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Renewable energy and environmental conservation, sustainability, cancer research, genetics and genomics, diabetes and obesity, nanotechnology, space exploration, robotics, and K-12 science education. SCIENCE AND SOCIETY airs Mondays, 2PM to 3PM EASTERN. S



Published: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:15:00 -0700

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The Immortality Factor - Ben Bova - Winner of Six Hugo Awards, 4-14-09

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:15:00 -0700

Dr. Ben Bova is a six-time winner of science fiction's Hugo Award and author of the recently published 'The Immortality Factor'. 'The Immortality Factor' is a novel about stem cell research, scientists, politics, and human immortality. Dr. Bova has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space and the Robert A. Heinlein Award for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature. He has published 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books.(image)


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Managing the Diabetes Epidemic in Children and Adults - Dr. Francine Kaufman, 3-6-09

Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:15:00 -0700

Dr. Francine Kaufman discusses diabetes prevention and treatment. Dr. Kaufman is currrently leading two NIH diabetes investigations, both focusing on preventing and treating type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers. She discusses how people can modify their lifestyles and make a real shift to healthy behaviors. Dr. Kaufman is Head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1980, and is the current Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program.(image)


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Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity - Risk Factors for Women and Prevention of Chronic Disease - Dr. Debra Krummel, 3-3-09

Thu, 5 Mar 2009 08:15:00 -0700

Dr. Debra Krummel discusses cardiovascular risk factors that have a greater impact on women, as well as the vicious cycle of obesity in women and the next generation. She describes recent research concerning the effects of maternal obesity on the baby. Dr. Krummel discusses a three-step program for the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Krummel is a nationally recognized expert on cardiovascular health. She is an Endowed Associate Professor and Millennium Scholar in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.(image)


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Mind-Body Training and Prevention of Chronic Disease - Dr. Sung Lee, 2-25-09

Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:30:00 -0700

Dr. Sung Lee discusses mind-body training and brain wellness training as they relate to overall health and cancer prevention and treatment. He describes the benefits of Dahn Yoga and the Brain Wave Vibration method. Dr. Lee is a former faculty member at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Secretary of the International Brain Education Association.(image)


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Preventing Heart Disease and Cancer - Lifestyle Medicine - Dr. Ann Kulze, 2-24-09

Thu, 25 Feb 2009 07:15:00 -0700

Dr. Ann Kulze discusses powerful nutritional strategies for maximizing heart health and the most important lifestyle strategies for reducing cancer risk. Dr. Kulze is the author of 'Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet - A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality'.(image)


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Stay Healthy, Live Longer - Dr. Davis Liu, 2-23-09

Thu, 25 Feb 2009 07:15:00 -0700

Dr. Davis Liu discusses the prevention and treatment of chronic disease using lifestyle medicine. He describes how to get the most out of your doctor visits, as well as important action steps to get healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Liu is a board-certified family physician. Since 2005, he has been practicing with the Permanente Medical Group, the nation's largest with over 6000 physicians.(image)


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Single Payer Health Care - Medicare for All - Geri Jenkins, 2-18-09

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:00:00 -0700

Geri Jenkins, Co-President of the California Nurses Association, discusses Single Payer - Medicare for All - An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation. Ms. Jenkins describes how a single-payer system would create 2.8 million jobs and more than 300 billion dollars in new revenues to the U.S. econnomy. A single-payer system would provide health insurance to all Americans, including children as well as families living below the poverty line.(image)


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Science Fiction and Fantasy - Ken Scholes - LAMENTATION, 2-16-09

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:45:00 -0700

Ken Scholes is the author of LAMENTATION, published by Tor Books in February 2009. LAMENTATION is the first in a five book series called The Psalms of Isaak. Ken Scholes was recently hailed by Booklist for his 'rare gift for inventive storytelling that invites comparisons with the genre's leading practitioners'.(image)


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Diabetes Prevention Program - Lifestyle Medicine - Dr. David Marrero, 2-13-09

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:45:00 -0700

Dr. David Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center. Dr. Marrero helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program. His research interests include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers, and the use of technology to facilitate care and education.(image)


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Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment - Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel Medical Center, 2-12-09

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 13:45:00 -0700

Donna Karan, through her Urban Zen initiative, has teamed with Beth Israel Medical Center's Continuum Center for Health and Healing, to create an 'Optimal Healing Environment' for cancer treatment. The Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel is supporting a major multi-component initiative that includes physical changes to the environment of the oncology unit, the introduction of skilled yoga therapy, staff retraining to encourage optimal healing, and a rigorous research program.(image)


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HALO, GEARS OF WAR, MORTAL COILS - Eric Nylund, Writer and Story Consultant, 2-11-09

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:45:00 -0700

Eric Nylund, HALO and GEARS OF WAR writer and story consultant, discusses his new book, MORTAL COILS, his new comic mini-series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - The Cylon War, and his new graphic novel, HALO - Genesis. Mr. Nylund provides tips on becoming a game developer and the path to becoming a successful writer. Mr. Nylund is a writer and story consultant for Microsoft Game Studios where he helps develop and maintain blockbuster billion-dollar game franchises such as GEARS OF WAR and HALO. He has helped shaped the intellectual property for some the world's best videogame developers, including Bioware, Ensemble Studios, and Epic Games.(image)


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Heart Disease Prevention and the Mediterranean Diet - Dr. Michael Ozner, 2-9-09

Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:00:00 -0700

Dr. Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, discusses heart disease prevention. The Mediterranean diet helps reduce inflammation of blood vessels supplying the heart, greatly lowering the risk of a heart attack. Dr. Ozner also discusses his new book, The Great American Heart Hoax, and the juvenile obesity and diabetes epidemics. He makes recommendations on how to get kids to start eating well and engaging in regular exercise.(image)


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Improving Chronic Illness Care - Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease - Dr. Edward Wagner, 2-6-09

Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:00:00 -0700

Dr. Edward Wagner discusses the chronic care model - powerful guidelines for improving chronic illness care. Dr. Wagner discusses redesigning the health care delivery system, creating a better-prepared practice team, and developing methods for increasing patient knowledge, skills, and confidence. Additionally, Dr. Wagner addresses high-quality cancer care and delivering effective primary care to older adults.(image)


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National Health Care Reform and a Single-Payer System - Dr. Ana Malinow, 2-5-09

Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:30:00 -0700

Dr. Ana Malinow discusses health care reform, a single-payer health system, and making health care available and affordable for all Americans. Dr. Malinow is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and past-president of Physicians for a National Health Program, a 15000-member organization.(image)


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Wellness, Prevention, and National Health Insurance - Dr. Thomas Royer, 2-2-09

Mon, 2 Feb 2009 15:00:00 -0700

Dr. Thomas Royer discusses health care reform, including affordability, access, and providing basic health insurance coverage for all people in the U.S. Dr. Royer discusses wellness and prevention programs in schools and communities, staffing and funding community clinics in underserved regions, and reimbursement for physician preventive programs. Dr. Royer is the President and CEO of CHRISTUS Health Systems.(image)


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Health Care Policy and Health Care Regulation - Dr. Robert Field, 1-30-09

Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:15:00 -0700

Dr. Robert Field discusses the opportunity for health care reform, how to improve health care access and quality, and the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Field is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His new book is Health Care Regulation in America - Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise.(image)


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Cancer and Chronic Disease - Prevention, Detection, and Management - Dr. Michael Liebman, 1-26-09

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:35:00 -0700

Dr. Michael Liebman discusses an expanded approach to personalized medicine, resulting in a clinical decision support system to more effectively prevent and manage cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Liebman is President and Managing Director of Strategic Medicine, Inc. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Windber Research Institute and Director of Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.(image)


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Ending the Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics - Dr. David Katz, 1-23-09

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:45:00 -0700

Dr. David Katz discusses solutions for ending the diabetes and obesity epidemics, including action steps for schools, physicians, government, communities, and individuals and families. Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is Associate Professor in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director and founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.(image)


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Health Care Reform and Universal Health Care - Dr. Pauline Rosenau, 1-22-09

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:45:00 -0700

Dr. Pauline Rosenau discusses health system reform, including an all-payer system, not-for-profit medical care, how to effectively reduce administrative costs, and the experiences of other countries. Dr. Rosenau is Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.(image)


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Democratic Enterprise - The New Economy - Dr. William Halal, Futurist, 1-21-09

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:00:00 -0700

Dr. William Halal discusses democratic enterprise - reinventing the American economy by creating self-organizing distributed networks within corporations - as Google, Nokia, and Johnson and Johnson have done so successfully. Dr. Halal discusses how to create a collaborative corporate community based on teams and internal self-organizing markets. Dr. Halal is a world-renowned futurist and Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. His newest book is Technology's Promise, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008.(image)


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Dr. Thomas Horan, Executive Director of the Claremont Information and Technology Institute and Director of the Kay Center for E-Health Research, Claremont Graduate University, 1-19-09

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:15:00 -0700

Dr. Thomas Horan works on a wide range of applied technology projects relating to transportation and healthcare. His research interests include development and deployment of advanced information technologies and policies, including intelligent transportation systems and advanced telecommunications systems. Currently, one of Dr. Horan's biggest projects is as Director of the Kay Center for E-Health Research, where he is working on policy issues involving personal health records.(image)


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Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, and author of Investing in a Sustainable World, 1-12-09

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:45:00 -0700

Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and author of the recently released, Investing in a Sustainable World, published by AMACOM. In 2007, Dr. Kiernan received a special executive award from the UN Environment Program's Finance Initiative for innovation and leadership in the emerging field of carbon finance. Dr. Kiernan will be a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 28th, 2009.(image)


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Dr. William Halal - Futurist - author of Technology's Promise, 12-12-08

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:15:00 -0700

Dr. William Halal's newest book is 'Technology’s Promise', published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Macmillan's Encyclopedia of the Future ranked him among "The World’s 100 Most Influential Futurists", including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Alvin Toffler. Dr. Halal discusses life extension, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy, among other forecasts for the next 25 years.(image)


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Jim Thebaut, President and CEO, The Chronicles Group, and writer, director, and producer, 12-10-08

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:45:00 -0700

As an environmental planner trained in landscape architecture, Jim Thebaut created hundreds of impact statements and planning and energy studies, and analyzed environmental influences in the Pacific Northwest. He then turned to a career in filmmaking and has produced films about the water crisis that cut across the political spectrum. In July 2008, Mr. Thebaut spoke at the United Nations International Water Conference in New York City. His film, 'Running Dry - A Call to Action' was screened for the audience. Mr. Thebaut's newest documentary is 'The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry'.(image)


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Raymond Francis, author of Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again, 11-25-08

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:45:00 -0700

Raymond Francis is an MIT-trained scientist, internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance, and author of the breakthrough books Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again. Raymond has proposed an entirely new concept of health along with a simple program for achieving it called the Beyond Health Model.(image)


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Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game and the newly released Ender in Exile, 11-13-08

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:30:00 -0700

Orson Scott Card is the winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, and author of the renowned Ender's Game. His newest book, Ender in Exile, is published by Tor.(image)


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Dr. Neal Kaufman, Founder of DPS Health, 11-5-08

Wed, 5 Nov 2008 13:00:00 -0700

Dr. Kaufman is Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kaufman founded DPS Health in 2004, after a 26-year career in academic general pediatrics and public health.(image)


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Joy Hakim, author, The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension, 10-22-08

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:00:00 -0700

'The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension' has also received the 2008 National Science Teachers Association Selector's Choice Award. Joy Hakim is also the author of 'A History of Us', a ten-volume history of America for young readers. The series won the first James Michener Prize in Writing.(image)


