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Dr. David Allison – Dean of the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington – joins Innovators to talk about what perceptions and trust are like today in fields like research, public health, and public safety, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Allison became Dean and Provost Professor at the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Public Health in 2017. Prior to assuming his current role as Dean, he served as Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor, and Director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Allison received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in 1990. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a second post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He was a research scientist at the NY Obesity Research Center and Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons until 2001. Innovators is a podcast production of Harris Search. *The views and opinions shared by the guests on Innovators do not necessarily reflect the views of the interviewee's institution or organization.*
Three different vaccines to protect against COVID-19 have been either approved or authorized for emergency use in the U.S. And now the conversation has turned to booster doses for all three. Booster shots are nothing new. After all, a flu "booster" is what is encouraged each and every year. When it comes to COVID-19, however, the back and forth and disconnect between the different government agencies may have left some confusion about who does and doesn't need a booster. After all, COVID vaccine studies show that even after a few months, efficacy is still higher than the original goal for the vaccine. On this week's episode, Ellie Murray, ScD, assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, joins us to help answer the question, do I really need another shot?
While the government is looking at approving Covaxin for those between 2-18, experts advise exercising caution amidst a lack of choices and data for healthy kids before they return to school. Virologist Dr. Gagandeep Kang and Dr. Anand Pillai, Assistant Professor, Global Institute of Public Health, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Trivandrum, discuss the issue. Credits: T-Series, Maithri Manthan, India Today, WHO, WION, Shubham Jha.
On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we look at the status quo of COVID in the Sooner State. How many people have been vaxxed in Oklahoma statewide...and how does our state compare to others in this regard? How many Delta Variant cases are being reported now by our state's hospitals? And is the number going up or down? Among those who, indeed, have been vaxxed, who should be getting a booster shot? And who shouldn't? And what about the flu shot -- who should be getting that? And is it possible, or even desirable, to get one's booster shot and flu shot in a single visit to a clinic? Our guest is Dr. Dale W. Bratzler, professor and chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Hudson College of Public Health, and also a professor in the College of Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Bratzler was named Chief COVID Officer for the University of Oklahoma in June of last year.
Vince Coglianese speaks with Chris Bedford, senior editor at The Federalist; Alex Plitsas, author at The Federalist, national security professional, Bronze Star Medal recipient, and U.S. Army combat veteran of the Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan; Elizabeth Schultz, former Fairfax county School Board Member; theCreator of the popular anonymous local news blog and twitter handle @UnsuckDCMetro, that over the past 10 years has broken several WMATA stories; and Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health and - author of "The Price We Pay What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vince Coglianese speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health and - author of "The Price We Pay What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Weekly Witness: Dr. Marc Boom, CEO of Houston Methodist, joins us this week to discuss COVID-19, vaccine requirements, and public health in Texas.
Leana Wen, emergency physician, professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for The Washington Post, CNN medical analyst, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner and the author of Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health (Metropolitan Books, 2021) talks about what public health tools it will take to end the pandemic -- which she says is getting closer as the delta surge recedes.
