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The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS)

Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Deborah Birx was drawn to science from a very young age. Along with her siblings, and with the full support of her parents, Dr. Birx soldered circuit boards, searched for fossils, and recorded measurements of solar eclipses while other kids her age colored and played hopscotch.

Her early scientific exploration led...


Jul 7, 2022

This is the second part of our recent discussion with Daniel Pollack.

Daniel retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2021 after a 37-year career.

Last time on episode 37 we spoke with Dr. Pollock about his career path at CDC, the launching of the National Healthcare Safety Network,...


Jun 25, 2022

Daniel Pollock retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2021 after a 37-year career during which he worked as a medical epidemiologist in the agency's infectious diseases, informatics, injury prevention, and environmental health programs. 

From 2004 - 2021, Dr. Pollock led the CDC unit...


May 20, 2022

We all know the story of Sir Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin. Similarly, the X-Ray, Insulin, and many more medical and scientific breakthroughs can be traced back to “happy accidents”. Each time the scientist attempted to do something else, found an odd thread and pulled it. Had they...


Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Mark Hernandez is a registered professional civil engineer and an expert on the characterization and control of bioaerosols indoors and out.  He runs a research lab that assesses the efficacy of new disinfection practices for the military, industrial hygiene, and sanitary engineering sectors. He’s the lead...