The Health Files Podcast
About This Show
Your all in one stop for all things related to health and medicine: news, studies, myths and mysteries.
Join me as we discover the secrets behind health news, clinical trials, fake research and falsified statistical evidence. Through fun facts, funny and informative interviews and breakdowns of the complicated world of medical research, we can all become more informed citizens and consumers, and not be so easily swayed by the latest discovery fad.
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Most Recent Episode
EP13: The Battle for Science [Interview with Dr. Jamie Vernon]
Oct 31 17
In the age of "fake news" and the "post truth", we are at a crossroads: on one hand, potential for innovative and positive change - renewable energy, international collaboration, harnessing the power of genetics and so on, on the other hand, potential for a downward spiral - of antibiotic resistant bacteria and super storms of climate change just to name a few. In the middle of all this, is science, trying to get its message out, and science communicators - be it journalists, academics, researchers, doctors, public scientists, magazine publishers, documentary film directors or responsible bloggers - who are trying to sift through the mess, find the truth, and deliver it to your social media feed. This is a tough job, and one now lightly taken on, but absolutely vital nonetheless. To help us in our exploration of the challenges of science communication today, we have Dr. Jamie Vernon joining us today. He is the executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society, editor-in-chief of the magazine, American Scientist, as well as a myriad of other highly impressive previous jobs that we will mention during our interview. Link to sigma xi: www.sigmaxi.org Link to Symposium on November 10, 2017: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/symposium-on-atmospheric-chemistry-climate-and-health -------------- I want to hear from you! You can find me on twitter @healthfilespod, the Facebook page is called "the health files podcast", you can use the contact us page on the new website www.thehealthfilespodcast.com, or leave feedback in whatever podcasting app you are using to listen to this show. The intro music is by the Band Broke for free, titled Juparo.