understand sexual risk including condom non-use in casual sex situations. He conducted the first research administering cocaine to humans in determining that cocaine increases sexual desire and affects sexual decision making. He has conducted similar research administering methamphetamine and alcohol, examining effects on sexual decision making. He has published studies on drugs across nearly all psychoactive classes, including studies of cocaine, methamphetamine, tobacco/nicotine, alcohol, opioids, cannabis, benzodiazepines, psilocybin, dextromethorphan, salvinorin A, GHB, caffeine, and cathinone analogs compounds (so-called “bath salts”).Dr. Johnson was 2019 President of the Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse Division of the American Psychological Association, and is current President of the International Society for Research on Psychedelics, an organization he founded with colleagues. He has received continuous NIH funding as Principal Investigator since 2009. He has reviewed for >75 journals and has served as guest editor on two special issues on psychedelics. Dr. Johnson has reviewed grants for NIH, NSF, the US Military, and multiple governments outside of the US. He is a standing member of the Addictions Risks and Mechanisms (ARM) NIH study section. He has provided invited presentations in 13 nations.Dr. Johnson has been interviewed widely by media about psychedelics and other drugs. These have included interviews by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Daily Mail, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post, the Baltimore Sun, CNN, CBS News, NBC News, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Vogue, Whole Living, the Washingtonian, Scientific American, Nature, Vice, Insider, Inverse, Healthline, and Psychology Today. Dr. Johnson has appeared for interviews on numerous television and radio shows including 60 Minutes, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Situation Room, Fox Business News' Kennedy, the Dr. Oz Show, PBS' Retro Report, Labyrint (television show in the Netherlands), Spectrum News NY1, the BBC World Service, NPR's Morning Edition, NPR's Kojo Nnamdi Show, New Zealand Radio, and Newstalk Radio Ireland. Dr. Johnson's panel discussion with Tim Ferriss at the Milken Institute Global Conference was broadcast on the Tim Ferriss Podcast. Dr. Johnson and his research were featured in an episode of Breakthrough on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Ron Howard, and in Michael Pollan's best-selling book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Get full access to Dispatches from the War Room at dispatchesfromthewarroom.substack.com/subscribe

Help 4 HD Live!
New HD Staging System with Dr. Sarah Tabrizi

Help 4 HD Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 30:00


Sarah Tabrizi is Director of the UCL Huntington's Disease (HD) Centre, Joint Head of Department Neurodegenerative Disease at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, a Principal Investigator at the UK Dementia Research Institute, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She graduated in Biochemistry, then studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh where she was awarded the 1992 Leslie Gold Medal for the most distinguished medical graduate. Sarah undertook her PhD and trained as an independent scientist at UCL, establishing a large basic bench science and translational research team focussed on finding disease modifying therapies for HD. She was PI on the first successful phase 1/2b trial of an antisense oligonucleotide (NEJM 2019) and currently serves on several SABs advising industry on the development of potential gene targeting and nucleic acid therapies for HD. Sarah has published over 350 peer-reviewed research papers. In 2014 she was elected as a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2017 she received the seventh Leslie Gehry Brenner Prize for Innovation in Science awarded by the Hereditary Disease Foundation. In 2018 she received the Cotzias Award from the Spanish Society of Neurology, and in 2019 the Yahr Award at the World Congress for Neurology and the Alexander Morison Medal from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In 2022, she received the Osler Medal from the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.

Health XPlained
"Getting-to-know” Dr. Jeudy

Health XPlained

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 16:58


In this episode, Wilner Jeudy, MD, Principal Investigator, shares his story on what inspired him to become a doctor and how his passion has grown and evolved over his past 13 years at Next Level.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
Weekly Space Hangout - Up, Up & Away with Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz and JPL's Venus Aerial Robotic Balloons