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Dr. James M. Gentile, President, Research Corporation, 1-14-08

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:00:00 -0700

Research Corporation, science education, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Dr. James M. Gentile is president of Research Corporation, America's second-oldest foundation and a major proponent of the advancement of science. He is a leader in the field of science education and a frequent speaker on issues involving the integration of scientific research and higher education. Dr. Gentile is a national associate of the National Research Council, where he played a leadership role in the highly praised NRC publication 'Biology 2010 - Transforming Undergraduate Education for Research Biologists'. He is the author of more than 100 research articles, book chapters, book reviews and special reports in areas of scientific research and higher education.(image)


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Dr. Michael W. Deem, John W. Cox Professor in Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, 1-14-08

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:00:00 -0700

Genetics, modularity, mutation rate, horizontal gene transfer. Dr. Deem's specialty is statistical mechanics, specifically the computer simulation of complex molecular systems. He works in the areas of evolution, immunology, and materials. Dr. Deem has developed methods to quantify vaccine effectiveness and antigenic distance for influenza, methods to sculpt the immune system to mitigate immunodominance in dengue fever, a physical theory of the competition that allows HIV to escape from the immune system, and the first exact solution of a mathematical model of evolution that accounts for cross-species genetic exchange. Dr. Deem's recent study, published in the December 2007 'Physical Review Letters', found that genetic modularity arises spontaneously because of the selective pressure of a changing environment and the existence of horizontal gene transfer.(image)


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Dr. Catherine T. Hunt, 2007 President, American Chemical Society, 8-9-07

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:30:00 -0700

American Chemical Society, science education, renewable energy, nanotechnology. Dr. Catherine Hunt is a Leader of Technology Partnerships - Emerging Technologies - for Rohm and Haas and her background is in catalysis and inorganic chemistry. In her 23 years in industry, Dr. Hunt has applied her background in these two areas across a broad range of electronics, materials, catalysis, hydrogen, coatings and health care. An ACS member since 1977, Dr. Hunt has been involved in numerous Society activities, including the Divisions of Analytical Chemistry, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.(image)


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Dr. Eric Isaacs, Director, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, and Professor of Physics, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, 8-9-07

Thu, 9 Aug 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, x-ray microscopy, solar energy, nanophotonics, nanoscopic battery. Dr. Eric Isaacs has been a developer of modern synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques including inelastic x-ray scattering and a hard x-ray nano-probe. Research interests include novel electronic and magnetic materials with a particular focus on creating images of new phenomena in reciprocal and real space at the nanoscale.(image)


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Dr. Charis Eng, Chair and Founding Director, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 8-9-07

Thu, 9 Aug 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Genomic medicine, genetic counseling, PTEN, breast cancer research. Dr. Charis Eng's research interests may be broadly characterized as clinical cancer genetics translational research. Dr. Eng has published over 230 peer-reviewed original papers in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Nature. She is a Fellow of AAAS and recipient of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award. Dr. Eng will serve a four-year term on the Board of Scientific Directors of the National Human Genome Research Institute beginning in Fall 2007.(image)


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Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, 7-26-07

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:30:00 -0700

Science and Diplomacy, public health challenges, reducing security risks, developing reliable energy sources. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1995 by the U.S. Government, CRDF promotes international science and technical collaborations. CRDF has provided grants, technical assistance, and training to scientists and engineers in Eurasia, and recently has expanded its geographical focus to include the Middle East and Baltic regions. Cathleen Campbell has nearly three decades of international science and technology policy and program management experience. She served from 1998 to 2002 as Director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce.(image)


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Dan Gerding, Managing Principal, Gerding Collaborative, 7-26-07

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:30:00 -0700

Sustainable design, restorative design, architecture, triple bottom line. Gerding Collaborative seeks ecologically sensitive solutions that promote responsible use of energy, land, and water resources for commercial, institutional, and residential clients. More than 70 percent of the firm's technical staff is LEED accredited. Dan Gerding has 23 years of professional experience, and has long held a keen interest in conservation and environmental responsibility.(image)


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Craig Lund, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Mercury Computer Systems, 7-26-07

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:30:00 -0700

High-performance computing, medical imaging, energy, national security. Mercury Computer Systems provides computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. Mercury's applications include detecting aneurysms, designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.(image)


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Dr. Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis, 7-19-07

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:00:00 -0700

I-CARES, sustainability, energy resources, science education. In June 2007, Washington University in St. Louis launched a new International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability. The I-CARES mission includes investing in infrastructure for world-class research efforts to meet the environment and energy challenges of the 21st Century.(image)


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Corey Powell, Executive Editor, Discover magazine, 7-19-07

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:00:00 -0700

Discover magazine, robotics, cancer research, science education. Corey Powell oversees the Discover magazine's overall design and content, with a special emphasis on narrative features and investigative stories. Mr. Powell is an adjunct professor of science writing in NYU's Science and Environmental Reporting Program.(image)


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Dr. Christer Strom, Director, MAQUET Critical Care, 7-19-07

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:00:00 -0700

MAQUET Critical Care, Neurally Adjusted Ventilator Assist, neonatal critical care, SERVO-i. The MAQUET Group is the world market leader for Medical Systems, focused on the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit. MAQUET provides innovative medical solutions from three divisions - Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, and Surgical Workplaces.(image)


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Dr. Francis Barany, Professor of Microbiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 7-12-07

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 10:30:00 -0700

Cancer research, personalized medicine, Endo V mutation scanning, universal DNA arrays. Dr. Francis Barany is also Director of Mutation Research at the Strang Cancer Prevention Center. He is program director of two multi-center NCI and NIAID grants to develop new methods of cancer and infectious disease detection. Dr. Barany is best known for developing the ligase chain reaction and ligase detection reaction, and Universal DNA arrays for detection of genetic diseases and cancer-associated mutations. Dr. Barany was named to the 'SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 50' in 2004.(image)


