Using Health Rankings to Improve Population Health - Ep. 118

Patrick Remington MD, MPH, Director, Wisconsin Population Health Institute, UW- Madison Patrick Remington talks about using surveillance information to improve population health. He discusses ongoing public health surveillance activities the Wisconsin Population Health Institute has been working on, the issue and how to evaluate the impact of surveillance information to improve population...

Stem Cells and the Heart: Hype or Hope for Regenerative...

Timothy Kamp, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison Medical School

See how a new understanding of cardiac biology allows stem cells to become heart cells through cardiac regenerative medicine designed to combat heart disease.

Identifying Risk Factors for Childhood Asthma - Ep. 112

James E. Gern, MD, UW Shool of Medicine and Public Health

James E. Gern of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health discusses the recent epidemiology in asthma, viral infections in infancy, and how pets and microbial exposure might influence immune development in early life in the relationship of the development of allergic diseases and asthma.

Across Kingdoms and Across Campus: Perspectives from a...

Molly Jahn, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison

The history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison dating back to the first dean in 1880 through today and plans for the future of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Walking Forward: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities...

Daniel G. Petereit, MD, John Vururevich Cancer Care Institute, Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota

Learn about the Walking Forward project from Daniel G. Petereit. The project addresses cancer disparities in the American Indians in western South Dakota. Petereit also discusses the Cancer Disparity Research Partnership project, its key elements, the five-year results and the funding.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids in the 21st Century: Medical...

David Bearman, MD, Santa Barbara, California

Learn about medical marijuana from David Bearman of Santa Barbara, California, as he discusses the plant's medicinal use, the conditions in where a prescription can be useful, and different research studies that have evaluated the effects of medical marijuana.

The Truth about Drug Companies - Ep. 109

Marcia Angell, MD, Harvard Medical School

Marcia Angell dissects the pharmaceutical industry by discussing the money being made, where it is going, and how the industry behaves in relation to the medical profession. In addition, she explains how the industry is handling the dramatically rising cost of prescription drugs.

The Science of Halloween Candy - Ep. 103

Rich Hartel, Professor, Department of Food Science, UW - Madison

Rich Hartel gives an interactive lecture about candy, how it's made, and the science behind it all

How Computer Games Help Children Learn - Ep. 102

David Williamson Shaffer, Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, UW - Madison

David explains how he believes children can learn important and necessary life skills through playing computer games

Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison

Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.


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