Guest: Jonny Myers | Former Emeritus Professor at School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town John speaks to Jonny Myer, Emeritus Professor in Public Health Medicine, University of Cape Town about his piece in the Daily Maverick on how Covid-19 vaccination can prevent South Africa's fourth wave. He says that data from the Western Cape show that 30% of the recorded Covid-19 cases were aged over 50 and these cases were responsible for 60% of hospitalizations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today, I got to enjoy an informative, hilarious, and illuminating conversation with the incomparable Roland Thorpe, Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And his newest position, which we talk about today, is as the Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity. Roland also discusses his love of food and drink, Android vs. iPhone, broccoli vs. broccolini, a story of academic kindness, and more! Enjoy!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/shinyepipeople)
An FDA advisory panel on Friday recommended a second booster dose for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine. Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, and Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, join William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
An FDA advisory panel on Friday recommended a second booster dose for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine. Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, and Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, join William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Governor Hogan slams Baltimore's crime stats and takes aim at efforts to defund the police. An FDA panel approves J&J COVID boosters. Maryland lawmakers hear from medical professionals as they consider legalizing recreational cannabis. Workers at the Walters Art Museum continue their push for union recognition. Hate symbols are now banned in Baltimore County Public Schools. And a quick check in with Maryland's Deputy Secretary for Public Health, on COVID booster shots and impending vaccines for kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did you know that zinc reduces inflammation, supports immune system function, and is crucial for your senses of taste and smell? We do Zinc 101 with Emily Ho, PhD, Director of the Linus Pauling Institute and a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. GW and LPI is doing a series of podcasts on nutrition topics that will be featured in it's Diet and Optimum Health Conference, a free event offering the latest in nutrition research. Register today: lpiconference.org/ Dr. Ho's work has helped drive dietary requirements and recommendations for micronutrients, such as zinc for communities with susceptibility to poor nutrition. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which nutrient status and healthy foods affect the initiation and/or progression of chronic disease. As faculty and leader at Oregon State University, she has a strong commitment to engaging and facilitating multi-directional translational research projects with basic scientists, clinicians, policy-makers and communities, and involving experiential learning with students and postdoctoral researchers. LPI is a world leader in the study of micronutrients, phytochemicals, and other dietary factors, and the role these compounds can play in promoting optimum health or preventing and treating disease. Major areas of research include approaches to combat aging, metabolic dysfunction, and neurodegenerative disease. ◘ Related content Linus Pauling Institute lpi.oregonstate.edu/ Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic GW Integrative Medicine Programs smhs.gwu.edu/integrative-medicine/ ◘ Transcript (Coming) ◘ This podcast features the song “Follow Your Dreams” (freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Ho…ur_Dreams_1918) by Scott Holmes, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (01https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) license. ◘ Disclaimer: The content and information shared in GW Integrative Medicine is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in GW Integrative Medicine represent the opinions of the host(s) and their guest(s). For medical advice, diagnosis, and/or treatment, please consult a medical professional.
On Tuesday, October 12, Amy Liu, Brookings vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, hosted a conversation with Dr. Leana Wen. The conversation examined how essential public health was to her and her family's well-being and how ubiquitous public health is to our everyday lives. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
This week, we explore the issue of racial disparities surrounding cancer detection, care, and treatment with Dr. Mya Roberson, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Roberson also talks about her path to public health and her experiences as a first generation college student. If you'd like to explore the topic further, join Dr. Roberson for a FREE webinar on October 20, sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Public Health. More info including how to register at https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/news-items/webinar-bringing-critical-race-theory-into-public-health-an-example-in-cancer-care-delivery-research/ A transcript of this episode will be available soon. Have an idea for a show? Questions or comments for our hosts? Send email to email@example.com