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Dr. Gerald Wheeler, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association, 7-12-07

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:30:00 -0700

Science education, Year of Science 2009, An American Imperative. The National Science Teachers Association is the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. Prior to joining NSTA, Dr. Wheeler headed the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Division at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For much of his career Dr. Wheeler has played a key role in the development of mass media projects that showcase science for students. He was involved in the creation of 3-2-1 Contact for the Children's Television Workshop.(image)


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David De Rothschild, author, THE LIVE EARTH GLOBAL WARMING SURVIVAL HANDBOOK - 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change, 7-5-07

Tue, 3 Jul 2007 11:45:00 -0700

Live Earth, climate change, Alliance for Climate Protection, greenhouse gases. David De Rothschild is the founder of Sculpt the Future, a non-profit environmental foundation. He was recently voted a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and an 'Emerging Explorer' for National Geographic's class of 2007. Live Earth also marks the beginning of Save Our Selves, a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals, corporations, and governments to take action to solve global warming.(image)


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Christopher Weber, Graduate Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 6-28-07

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:45:00 -0700

Embodied environmental emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, carbon footprints, internationalization of supply chain. Christopher Weber's doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon involves the connections between international trade, economic growth, and the environmental and climate impacts of household consumption in the U.S. and China.(image)


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Dr. Dennis Hong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, Virginia Tech, 6-28-07

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:45:00 -0700

Robotics, autonomous robots, NASA, Whole Skin Locomotion. Dr. Dennis Hong's research is funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He recently received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. Dr. Hong's research interests lie in the area of robotics with a focus on biologically inspired robot locomotion, design and analysis of mechanical systems, and the kinematics and dynamics of robotic systems.(image)


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Dr. Terry Collins, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 6-21-07

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:00:00 -0700

Green chemistry, sustainable technology, TAML catalysts. Dr. Terry Collins is distinguished by his seminal scientific contributions to green chemistry and his dedication to green chemistry education. In 1999 his work won the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. An author or co-author of more than 100 publications in the scientific literature, Dr. Collins was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.(image)


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Dr. Michael Liebschner, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, and Dr. Lin Zhong, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 6-21-07

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:00:00 -0700

OsteoConduct, bioengineering, human-computer interaction, body-area communication. Dr. Michael Liebschner's group is developing computational techniques to describe the fundamental biomechanical properties of bone, and he is also developing minimally invasive techniques for treating and diagnosing osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Dr. Lin Zhong's research interests include mobile and embedded system design, power analysis and optimization of integrated circuits and systems, and human-computer interaction.(image)


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Dr. Raj Manglik, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Thermal Fluids and Thermal Processing Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, 6-14-07

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:00:00 -0700

Energy conservation, fuel cells, alternative energy sources. Dr. Raj Manglik has received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator-CAREER Award, the Procter and Gamble UERP Award, and the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award. Research interests include biological thermal-fluid systems, non-Newtonian flows, and micro-scale devices.(image)


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Dr. Eva Surmacz, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, and Director of the Obesity and Cancer Program, Sbarro Health Research Organization, 6-14-07

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:00:00 -0700

Cancer research, obesity, leptin, anti-cancer targeted therapies. The work in Dr. Eva Surmacz's laboratory, in addition to projects related to the link between obesity and cancer, includes studies on crosstalk between growth factor and steroid receptors in cancer progression, and development of anti-cancer targeted strategies. Her research has been funded over the past 12 years by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, and several private foundations and organizations.(image)


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Dr. Thomas Tomich, WK Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, UC Davis; and Director, University of California ANR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, 5-24-07

Thu, 24 May 2007 10:45:00 -0700

Sustainability, food, agriculture, climate change, UC Davis. Dr. Thomas Tomich was principal economist for the World Agroforestry Centre from 1994-2006. He led long-term collaborative partnerships at sites in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia aiming to raise productivity and income of rural households without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services. Previously, Dr. Tomich spent 10 years as a policy advisor and institute associate with the Harvard Institute for International Development.(image)


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Dr. Michael Malkowski, Research Scientist, and Project Manager, Center for High-Throughput Structural Biology, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 5-24-07

Thu, 24 May 2007 10:45:00 -0700

X-ray crystallography, protein structure, membrane proteins, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The Malkowski laboratory focuses on crystallographic characterization and functional analysis of integral membrane enzymes involved in lipid metabolism. The Center for High-Throughput Structural Biology focuses on the development of tools for high-throughput characterization of membrane proteins. The CHTSB is one of six specialized research centers established nationally through the Protein Structure Initiative within the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the NIH.(image)


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Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect - What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation, 5-17-07

Thu, 17 May 2007 10:45:00 -0700

The Medici Effect, innovation, diversity, globalization. Frans Johansson is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and a widely respected thought leader and consultant specializing in business innovation. 'The Medici Effect' has been on bestseller lists in at least three countries, and was named one of the Best Books on Innovation by BusinessWeek SmallBiz. Mr. Johansson has been a speaker at conferences and Fortune 500 companies, including Sprint, Nike, IBM, and JP Morgan Chase.(image)


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Dr. Peter Anderson, author of Liberating the Family Physician - The Handbook of Team Care for 21st Century Family Medicine, 5-17-07

Thu, 17 May 2007 10:45:00 -0700

Family medicine, team care approach, health care system. Dr. Peter Anderson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has been in private practice of Family Medicine for 25 years and joined Riverside Hilton Family Practice in 1994. 'Liberating the Family Physician' is a direct response to new challenges experienced by the primary care health provider in the last decade.(image)


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Dr. J. Robert Beyster, Founder, Science Applications International Corporation, 5-3-07

