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When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

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When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Scientist and the Lawyer: Effectively Navigating Across Professional Cultures with Melanie Kitzan Ph.D., J.D.

12/3/2021
This week's episode features Melanie Kitzan, Ph.D., J.D., Associate General Counsel at Alpine Immune Sciences. We discuss issues related to similarities and differences in the way lawyers approach their work compared to scientists, how Melanie operates effectively across scientific and legal cultures, and related topics such as: How Melanie incorporates both the data aspects of decision making that are part of her responsibilities and also emotion, which is a key element of argument and...

Duration:00:23:41

Navigating Career Transitions Effectively with Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D.

11/19/2021
On this week's episode (link in comments), Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D. shares her mindset and approach to career advancement, including topics such as: - How she moved forward from being the first in her family to graduate college (and grad school), to her college experience and extended internship in industry, and then grad school where she earned her PhD - What Holly thinks were the key attributes or attitudes she had during this journey that made her successful and the greatest...

Duration:00:42:02

Commercializing Technology from Academia to the Marketplace with John Fraser

11/12/2021
In this week's episode, John Fraser, President of Burnside Development & Associates, discusses academic technology transfer commercialization and start-up formation and financing as well as related topics such as: - The economic impact of academic-licensed products and misconceptions - and even complete blind spots - many people have about university-based research - Common qualities or expertise successful founders have, and those traits that John's seen again and again that tend...

Duration:00:23:47

Transitioning from an Academic Scientist to Industry with Vicky Sherwood, Ph.D.

11/4/2021
This week's episode features Dr. Vicky Sherwood, an expert medical writer producing a wide range of communications materials supporting scientific publications and events. She's also a Ph.D. in molecular virology, a consultant with her own firm helping STEM researchers with resources to make informed decisions about their professional futures, and the famous "Biomed Badass" - a freelance blogger writing about career development for STEM researchers. We discuss a range of topics such...

Duration:00:28:04

Synthetic Biology and Science Communication with Nadine Bongaerts-Duportet, Ph.D.

10/29/2021
This week's episode features Dr. Nadine Bongaerts-Duportet, whose professional passion is discovering the possibilities of engineering life at the smallest scale and designing cells with new functions. We discuss a range of topics related to genetic engineering and synthetic biology, science communication, and related topics such as: How Nadine developed her expertise in both navigating the complexities of synthetic biology and also communicating about them in engaging terms accessible to...

Duration:00:23:49

Opthalmology and Entrepreneurship with Liane Clamen, MD

10/22/2021
On this episode of When Science Speaks, Liane Clamen, MD, an ophthalmologist and the Founder and CEO of Adaptilens, discusses her invention, an intraocular lens (or IOL) that imitates the human lens so patients will have near, intermediate, and distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses, as well as other topics such as: - Her professional journey from majoring in English and American Literature as an undergrad at Harvard College to graduating from Harvard Medical School. -...

Duration:00:19:20

Debunking Misinformation with Seema Yasmin, M.D.

10/14/2021
Seema Yasmin, M.D. is a medical doctor, poet, professor, and professional debunker. She's Director of the Stanford Center for Health Communication and a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Yasmin teaches science journalism and global health storytelling and studies the spread of microbes and misinfodemics. Seema is the author of the new book, Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them. In this episode, we discuss a range of topics related...

Duration:00:30:12

Overcoming "Overwhelm" and Impostor Syndrome with Rebecca Zucker

10/8/2021
In this week's episode, Rebecca Zucker, an experienced and respected coach working with C-suite executives and other senior leaders across the globe at clients such as Amazon, Clorox, Dropbox, Google, among many others, discusses key career challenges, including: Her own early career path and how she pivoted towards her true passion The mission and focus of Next Step Partners, the leadership consulting firm at which Rebecca is a partner An area of Rebecca's expertise - how to cope with...

Duration:00:21:22

Anger, Empathy, and Improvisational Theater as Therapy with Joe Shrand, MD

10/1/2021
Dr. Joe Shrand is a psychiatrist who works with adults as well as children and adolescents. After a career in theater, he went to Medical School and is now Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Joe is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Chief Medical Officer at Riverside Community Care in Dedham, Massachusetts, Founder and President of Drug Story Theater, as well as an author of several thought-provoking and...

Duration:00:25:03

Key Leadership Pillars and Strategies with David A. Rosen

9/24/2021
On this week's episode, David Rosen, CEO of Acrelic Group, Adviser and Mentor at Signal Lake (VC), TechLaunch (Accelerator), and several tech hardware and software companies, discusses the leadership pillars he's developed over the course of his career and related performance-optimizing strategies. Highlights include: The qualities and skills David believes make an effective leader Why can it be challenging for some scientists and engineers to effectively communicate with investors, for...

