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Listen to stories on noisy gene expression, results from drilling at the Tohoku-oki fault, the benefits of snake venom, and more.

The World of Tuberculosis – Dr. Barun Mathema (Part 2)

Tuberculosis is an extremely contagious disease that currently infects a third of the world’s population. It also disproportionately affects the poverty-stricken, the socially discriminated, and the already health-compromised in every nation and especially in under-developed nations. How we begin to address this health disparity, and how can citizens across the world get involved? In a

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The World of Tuberculosis – Dr. Mathema (Part I)

How can we see tuberculosis from a global perspective, and what can it teach us about global health in terms of disease treatment, research, and international collaboration? In a two-part podcast series, Dr. Barun Mathema, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, explores the complexities of tuberculosis and

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The GoViral Study

The GoViral Study is a community participatory research study that was initiated in 2013 . It aims to map, monitor and measure the spread of acute respiratory infections within and across communities using a novel participatory disease surveillance strategy. Their strategy entails having community members sign up for the study online, request a kit, and

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Health Access Equity Unit

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the current executive director of the Health Access Equity Unit in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, speaks on the significance of the Health Access Equity Unit and the role government plays in the development of healthcare domestically and globally. He shares his ideas on the future of

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Dr. Karim and HIV prevention in the 21st Century

Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD, DSc is a South African epidemiologist who is well known as one of the worlds foremost AIDS researchers. He holds many positions across the globe, such as the Director of the center for AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), faculty positions at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

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WiGH?: Vaccination- Choice or Duty? A GlobeMed Panel

In this podcast we will listen in to a panel discussion at Columbia University about the vaccination. In recent years the US has seen a rise in the anti-vaccination movement, and several outbreaks of previously “extinct” disease, due to deliberate choices made by parents. What are the causes and the consequences of anti-vaccination thinking? How

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WiGH?: Lessons from an Amazonian Boat Hospital

In this podcast we will hear from Dr. Raphael de Luca e Tuma, a recently graduated doctor from the University of São Paulo, who spent a year in the Brazilian Navy working in boat hospital. Dr. Tuma reflects on his experiences delivering basic health needs to indigenous communities along the Amazon River. Follow the youtube

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WiGH? #31: Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad

In Episode #31 of WiGH? “Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad,” Lizzie Cochran speaks with Dr. Daniel Bowers, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and director of Children’s childhood cancer survivorship program. Dr. Bowers discusses the changing nature of the field of pediatric oncology, his hope for the future of childhood cancer treatment, and the impact that future could have on childhood cancer survival rates in the developing world.

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WiGH? #29: Why We Should Care

In Episode #29 of WiGH?, “Why We Should Care,” Margaret Chou speaks to Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, a founding member of Hands Up for Haiti. In this episode, she speaks about the organization, describes their interesting and effective approaches to improving and raising awareness for global health, and shows her dedication to figuring out sustainable health care for children in Haiti. Also, there is a video interview component to this audio podcast.

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