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CTSI Discovery Radio is a unique facet of the Clinical & Translation Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin. Each 30-minute monthly show informs and educates listeners about translational research relative to current health topics, clinical studies and advancements in biomedical research leading to better outcomes. CTSI Discovery Radio is hosted and produced by award-winning veteran radio personality Bryan Belmer. Visit the CTSI website at https://ctsi.mcw.edu
 
Mission: The mission of Discovery Institute is to advance a culture of purpose, creativity and innovation. Program: Discovery Institute is an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued. Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy ...
 
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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. On today’s show, learn about effective surgical procedures for battling pancreas cancer and discover a new clinical trial aimed at improving patient treatments and outcomes. We’re focused on pancreatic cancer surgeries and treatments, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
Hearing loss affects millions of people, ranging from something that can create inconvenience to causing isolation. But, there are devices that can successfully restore hearing and improve quality of life. Plus, discover how we may already have a tool for better hearing right in our hands. Listen, and learn all about hearing loss…inside this editio…
 
Exposure to lead can be dangerous…especially for our children…posing a serious public health threat, and leading to efforts to mitigate risks for our families. We’re focusing on pediatric lead poisoning, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!על ידי CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin
 
When a patient has a serious or terminal condition, an additional layer of care can come into action. It’s known as Palliative Care. In this episode, we focus on it, including a special opportunity to hear from a patient who’s receiving it. Discover the benefits & blessings of palliative care, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio.…
 
Functional abdominal pain disorders impact millions of children worldwide, with few effective treatment options available. Now, there’s a successful, innovative, non-pharmacological, alternative therapy that’s positively impacting and improving lives. Discover auricular neurostimulation, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
Breast cancer affects more American women than any other type of cancer. But the overall incidence and mortality rates don’t tell the whole story about breast cancer, leading to a large-scale study aiming to discover reasons for these significant disparities. Learn about the Breast Cancer: Race & Place research study, inside this edition of CTSI Di…
 
Millions of American struggle with something essential for life: Breathing. This is due to a lifelong respiratory disease known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Learn about the battle to breathe with COPD, including real-life experiences of those who have it, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
We now have approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Although some people may be hesitant to get vaccinated, discover how and why these vaccines are safe and effective in protecting us against the COVID-19 coronovirus. Later, visit a vaccination clinic as someone receives their dose…and that ‘someone’ is host Bryan Belmer. Learn the facts about the C…
 
A critically important national, multi-institutional clinical trial is underway, and the CTSI is part of it, all in the hopes of finding an effective treatment today and perhaps in the future. Learn about the CONTAIN COVID Convalescent Plasma clinical trial, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
Pancreatic cancer. The mere mention of it makes us fear the worst. But while it is an aggressive form of cancer, we know more about its biology than even a decade ago, including recent groundbreaking research that could lead to more discoveries. Learn about pancreatic cancer and related research, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
Clearly, we see that 2020 was a year filled with stories of research and discovery through translational science, including several public health crises, ranging from gun violence impacting our local community, to a vaping epidemic injuring our national community, to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic plaguing our global community. We’ll take a …
 
We live in a world filled with microorganisms that can threaten our public health. But thanks to vaccines, we can become immune to many otherwise dangerous, even deadly diseases. On today’s show, learn how vaccines protect us and save lives, ours and our children’s. We’re learning about vaccinations, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
The science of epidemiology looks into the incidence and distribution of diseases, and today researchers are tracking cases of and answers for the virus causing a worldwide pandemic. Discover the epidemiology of COVID-19, including definitions for terms you hear related to the Coronavirus. It’s all inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
The year 2020 brought global health into greater focus than ever before. On today’s show, we’re bringing into focus how global health truly involves everywhere and everyone. Learn global health perspectives in times of a time of a global health pandemic, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!על ידי CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, a researcher who focuses on sickle cell disease (SCD) was concerned. So, she assembled a team to create a registry of SCD patients who’ve contracted COVID-19. Learn about a SCD/COVID-19 registry that’s now international in scope and hope of providing better outcomes, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio…
 