Thu, 3 May 2007 12:15:00 -0700

SAIC, employee ownership, nanotechnology, NASA, DARPA. Dr. Beyster is the author of the recently published, 'The SAIC Solution - How We Built an 8 Billion Dollar Employee-Owned Technology Company'. A recognized authority on national security and reactor physics, Dr. Beyster has committed the past 35 years to building SAIC on the founding tenets of employee ownership and technical excellence. In recent years, he has extended this commitment to the American business community by founding a nonprofit organization, Foundation for Enterprise Development, to assist organizations considering employee ownership.(image)


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Dr. Peter Myers, Founder and CEO, Environmental Health Sciences, 5-3-07

Thu, 3 May 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Disease prevention, chemical contaminants, toxicology, non-monotonic dose-response curves. Environmental Health Sciences is an organization engaged in advancing public understanding of environmental links to health. EHS publishes 'Environmental Health News', which provides a resource for the most up-to-date science journal articles and reports on environmental health issues. Dr. Peter Myers is co-author of 'Our Stolen Future', a book that explores how contamination threatens fetal development. Currently, Dr. Myers is Board Chair of the National Environmental Trust and the Science Communication Network.(image)


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Dr. Jody Roberts, 2006-07 Gordon Cain Fellow in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 5-3-07

Thu, 3 May 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Gordon Cain Fellowship, biomonitoring, endocrine disrupting chemicals. The Chemical Heritage Foundation, located in Philadelphia, maintains a world-class collection of materials that document the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. CHF programs advance an understanding of the role of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries in shaping society.(image)


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Dr. Carl Nathan, R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor of Microbiology and Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 4-26-07

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Drug research and development, open access drug companies, infectious diseases, vaccines and medicines. Dr. Carl Nathan's investigative research has focused on the molecular mechanisms of innate immunity. He has served as an editor of the 'Journal of Experimental Medicine' since 1988. Dr. Nathan was recently honored with election to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.(image)


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Matthew O'Connell, President and CEO, GeoEye, 4-26-07

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:30:00 -0700

GeoEye, satellite imaging, NASA, climate change, land use. GeoEye is the world's largest operator of commercial imaging satellites. The company is the premier provider of geospatial data, information, and value-added products for the national security community and strategic partners. GeoEye possesses an international network of regional ground stations, a robust image archive, and advanced geospatial imagery processing capabilities.(image)


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Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Director, Infant Language and Perception Laboratory, Temple University, 4-26-07

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:30:00 -0700

The Santiago Declaration, cognitive science, early childhood learning, active learners. Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is co-author of 'Einstein Never used Flashcards - How Children Really Learn and Why They Need To Play More and Memorize Less', winner of the prestigious Books for Better Life Award in 2003. Her research interests include exploring the bridge between developmental theory and social-educational policy with particular emphasis on infant cognition, preschool learning, and child care. Professor Hirsh-Pasek is the lead signatory of The Santiago Declaration.(image)


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Marc Tucker, President, National Center on Education and the Economy, and Co-Chairman, New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, 4-19-07

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Standards-based education, American workforce, lifelong learning. 'Tough Choices OR Tough Times' is the recently published report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce. The Commission calls for a total shake-up in how America educates its people with an innovative system that boosts students to unprecedented levels of learning throughout their lives while creating a structure that gives them the best teachers and schools the country can offer. Marc Tucker is co-author of 'Thinking for a Living - Education and the Wealth of Nations', selected by Business Week as one of the 10 best business books of 1992.(image)


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Dr. Anthony Picciano, Professor, School of Education, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 4-19-07

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Online learning, K-12 education, multimedia instructional models. Dr. Anthony Picciano is the lead researcher on the study, 'K-12 Online Learning - A Survey of U.S. School District Administrators'. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multimillion dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provides support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. His major research interests are school leadership, Internet-based teaching and learning, and multimedia instructional models.(image)


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Dr. John Ambroseo, President and CEO, Coherent, Inc., 4-19-07

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Laser systems, medical imaging, environmental monitoring. Coherent, Inc. - NASDAQ symbol - COHR - has production and research facilities around the world, supplying everything from laser systems and components to laser measurement and control products and precision optics to over 80 countries. Coherent reached over half a billion dollars in sales in fiscal 2006.(image)


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John Rennie, Editor in Chief, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 4-12-07

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:30:00 -0700

Global warming, renewable energy, infectious diseases, science education. Scientific American, founded in 1845, is the foremost publication for individuals who want to understand the science and technology that is shaping our world. John Rennie is only the seventh editor in chief in the 160-year history of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine. In 2000 the Council of Scientific Society Presidents bestowed on Mr. Rennie its Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science, which is given annually 'to honor those who have become concurrently accomplished as researchers and-or educators, and as widely recognized magnifiers of the public's understanding of science'.(image)


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Dr. Carole Beal, Project Director, K12 at USC, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, 4-12-07

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:30:00 -0700

Math education, science education, artificial intelligence, serious games. The K12 at USC project focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of technology-based learning resources in math and science. K12 at USC creates intelligent tutoring systems and serious games to provide middle and high school students with individualized instruction based on prior achievement, cognitive skills, and learner motivation. The project has a special focus on creating learning systems to reach students who have traditionally not become highly engaged with math and science.(image)


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Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin, Principal,The Cadmus Group, 4-12-07

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:30:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, risk analysis, public policy. Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is a recognized expert in nanotechnology, human health risk assessment, and technical communications. She has organized the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Shatkin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Research Fellow at The George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.(image)


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Dr. Pat Marsteller, Director, Emory College Center for Science Education, and Faculty Member, Department of Biology, Emory University, 4-5-07

Thu, 5 Apr 2007 19:00:00 -0700

Science education, problem-based learning, diversity initiatives. Dr. Pat Marsteller has taught courses on evolution, Darwin and the idea of evolution, and many others over her 30 years of college teaching. She also works with college and pre-college faculty on developing curriculum materials and on using active learning strategies in the teaching of science and mathematics.(image)


