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A Safe Path Forward

In 2020, Covid-19 entered the United States and changed our daily lives. Quarantining, face coverings, social distancing, and working from home have become our “new normal.” The spread of Covid-19 is flattening out and the number of cases in some parts of the country have leveled off. However, experts warn of a second wave in the fall. So, how do we move forward in the face of Covid-19 and its continued impact on our lives? And what should we do to plan for the future?

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Engineering Solutions to COVID-19 with Chris Saldana, Sam Graham

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented changes and challenges in our world and nation. With personal protective equipment and other medical devices in short supply, engineers within the College are doing their part to help the healthcare system during this crisis. Our guests for this episode include Chris Saldana, professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and Sam Graham, Eugene Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair of Mechanical Engineering, who are here to talk about the work they are doing to fight the spread of COVID-19. We spoke to our guests virtually, due to social distancing.

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Personalized Medicine with Manu Platt

Personalized medicine today is allowing doctors to become even more targeted with patient care. They are better to able predict how we will respond to a treatment or determine what diseases we may be at risk for. It also means – more effective treatments. Your own stem cells could be the main ingredient in your own personalized cure.

Manu Platt talks about his work in medicine and healthcare – specifically HIV and Sickle Cell and how personalized medicine fits into the diseases we face.