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COVID-1COVID-19 and mental health: Dr. Robert Trestman, Chair of Psychiatry, delves into our health during the pandemic9 and mental health: Dr. Robert Trestman, Chair of Psychiatry, delves into our health during the pandemic
In our final episode of BLoS in conjunction with the American Society for Neurochemistry 2022 here in Roanoke, we speak with Dr. Robert Trestman, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Carilion Clinic and Professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine about mental health during the pandemic and health care the past two years in Southwest Virginia. Content warning: mental illness, suicide
Do viruses dream of electric potentials? Drs. Smyth and Padget discuss SARS-CoV-2 infection and your body
In episode 2 of our Public Podcast Series in conjunction with the American Society for Neurochemistry conference we meet with Drs. Jamie Smyth and Rachel Padget (your beloved communications director of BLoS) talk about what infection with SRAS-CoV-2 does to your body, why many people lose their sense of taste and smell, and what being a virologist has been like over the past two years.
That I may serve: Dr. Carla Finkielstein, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Virginia Tech serving Southwest Virginia during the pandemic
Big Lick of Science presents a public interest series in conjunction with the American Society for Neurochemistry.
Episode 1: That I may serve: Dr. Carla Finkielstein, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Virginia Tech serving Southwest Virginia during the pandemic
Paras visited with Dr. Carla Finkielstein, cancer biologist at Virginia Tech, who answered "What am I positioned to do to serve others during the pandemic?" by being the driving force and director of the Virginia Tech Molecular Diagnostics lab, the Covid-19 diagnostic lab that serves Southwest Virginia.
Who makes the rules around here?: Science policy and change with Dr. Sarah Parker
How does a system change based on scientific information? And why does change sometimes seem to conflict with previous information? Paras visits with Dr. Sarah Parker, an expert on studying clinical setting effectiveness, such as reducing infection during operations. They discuss topics like science policy and how scientists create change on a large scale.
Do you understand me?: Patty Raun and Carrie Kroehler communicate science communication
Rachana visits with Patty Raun and Carrie Kroehler, directors of the Virginia Tech Center for Communication Science about why proper science communication is important and how scientists can be more effective as sharing their work, from your own family to a more broad audience.
Affairs of the heart: the right balance of salt create exciting results
Paras interviews a previous post-doc at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Ryan King. They chat about Ryan's long-lasting interest in how the heart functions and what was it like being a first-time dad in graduate school. During this interview, Ryan was a post-doc in Dr. Scott Johnstone's lab, who was featured in a previous episode titled "A pannexin for your thoughts."