Today - State officials are backing down from plans to loosen vaccine mandates for health care workers, now saying they'll wait for federal guidance. Faced with concerns from rural hospitals about staff shortages, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment briefly considered allowing religious exemptions to count toward a facility's compliance rate. Colorado Sun reporter John Ingold spoke with David Gilbert, and unraveled the will-they-or-won't-they questions surrounding the mandate. Learn more about this story at coloradosun.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our second special birthday episode, host JJ is joined by Joan Peterson, a longtime Brady chapter member and leader, who became a gun violence prevention and domestic violence activist after her sister, Barbara Lund, was murdered. Barbara and her boyfriend, former Iowa state legislator Kevin Kelly, were killed by Lund's estranged husband. Together, they detail why domestic violence cannot be left invisible. Then, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by Kate Ranta (author of Killing Kate: A Story of Turning Abuse and Tragedy into Transformation and Triumph and gun violence prevention advocate) and American journalist, writer, and professor Rachel Louise Snyder. Snyder's eye-opening book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, is an absolutely essential read for those who want to address private violence, and addresses how in the US, 1 in 5 women report experiencing severe physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime. Terrifyingly, when guns are introduced into that terrorism, the risk of serious death and injury only increases, with the American Journal of Public Health reporting that in domestic violence situations the risk of death is five times greater when a gun is present. If you or someone you know may be at risk, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or by text at the same number by texting the word "START." There are also advocates available online 24/7 at thehotline.org. Mentioned in this podcast:Warning Signs of Abuse (National Domestic Violence Hotline)Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model (Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center)What Are Extreme Risk Laws (Brady) Pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Brady) A version of this podcast initially ran as "What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence (and Guns) is Deadly."For more information on Brady, follow us on social media @Bradybuzz or visit our website at bradyunited.org.Full transcripts and bibliographies of this episode are available at bradyunited.org/podcast.National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.Music provided by: David “Drumcrazie” CurbySpecial thanks to Hogan Lovells for their long-standing legal support℗&©2019 Red, Blue, and BradySupport the show (https://www.bradyunited.org/donate)
In Mexico environmental struggles have been fought since the nineteenth century in such places as Zacatecas, where United States and European mining interests have come into open conflict with rural and city residents over water access, environmental health concerns, and disease compensation. In Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946 (U Nebraska Press, 2020), Rocio Gomez examines the detrimental effects of the silver mining industry on water resources and public health in the city of Zacatecas and argues that the human labor necessary to the mining industry made the worker and the mine inseparable through the land, water, and air. Tensions arose between farmers and the mining industry over water access while the city struggled with mudslides, droughts, and water source contamination. Silicosis-tuberculosis, along with accidents caused by mining technologies like jackhammers and ore-crushers, debilitated scores of miners. By emphasizing the perspective of water and public health, Gomez illustrates that the human body and the environment are not separate entities but rather in a state of constant interaction. Rachel Grace Newman is Lecturer in the History of the Global South at Smith College. She has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and she writes about elite migration, education, transnationalism, and youth in twentieth-century Mexico. She is on Twitter (@rachelgnew). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/latin-american-studies
In Mexico environmental struggles have been fought since the nineteenth century in such places as Zacatecas, where United States and European mining interests have come into open conflict with rural and city residents over water access, environmental health concerns, and disease compensation. In Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946 (U Nebraska Press, 2020), Rocio Gomez examines the detrimental effects of the silver mining industry on water resources and public health in the city of Zacatecas and argues that the human labor necessary to the mining industry made the worker and the mine inseparable through the land, water, and air. Tensions arose between farmers and the mining industry over water access while the city struggled with mudslides, droughts, and water source contamination. Silicosis-tuberculosis, along with accidents caused by mining technologies like jackhammers and ore-crushers, debilitated scores of miners. By emphasizing the perspective of water and public health, Gomez illustrates that the human body and the environment are not separate entities but rather in a state of constant interaction. Rachel Grace Newman is Lecturer in the History of the Global South at Smith College. She has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and she writes about elite migration, education, transnationalism, and youth in twentieth-century Mexico. She is on Twitter (@rachelgnew). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
