Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine – Dr. Antonio Giordano

December 9, 2009

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Dr. Antonio Giordano is Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine; Director, Center of Biotechnology, Temple University’s College of Science and Technology; and President and Chairman of the Board, Sbarro Health Research Organization.
In 1993, Dr. Giordano founded the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine with [...]

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Dr. John Bahcall

December 8, 2009

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Dr. John Bahcall (1934-2005) had a long and prolific career in astronomy and astrophysics, spanning five decades and the publication of more than 500 technical papers, books, and popular articles.
Dr. Bahcall’s original calculations of the expected neutrino output from the sun led to a long, experimental, and intellectual adventure [...]

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Griffith Observatory – Astronomy and Science Education

December 7, 2009

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Dr. Edwin C. Krupp is an astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory, a position he has held since his appointment in 1974. He first joined the Griffith Observatory in 1970, working as a part-time Planetarium Lecturer, and upon completion of his graduate degree, was appointed Curator in 1972. He [...]

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cell Research

December 4, 2009

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Dr. Zach Hall was the first President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM funds stem cell research at research institutions and companies throughout California. The organization was established in 2004 with the passage of Proposition 71, which provided $3 billion in funding. Our grants support research [...]

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Brandon Sanderson – The Gathering Storm – The Wheel of Time Series

November 30, 2009

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Brandon Sanderson is The New York Times bestselling author of The Gathering Storm. The Gathering Storm, published by Tor Books, is Book 12 of The Wheel of Time series and the first of three novels to make up the conclusion.
Brandon Sanderson is the author of several critically acclaimed fantasy [...]

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Women’s Healthy Heart Program – Dr. Nieca Goldberg

November 18, 2009

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Dr. Nieca Goldberg is a cardiologist and a nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health. Her New York City practice Total Heart Care focuses primarily on caring for women. Dr. Goldberg is Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of NYU Women’s Heart Program, the Co-Medical Director of the [...]

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Epidemics and Infectious Disease – Dr. Alan Zelicoff

November 15, 2009

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Dr. Alan Zelicoff is a physician (board certified in Internal Medicine 1992, clinical fellowship in Rheumatology, 1983) and physicist (AB Princeton, 1975), who has had a varied career including clinical practice, teaching, and operations research. In the latter roles, he was Senior Scientist in the Center for National Security [...]

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Science Fiction and Fantasy – Ken Scholes – CANTICLE

October 19, 2009

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Ken Scholes is the author of CANTICLE, the second book in the Psalms of Isaak series, published on October 13th, 2009 by Tor Books. LAMENTATION, published by Tor Books in February 2009, is the acclaimed first book in the series.
Ken won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004. [...]

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Fantasy and Horror – Douglas Clegg – Isis – A Tale of the Supernatural

October 6, 2009

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Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling author of The Priest of Blood, Afterlife, and The Hour Before Dark. Doug’s short story collection, The Machinery of Night, won a Shocker Award, and his first collection, The Nightmare Chronicles, won both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror [...]

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Training Medical Students

September 7, 2009

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Dr. Barbara Tobias, Dr. Nancy Elder, and Amber Lucero-Criswell discuss The Art of Observation, their innovative course at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition, these educators discuss the impact the course has had on medical students’ subsequent clinical experiences during their 3rd and 4th years.
Barbara Bowman [...]

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