Coronaviruses Drug


Guests: Dr. Timothy Sheahan, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Amy Sims, Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: New anti-viral drug (GS-5734) with potential to treat coronaviruses, in vitro lung epithelial cell model, working in a Biosafety Level 3 lab

 

Science Translational Medicine publication, “Broad-spectrum antiviral GS-5734 inhibits both epidemic and zoonotic coronaviruses

Video: “New antiviral drug holds potential to defeat myriad coronaviruses”

Dr. Amy Sims faculty profile

Dr. Tim Sheahan faculty profile

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 9, 2017

Dr. Amy Sims

Dr. Tim Sheahan

Cyber-enabled bionic organisms

Guest: Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
Topics: Cyber-enabled bionic organisms for environmental sensing and search-and-rescue, computer-aided training systems for dogs

 

Dr. Alper Bozkurt

 

iBionicS (Integrated Bionics Microsystems) Lab – Bozkurt Research Group

NCSU press release: “Researchers Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches”

Alper’s NCSU Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty page

NCSU press release: “New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 12, 2017

Postpartum Depression

Guest: Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Associate Professor, Director, UNC Perinatal Psychology Program, UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
Topics: Postpartum depression (PPD), social media app for PPD research, clinical trials for new PPD drug

 

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody

 

PPD ACT: Postpartum Depression: Action towards Causes and Treatments (social media research app)

UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

The Hummingbird Study, a research study evaluating an investigational medication in women with moderate to severe postpartum depression

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

Postpartum Support International

Samantha’s UNC Dept. of Psychiatry faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 28, 2017

Bioengineered vaccines

Guest: Dr. Joel Collier, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Biomaterials and immune responses, self-assembled peptide vaccines, supramolecular systems, bioengineered gels

 

Dr. Joel Collier

 

The Collier Group lab

Joel’s BME Department faculty page

“Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological Responses”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 14, 2017

Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Weight Loss

Guest: Dr. Matthew Maciejewski, Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Research Career Scientist, Durham Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC
Topics: Bariatric surgery and long-term weight loss, mental health effects of bariatric surgery, VA health services research

 

Dr. Matt Maciejewski

 

Duke Department of Medicine article about the VA population study

JAMA Surgery publication about the VA study

Matt’s VA faculty page, Durham Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care

Matt’s Duke Department of Medicine faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 17, 2017

Particulate Matter & Air Pollution

Guest: Dr. Michael Bergin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Energy, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Air pollution and human health, particulate matter, global assessment of climate and air pollution, Michael’s research travels to China, India, Nepal, Greenland, and Bolivia

 

Dr. Michael Bergin

 

The Bergin Group

Duke Environmental Field Methods Facebook page

DukEngineer article about Mike’s work and student mentorship

Article about work in Bolivia by Mike’s group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 3, 2017

Duke Digital Health, 2017 mHealth Conference

Guests: Erica Levine, Programs Director, Duke Global Digital Health Science Center; Dr. Jon O’Donnell, Digital Health Strategist, Smashing Boxes; Michael Levy, Entrepreneur in Residence, UNC Center for Health Innovation
Topics: 5th annual mHealth@Duke Conference (April 12, 2017), Duke Global Digital Health Science Center, digital health, mHealth, UNC Center for Health Innovation, Smashing Boxes, digital health community collaborations, digital health maturation curve
Co-Host: Lee Anne McClymont, host/producer, The Courage Cocktail

 

Dr. Jon O’Donnell, Erica Levine, Michael Levy

 

2017 mHealth@Duke Conference

Duke Global Digital Health Science Center

mHealth@Duke

Smashing Boxes

UNC Center for Health Innovation

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 5, 2017

Tracking animals & camera traps

Guest: Dr. Roland Kays, Director, Biodiversity Lab, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Research Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Topics: New technologies to track animal movements, particularly mammals; Roland’s book, Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature, citizen science camera trapping projects such as North Carolina’s Candid Critters and eMammal

 

Dr. Roland Kays

 

rolandkays.com

North Carolina’s Candid Critters, NC citizen science camera trapping project

Amazon link to Roland’s book Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature

Mammals of North America, second edition: field guide and smartphone app

The Biodiversity Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo, March 29, 2017

Pregnant women in research

Guest: Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Professor, Social Medicine, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics, Research Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials and clinical research, issues related to pregnancy and childbirth, Zika research

 

Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly

 

Annie’s UNC Center for Bioethics faculty page

Second Wave Initiative

PHASES: Pregnancy & HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study

Pregnancy, Research, and Public Health Emergencies: Zika and Beyond

Annie’s website

Annie’s book, “A Good Birth”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 15, 2017

Trauma and Chronic Pain

Guest: Dr. Sam McLean, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Director, UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery
Topics: AURORA PTSD study, UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery, trauma and chronic pain research, better tomorrow network

 

mclean-photo

Dr. Sam McLean

 

UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery

UNC press release re the AURORA Study

AURORA Study

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 1, 2017