Technology is not only changing how healthcare is delivered, it’s also advancing where and when it’s delivered. On today’s show, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly increasing the need for virtual-care. We’ll also hear how virtual-care is impacting patients who are among the most vulnerable for getting COVID-19. Learn about virtual-care, …
 
From the onset, medical experts warned that patients with pre-existing conditions are more vulnerable to infection from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. On today’s show, discover how COVID-19 is impacting patients treated in the area of medicine know as cardio-oncology. We’ll also learn how recovered patients can make a difference in COVID-19 treatment an…
 
Worldwide efforts continue to control the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. And while most haven’t contracted the virus, the social distancing and isolation from the pandemic have taken a toll on adults as well as kids. We’re exploring the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. And later, learn about a nationwide registry col…
 
It’s a global health crisis never before seen in our lifetime, leading some to misunderstand what it is we’re experiencing, question how we stop the spread of it, and left to wonder what happens next. So, we’ve reached out to some experts and thought leaders for perspectives on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio.…
 
You hear it in the news all-too-often: The increasing public health concern surrounding vaping. According to many experts it’s has risen to the level of public health crisis, including cases right here in our community. We’re focusing on the breathtaking risks of vaping, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!…
 
Mitochondria are called the powerhouse of our human cells, but when they fail to function properly, it’s like flipping the switch of the power source off. On today’s show we’ll learn about Mitochondrial Disease, from research aimed at better diagnosing it to the experience of one young woman who has it. Hear it all inside this edition of CTSI Disco…
 
There are approximately 100,000 diagnosed cases of Sickle Cell Disease in the United States, and millions more worldwide. Patients born with it are often faced with episodes of severe, acute pain as well as ongoing chronic pain. On today’s show, learn about Sickle Cell Disease and research aimed at better understanding the pain it causes. It’s all …
 
It’s a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects over a million people throughout the U.S. For many, it’s controllable with medication. But, some patients don’t respond to these treatments and require surgery which, in severe cases, can result in removal of the colon. On today’s show, discover hopes for a new medication and a successful surgi…
 
It’s a chronic disease that affects people from the very beginning of life. But successful research is leading to ever-improving treatments, resulting in ever-increasing life expectancy. And later, we’ll hear from a woman in our community who is thriving, despite battling it. We’re learning about Cystic Fibrosis, the transition from pediatric to ad…
 
It’s a virus-type so common that almost every male and female in the U.S. will contract some form of it during their lifetime. The good news is, it’s preventable. But, for some, it can have devastating consequences. We’re learning all about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). And later, we’ll discover a clinical trial that’s showing promising results f…
 
We’ve all had an acute illness that resulted in vomiting. It’s the worst! But imagine having a condition that causes you to experience severe episodes of vomiting for hours or even days. On today’s show, discover the latest on the chronic GI condition known as Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, and later we’ll from someone in our community who has it. We’re…
 
Nearly 3 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. each year. While most are mild, they present challenges for researchers, clinicians and patients. On today’s show, learn about mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), including a look at one clinical trial that used yoga as therapy for recovery. It’s all inside this edition of CTSI Dis…
 
Original Air Date: APRIL 19, 2019 | It affects over 26 million Americans, including more than 6 million children. Fortunately, it is treatable. On today’s show, we’ll focus on asthma and efforts to improve treatments for it. We’ll also learn about an asthma-related study that’s focusing on air-quality in daycares. And we’ll discover an experimental…
 
It’s something we all do, or need to do, for good health: Sleep. On today’s show, learn about disorders that can affect healthy sleep from a sleep expert. We’ll also learn about sleep studies that can help overcome sleep disorders. And we’ll focus our CTSI on a local medical student who’s designing dream bedrooms for kids fighting cancer. We’ll dis…
 
The battle against heroin and prescription opioid use disorder wages on across our nation and in our community. On today’s show, we’ll update you on local efforts to fight and measure the size and scope of our local epidemic. We’ll also discover what researchers are learning about chronic pain and pain treatment. And we’ll focus our CTS-Eye on a cl…
 
The All of Us research program recently completed its first year on a national level, and All of Us Wisconsin will soon wrap up its first year as well. We’ll update you on the largest medical research program in our nation’s history. And later, we’ll hear an inspiring, personal story of how All of Us is offering hope to a family in our community. I…
 
