63 episodes

A podcast about life in science and medicine. We are four MD/PhD students 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 Saeedi, Behnke, Jansen, Sayegh

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A podcast about life in science and medicine. We are four MD/PhD students 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

    Brandon Fornwalt, MD, PhD - Embrace Your Weirdness

    Brandon Fornwalt, MD, PhD - Embrace Your Weirdness

    Dr. Brandon Fornwalt is the Senior Vice President of Cardiology at Tempus Labs. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, his MD from Emory, and his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, followed by a one-year internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston. As you will hear, his passion for research took him next to the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor where he established his research program, before heading to Geisinger as a Diagnostic Radiology Resident before ultimately joining the faculty. He left Geisinger for Tempus Labs in 2021. Dr. Fornwalt’s career pathway exemplifies the versatility of dual-degree training, and we pick his brain about life in and out of academics and clinical medicine, what it means to be a physician-scientist, and his advice for thriving in this career.

    Credits:

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

    Follow Dr. Fornwalt on Twitter: @BrandonFornwalt

    Dr. Fornwalt’s faculty page:

    http://www.fornwaltlab.com/people.html

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    John O'Shea, MD - Curiosity & Creativity

    John O'Shea, MD - Curiosity & Creativity

    Dr. John O’Shea is the Scientific Director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the NIH, Chief of the branch of Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, and a senior investigator whose lab studies cytokine signaling transduction. Dr. O’Shea earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in New York, his MD from the University of Cincinnati, and completed his residency training in internal medicine at SUNY upstate medical center. He then became a fellow at the NIH in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, served as a commissioned officer in the US public health service, and ultimately started his own research group at the NIH in 1989. He has made incredible contributions to our understanding of cytokine signaling, including cloning Jak3 and demonstrating its role in the pathogenesis of severe combined immunodeficiency, as well as developing the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib. Outside of science, Dr. O’Shea is an avid musician, and as you will hear – once played alongside Dr. Francis Collins at the Kennedy Center as the opener for Stevie Nicks.

    Credits:

    Our thanks to Dr. O’Shea for being on the podcast.

    Dr. O’Shea’s faculty page:

    https://www.niams.nih.gov/about/niams-leadership/scientific-director-of-intramural-research

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Boghuma Titanji, MD, PhD - Pieces of the Puzzle

    Boghuma Titanji, MD, PhD - Pieces of the Puzzle

    Dr. Boghuma Titanji is an infectious disease fellow at Emory University. Dr. Titanji earned her MD in Cameroon, followed by 2 years in general practice before moving to England to pursue graduate school. She earned her Master's in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene followed by a Ph.D. in Infectious diseases from University College London. She then completed residency training in internal medicine at Emory before pursuing her ID fellowship. Dr. Titanji has been a TED talk speaker and was one of the BBC’s 100 Women Changing the World in 2014 for her work on advancing ethically sound research. Today, she shares her unique pathway to earning her MD-PhD, why the physician-scientist pathway is important and how it can be improved.

    Credits:

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

    Follow Dr. Titanji on twitter: @Boghuma

    Dr. Titanji’s faculty page: https://med.emory.edu/departments/medicine/divisions/infectious-diseases/education/current-fellows.html

    Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/boghuma_kabisen_titanji_ethical_riddles_in_hiv_research

    Website: https://theiddoc.net/

    BBC’s 100 Women Changing the World: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Women_(BBC)

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Associate Producer – Josh Owens

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Joanna Bonsall, MD, PhD - Physician Scientist Identity

    Joanna Bonsall, MD, PhD - Physician Scientist Identity

    Dr. Joanna Bonsall is an associate professor of Medicine at Emory University, the chief of hospital medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital, and clinical co-director of the medical scientist training program at Emory. She earned her BS, her PhD, and her MD from Emory University and did her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory before joining the faculty. Today, she shares with us her perspectives on professional identity, physician-scientist training, and the present and future of medical education.

    Credits:

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

    Follow Dr. Bonsall on twitter: @BonsallJoanna

    Dr. Bonsall’s faculty page: https://med.emory.edu/MDPHD/overview/faculty/program_directors/bonsall_joanna.html

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Associate Producer – Josh Owens

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 50 min
    Jennifer Spicer, MD, MPH - The Future of Med Ed

    Jennifer Spicer, MD, MPH - The Future of Med Ed

    Dr. Jennifer Spicer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Emory University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, her MD and MPH from Emory, and trained in internal medicine and Infectious disease at Emory before joining the faculty. Today she shares her passion for teaching, her thoughts on the changing landscape of medical education, and her vision for the future of med ed.

    Credits:

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

    Follow Dr. Spicer on Twitter: @JenniferSpicer4

    Dr. Spicer’s faculty page: https://www.gradyhealth.org/doctors/jennifer-o-spicer/

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Associate Producer – Josh Owens

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 59 min
    Gregory Lesinski, PhD - Balance

    Gregory Lesinski, PhD - Balance

    Dr. Gregory Lesinski is a Professor and the Vice-Chair for Basic Research in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University. Dr. Lesinski earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. He obtained his MPH in Clinical Investigation from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and completed his post-doctoral training at The Ohio State University and joined the faculty there before being recruited to Emory. Today he shares his professional journey and provides insights into his career as a translation researcher.

    Credits:

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

    Follow Dr. Lesinski on Twitter: @LesinskiLab

    Dr. Lesinski's faculty page: https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/bios/faculty/lesinski-gregory-b.html

    Host: Bejan Saeedi

    Co-Host and Audio Engineer – Joe Behnke

    Executive Producer and Social Media Coordinator – Carey Jansen

    Executive Producer – Michael Sayegh

    Associate Producer – Josh Owens

    Faculty Advisor – Dr. Brian Robinson

    Twitter: @behindthescope_

    Instagram: @behindthemicroscopepod

    Facebook: @behindthemicroscope1

    Website: behindthemicroscope.com

    • 38 min

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