An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects

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    Boris Yoffe Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-20) Yoffe, Boris; Khemka, Sachi
    Boris Yoffe, MD is Professor of Medicine and Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The research in his laboratory was focused on pathogenesis of virally induced liver diseases. In early years he also was involved in HIV research and his laboratory was one on the first to describe mechanism of immune dysfunction due to death by cytolysis of immune cells (CD4). His work with hepatitis viruses revealed role of hepatitis B extrahepatic infection in chronicity and recurrence of infection following liver transplantation.
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    Tom Wheeler Audio Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-22) Wheeler, Tom; Khemka, Sachi
    Thomas M. Wheeler, MD, serves as the W. L. Moody, Jr., Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). From 2004- 2018 he served as chair of the department and is now a Senior Vice Chair. He serves presently as a member of Medical Advisory Board at Medscape, Insightec, Inc., Nucleai, Inc. and BioFluidica, Inc. Dr. Wheeler is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and cytopathology and has served 39 years in academia, presently chief of the pathology service at the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston’s Texas Medical Center. His major academic focus is in cancer, specifically prostate cancer.
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    Sara Rozin Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-19) Rozin, Sara; Khemka, Sachi
    Sara Rozin has had fifteen years of management experience in public and private sectors in the areas of health education, disaster preparedness, and disease management, in both domestic and international healthcare settings funded by governments, non‐government agencies, and private industries. Her project management experience includes project design, needs assessment, implementation and evaluation, and budgeting. She has also facilitated International Healthcare Partnership Programs between Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital of Houston, TX, and countries of former Soviet Republics Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia, funded through the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) under a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).
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    Robert Emery Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-23) Emery, Robert; Khemka, Sachi
    Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 35 years of experience in health & safety and possesses master’s degrees in health physics and environmental sciences, and a doctorate in occupational health. Bob holds the unique distinction of holding national board certification all of the seven main areas of health & safety.
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    Tomoko Steen Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-27) Steen, Tomoko; Khemka, Sachi
    Dr. Tomoko Steen is a tenured Senior Research Specialist at a leading government academic agency and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown’s Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Steen has taken on a broad range of scientific research projects: on theoretical population genetics, on the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant strains, and currently on the biological effects of radiation using gut microbiomics. She also worked on humanities topics such as on the comparative history and policy of women in science, on an intellectual political history of Japan in Asia, on comparative health policies and biomedical ethics, and on the sociology of scientific knowledge and controversies.
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    Ridha Arem Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-24) Arem, Ridha; Khemka, Sachi
    Ridha Arem, MD, is a world-renowned endocrinologist and director of the Texas Thyroid Institute. He has served as a clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for many years and was also chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. Dr. Arem has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally for healthcare professionals and the public. He was the founder and editor in chief of Clinical Thyroidology, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association, and is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller The Thyroid Solution.
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    Randy Wright Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-09) Wright, Randy; Khemka, Sachi
    Randy Wright is a retired healthcare administrator who was a member of The Methodist Hospital (TMH). His first position was as an administrator of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.  Over time, he served in different executive roles including responsibilities for the for-profit programs, clinical support programs, and physician practice management programs. In 1995-96, he participated in the Houston-Semipalatinsk program as the TMH representative. He made three visits to the region and participated in the exchange program when Kazakh members came to Houston. In 2000, the Methodist Board of Global Missions asked him to do an assessment of the Semipalatinsk/Kurchatov/Pavlodar region for a possible grant opportunity to improve the local health
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    Teresa Hayes Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-03) Hayes, Teresa; Khemka, Sachi
    Teresa G. Hayes, MD, Ph.D. is Associate Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine.  From 2008 through 2016 she was Chief of Hematology-Oncology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. She is a medical oncologist and former clinical cancer researcher with an interest in radiation effects.  She has made several trips to the former Soviet Union for purposes of cancer education and collaboration. 
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    Tom Abrahams Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-25) Abrahams, Tom; Khemka, Sachi
    KTRK-TV Weekend Evening Anchor Tom Abrahams has traveled the world for Eyewitness News since arriving from Orlando in 1999. From Chernobyl and the Panama Canal, to The Amazon Jungle and the Black Sea, he has shown Eyewitness News viewers how faraway places affect our lives here in Southeast Texas. Tom also covers national politics and stories that relate to energy, the environment, and the economy. Since 2006, he has produced five half-hour special reports on subjects including the new space race, the 2008 presidential election, and the future of energy production. His award-winning reports include three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the most recent in 2010 for an in-depth look at overcrowded trauma centers.
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    Neal Palafox Video Interview
    (Rice University, 2020-11-22) Palafox, Neal; Khemka, Sachi
    Neal A. Palafox, M.D., M.P.H. is currently Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Professor of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. He served in the Marshall Islands (RMI) as a physician and medical director of a U.S. funded program to care for the radiation affected people of RMI. He also served as the Principal Investigator for a US Congressionally-mandated program to provide medical care for Marshall Islanders who were exposed to fallout from the Bravo hydrogen bomb detonation in RMI. Over the last 30 years of his career, he has focused on reducing health disparities in the populations of Hawai’i and the US Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) jurisdictions.