Throughout 2018, CTSI Discovery Radio brought you fascinating stories of research and discoveries through translational science each month, including a look at the past, present and future of Precision Medicine, medical breakthroughs and innovations through team science, and encouraging impactful stories of positive and successful outcomes. We’ll r…
 
When a research scientist’s work revealed that kids today are losing their passion for learning, she took action to address this critical issue in child development. On today’s show, discover how her research lead first to a best-selling book, and now a program teaching the seven essential life skills every child needs, including right here in our …
 
Research suggests there’s compelling evidence that growing up in poverty negatively impacts early childhood brain development, resulting in lower academic achievement and diminishing long-term health outcomes. On today’s show, learn about research investigating the neuroscience of poverty. We’ll also discover a clinical trial that’s testing an expe…
 
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the U.S., but research shows that a significant disparity exists in the U.S. and, specifically, in Milwaukee. On today’s show, learn about a research study hoping to provide better outcomes for African American men treated for prostate cancer in our community. We’ll also discover a …
 
A procedure for certain stage-4 abdominal cancers, combining surgery and a specialized chemo-therapy treatment, is proving to be successful in giving patients both quantity and quality of life back. On today’s show, learn about the procedure known as HIPEC. We’ll also hear from someone in our community who was treated with HIPEC. And later, we’ll f…
 
It’s a rare but devastating muscular disease that afflicts children from birth. But a world-wide collaboration of doctors, including one local expert, are seeing encouraging results from an effective gene therapy they’ve developed to treat it. We continue our new segment on clinical trials. And later, we focus on the suicide burden, and efforts to …
 
When someone is injured, it puts that person at significant risk for disability or even death. In fact, each year, injury is among the leading causes of death in the U.S. So, what can be done to try to reduceinjuries and their potentially devastating results? On today’s show, we’ll learn about the importance of treating injury as disease. We’ll als…
 
A commonly prescribed blood thinner can cause a serious, even fatal condition known as HIT. On today’s show, we’ll hear from a local researcher who’s working diligently on new treatments and tools for diagnosing HIT. And later, we’ll hear about a new public awareness campaign that can make you a hero in an emergency situation. We’re learning about …
 
Autism is a neurological disorder that can dramatically affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It’s a life-long condition, even though many associate it with young children. On today’s show, we’ll look at some of those challenges among teens and young adult with Autism, and their increased risk mental health conditions l…
 
It's a new cancer treatment that genetically alters a person's immune system, training healthy cells to target and kill deadly cancer cells. On today show, hear from the team of doctors who worked collaboratively in translating basic science research into successful clinical application. And later, hear from the Wisconsin man whose life has been ex…
 
He calls it the last revolution in medicine, and he ought to know. He’s new to SE Wisconsin, but through his years of expertise, he’s leading researchers and clinicians in using the human genome to better understand disease, improve diagnoses and advance patient care in our community and beyond! Learn about Precision Medicine’s past, present and fu…
 
In academic medicine, post-doctoral fellows are often at the forefront of scientific research. But not all post-docs stay in academics. On today’s show, we’ll discover an organization that’s helping post-docs gain experience from industry, while providing knowledge to industry. It’s known as PICO, or Postdoc Industry Consultants. Learn more, inside…
 
2017 was another year packed full of interesting stories of research and discoveries through translational science…and every month, CTSI Discovery Radio them to you. We learned about a public health crisis that’s claiming lives in our community and a project helping bring new lives into the community. We heard about impactful outcomes, impactful in…
 
Perhaps by now you’ve already heard about Precision Medicine, the revolutionary new approach of improving healthcare to the meet specific needs of individuals. On today’s show, we’ll share insight into a bold, exciting nationwide research program, designed to accelerate progress toward a new age of Precision Medicine for all of us. Learn about the …
 
When was the last time you thought about your liver’s health? Do you ever? On today’s show, we will look at liver health, as well as a specific chronic liver disease, liver transplant, and later we’ll hear from someone who suffered from a chronic liver disease, requiring a liver transplant. It’s Liver Awareness Month, so we’re going to show some lo…
 
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