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Stephen Piccot, Director of Environment and Energy, Southern Research Institute, 4-5-07

Thu, 5 Apr 2007 19:00:00 -0700

Energy security, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy. Stephen Piccot has more than 22 years experience executing and managing environmental research projects for the U.S. EPA, the U.S. DOE, and private industry. Since 1997, Mr. Piccot has advised several global organizations on technology performance verification issues, including the World Bank, the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets.(image)


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Dr. Steven Aldana, Professor of Lifestyle Medicine, Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University, and Adjunct Faculty, University of Illinois School of Medicine, 4-5-07

Thu, 5 Apr 2007 19:00:00 -0700

Lifestyle medicine, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, nutrition. One of the nation's leading health experts, Dr. Steven Aldana is a regular consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Aldana is the author of 'The Culprit and the Cure' and a new pocket reference, 'The Stop and Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide', which offers at-a-glance nutritional information about America's favorite fast foods.(image)


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Dr. Nieca Goldberg, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, NYU Women's Heart Program, and Co-Medical Director, 92nd Street Y's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, 3-22-07

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:00:00 -0700

Womens cardiac care, healthy heart program, hypertension, Dr. Niesa Goldberg is the author of the award winning and highly acclaimed book 'Women Are Not Small Men', which is now updated and titled 'The Women's Healthy Heart Program - Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease', published by Ballantine Books. She has appeared many times on 'The Today Show', 'The View', and 'Good Morning America', and has been featured in 'The Wall Street Journal' and 'The New York Times', discussing women and heart disease.(image)


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Matt Clouse, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partnership, 3-22-07

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:00:00 -0700

EPA Green Power Partnership, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary, climate protection program, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by building demand for renewable power. EPA's growing numbers of Green Power Partners are purchasing more than seven billion kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually. This electricity would be equivalent to roughly ten billion pounds of CO2 if generated by conventional means. The Partnership has over 650 partners including 39 Fortune 500 companies.(image)


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Dr. Herbert A. Hauptman, Nobel Laureate and President, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 3-15-07

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:00:00 -0700

Crystallography, protein molecular structure, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. In 1985, Dr. Herbert Hauptman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Although he is a mathematician by training who has taken only one chemistry course in his life, he was able to use classical mathematics to resolve a critical problem in chemistry. The structures of thousands of molecules have now been solved by crystallographers using Dr. Hauptman's methods.(image)


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Dr. Buddy Ratner, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Ratner BioMedical Group, and Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 3-15-07

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:00:00 -0700

Biomaterials, tissue engineering, wound healing, medical devices. Ratner BioMedical Group technologies stem from the intersections of materials science, engineering, biology, and medicine, and have synergistic potential for translation to unique biomedical products and services. RBG's focus is advancing medical care in tissue regeneration, wound healing, and unique biomaterials for enhanced drug delivery.(image)


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David Stanley Ely, 2006-07 National Siemens Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year, 3-15-07

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:00:00 -0700

Science education, Siemens Foundation, advanced placement, biology. David Stanley Ely, a biology teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesberg, VT for nearly 35 years, has received many honors, including the Vermont Teacher of the Year, an Advanced Placement Teacher Recognition Award and the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. Mr. Ely has participated in and coordinated 65 local, state, and national summer institutes and workshops. He is a member of the Association of Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Science Teaching.(image)


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Dr. Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, 3-29-04

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 09:00:00 -0700

Nature Publishing Group, Dr. Philip Campbell, science writing, medicine. Dr. Philip Campbell has been the Editor-in-Chief of Nature since December 1995. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Under Dr. Campbell's editorship, Nature has won several prestigious publishing awards from the Periodical Publishers' Association, including International Magazine of the Year in 1998. Nature's circulation has grown significantly since 1996, and has the highest impact factor of multidisciplinary journals.(image)


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Dr. Antonio Giordano, Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, and President and Chairman of the Board, Sbarro Health Research Organization, 3-8-07

Thu, 8 Mar 2007 21:00:00 -0700

Sbarro Health Research Organization, cancer research, diabetes, Temple University. At the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, promising researchers from around the globe pursue groundbreaking research in the molecular workings of cancer and other devastating diseases. Dr. Antonio Giordano has been an internationally recognized researcher specializing in the genetics of cancer and gene therapy for 20 years. He has published 270 papers on his work in the fields of cell cycles, gene therapy and the genetics of cancer.(image)


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Dr. Nathan Cady, Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Albany, Albany, NY, 3-8-07

Thu, 8 Mar 2007 21:00:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, biomimetics, biosensors, cancer research. CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world - a 3.5 billion dollar, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world. Dr. Nathan Cady plans to provide insight for bioengineering applications such as materials biocompatibility, prosthetics, and medical device design.(image)


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Bruce Jacobsen, Founder and CEO, and Mark Bretl, Vice President, Kinetic Books Company, 3-8-07

Thu, 8 Mar 2007 21:00:00 -0700

Digital curricula, digital textbooks, AP physics. Kinetic Books Company creates and publishes Kinetic Textbooks, the next generation of digital curriculum. The company's full line of textbooks have been adopted in every state that has gone through a physics text approval process since Kinetic Books introduced its products in 2005, and two of its textbooks have been approved by The College Board for Advanced Placement coursework. Kinetic Books digital textbooks are in use by thousands of high schools and colleges in over 40 states and 15 countries.(image)


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Dr. Edwin C. Krupp, Astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory, 3-1-07

Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Griffith Observatory, astronomy, science education. Opened in 1935, Griffith Observatory is one of the best-known and most visited public observatories in the world. Dr. Edwin Krupp is recognized internationally as an expert on ancient, prehistoric, and traditional astronomy. His most recent book for adults, 'Skywatchers, Shamans, and Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power'.(image)


