88 episodes

A podcast about life in science and medicine. We are four physician-scientist trainees trying to discover the how and the why behind some of the most successful scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists. This podcast is not focused on the research itself, but rather on the process behind it. Our discussions center on mentorship, grantsmanship, leadership, etc. We hope you enjoy!

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Behind the Microscope Sadie Studios

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

A podcast about life in science and medicine. We are four physician-scientist trainees trying to discover the how and the why behind some of the most successful scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists. This podcast is not focused on the research itself, but rather on the process behind it. Our discussions center on mentorship, grantsmanship, leadership, etc. We hope you enjoy!

Follow us on social media or our website!
www.behindthemicroscope.com
Twitter: @behindthescope_
Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod
Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Sean Colgan, PhD - The Greatest Sense of Success

    Sean Colgan, PhD - The Greatest Sense of Success

    Dr. Sean Colgan is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He earned his Bachelor's, Masters, and PhD degrees from Colorado State University. He completed a post-doc at Brigham and Women's under the mentorship of one of our former guests - Dr. Jim Madara. He then spent 12 years on faculty at Harvard Medical School before being recruited to the University of Colorado. Today, Dr. Colgan shares his scientific philosophy and his optimistic outlook on the future of biomedical research. 



    This series is sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, or FASEB. Representing more than 110,000 researchers in the life sciences, FASEB is a federation of scientific societies that advances health and well-being by promoting research and education in the life sciences through collaborative advocacy and service to its societies and their members. To learn more about FASEB, go to www.faseb.org. 



    Dr. Colgan's website:

    https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/gastroenterology/research/research-laboratories/sean-colgan-lab



    Credits:

    Executive Producers: 

    -       Bejan Saeedi 

    -       Joe Behnke 

    -       Michael Sayegh 

    -       Carey Jansen 

    -       Nielsen Weng 

    Faculty Advisors  

    -       Brian Robinson 

    -       Mary Horton 

    -       Talia Swartz 

    -       Chris Williams 

    -       David Schwartz 

    Twitter: @behindthescope_ 

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod 

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1 

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Steven Freedman, MD, PhD - Pay it Forward

    Steven Freedman, MD, PhD - Pay it Forward

    Dr. Steven Freedman is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he serves as the Director of the Pancreas Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the Chief of the Division of Translational Research.  

     

    Prior to joining the faculty at BI, Dr. Freedman completed his PhD at Yale before pursuing his medical education at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He then pursued his remaining clinical training including GI fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

     

    Dr. Freeman maintains an active research group that studies basic and clinical aspects of pancreatitis. Not only does he balance his own research and clinical practice, but he is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of physician-scientists through several focused initiatives. 

      

    In today’s episode, Dr. Freedman discusses a sustainable approach to preparing trainees and junior faculty for success as independent investigators through a pay-it-forward approach. Throughout today’s episode, Dr. Freedman provides an important reminder for us all-to engage in something that is fun and that has the potential to help change patient’s lives. 

     Our thanks to Dr. Freedman for being on the podcast.  

    Lab website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/medicine/translational-research/people/steven-d-freedman-md-phd  

    Executive Producers: -       Bejan Saeedi -       Joe Behnke -       Michael Sayegh -       Carey Jansen -       Nielsen Weng Faculty Advisors  -       Brian Robinson -       Mary Horton -       Talia Swartz -       Chris Williams -       David Schwartz Twitter: @behindthescope_ Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1 Website: behindthemicroscope.com 

    • 47 min
    Samuel David Burciaga - Represent

    Samuel David Burciaga - Represent

    Samuel David Burciaga, a first-generation Mexican American, earned his Biology degree from the University of Minnesota and is currently in the first year of his Immunology PhD at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Motivated by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, he sees scientific research as a practical tool to unravel complex problems. His academic journey is fueled by a passion for groundbreaking research and a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Samuel values collaboration and mentorship, understanding the importance of representation in the scientific community. Beyond academia, Samuel appreciates the collaborative culture at CU Anschutz, which has become home over the past year as his partner completes her medical residency. His aspiration to impact first-generation college students and the Latino community reflects a commitment to leaving a meaningful mark in the Immunology Program.



    Credits:

    Our thanks to Sam for coming on the show!



    Executive Producers:

    -       Bejan Saeedi

    -       Joe Behnke

    -       Michael Sayegh

    -       Carey Jansen

    -       Nielsen Weng

    Faculty Advisors 

    -       Brian Robinson

    -       Mary Horton

    -       Talia Swartz

    -       Chris Williams

    -       David Schwartz

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 31 min
    Geoffrey Connors, MD - Run Differently

    Geoffrey Connors, MD - Run Differently

    Dr. Connors is the Program Director of the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program, the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, his MD from Tulane, did residency and a chief year at the University of Colorado, and fellowship in pulm/crit at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty at Yale. He moved to the University of Colorado in 2017 and has led the internal medicine residency program since that time. It is apparent in speaking with Dr. Connors that for him, medical education is more of a calling than a career – and he has spearheaded progressive reforms at the residency level during his tenure. These include the formation of a 4+4 schedule, building in research time for residents, and doing away with 28-hour call and extended duration shifts. Today, we discuss the past, present, and future of medical education and our training infrastructure, how it can and should change, and how to continually find joy in academic medicine and education.


    Dr. Connor's Faculty Page: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/26859


    Executive Producers:

    -       Bejan Saeedi

    -       Joe Behnke

    -       Michael Sayegh

    -       Carey Jansen

    -       Nielsen Weng

    Faculty Advisors 

    -       Brian Robinson

    -       Mary Horton

    -       Talia Swartz

    -       Chris Williams

    -       David Schwartz

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD - Find Your People

    Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD - Find Your People

    Dr. Marie Hollenhorst is an Instructor of Medicine in Hematology
    at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hollenhorst earned her MD and PhD from Harvard University followed by residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a fellowship in transfusion medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in hematology at Stanford before ultimately joining faculty at Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Today, Dr. Hollenhorst discusses her training journey, how it can be improved for future generations, and her recent transition to faculty



    Credits:

    Our thanks to Dr. Hollenhorst for coming on the show!

    Twitter/x: @hollenhorstM

    Faculty page: https://physiciandirectory.brighamandwomens.org/details/16143/marie-hollenhorst-hematology-boston

    Executive Producers:

    -       Bejan Saeedi

    -       Joe Behnke

    -       Michael Sayegh

    -       Carey Jansen

    -       Nielsen Weng

    Faculty Advisors 

    -       Brian Robinson

    -       Mary Horton

    -       Talia Swartz

    -       Chris Williams

    -       David Schwartz

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr
    Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD - The Physician Scientist Highway

    Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD - The Physician Scientist Highway

    Dr. Olujimi Ajijola is a leader in physician-scientist education and directs both the PSTP and MSTP at UCLA. He earned his BS from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, his MD from Duke, and his PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology from UCLA. He completed residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at UCLA. Today, Dr. Ajijola shares his thoughts on how and why we train physician-scientists - and what needs to change to keep the workforce robust and relevant.

    Dr. Ajijola's Faculty Page: https://mstp.healthsciences.ucla.edu/people/olujimi-ajijola-md-phd/

    Credits:

    Executive Producers:

    -       Bejan Saeedi

    -       Joe Behnke

    -       Michael Sayegh

    -       Carey Jansen

    -       Nielsen Weng

    Faculty Advisors 

    -       Brian Robinson

    -       Mary Horton

    -       Talia Swartz

    -       Chris Williams

    -       David Schwartz

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 56 min

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