A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo: an interview with Dr. Charles E. Hamner, the father of biotechnology in North Carolina who served as founder, president, and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 1988-2002. The program originally aired as an episode of “Time Out” on WCOM, May 4, 2016, co-hosted by Bill Hendrickson and Ernie Hood.
A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo: “Science on the Campaign Trail,” a panel discussion presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, the North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative, and Science Communicators of North Carolina on April 13, 2016. Panelists were Eugene Kiely, director, FactCheck.org, Laura Leslie, Capital Bureau chief, WRAL-TV, Sheril Kirshenbaum, executive director, ScienceDebate.org; director, The Energy Poll, University of Texas at Austin. and Bill Adair, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Politifact; Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. The event was moderated by Susan King, Dean, UNC School of Media and Journalism.
Guest: Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, Associate Professor, Food Science, NC State University
Topics: Gene editing system CRISPR, its history and the explosion of research in CRISPR in biotechnology, food and agriculture, translational medicine, disease modeling, gene therapy, and more
Guests: Dr. Shawn Hingtgen, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Dr. Matthew Ewend, Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UNC, Group Leader, NeuroOncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topics: Stem cell therapies for brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme), mouse models, real-time non-invasive imaging, clinical perspectives on brain tumor treatment
Guest: Dr. Janet Rubin, Professor, Department of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Triggering bone formation from mesenchymal stem cells, mechanisms of exercise effects on bone quantity and quality
Guest: Dr. Tim Wiltshire, Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Topics: Pharmacogenomics, clinical implementation, pharmacy implementation, advances in the field
Guests: Dr. Douglas Call, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University; Dr. Orlando Coronell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
Topics: Dr. Call and Dr. Coronell’s collaborative UNC ROI project, “Salinity Gradient Energy: An Inexhaustible Clean Energy Resource for North Carolina,” Dr. Call’s research on technologies to recover energy from unconventional sources, Dr. Coronell’s research on water treatment technologies
Guest: Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, North Carolina State University
Topics: Public science, citizen science, science literacy, science communication, CitSci 2017 (coming to Raleigh)
Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell, Director, Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE), UNC Chapel Hill
Topics: History of and current trends in human research subject protections, Institutional Review Boards, research ethics, UNC OHRE