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32 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Episode 27, Part 1: American Cancer Society 2022 Grant Winners at UT Austin Share Their Research
In this two part episode, we’ll hear from the five 2022 recipients of the UT Austin American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, which was created to foster the careers of new cancer researchers. Although some of their work might be challenging to understand, listen closely for all of the different kinds of research and how it gets done.
33 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Episode 26: Health Science Career Mentorship – A Practical Discussion with a Mentor and Mentee
The LCI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows have a moderated conversation with Dr. S. Gail Eckhardt, Chair of the Department of Oncology at UT Austin’s Dell Medical School and the Director of the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, and Dr. Anna Capasso, Assistant Professor of Oncology at UT Austin, Dell Medical School, about their relationship as a mentor (an experienced and trusted advisor) and mentee (someone who is receiving counseling from a mentor).
30 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Episode 25: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: Research Roundtable Discussion
In this episode, Kristen Wynn talks with four different cancer researchers: Olivia Lu, now at UCSF, Brittney Fernandez, Benjamin Umlauf and David Hormuth at UT Austin, about their work and careers, showcasing the breadth and depth of work in the field of cancer research, and what a career in research really looks like. For more information about the Livestrong at School Program for high school and middle school students, also mentioned in this episode, visit https://dellmed.utexas.edu/education/academics/programs-for-youth-and-undergrads/livestrong-at-school.
29 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Episode 24: Undergraduate Student Researcher Nagaharini Venkoba Rao
In this episode we meet Nagaharini Venkoba Rao, one of ten undergraduate students to take part in the LCI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) 2022, and her Preceptor, Dr. Stephen Yi, Director of Bioinfomatics at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.
5 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
Season Two Celebration and Season Three Previews!
Thank you for listening and learning with us for two seasons! Let’s celebrate what we’ve learned and look ahead to season three with a preview of our next episode, featuring an undergraduate student conducting cancer research with LCI this summer.
9 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Mid-Month Mini Episode: Diversity Divulged
Bethany and Rachel describe, dissect, and define the many layers of Diversity. Their discussion provides a broader perspective on diversity, access, and how we all benefit from having additional insights into how we can all proceed as a door opener or door slammer. This episode was mixed and mastered by Alejandra Arrazola
14 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Mid-Month Mini Episode: Setting a Precedent: First-Generation College Students
What is a “First-Generation College Student?” According to The University of Texas at Austin’s First-Generation Resource Page, it’s defined as students that derive from backgrounds that do not have parents or guardians with a four-year or higher degree from a college or university. This may also be inclusive of foreign nationals and families who have degrees outside of the United States. There are varying definitions, competing identities and sometimes familial demands. All these complexities require resources. Binta Brown and Tatiana Calliham discuss their experiences and what campus resources are available.
30 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Episode 23: Tobacco Use and Cancer Prevention: More Complicated Than You Think
Dr. Jas Ahluwalia, Professor of Behavioral and Social Science and Professor of Medicine at Brown University, comes on to tell us about his research and work in tobacco use, addiction and cancer prevention in vulnerable populations.
22 minutes | May 19, 2022
Episode 22: Vulnerability: Cancer & Career
This month’s podcast episode reflects on the benefits of personal and professional vulnerability.
8 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Moment of Cancer Awareness: Head and Neck Cancer
April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, and in this short episode we talk with Dr. Laura Chow at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, about the basics of Head and Neck Cancers.
29 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Episode 21: Young Adult Cancer Caregiver and Oncology Pharmacist, Dr. Laura Cannon
Summary: “If we don’t use what we’ve been through then what was it for?” – Dr. Laura Cannon, The University of Texas at Austin. Kristen Wynn talks with Dr. Laura Cannon, who moderated our Young Adult Advisory Board discussions, Episode 16 Part 1 and 2, and takes the time to tell her own story of her work as an Oncology Pharmacist as well as caregiver for her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer in his early 30s. This episode of Cancer Uncovered was mixed and mastered by Oscar Kitmanyen.