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Dr. Barbara Hempstead, O. Wayne Isom Professor of Medicine and Co-Division Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 3-1-07

Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Cancer research, molecularly targeted cancer therapy, personalized medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. Physicians and scientists of Weill Cornell Medical College are engaged in cutting-edge research in such areas as stem cells, genetics and gene therapy, cardiovascular medicine, AIDS, obesity, cancer and psychiatry. The primary focus of Dr. Barbara Hempstead's basic research is the role of growth factors, called neurotrophins, and their receptors in human physiology and pathology. She has authored more than 70 scientific articles, with two papers published in 'Science' and one in 'Nature' in the last four years.(image)


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Richard Garozzo, Senior Composites Engineer in the Polymer Nanocomposites and Composites Group, University of Dayton Research Institute, and Manager, UDRI's Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites and Devices, 3-1-07

Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, nanocomposites, materials science, polymers. The University of Dayton Research Institute's Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites and Devices is the world's first manufacturing center for product demonstration of nano-enhanced polymer composites. Created in collaboration with the National Composite Center in Dayton, OH, the facility gives manufacturers the opportunity to evaluate state-of-the-art materials in their composite products, but without the risk involved in purchasing new equipment and retooling their facilities. Richard Garozzo has more than 20 years experience performing research and development in advanced composite materials, and extensive experience in composite and plastic processing and composite reinforcements and matrix systems.(image)


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David C. Brock, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2-22-07

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Moore's Law, semiconductors, microchips, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Intel. David C. Brock specializes in oral history, the history of instrumentation, and the history of semiconductor science, technology, and industry. His most recent book is 'Understanding Moore's Law: Four Decades of Innovation', published by Chemical Heritage Press in 2006.(image)


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Dr. Sarah Arsenault, Senior Research Engineer, United Technologies Corporation, 2-22-07

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Solid oxide fuel cells, hydrogen storage technologies, alternative energy. Dr. Sarah Arsenault has taken on task leadership roles for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage technologies. The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Team and Dr. Arsenault was recognized in 2005 for innovative development of SOFC stack technology for power generation of the future, culminating in successful design and demonstration of a 1-kilowatt cell stack. Dr. Arsenault was responsible for driving the design and development of a subscale Hydrogen Storage Prototype System for fuel cell vehicles.(image)


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Dr. Jane Tao, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, 2-22-07

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

RNA viruses, influenza, H5N1 avian flu, nucleoprotein. Dr. Jane Tao's scientific research efforts are focused on RNA viruses. Recently, Dr. Tao's group determined the atomic structure of the influenza virus nucleoprotein, a well-conserved protein with essential roles in viral RNA replication. The atomic structure reveals interesting features that may have important applications in the development of new anti-influenza drugs.(image)


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Dr. Catherine T. Hunt, 2007 President, American Chemical Society, 2-15-07

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Chemistry, sustainability, energy, science education. The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 158,000 chemists and chemical engineers. ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. In her 23 years in industry, Dr. Katie Hunt has applied her background in catalysis and inorganic chemistry across a broad range of electronics, materials, catalysis, hydrogen, coatings and health care. An ACS member since 1977, Dr. Hunt has been involved in numerous Society activities, including the Divisions of Analytical Chemistry, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.(image)


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John Horning, Executive Director, Forest Guardians, 2-15-07

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Endangered Species Act, conservation, ecosystem services, biofuels. Founded in 1989, Forest Guardians has a proven record of defending and preserving threatened southwestern wildlife and ecosystems. Forest Guardians' approach to conservation features a potent combination of scientific analysis, strategic litigation to enforce existing environmental laws, and efforts to reform public polices. The organization's goals include protecting and restoring the native biological diversity and watersheds of the American Southwest; advocating for the principles of conservation biology in plans to restore degraded ecosystems and watersheds; and practicing and promoting sustainable use of natural resources.(image)


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Dr. Gabriella Petrick, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University, 2-15-07

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:15:00 -0700

Food science, food history, nutrition, obesity. Dr. Gabriella Petrick's current research focuses on the scientific and technological development of the food industry and consumer adoption of these new technologies. She is currently working on a book on the industrialization of taste in 20th-century America.(image)


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Dr. Al Kolb, President, The Society for Biomolecular Sciences, 2-8-07

Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:15:00 -0700

Society for Biomolecular Sciences, drug discovery, personalized medicine, clinical trials. The Society for Biomolecular Sciencesis a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and art of biomolecular screening internationally. Throughout his career, Dr. Al Kolb has been involved with high-throughput screening - with a special interest in assay miniaturization. As a consultant, he assists companies in evaluating, developing and launching new drug discovery technologies.(image)


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G. Tracy Mehan, III, Principal, The Cadmus Group, 2-8-07

Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:15:00 -0700

The Cadmus Group, watershed management, Clean Water, renewable resources. Among The Cadmus Group's major practice areas are Drinking Water and Water Quality, Energy Services (including energy efficiency and renewable energy), Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmentally Sound Design, and Environmental Management. Previously, Mr. Tracy Mehan served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-03 pursuant to presidential nomination and senate confirmation. In that capacity he directed both the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts programs including wetlands regulation, standards and watershed management.(image)


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Dr. Summer Johnson, Director, Ethics in Novel Technologies, Research, and Innovation Program, Alden March Bioethics Institute, 2-8-07

Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:15:00 -0700

Alden March Bioethics Institute, stem cell research, nanotechnology. The Alden March Bioethics Institute was founded in 2005 to conduct state-of-the-art research, teaching and outreach concerning ethical issues in the health sciences. AMBI offers a unique online masters program in bioethics as well joint degree programs in law, medicine, and public health. The Institute is home to the world's most utilized bioethics resource on the Internet, bioethics.net.(image)