Duration:00:49:19

The Long Game and "Optimizing for Interesting" with Dorie Clark

9/19/2021
On this special episode of When Science Speaks, award-winning executive coach, leading author and international keynote speaker Dorie Clark shares insights from her just-released book, The Long Game. - Dorie discuss ways to get "unstuck" professionally, sharing her own experiences and describing how she's built a successful, high-impact career - and you can, too. Topics discussed include: - The theme of reinvention throughout Dorie's own professional journey and some of the factors that...

Duration:00:26:45

Keys to Finding, Cultivating, and Ending Mentor Relationships with Lisa Fain, JD

9/17/2021
This week's episode features Lisa Fain, JD, CEO of the Center for Mentoring Excellence and founder of Vista Coaching, the coaching division of the Center. We discuss a range of issues associated with mentorship, including: Lisa's professional journey, with its theme of creating inclusive, productive workplaces The common pitfalls or missed opportunities she often sees mentees experience What mentees should look for in a mentor Key success factors for strong, productive mentoring...

Duration:00:31:54

A Powerful and Personal Journey in Scientific Research

9/10/2021
This week's episode features an interview with Tyler Parsons, Ph.D., a medical scientist with strong communication and leadership skills. Tyler has presented and won research awards at university, state, national, and international conferences and is passionate about translating complex discoveries at the bench into understandable, tangible science to reach a broader audience for the ultimate goal of clinical application and improving patient outcomes. Tyler also has a personal connection...

Duration:00:29:38

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (About Science)

9/3/2021
Kaan Mika, Ph.D. is a computational biologist who takes vivid, creative, and fascinating pictures of the natural world on his Instagram, slice_of_science, while also highlighting the inspiring work of other scientists. This week's episode focuses on Kaan's photography, research, and approach, including: How Kaan’s Instagram account reflects his goal to “show that scientists are people like any other, accessible.” What attracted Kaan to his field of research Whether he originally was a...

Duration:00:24:00

"Numbers Need a Narrative": How to Structure Stories for Maximum Impact with Douglass and Lisa-Marie Hatcher

8/6/2021
Douglass and Lisa-Marie Hatcher are the co-founders of communicate4IMPACT, a business storytelling training firm focused on helping businesspeople take what they do naturally (tell stories) and apply it to what they're professional lives. On this week's episode, we explore a range of topics related to the power and structure of effective storytelling, including: What storytelling has to do with science, and what science has to do with storytelling Whether there is room for storytelling...

Duration:00:38:29

The Power of Curiosity in Heath Care Leadership with Erin Sullivan, Ph.D.

7/23/2021
What's curiosity have to do with leadership? This week's episode of "When Science Speaks" features Erin Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Healthcare Management at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School and Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Erin shares her insights on health care, leadership, and "translation" skills gained from her role as an experienced leader in research and education and strategic thinker who empowers teams...

Duration:00:26:36

Crafting Fascinating Stories of the Stars with Kimberly Arcand, Ph.D.

7/16/2021
This week's episode features Kimberly Arcand, Ph.D., Visualization Scientist and Emerging Technology Lead at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. We discuss a range of topics related to effective storytelling about the abstract topics of space and the cosmos. You'll hear about: What makes a story compelling and how Kim goes about crafting hers What Kim means by the ethics of storytelling and speaking to audiences with intention Some of the favorite stories Kim tells...

Duration:00:51:33

The Brain Science for Dealing with Disruption with Adriana Vela

6/30/2021
On this week's episode, Adriana Vela, a multiple award-winning market and technology trends expert, strategist, entrepreneur, and certified business and leadership coach, shares her insights about disruptive change and how to handle it. For three decades, Adriana has been an ardent observer of the effects of disruptive change and paradigm shifts, studying behavior trends in both Fortune 100 companies and start-up ventures. She has launched dozens of products, driven technology industry...

Duration:00:37:44

"Muddy Boots" Science Policy with University of Idaho's Katherine Himes, Ph.D.

6/25/2021
On this week's episode, Dr. Katherine Himes, Director of the University of Idaho's McClure Center for Public Policy Research, shares her expertise in science diplomacy, international development, public policy, and more. We discuss a range of science communication and public policy issues, including: How Katherine made the transition from neuroscience Ph.D. in Minnesota to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. What she means by "muddy boots science...

Duration:00:27:36

Successful Biotech Entrepreneur and Science Explainer-in-Chief with Brad Thompson, Ph.D.

6/18/2021
As a PhD scientist and inventor, Brad has an extraordinary ability to effectively translate complex scientific topics into engaging language accessible to general audiences. On this week's episode we discuss: How Brad developed this unusual dual ability and how his experience with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) sharpened his science "explainer" skills. How Brad uses that “translator” skill in his role as CEO and as an investor Why it's so challenging for many scientists to...

Duration:00:50:13