CTSI Discovery Radio

CTSI Discovery Radio

CTSI Discovery Radio is a unique facet of the Clinical & Translation Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin. Each 30-minute monthly show informs and educates listeners about translational research relative to current health topics, clinical studies and advancements in biomedical research leading to better outcomes. CTSI Discovery Radio is hosted and produced by award-winning veteran radio personality Bryan Belmer. Visit the CTSI website at https://ctsi.mcw.edu... Show More

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September 18, 2020 30 min
The year 2020 brought global health into greater focus than ever before. On today’s show, we’re bringing into focus how global health truly involves everywhere and everyone. Learn global health perspectives in times of a time of a global health pandemic, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, a researcher who focuses on sickle cell disease (SCD) was concerned. So, she assembled a team to create a registry of SCD patients who’ve contracted COVID-19. Learn about a SCD/COVID-19 registry that’s now international in scope and hope of providing better outcomes, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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Technology is not only changing how healthcare is delivered, it’s also advancing where and when it’s delivered. On today’s show, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly increasing the need for virtual-care. We’ll also hear how virtual-care is impacting patients who are among the most vulnerable for getting COVID-19. Learn about virtual-care, in the face COVID-19 and going forward, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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From the onset, medical experts warned that patients with pre-existing conditions are more vulnerable to infection from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. On today’s show, discover how COVID-19 is impacting patients treated in the area of medicine know as cardio-oncology. We’ll also learn how recovered patients can make a difference in COVID-19 treatment and research by donating convalescent plasma. And later, we’ll hear about a project aim...
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Worldwide efforts continue to control the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. And while most haven’t contracted the virus, the social distancing and isolation from the pandemic have taken a toll on adults as well as kids. We’re exploring the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. And later, learn about a nationwide registry collecting info on frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19. That’s all inside thi...
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It’s a global health crisis never before seen in our lifetime, leading some to misunderstand what it is we’re experiencing, question how we stop the spread of it, and left to wonder what happens next. So, we’ve reached out to some experts and thought leaders for perspectives on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio.
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You hear it in the news all-too-often: The increasing public health concern surrounding vaping. According to many experts it’s has risen to the level of public health crisis, including cases right here in our community. We’re focusing on the breathtaking risks of vaping, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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February 21, 2020 30 min
Lupus is an auto-immune disease that affects over a million-and-a-half Americans, mostly women. There’s a significant disparity in which women it most commonly affects, leading one researcher to head-up a clinical trial in addressing this disparity within the disease’s largest population. And later in this episode, we’ll get a firsthand account from someone who has it. We’re learning about lupus, inside this edition of CTSI Disco...
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Gun violence is a major public health crisis in our community. Enter 414 Life, a collaborative program aimed at addressing the crisis, from gun violence prevention to intervention and treatment for both the physical wounds and emotional scars from gun violence. Learn all about 414LIFE, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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December 20, 2019 30 min
All throughout 2019, CTSI Discovery Radio shared stories of research and discoveries through translational science including medical improvements, innovations through research, and impactful, personal stories of perseverance and positive outcomes. We’ll reflect on all of this and more, inside this special 2019 Year In Review edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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Mitochondria are called the powerhouse of our human cells, but when they fail to function properly, it’s like flipping the switch of the power source off. On today’s show we’ll learn about Mitochondrial Disease, from research aimed at better diagnosing it to the experience of one young woman who has it. Hear it all inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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There are approximately 100,000 diagnosed cases of Sickle Cell Disease in the United States, and millions more worldwide. Patients born with it are often faced with episodes of severe, acute pain as well as ongoing chronic pain. On today’s show, learn about Sickle Cell Disease and research aimed at better understanding the pain it causes. It’s all inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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It’s a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects over a million people throughout the U.S. For many, it’s controllable with medication. But, some patients don’t respond to these treatments and require surgery which, in severe cases, can result in removal of the colon. On today’s show, discover hopes for a new medication and a successful surgical procedure for treating Ulcerative Colitis, inside this edition of CTSI Discove...
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It’s a chronic disease that affects people from the very beginning of life. But successful research is leading to ever-improving treatments, resulting in ever-increasing life expectancy. And later, we’ll hear from a woman in our community who is thriving, despite battling it. We’re learning about Cystic Fibrosis, the transition from pediatric to adult care and the research making it possible, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery ...
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It’s a virus-type so common that almost every male and female in the U.S. will contract some form of it during their lifetime. The good news is, it’s preventable. But, for some, it can have devastating consequences. We’re learning all about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). And later, we’ll discover a clinical trial that’s showing promising results for treating active HPV infection in women. It’s all inside this edition of CTSI Disc...
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We’ve all had an acute illness that resulted in vomiting. It’s the worst! But imagine having a condition that causes you to experience severe episodes of vomiting for hours or even days. On today’s show, discover the latest on the chronic GI condition known as Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, and later we’ll from someone in our community who has it. We’re learning about Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio...
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Nearly 3 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. each year. While most are mild, they present challenges for researchers, clinicians and patients. On today’s show, learn about mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), including a look at one clinical trial that used yoga as therapy for recovery. It’s all inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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April 19, 2019 30 min
Original Air Date: APRIL 19, 2019 | It affects over 26 million Americans, including more than 6 million children. Fortunately, it is treatable. On today’s show, we’ll focus on asthma and efforts to improve treatments for it. We’ll also learn about an asthma-related study that’s focusing on air-quality in daycares. And we’ll discover an experimental oral asthma drug that could eliminate the need for inhalers. It’s all about asthma, ...
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It’s something we all do, or need to do, for good health: Sleep. On today’s show, learn about disorders that can affect healthy sleep from a sleep expert. We’ll also learn about sleep studies that can help overcome sleep disorders. And we’ll focus our CTSI on a local medical student who’s designing dream bedrooms for kids fighting cancer. We’ll discover sleep disorders and designing dreams inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radi...
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The battle against heroin and prescription opioid use disorder wages on across our nation and in our community. On today’s show, we’ll update you on local efforts to fight and measure the size and scope of our local epidemic. We’ll also discover what researchers are learning about chronic pain and pain treatment. And we’ll focus our CTS-Eye on a clinical trial using an item found in your local grocery store to battle a bacterial in...
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