This is a sad story about a family with a disturbing history who turned their curse into a blessing for secondary and medical education in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
This is a list of the books that I read or listened to this year along with my choice of three of these books of most importance to me.
Want a quick lesson in vaccine technology and how different types of SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) vaccines work? This lecture in Vincent Racaniello’s Virology Course, previously reviewed is an excellent place to go for that information.
Jamie Metzl in Hacking Darwin makes the argument that a genetics arms race is in progress, and we must, as individuals, take responsibility for developing an international regulatory program. Such an effort will not be easy to build, but it is essential if we do not want unfettered genetic manipulation of humans and their descendants. Metzl writes that his purpose is to get readers to act, and so I am acting by writing to the US President.
Check out an excellent course in virology by one of the best podcasting scientists, Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Higgins Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University.
First part of the public health research history that can be learned from reading Polio, An American Story by David M. Ochinsky. This part reviews insights about developing sources of funding, evolving status of intellectual property, and the role people disabled from poliomyelitis had in advocacy for the disabled.
First part of the public health research history that can be learned from reading Polio, An American Story by David M. Ochinsky. This part includes discussion of the history of the largest clinical trial in the U.S. and clinical research ethics.
What are some learnings to be gained from the announcement for the Salk Vaccine study, the largest public health clinical trial made, and what were the reactions?
Check out a variety of presentations about the Coronavirus and COVID-19. It’s well worth your time to check these out.
After the anthrax bioterrorist attacks in fall of 2001 I became involved in many efforts at Virginia Tech to develop research related to pandemics.