In Mexico environmental struggles have been fought since the nineteenth century in such places as Zacatecas, where United States and European mining interests have come into open conflict with rural and city residents over water access, environmental health concerns, and disease compensation. In Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946 (U Nebraska Press, 2020), Rocio Gomez examines the detrimental effects of the silver mining industry on water resources and public health in the city of Zacatecas and argues that the human labor necessary to the mining industry made the worker and the mine inseparable through the land, water, and air. Tensions arose between farmers and the mining industry over water access while the city struggled with mudslides, droughts, and water source contamination. Silicosis-tuberculosis, along with accidents caused by mining technologies like jackhammers and ore-crushers, debilitated scores of miners. By emphasizing the perspective of water and public health, Gomez illustrates that the human body and the environment are not separate entities but rather in a state of constant interaction. Rachel Grace Newman is Lecturer in the History of the Global South at Smith College. She has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and she writes about elite migration, education, transnationalism, and youth in twentieth-century Mexico. She is on Twitter (@rachelgnew). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies
In Mexico environmental struggles have been fought since the nineteenth century in such places as Zacatecas, where United States and European mining interests have come into open conflict with rural and city residents over water access, environmental health concerns, and disease compensation. In Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946 (U Nebraska Press, 2020), Rocio Gomez examines the detrimental effects of the silver mining industry on water resources and public health in the city of Zacatecas and argues that the human labor necessary to the mining industry made the worker and the mine inseparable through the land, water, and air. Tensions arose between farmers and the mining industry over water access while the city struggled with mudslides, droughts, and water source contamination. Silicosis-tuberculosis, along with accidents caused by mining technologies like jackhammers and ore-crushers, debilitated scores of miners. By emphasizing the perspective of water and public health, Gomez illustrates that the human body and the environment are not separate entities but rather in a state of constant interaction. Rachel Grace Newman is Lecturer in the History of the Global South at Smith College. She has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and she writes about elite migration, education, transnationalism, and youth in twentieth-century Mexico. She is on Twitter (@rachelgnew). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
On this new Beyond Boundaries Podcast episode, Rob interviews the two dynamic Washington University in St. Louis faculty behind the NEW Beyond Boundaries course offered this Spring called Environmental Racism & the Health of Everyone in Dr. Angela Hobson, Assistant Dean for Public Health at the Brown School and Professor Scott Krummenacher in Environmental Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. They discuss this new course that focuses on environmental inequalities in St. Louis that threaten the health and well-being of low-income communities and communities of color who are increasingly on the frontlines in the fight against climate change, air and water pollution, food security, and many other urgent environmental problems. We also discuss their individual journeys from undergraduate school and beyond that led them to intersect in this new course open to ALL 1st Year students at WashU. Don't miss hearing this unique discussion about this important class.
Ontario's health care system has been battered by COVID-19, medical staff have been pushed to their limits, and there's a massive backlog of diagnostic and surgical procedures built up due to shutdowns. Has the time come for private health care to help fill the gaps? We ask: Alistair McGuire, head of the department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics; Colleen Flood, professor at the University of Ottawa and a University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; and Sara Allin, assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Getting the right care to people in a timely fashion is not a new challenge in the northern reaches of this province. Presumably, doing so under COVID-19 has been even tougher. Dr. Sarah Newberry has been on the front line of the pandemic in her practice at Marathon Family Health. She's also assistant dean of Physician Workforce Strategy at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are living through multiple crises. Not only are we going