Harvard University tracks on Soundclound


  • Disruptive: Cancer Vaccine and Immuno-Materials
    Harvard University

    Immunotherapy – treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to help fight disease – has groundbreaking and life-saving implications. In an effort to make immunotherapy more effective, Wyss Institute researches are developing new immuno-materials, which help modulate immune cells to treat or diagnose disease. In this episode of Disruptive, Dave Mooney, Wyss Core Faculty member; Kai Wucherpfennig, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Cancer and Immunology and Virology department chair; and Aileen Li, Wyss Institute and Mooney Lab postdoctoral fellow, discuss their collaboration developing an injectable cancer vaccine. Guests also discuss other immuno-material applications, which could treat infections, diabetes, and addiction. Transcript: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wyss-prod/app/uploads/2020/02/26124017/Ep011_Disruptive_Immuno-Materials.pdf

  • Disruptive: 3D Bioprinting
    Harvard University

    There are roughly 120,000 people in the United States on waiting lists for live-saving organ transplants, with only about 30,000 transplants happening every year. To address this great challenge of organ shortages, a team at the Wyss Institute led by Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D., is developing a method for 3D bioprinting organ tissues with requisite vasculature for eventual organ transplant. In this episode of Disruptive, Jennifer Lewis is joined by Wyss Institute Research Associate Mark Skylar-Scott, Ph.D., and former Wyss Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Kimberly Homan, Ph.D., to talk about the current status of their work, challenges they face, and the next steps in their path to bioprint human organs. Transcript: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wyss-prod/app/uploads/2020/02/26123918/Ep015_Disruptive_3DBioprinting.pdf

  • Disruptive: Art Advances Science
    Harvard University

    In this episode of Disruptive, Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber and Staff Scientist Charles Reilly discuss their process creating The Beginning, a short film inspired by Star Wars, to better communicate science to the public…and how they made a scientific discovery along the way. To make The Beginning, film industry visual effects and animation tools were used to merge scientific data from different disciplines, which enabled their team to create more accurate depictions and predictions of the natural world than what could otherwise be achieved. The team is now exploring how to use this approach to rational drug design and understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. Transcript: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wyss-prod/app/uploads/2017/12/19122956/Ep011_Disruptive_Art_Advances_Science.pdf

  • Disruptive: Accelerating Diagnostics
    Harvard University

    In this episode of Disruptive, Wyss Core Faculty member David Walt discusses his lessons learned from founding successful biotech companies and how he incorporates translation-minded thinking early on into his current diagnostic research in his labs at the Wyss Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Walt and collaborators are inventing new diagnostic tools to allow clinicians to better understand and treat some of the most pressing healthcare problems. Transcript: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wyss-prod/app/uploads/2019/08/01103044/Ep014_Disruptive_Accelerating_Diagnostics.pdf

  • Your Whole Self – Amy Jen Su
    Harvard University

    Amy Jen Su (MBA 1997) is managing director at executive coaching firm Paravis Partners, and she’s been hearing some consistent themes in the trenches these days. Increasingly, her clients tell her, they are facing a serious time crunch while, at the same time, their organizations are becoming more global and complex. And these pressures, coupled with internal pressures to succeed, are leaving these executives feeling like they are getting in their own way. This chorus of executive worries led Su to write her new book, The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self. Those principles are what she calls her five Ps: Purpose, process, people, presence and peace. And in this episode of Skydeck, contributor April White talks to Su about how she developed those principles—and why real improvement requires a holistic approach, not just a lifestyle hack. Transcript available at: https://www.alumni.hbs.edu/stories/Pages/story-bulletin.aspx?num=7241

  • Florian Berg on The Divergence of Corporate Sustainability Ratings
    Harvard University

    This seminar, Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of Corporate Sustainability Ratings, was given by Florian Berg, Research Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, on November 7, 2019 as part of M-RCBG's Business & Government Seminar Series. Transcript: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/files/Berg_11.7.19_transcript.pdf

  • A Career in Advancing Neuroimaging
    Harvard University

    "I think some of the most exciting areas have been where there are no guideposts,” says Martha Shenton of Brigham and Women's Hospital. In this podcast, Shenton reflects on her career in neuroimaging, discusses her research looking at schizophrenia, and gives advice to aspiring researchers. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/39RfhMT

  • Curbing Gun Violence: Strategies for Change
    Harvard University

    Nearly 40,000 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S. in 2017 — the most in 20 years. And while mass shootings grab headlines, they account for a small part of gun-related murders in the country. Urban gun violence remains a tremendous — and too often overlooked — burden on underserved communities. And suicides persist as accounting for the majority of U.S. gun deaths. As the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approached, this Forum event examined contrasting facets of gun violence in America. Seeking to move the discussion past partisan debates, panelists grappled with ways to prevent gun violence in the most impacted communities and offer key, actionable steps that we can take now to reduce gun violence in the U.S. This Forum event was presented jointly with HuffPost on December 11, 2019. Watch the entire series: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/ Read the transcript: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/curbing-gun-violence/

