About This Show
As scientists, we find our research intimately tied to the state of science policy and funding in the federal government. As citizens, we want to be better informed about the governing bodies, agencies, and individuals who set the scientific goals for our nation. In this podcast, we bridge that gap, bringing you conversations with the finest minds at the intersection of science, policy, and advocacy.
Most Recent Episode
Harold Varmus: on reforming the culture of science
The Science Soapbox team always values an opportunity to talk with someone who brings multiple perspectives on science policy. So we were obviously thrilled to lend our soapbox to Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate and previous head of the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. He currently runs a lab at Weill Cornell Medical College working on the molecular mechanisms behind the spreading of cancer. In this episode, Dr. Varmus shares his insights into setting priorities for a national agency, the purpose of Ph.D. training, and science funding reform.
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