through the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is also a hidden epidemic going on. Over the years, people have become more obese. In 2013, only 34% of our population was within a healthy BMI range, and this statistic is falling exponentially over the years. We need to take action now because obesity is not about how you look — it's about real health consequences. Dr Katherine Sowden joins us in this episode to talk about women's and public health. She explains how obesity changes our bodies and causes various diseases and cancers. She shares that it's often not even people's fault. There's a range of factors that encourage this epidemic. Exacerbating the socioeconomic and cultural factors is the food industry. Dr Katherine emphasises that we need to start educating ourselves on our health. Only then can we make better choices to prevent these diseases. 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Episode Highlights [04:06] The Current State of Women's Health One of the most significant issues in women's health is the normalisation of obesity. This situation comes from a lack of understanding of the importance of nutrition and movement to our health. Endometrial cancer is a progressive order that is caused by having too much estrogen. One of its leading causes is obesity. Obesity can also decrease fertility since it affects the ovulatory cycle by affecting the production of progesterone. Before, we used to see endometrial cancer affecting women over 40, but now there are cases as young as under 20. [07:59] Effects of Obesity Women's relative risk for endometrial cancer is one if they have a normal BMI. However, when they're in the range of 30-35 and over 40, this is raised to 2.5 and 7.1 respectively. There are now many obese young women who are in this constant state of a hyper estrogenic environment. The definitive treatment of this cancer is hysterectomy, making a huge impact on women's choice for reproduction. In addition, obesity can increase the risk of breast cancer too. [10:43] What Changes Does Obesity Make? Obesity leads to an abnormally high aromatase gene expression, which is in charge of estrogen production. With obesity, the body converts more of the androgen peripheral tissue into estrogen too. This problem does not apply only to women. Obese men also have hormone issues and tend to have feminine features. [14:04] How the Food Industry Affects Our Health One of the main drivers of the obesity epidemic is the wide availability of obesogenic food. Lower-income families tend to consume more of these foods since they are cheaper than healthier options. We can remove taxes on fruits and vegetables to help address the problems in the food industry — as other countries have done. Even if junk foods seem cheap, these are costing the country more. Public health will collapse as more young people develop diseases. Obesity doesn't just cause cancer — it can also lead to diabetes and heart disease. [16:19] What Needs to Change? The market needs to change to make healthy foods more accessible. The food industry also needs to assess the way they use additives and preservatives. It's not totally our fault that we're obese. This epidemic is driven by socioeconomic and cultural factors, in addition to the food industry. Widespread normalisation of a high BMI is also harmful since people don't understand its consequences. While doctors can help treat your diseases with pills and surgeries, it will always come with risks. It's your responsibility to prevent hospitalisation. Medication should not be your first and only option. [23:19] Start with Educating Yourself Preventing disease progression starts at an early stage. Some medical interventions may not be the cure to fix your health. There is a need for a holistic approach to health. In public health settings, most doctors only have 20 minutes to get to know a patient. This amount of time does not give them a complete picture of what the patient needs. Personalised health care starts with self-education. Do your research so you can ask specific questions to your doctor within the limited timeframe given to you. Dr Katherine shares that not only does obesity have compounding effects on health, it can also affect surgeries! Learn more about this in the complete episode. [31:13] How Obesity has Risen Over the Years Even if our lifespans have increased because of medicine, people are also dying earlier because of diseases. A study in New Zealand found that the standardised incidence of endometrial cancer used to be 1.9 per 100,000 population in 1996. This rate increased to 24.2 in 2012, with the Pacific Islanders' at 46.06. In 2013, around 34% of the population were within the range of a healthy BMI. This percentage has decreased sharply over the years. Preventing cancers, such as endometrial cancers, starts with losing weight and changing lifestyles. [37:05] Start Early It's more difficult to reverse cancers and diseases than taking preventive measures. Diseases and cancers don't happen overnight. It's the result of malignant states developing over time. Not all cancers are preventable, but we can decrease our chances of developing them, especially with estrogen-dependent cancers. [40:20] Stop the Vicious Cycle Nowadays, it's commonly seen as politically incorrect to discuss obesity. Remember that our physical states impact our health, whether we like to hear them or not. Understand the consequences of obesity. These include the increased likelihood of infertility, cancer risk, diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and many more illnesses. Start with adopting lifestyle changes in terms of nutrition and movement. Eating unhealthy foods can cause a vicious cycle of degrading health, both physically and mentally. You can also seek more personalised healthcare from health coaches and other allied health professionals. 