Talk Science to Me

In this project, a series of short podcasts will be employed to educate the public of underlying scientific concepts that are integral in research and can be easily connected to real-life examples. Health sciences will constitute a majority of the content for these podcasts because this subject is relevant and most easily conceptualized. This podcast will be co-hosted by an individual with minimal scientific background (Chase Urias) and a scientist trainee (Jesse Cochran). Furthermore, I will be seeking advice and mentorship from current podcasts on campus (ie. ScienceFM, the Short Coat podcast, and Science for  Sixty). The podcast will be marketed through social media, listservs, and physical advertisements. Podcasts will be published on Stem-o-Sphere and other streaming services. The success of the project will be readily monitored through long- and short-format surveys at the end of each podcast and google analytics.

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Jesse, a senior at the University of Iowa, is planning to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. following graduation. Jesse has been a member of the E. Dale Abel lab group for the past 2 years, where he’s studied the connection between aberrant metabolism and heart failure. He is particularly interested in how basic science research can be translated to better inform decision-making by physicians. Jesse intends to become a medical scientist, splitting his time between treating patients in the clinic and working to better understand pathology in the lab. When Jesse’s not in the lab or studying, he can be found playing ultimate frisbee, traveling, and attempting to line dance.