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Dr. John Theibault, Education Manager, Roy Eddleman Institute for Interpretation and Education, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2-1-07

Sun, 4 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Percy Julian, Chemical Heritage Foundation, NOVA, science education. Dr. John Theibault oversees the Chemical Heritage Foundation's portfolio of online resources for students and teachers, including 'Science Alive', 'Women in Chemistry', 'Chemical Achievers', and 'Explore Chemical History', workshops and conferences for stakeholders in science education - 'Leadership Initiative in Science Education', and collaborative projects with other content developers and educators.(image)


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Dr. Michael Fernandez, Executive Director, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, 2-1-07

Sun, 4 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Agricultural biotechnology, genetically modified crops, cloned animals. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology was established in 2001 to be an independent and objective source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology for the public, media and policymakers.(image)


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Dr. Richard Gomer, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Dr. Darrell Pilling, Faculty Fellow in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, 2-1-07

Sun, 4 Feb 2007 11:30:00 -0700

Cardiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrotic disease, serum amyloid P. In 2001, Dr. Gomer and Dr. Pilling discovered that a naturally occurring protein in human blood called serum amyloid P prevented a subset of human blood monocytes from differentiating into cells called fibrocytes. Fibrocytes participate in both wound healing and fibrotic lesions, and they play a central role in fibrotic diseases, including scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis, renal fibrosis, cirrhosis of the liver, airway wall thickening in asthma, and cardiac fibrosis.(image)


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Richard Hansen, Director of Engineering and Division Manager, DMJM HN, 1-25-07

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:45:00 -0700

Architecture, sustainable design, LEED, urban planning. Mr. Hansen is responsible for an architectural and engineering production team of over 70. He also coordinates the national engineering capability for DMJM HN and the adoption of holistic and integrated approaches to building design.(image)


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Scott Molony, Steven Arcangeli, and Scott Horton, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN - Gold Medal National Team Scholarship, 2006-07 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, 1-26-07

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:45:00 -0700

Siemens Competition, systems biology, bioethanol. Scott Molony, Steven Arcangeli, and Scott Horton are the winners of the Gold Medal National Team Scholarship worth 100,000 dollars at the 2006-07 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, and the Silver Medal Team Scholarship worth $3000 at the New England Regional Finals. The team are seniors at Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN. Their winning project is titled 'Linking Supercomputing and Systems Biology for Efficient Bioethanol Production'.(image)


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Dr. Andrew Z. Fire, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor, Departments of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1-11-07

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:15:00 -0700

RNA interference, gene silencing, drug discovery, Nobel Prize. Dr. Andrew Fire is the co-discoverer of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA. The Fire Lab studies a variety of natural mechanisms that are utilized by cells adapting to genetic change. RNAi is not the only cellular defense against unwanted nucleic acid, and substantial current effort in the lab is also directed at identification of other triggers and mechanisms used in recognition and response to foreign information.(image)


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Dr. Alex Vilenkin, Professor of Physics, and Director, Tufts Institute of Cosmology, Tufts University, 1-11-07

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:15:00 -0700

Cosmic inflation, multiple universes, big bang, string theory. Dr. Alex Vilenkin has been doing research in cosmology for more than 25 years. He has published over 170 research papers, a monograph on 'cosmic defects', and a popular book, 'Many Worlds in One: the Search for Other Universes'. Dr. Vilenkin is best known for his theories of eternal cosmic inflation, creation of the universe from nothing, and for his ground-breaking work on cosmic strings. He has also studied the implications of the possible existence of multiple universes.(image)


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Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Director, Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, San Francisco State University, 1-11-07

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:15:00 -0700

Science education, biology education research, SEPAL. Since joining the SFSU faculty, Dr. Tanner has established SEPAL to improve and articulate science education. SEPAL researchers are interested in the role of partnerships between scientists and teachers in influencing K-12 science education. Also, SEPAL researchers are interested in understanding how novices - including young children, non-science majors, and elementary school teachers - think about biological concepts and living things.(image)


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Dr. Lisa Randall, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvard University, 4/5/06

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 14:15:00 -0700

Warped Passages, extra dimensions, particle physics, gravity, branes. Professor Lisa Randall's new book, Warped Passages -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, was included in The New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall has worked on a wide variety of ideas for what might lie beyond established particle physics and cosmological theories, including grand unified theories, supersymmetry, cosmological inflation, baryogenesis, string theory, and most recently, extra dimensions of space. She has made seminal contributions in all these areas, and as of Fall 2005 was the most cited theoretical physicist of the past five years.(image)


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Dr. Terri Stewart, Lead, Environmental Biomarkers Initiative, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 6-7-06

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:45:00 -0700

Environmental biomarkers, public health, national security. Dr. Terri Stewart is responsible for implementing the Environmental Biomarkers Initiative's research agenda - predicting ecosystem change and damage, answering questions around engineered nanomaterials and their impact on human and ecosystem health, and developing rapid and pre-symptomatic screening methods for zoonotic agents.(image)


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Dr. Scott Huxtable, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 4-12-06

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:45:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, engineering, electronics. Dr. Scott Huxtable's team at the Nanoscale Energy Transport Laboratory is interested in understanding the fundamental physics that control nanoscale energy transport as well as developing devices that are based on the underlying physics. Dr. Huxtable and his team are developing a variety of thermoelectric systems including coolers, power generators, and heat flux sensors.(image)


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Dr. Anand Gadre, Assistant Professor, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Albany - SUNY, 4-19-06

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:45:00 -0700

Nanotechnology, MEMS, sensors, biotechnology. Dr. Anand Gadre's research centers around micro-electro-mechanical Systems, including novel process integration techniques for polymeric BioMEMS and bionanotechnology. His research interests also focus on biomedical applications such as development of noninvasive nanoscale sensors and drug delivery systems and cell transfection microdevices.(image)


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