16 episodes

Talk Polymath features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about a topic in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). From public health topics such as vaccinations to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current cultural interest across disciplines. New episodes are released each month. For more information and schedules visit polyplexus.com. © 2023 Polyplexus Holdings LLC, an H&S Venture

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Talk Polymath features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about a topic in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). From public health topics such as vaccinations to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current cultural interest across disciplines. New episodes are released each month. For more information and schedules visit polyplexus.com. © 2023 Polyplexus Holdings LLC, an H&S Venture

    Ep. 16 | Conversations with ARPA-H Dash Semifinalists

    Ep. 16 | Conversations with ARPA-H Dash Semifinalists

    Hear the semifinalists from the ARPA-H Dash talk about their bold ideas for health transformation and what drives them. In this episode, they explore the impact their ideas could have on health — from accelerated healing and customized cell treatments at scale to better mental health treatments and a single drug for cancer. This episode features: Willie Reaves, Cellino Mary Allen, Cure Brain DiseaseJeffry Paten, BrilliantStrings TherapeuticsAnuradha Lingappa, Prosetta Bi...

    • 43 min
    TalkPolymath Ep. 15 | Transforming Health: ARPA-H Dash to Accelerate Health Outcomes

    TalkPolymath Ep. 15 | Transforming Health: ARPA-H Dash to Accelerate Health Outcomes

    In this episode, we talk with Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)’s Inaugural Director, Dr. Renee Wegrzyn. ARPA-H, a new federal agency, accelerates accessible and equitable high-impact health solutions that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. To do this, ARPA-H aims to create new capabilities and solve important health problems for all Americans through ambitious, well-defined, and measurable programs. During our discussi...

    • 14 min
    Talk Polymath Ep.14 | Human Behavior in a Time of Global Disruption

    Talk Polymath Ep.14 | Human Behavior in a Time of Global Disruption

    In this episode, we talk with Colin Strong, Head of Behavioral Science at Ipsos. During our discussion, Colin differentiates behavioral science from traditional psychology and how the former can help us understand how to navigate the “liquid changing” sociopolitical and environmental situations currently happening on a global scale. Specifically, he offers his perspective on how the Pandemic affected the human condition, the behavioral changes that manifested, and how they may impact the crit...

    • 38 min
    Talk Polymath Ep.13 | Water Health: A Community-driven Approach to Data Science

    Talk Polymath Ep.13 | Water Health: A Community-driven Approach to Data Science

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Woods, Senior Data Scientist at the Science Office of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As the in-house expert in statistics and data visualization, her work primarily focuses on different aspects of water health. Stacy discusses the key role community members play in water health projects, recounting her work on the highly publicized case of lead pipes poisoning residents in Flint, MI. There, she and her team established a public database, ...

    • 29 min
    Talk Polymath Ep. 12 | Red Planet Rising: Organic and Other Matters

    Talk Polymath Ep. 12 | Red Planet Rising: Organic and Other Matters

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Anastasia Yanchilina, a Research Scientist and “Rock Enchantress” at Impossible Sensing. Anastasia’s work is rooted in applying what we know about the past to what we can learn about the future. Combining her studies in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, and climate policy with her expertise in geochemistry and geology, she analyzes data coming back from the 2020 Mars Perseverance Mission. Learn about her findings, including whether or not we’ll ever grow cr...

    • 29 min
    Talk Polymath Ep. 11 | The Circular Economy Meets the Future of Composting

    Talk Polymath Ep. 11 | The Circular Economy Meets the Future of Composting

    In this episode, we talk with Eric Klingenberg, Materials Science Lead, at the Mars Advanced Research Institute, the research arm of Mars, Inc. Eric discusses how the development of new packaging for Mars products involves thinking beyond recyclability. He and his colleagues at Mars explore a variety of materials and technologies that present opportunities for making use of waste materials while also reducing the amount that ends up in landfills. Learn more about how Eric assembles interdisci...

    • 37 min

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