  • Recreational Marijuana and CBD: Public Attitudes, Science, and the Law
    Harvard University

    In the last decade, Americans’ relationship with cannabis has transformed: today, dozens of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use and American farmers can grow hemp on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, shoppers can find cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from cannabis but does not produce a “high” like marijuana, in everything from oils to vapes, chocolate bars, cosmetics—even dog treats. Some say CBD can relieve stress, pain, anxiety, and more, with no side effects. But the evidence for many of these claims is limited, and state and federal laws around the sale of CBD are still evolving. Drawing on a newly-released poll by POLITICO and the Harvard Chan School, this Forum examined public attitudes toward CBD products and recreational marijuana. Panelists examined how research studies of both recreational and medical marijuana offer insights into the current debate. They also discussed the current state of policy and research regarding recreational marijuana in particular, and consider various solutions that have emerged to understand and regulate these rapidly growing industries. This Forum event was presented jointly with POLITICO on December 3, 2019. Watch the entire series: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/ Transcript: http://bit.ly/2r40mx5

  • Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable
    Harvard University

    Hammered by unprecedented natural disasters, parts of the United States have coped with raging wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes, dangerous heat levels, blizzards and floods. In addition, climate change has introduced new risks and exacerbated existing problems, according to the National Climate Assessment. This Forum event convened a dynamic panel of former governors, who will share their unique insights into the challenges of leadership and natural disasters. What does it take to prepare, respond and rebuild? What roles do the public, local and state officials and emergency responders play? What is the intersection between economies and disasters? And what climate change considerations need to be understood? This Forum event was presented jointly with Reuters on November 14, 2019. Watch the entire series: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/ Transcript: http://bit.ly/34y7cso

  • Adam Lawrence Dyer - Nov. 22 2019 | Morning Prayers
    Harvard University

    Speaker: Adam Lawrence Dyer, Lead Minister of First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, Nov. 22, 2019. Transcript: bit.ly/2LBpm5O Program: bit.ly/2Xu55nx

  • KMarie Tejeda MDiv III - Dec. 6, 2019 | Morning Prayers
    Harvard University

    KMarie Tejeda MDiv III, Harvard Divinity School; Seminarian, The Memorial Church of Harvard University, Dec. 6, 2019. Transcript: bit.ly/2RCj8Xg Program: bit.ly/2DHf2Vu

  • Professor Stephanie Paulsell - Turning | Sunday Sermons
    Harvard University

    Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Sunday sermon Dec. 8, 2019, in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Transcript: bit.ly/2spfyFf Program: bit.ly/2rw5V80

  • Leadership in our Times: A Conversation with Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman – Voices in Leadership
    Harvard University

    Wendy Sherman, professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, joined the Voices in Leadership program on October 30, 2019. Ambassador Sherman spoke about being a woman in leadership, public health, and the lessons learned throughout her journey with Professor of Health Economics and Policy Meredith Rosenthal.

  • VOICES IN LEADERSHIP“Medicine, Academia, and the Syrian Refugee Crisis” with Dr. Fadlo Khuri 11/5/19
    Harvard University

    Dr. Fadlo Khuri. Khuri is the 16th president of the American University of Beirut and professor of medicine (hematology and medical oncology) at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center. Prior, he was professor and chairman of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine where he held the Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research. Moderated by Howard Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership.

  • Sensing Episode 2: Squish Goes the Robot!
    Harvard University

    Can robots ever learn to feel? Our ability to perform delicate tasks, like giving a gentle hug or picking a piece of fruit, is something that robots can't yet mimic. Ryan Truby, an alum of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has created bio-inspired soft robots that can squish, stretch, and feel their way around the world - and they have the potential to change how we understand robotics. Find the transcripts at: https://gsas.harvard.edu/news/stories/squish-goes-robot

  • Professor Stephanie Paulsell - Beginning at the End | Sunday Sermons
    Harvard University

    Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Sunday sermon Dec. 1, 2019, in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Transcript: bit.ly/2OWvHLz Program:bit.ly/2PhhjMF

  • Deborah Forger - Dec. 5, 2019 | Morning Prayers
    Harvard University

    Speaker: Deborah Forger, Postdoctoral Scholar, Jewish Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Dec. 5, 2019. Transcript: bit.ly/2Yip6ht Program: bit.ly/2DHf2Vu

  • Sienna Lies ’00 - Dec. 4, 2019 | Morning Prayers
    Harvard University

    Speaker: Sienna Lies ’00, Director, College Reunions, Harvard Alumni Affairs & Development, Dec. 4, 2019. Transcript: bit.ly/362tT9p Program: bit.ly/2DHf2Vu