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 62:09


https://youtu.be/ZrE2PWb_aVs Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Despite the romance associated with Venus for millennia thanks to its having been named after the Roman god of love, Venus has proven to anything BUT romantic - LITERALLY! Combining the toxic and corrosive composition of its atmosphere with the crushing pressure exerted on anything that attempts to venture too far into it, Venus is the last place most of us would choose for a date. These conditions proved to be disastsrous for missions that sent traditional craft to the planet. To date, the only "craft" to have survived for more than a few hours are the 1985 Soviet Vega 1 (https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions...) and Vega 2 (https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions...) balloon missions where each survived just over 46 hours before their batteries ran out. It would seem that baloons are the way to go!   This week we are joined by Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz, Principal Investigator of the JPL project that is developing robotic balloons  — currently called aerobots — that will eventually (hopefully) lead to successful exploration of Venus. In July, 2022, a one-third scale prototype aerobot successfully completed two test flights and achieved controlled flight at more than 4000 feet. These flights were coordinated by Coordinated by Near Space Corporation (https://nsc.aero/), a commercial provider of high altitude/near space platforms and flight services.    You can read all about this exciting project in this article written by WSH and Universe Today alumnus Ian O'Neill: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/jpls-ve...   Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz is a Robotics Technologist and Group Lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Extreme Environment Robotics Group, and is the Principal Investigator of JPL's Variable-Altitude Venus Aerobots development task.   His career at JPL has primarily sat at the interface of controls and fluid mechanics, covering both powered and buoyant aerial platforms for Venus and Mars. Jacob also acts in a systems engineering role for instrument accommodation on the Europa Lander.   Jacob received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the aerodynamics of flapping wings, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Olin College of Engineering.   To learn more about Jacob and stay up to date with his research, visit his JPL website (https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/who...) or find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-izr.... Regular Guests: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://www.morganrehnberg.com/ & @MorganRehnberg ) Dr. Leah Jenks ( https://leahjenks.com/ / @leahgjenks ) C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ & @AstroUniverse & @SpaceWriter ) This week's stories: [As before, Fraser & his guests' audio suffers from numerous dropouts. I expect things will improve once he gets the fiberoptic line up to his new house. - Rich] - Artemis, of course. - IceCube neutrinos see an active galaxy. - A picture of a protostar from JWST. - The closest BH to Earth! - The “History” Channel found a piece of the Challenger.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.
#51 - Science is exciting no matter where you do it - with Yaniv Erlich from Eleven Therapeutics

mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 63:30


Dr. Yaniv Erlich is the co-founder and CEO of Eleven Therapeutics. Prior, he was the CSO of MyHeritage, a consumer genomics company (acquired by Francisco Partners), an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and a Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute, MIT. We talked with Yaniv about his unique career that led him to leave academia and focus his efforts on building exciting biotech companies. Yaniv shared his insights into academic and non academic career development pathways for scientists, delved into the advantages of building a company in the UK as well as shed some light on how research is done at Eleven Therapeutics. Tune in and join the discussion in our 'mAcademia podcast' group on Facebook. Music Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/macademia/message

Weekly Space Hangout
Weekly Space Hangout — November 16, 2022: Up, Up, & Away with Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz and JPL's Venus Aerial Robotic Balloons

Weekly Space Hangout

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 56:10


Despite the romance associated with Venus for millennia thanks to its having been named after the Roman god of love, Venus has proven to anything BUT romantic - LITERALLY! Combining the toxic and corrosive composition of its atmosphere with the crushing pressure exerted on anything that attempts to venture too far into it, Venus is the last place most of us would choose for a date. These conditions proved to be disastsrous for missions that sent traditional craft to the planet. To date, the only "craft" to have survived for more than a few hours are the 1985 Soviet Vega 1 and Vega 2 balloon missions where each survived just over 46 hours before their batteries ran out. It would seem that baloons are the way to go! This week we are joined by Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz, Principal Investigator of the JPL project that is developing robotic balloons — currently called aerobots — that will eventually (hopefully) lead to successful exploration of Venus. In July, 2022, a one-third scale prototype aerobot successfully completed two test flights and achieved controlled flight at more than 4000 feet. These flights were coordinated by Near Space Corporation, a commercial provider of high altitude/near space platforms and flight services. You can read all about this exciting project in the article written by WSH and Universe Today alumnus Ian O'Neill. Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz is a Robotics Technologist and Group Lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Extreme Environment Robotics Group, and is the Principal Investigator of JPL's Variable-Altitude Venus Aerobots development task. His career at JPL has primarily sat at the interface of controls and fluid mechanics, covering both powered and buoyant aerial platforms for Venus and Mars. Jacob also acts in a systems engineering role for instrument accommodation on the Europa Lander. Jacob received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the aerodynamics of flapping wings, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Olin College of Engineering. To learn more about Jacob and stay up to date with his research, visit his JPL website or find him on LinkedIn. **************************************** The Weekly Space Hangout is a production of CosmoQuest. Want to support CosmoQuest? Here are some specific ways you can help: Subscribe FREE to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/cosmoquest Subscribe to our podcasts Astronomy Cast and Daily Space where ever you get your podcasts! Watch our streams over on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/cosmoquestx – follow and subscribe! Become a Patreon of CosmoQuest https://www.patreon.com/cosmoquestx Become a Patreon of Astronomy Cast https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast Buy stuff from our Redbubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/cosmoquestx Join our Discord server for CosmoQuest - https://discord.gg/X8rw4vv Join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew! - http://www.wshcrew.space/ Don't forget to like and subscribe! Plus we love being shared out to new people, so tweet, comment, review us... all the free things you can do to help bring science into people's lives.