7 Powerful Quotes ‘We tax cigarettes, we take alcohol. Why aren't we taxing some of this junk food? It is of no benefit to people whatsoever.' ‘We need to do something and even if it is unpopular. So for example, taxing sugary food and drinks. It's got to be worthwhile.' ‘We can do operations that do amazing things, and really cure people of cancer, and improve their quality of life, but equally it shouldn't be the first option.' ‘But I think we've always got to look at the patient as a whole person. The least invasive cure, the better.' 'The more people we can keep out of the hospital, the better because it means we can deliver quality personalised health care.' ‘The more you can educate yourself, the better. So that when you get that 20 minutes in the public system, you've got the questions to ask, you know what you're going in for.' ‘It's also seen as politically incorrect to discuss obesity. But it's not politically incorrect. That's factual and it's a crisis. We need to stop pussyfooting around it.' About Katherine Dr Katherine Sowden is a highly respected gynaecologist and has been the Clinical Lead in Counties Manukau Health since 2014. She is also a Consultant Gynaecologist in Auckland Women's Gynaecology and Ormiston Specialist Centre. Dr Katherine is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is currently the departmental lead for non-tertiary gynaecological oncology and focuses on the management of premalignant gynaecological conditions. She provides a wide range of gynaecology services. You can find out more about her practice in Auckland Women's Gynae and Ormiston Specialists. You can also reach Katherine by email. 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What Does Public Health Mean to you? Public health (pharmacy) means improving the health of the population through the use of medicines and - more importantly - pharmacy services. Bio Helen E. McKnight graduated from University of Florida with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Maryland Medical System. She has been a pharmacist for 25+ years. Her current role is Director of Pharmacy Services at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to moving to Alabama, Dr. McKnight practiced Pharmacy in South Florida and Upstate New York. She has been fortunate to be part of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists “Leading Edge” and ASHP Foundation “Pharmacy Leadership Academy” programs. In 2016, Dr. McKnight completed her MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from New England College in New Hampshire. In 2019, Dr McKnight became the first Alabama pharmacist to pass the Board of Pharmacy Specialties-Compounded Sterile Preparations exam. Dr. McKnight enjoys traveling with her husband and teenage son. Social Media LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-mcknight-pharmd-mba-bcscp-b0a930bb/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“What makes me successful? My simple answer is, 'I tried.'” Today's guest, first-generation entrepreneur Ashwin Damera, seems to embody the humility he advises to others. His personal motto? “Life is to give.” Damera's startup online education company Eruditus/Emeritus partners with top-tier universities such as MIT, Harvard, Cambridge, and Columbia, bringing accessible and affordable education to executives and schoolchildren alike, with the aim to impact one million students by 2025. Tune in to this engaging episode of Raise the Line with host Shiv Gaglani to learn about Damera's road to edtech entrepreneurship, and find out why he believes up-skilling and re-skilling may be the largest social problem of our generation. Hear about the COVID-accelerated “fundamental shift” in the way learning happens, and how the Eruditus/Emeritus SPOC model (small, private, online courses) serves the serious learner. Plus, uncover Damera's valuable tips for budding entrepreneurs on the best form of fundraising and what most influences the success of a startup.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name. As the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President, Dr. Fauci is the public health official who has been most visible around the pandemic. But his service to our country goes well beyond combating COVID-19. In his nearly 40 years at the NIAID, he has advised every president since Ronald Reagan and has worked to find remedies for HIV/AIDS, SARS, MERS, Ebola, H1N1 (swine flu), and Anthrax. Dr. Fauci talks frankly about what he has learned in his fruitful life and career in medicine, the high praise and scorching criticism he has received along the way, and the unparalleled challenges he has faced in helping to keep our country safe from COVID-19.
In this crossover episode with the CSIS Coronavirus Crisis Update Podcast, Dr. Leana Wen, Washington Post columnist and CNN analyst joined CSIS's J. Stephen Morrison and Andrew Schwartz to discuss the current state of Covid in the United States plus her new book, “Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health.”