30 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Episode 20: Cancer Genomics and Whole Person Care
Dr. Jeanne Kowalski-Muegge with the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, discusses her work in cancer genomics and its important role in discovering the best course of treatment for each person facing cancer.
7 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Moment of Cancer Awareness: Colon Cancer
In this short episode, Dr. Anna Capasso with the Livestrong Cancer Institutes talks about the basics of Colon Cancer for Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and she also reminds us of the importance of supporting the unique needs of each patient, beyond just treating the cancer itself, with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians.
17 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Mid-Month Mini Episode: The Calling of Servant Leadership
This month’s podcast explores how to serve others with integrity and humility. Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D. is the W. K. Kellogg Professor in Community College Leadership and the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at University of Texas at Austin. He holds courtesy appointments with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Center for Mexican American Studies, and various other research centers across the University. His current work advances research-informed best practices and policy solutions that improve educational outcomes for underserved students in education, with a special emphasis on boys and young men of color. Dr. Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change in 2005 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also earned a Master's degree in Public Affairs (1999) and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1996) from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Luis Ponjuán is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. His research agenda focuses on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity for marginalized groups in public and private institutions. He has spoken at the White House for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the United States Congress, and Institutional Boards of Regents across the nation. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, and degrees from Florida State University and the University of New Orleans. He is a Cuban immigrant, naturalized U.S. citizen, and first-generation college graduate.
29 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Episode 19: Genetic Counseling and CUSP
Genetic Counseling is an exciting and nuanced field in healthcare that is expanding rapidly. Kalisi Logan, Certified Genetic Counselor in the oncology clinic at UT Health Austin, helps us uncover the day-to-day reality of the work as well as the typical path to becoming a genetic counselor. We also discuss the new Clinical Undergraduate Shadowing Program at the LCI, known as CUSP.
30 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Episode 18: Cancer Prevention and Screening
In this episode, LCI’s Kristen Wynn interviews Kaela Momtselitdze with the American Cancer Society about her work in Cancer Control and Prevention and the importance of cancer screening, as well as ways that all of us can work to prevent cancer in our lives now. Kristen also talks with Dr. Valerie Galvan-Turner of UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes Clinic about cervical cancer for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This episode of Cancer Uncovered was edited, mixed, and mastered by Will Shute and Morgan Honaker.
16 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Mid-Month Mini Episode: Breaking the Silence & Stigma of Imposter Syndrome
Everyone experiences imposter syndrome at some point in their life. Feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, or incompetence can easily crowd our minds. What can we do about it? How do we face these fears? Texas Lead Directors Bethany Wendler and Rachel Cohen-Ford outline strategies of how we can approach imposter syndrome head on.
27 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Episode 17: The Practice and Trajectory of Palliative Care in Oncology
Palliative care is an important part of a cancer care plan that is often overlooked. Two experts on palliative care join us on this episode to help us understand this specialized medical treatment. Dr. Elizabeth Kvale is the director of the Supportive Care and Survivorship Program and medical director of the cancer treatment program at Livestrong Cancer Institutes. Emily McLeod is a clinical nurse specialist at the Livestrong Cancer Institute’s clinic.
29 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 16 Part 2: The Young Adult Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes
Young adults face unique challenges when faced with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. On this two part episode, we welcome Ryan Becerra, Rebecca Munoz, MPH, and Ajit Sharma, PhD, who share their experience with cancer and also serve on the Young Adult Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes. Laura Cannon PharmD, MPH, pharmacist at the LCI, hosts this important discussion. This episode of Cancer Uncovered was mixed and mastered by Ean Herrera.
27 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Episode 16: Part 1: The Young Adult Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes
Young adults face unique challenges when faced with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. On this two part episode, we welcome Ryan Becerra, Rebecca Munoz, MPH, and Ajit Sharma, PhD, who share their experience with cancer and also serve on the Young Adult Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes. Laura Cannon PharmD, MPH, and pharmacist at the LCI hosts this important discussion. This episode of Cancer Uncovered was mixed and mastered by Morgan Honaker.
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