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


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

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



Dr. Sam McLean


UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery

UNC press release re the AURORA Study


Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 1, 2017

Neuronal research on alcoholism and SSRIs

Guest: Dr. Thomas Kash, John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Alcohol Studies, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Antidepressants triggering fear and anxiety, neuronal pathways associated with anxiety and depression, how stress and drug abuse can alter neuronal function



Dr. Thomas Kash


Kash Lab

Tom’s UNC Department of Pharmacology faculty page

HuffPost article on SSRI side effect discovery

Nature publication on serotonin and anxiety

UNC Health Care press release on SSRI/anxiety side effect

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 4, 2017

Unraveling Zika

A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo, featuring “Unraveling Zika,” a panel discussion held November 29, 2016 at the UNC School of Medicine. Learn what we know and don’t know at this point about the Zika virus. The panel was moderated by Dr. Claire Farel, with discussants Dr. Helen Lazear, Dr. Elizabeth Stringer, and Dr. Anne Lyerly, all of whom are UNC faculty members working on various aspects of Zika research and clinical care.






Unraveling Zika panelists (clockwise from top left: Helen Lazear, PhD, Anne Lyerly, MD, Claire Farel, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Stringer, MD

“Unraveling Zika” information

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 14, 2016


Oxytocin & Spirituality

Guest: Dr. Patty Van Cappellen, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center; Social Science Research Institute, Duke University
Topics: Effects of oxytocin on spirituality, sources of religiosity and spirituality, impact of religion/spirituality on behaviors, thoughts and health



Dr. Patty Van Cappellen


Patty’s website

Duke Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC)

“Effects of Oxytocin Administration on Spirituality and Emotional Responses to Meditation”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 16, 2016