Dr. Leana Wen joined us this week to explore her personal history and its revelations, laid out in remarkably candid detail in her newly released memoir, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health. And to speak to the most pressing current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Her childhood struggles, as a young immigrant Chinese girl living amid insecurity, taught powerful lessons about poverty, race, and health. Her tenure as Health Commissioner in Baltimore, operating in close partnership with the late Congressman Elijah Cummings, opened the way to confront opioid addiction, stigma, maternal and infant mortality, and the acute vulnerabilities of youth. In her new life in the print and cable mediascape, she follows the advice of former Senator Barbara Mikulski: “do what you are best at – and needed for.” The Biden administration needs to up its game with the public: “It's not enough just to get the science right.” It is about values, communication, and public trust. America's hardened polarization -- surrounding vaccines, masking, and distancing -- is too advanced to fix: it is best to focus on engaging individual by individual. Listen to learn more. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University. She is a contributing columnist at the Washington Post and a CNN medical analyst. She's served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Niyati Parekh, an Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition here at NYU GPH and the Executive Director of Doctoral Studies, along with Dr. Filippa Juul a current Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow who obtained her Ph.D. in Public Health from GPH with a concentration in Epidemiology in 2020. Both Niyati and Filippa worked on a widely-circulated study on the harmful effects of Ultra-Processed Foods and their association with health risks, especially cardiovascular disease. The study, which had media coverage across several media outlets and was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, identifies as a modifiable risk factor in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and found that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of CVD incidence and mortality. Dr. Parekh and Dr. Juul also provide insight into the global perspective of this issue and what other countries are doing to address concerns of health and nutrition, along with what types of foods are considered “ultra-processed” and what ways we can best preserve our health. To learn more about the NYU School of Global Public Health, and how our innovative programs are training the next generation of public health leaders, visit publichealth.nyu.edu.
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we're welcoming Dr. Jerome Adams, Purdue University's first executive director of health equity initiatives and professor of practice in the departments of Pharmacy Practice and Public Health. Dr. Adams, the former Indiana state health commissioner and the 20th U.S. surgeon general, discusses his background, how he felt when he got the call to serve as the nation's doctor, and dives into what health equity means. Listen in as he explains how he intends to help amplify the efforts of the Purdue Extension program to promote health equity throughout Indiana and particularly in rural communities, as well as work specifically with the business community to make the case for health equity as workforce and economic issues. It's only on Purdue's official university podcast!
The pandemic has pushed hundreds of public health officials to leave their jobs. It's also inspired thousands to pursue a career in public health. We listen in on a conversation between two women pushed in different directions by the pandemic.Guests:Jen Miller, RN, Former Communicable Disease Nurse Consultant, Montana Department of Public Health and Human ServicesNicole Snyder, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Davidson College; MPH Candidate, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North CarolinaFind a full transcript and more information about how the pandemic has impacted the public health workforce on our website: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/10/14/public-health-workforce-covid-burnout/Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: bit.ly/tradeoffsnewsletterSupport this type of journalism today, with a gift: https://tradeoffs.org/donateFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tradeoffspod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Interested in improving MS care? Participating in a clinical trial may have personal advantages and help others in the future. Trial design discussed including whether or not a placebo (no treatment) will be used. Criteria needed to enroll in a clinical study called inclusion and exclusion criteria explained. Key elements of clinical trials outlined including multiple safety measures and informed consent. Current clinical trials in multiple sclerosis are covered including using highly effective treatment early for someone living with multiple sclerosis. Current studies in progressive MS and remyelination shared. Compounds highlighted include BTK inhibitors, masitinib, ibudilast, simvastatin and gold nanocrystals. Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews: Jiwon Oh MD PhD is the Director of the BARLO MS Centre at St. Micheal's Hospital in Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Neurology University of Toronto. Dr. Oh's research focuses on developing advanced imaging techniques of the spinal cord and brain for use in clinical settings. She is the principal investigator on local and collaborative, multi-center MRI studies. Dr. Oh is the lead of the Canadian National Progression Cohort, which is focused on better understanding progression in MS. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and medical school from Queen's University. Dr. Oh completed her residency at the University of Toronto, PhD in Public Health at John Hopkins and neuroimmunology fellowship at John Hopkins. Robert Bermel MD is a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. He received a medical degree with thesis honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Bermel completed his neurology residency training and served as Chief Resident at Cleveland Clinic. He was funded as a National MS Society postdoctoral fellow in clinical neuroimmunology and advanced imaging at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bermel cares for patients, conducts imaging research, and an investigator in multiple clinical trials at the Mellen Center. His current research interests focus on the identification of advanced imaging methods to evaluate and improve recovery from inflammatory demyelinating disease. Visit www.mslivingwell.org for more information.
Conceived and Deceived: The Medical Interests of Donor-Conceived Individuals, Autonomous Choice and the Right to Know One's Genetic Origins, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Identifying key clinical, ethical, social, legal and policy issues, The Shifting Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Between Reproductive Autonomy and Public Health, and Let's Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Vardit Ravitsky is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the ethics of genomics and reproduction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message
Dimitri and Khalid take a dark dive into the “Baseless Conspiracy Theories” surrounding the origins of SARS-CoV2, the pandemic's social dimension and sinister dialectic between the Science Trusters and the Unvaccinated Masses, the lab leak hypothesis explored in New York Magazine and Vanity Fair, EcoHealth Alliance's Project DEFUSE grant proposal to DARPA in 2018, its plan to release vaccinated bats in Chinese caves and spray them with an aerosolized chimeric coronavirus, Dr. Peter Daszak's obsession with gain of function experiments and “preventing the next pandemic”, Daszak's Magic Virus Theory and appointment to the WHO team investigating Covid's origins, his April 2020 open letter in the Lancet denouncing “dangerous conspiracy theories” about the same, former Ft. Detrick Commander David Franz's relationship with EcoHealth (and the 2001 Anthrax attacks), Daszak comparing pathogenic viruses to fallen angels/demons, Dr. Fauci becoming the J. Edgar Hoover of Public Health, and how EcoHealth's milieu might be the PNAC of COVID. For access to full-length premium episodes and the SJ Grotto of Truth Discord, subscribe to the Al-Wara' Frequency at patreon.com/subliminaljihad.
Dr. Joseph Antoun is CEO & Chairman of the Board of L-Nutra and a Member of the Forbes Business Development Council. He's the former CEO of Health Systems Reform, a boutique consultancy aimed at improving public health by reforming health systems, management, and delivery. Prior to that, he was Director of Health Policy at the University of Chicago, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Health Systems and Reform, and head of Business Development for Eli Lilly & Co. He completed his studies in Public Policy at Harvard University, in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and his Doctorate in Medicine and Masters' in Medical and Biological Sciences at Saint Joseph University. L-Nutra is the first nutra-tech company to focus on providing people the knowledge and products to live to 110 and beyond. A culmination of 25 years of research at the University of Southern California (USC) and 12 other partner universities, L-Nutra is pioneering Nutri-technologies that mimic and enhance the effects of fasting to unleash the body's natural ability to fuel and rejuvenate itself. L-Nutra's team of researchers and collaborators are leaders in the field of nutrition related to longevity and healthspan.
Anti-vaxxers, flat Earthers, 5G arsonists and climate change deniers – why have so many people given up on science and where are governments, scientists and the media going wrong? As Covid-19 continues to affect us all, what is the best way to communicate public health messages, when the bottom line is saving lives? Umaru Fofana reports from Sierra Leone on the Ebola prevention and vaccine campaigns and former BBC science correspondent, Sue Nelson, speaks to public health experts and fact checkers about efforts to combat misinformation. (Photo: Pupils look at an Ebola prevention poster during a sensibilisation campaign provided by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in Abidjan. Credit: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images)
Yale coronavirus expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis returns for a discussion on the COVID vaccines, booster shots, and where we are headed as a society with COVID now that we are a year and a half into the pandemic. He explains why we are at "the end of the beginning" of the pandemic (2:58), how many deaths we are likely to experience in America (5:30), why it's likely that the vast majority of unvaccinated people will be infected eventually (8:04), the spread of misinformation (12:20), booster shots (17:26), vaccine induced immunity vs. natural immunity (22:12), the "Swiss Cheese" model for pandemic defense (31:43), denial during plagues (40:08), the origin of the outbreak (54:28), and the concern about new variants (56:55). Support the show (http://whoop.com)