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Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’r ...
 
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The Anti-Doping Podcast

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The Anti-Doping Podcast

Dr. Marie McNeely and the Partnership for Clean Competition

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Want to stay up to date on important issues in anti-doping research, technology, law, policy, and more? This podcast presented by the Partnership for Clean Competition covers important topics in the anti-doping field through interviews with experts including scientists, sport organizations, athletes, and other clean sport champions. The Partnership for Clean Competition is a global non-profit organization that is protecting the integrity of sport and public health by engaging and supporting ...
 
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Sister On!

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Sister On!

Rebecca & Natalie Davey

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Two very different sisters (one artist/entrepreneur, one teacher/philosopher) work through some of their lives' big hurdles, using humour and the superpower they like to call "reframing." Episodes drop every Wednesday.
 
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Grief is something that is present for a lot of us. There's lots to be sad about, so what's the best way to process the grief arising from it? Do we have an obligation to feel sad all the time given the daily tragedies in our world? We shine light on our own ongoing griefs and explore what it means to feel safe enough to feel all our feelings, even…
 
Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. In the lab, she compares brains to find out what they are made of and what difference that makes for the organism in terms of its abilities. She is interested in finding out how many neurons and other cell types brains have, determining whethe…
 
Nat and Bec chat with Chicago-born digital media artist and social entrepreneur Anna DeShawn. We reminisce about the Podcast Movement conference in LA, church as preparation for life as a performer, and Anna shares some insights about creating when you don't fit in any box, doing many things at a time, and developing a self-care regimen that enable…
 
Dr. Bill Mallon is an Olympic historian as well as Co-founder and Past President of the International Society of Olympic Historians. He is also a medical doctor, specializing in orthopedic surgery, and a former professional golfer. Bill joined us in this episode to discuss the history of anti-doping and the Olympics.…
 
Dr. Stanley Maloy is Dean of the College of Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences, and Professor in Biology at San Diego State University. Stanley’s lab is working on a new approach for delivering vaccines that may be beneficial for the development of new types of vaccines. They are also collaborating with colleagues in …
 
Bec and Nat chat with Jen McNeely, founder of She Does the City, about what it means to curate her life even as she curates a publishing platform. We get into shifts in perspective, taking on different roles as we mature and media changes, the negative side of wine mom culture, advocating for mental health and recovery, and simpler ways of being. L…
 
Dr. Tara Alvarez is Professor of Bio-Medical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Chief Scientific Officer at OculoMotor Technologies. Tara’s research focuses on how we move our eyes, how visual information is brought in through our visual system, and how the brain changes. In particular, she studies a condition called convergence …
 
What is art anyways? This week we're reframing the binary of highbrow and lowbrow art after watching the Hallmark movie The Beach House, starring Minka Kelly, Andie MacDowell, and Chad Michael Murray. Do our categories get in the way of really engaging with art? How can we cast off these ingrained ideas to engage with whatever is in front of us — w…
 
Paul Greene is an attorney at Global Sports Advocates, LLC who represents a variety of clients in the sports realm, including everyone from Olympic committees to athletes accused of doping. He joins us in this episode to discuss the legal process for athletes who might find themselves accused of wrongdoing.…
 
Dr. Malia Gehan is an Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Her research examines how to improve crops in terms of their response to temperature stress and other abiotic stresses. She is does this through examining natural variation in plants. There are many plants that are highly resilient in different environmental conditi…
 
This week we step outside of the podcast recording studio to reframe a couple of locations we have a lot of history with. We visit two coffee shops — ‘G.N.’ and ‘C.’ — that we’ve both spent a lot of time in and are full of memories (not all of them good). How do spaces take root in our minds and become meaning-filled, and how can we reframe places …
 
Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar is the Smith and Lucille Gibson Professor of Medicine, Director of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, Co-Director of the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center, and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville. Much of Aruni’s work has focused on understanding how the he…
 
Fiction writing can be a really powerful reframing tool — writer Katie Zdybel joins us to talk about this idea and reframe our own writing lives in the process. Plus: finding the right headspace for writing, living in the Yukon, seeing beauty in the landscape (and sometimes not!), and using fiction to build better relationships with the sadnesses t…
 
Janelle Winston is a lawyer who represents the NFL and its teams in labor-management disputes involving compensation and salary, player discipline, electronic medical records, and workers’ compensation, as well as anti-doping. She is also the newest member of the Partnership for Clean Competition’s Board of Governors, representing the NFL. We discu…
 
Dr. Franck Polleux is a Professor of Neuroscience and member of the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. Franck’s research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie brain and neuronal development, how neural connectivity may be different in the human brain compared to other mammals, an…
 
Nat joins Miranda Hassell in a two-for-one episode of Sister On! and The Big D on reframing divorce. How can we put this painful process in a new light and learn to choose ourselves over relationships? Take in our breakup stories (because who doesn't like a little drama?), the ways we reframe our experiences of divorce, and what comes after the pap…
 
Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She is a marine biologist who studies sea worms called polychaetes. Pat describes new species and works to understand where they live, what they do, and how diverse they are. These worms play an important role in the food chain and she has been d…
 
What's the biggest risk you've ever taken? Managing risk has been front and centre in our minds these past two years of COVID. This episode tries to unpack some of that risk in a broader way as we examine big risks we've made in the past and what our choices say about us. How do we react differently to the risks imposed on us, versus the ones we ch…
 
Jeff Cook is the General Counsel for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), where he leads USADA’s legal and investigative staff as well as the legal department’s arbitration and legal cases. He joins us in this episode to discuss his experiences and his role in fighting doping in sport.By Partnership for Clean Competition
 
Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is the Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Nick’s lab is working to discover compounds in fungi that may be able to be used for medicines, particularly new therapeutics to treat cancer in humans. Outs…
 
We're back from the Podcast Movement Evolutions conference in LA, where we had a bit of an existential crisis. We give you our travelogue, where we gave some serious thought to rebranding and reframing Sister On! as this project of ours grows and changes. Also, finding a mentor, SMART goals, being mansplained to in Ubers, and prioritizing pleasure.…
 
Dr. Christine McCarthy is the Lamont Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She studies the mechanical and geological features of ice and rocks. Even though on the surface rocks appear static, deep within the earth they undergo dynamic deformations, and she studies these processes, as well as ho…
 
Does our relationship with food need reframing? We had a talk with Dr. Michelle May, a former family physician who struggled with disordered eating, about what it means to eat mindfully and how we can cultivate healthier ways of thinking about food. We got into identifying self-care habits that can make us feel better, how to actually change our ha…
 
Dr. Nathan Smith will soon be starting his new roles as Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in Research and Research Education as well as Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. Currently, Nathan is Director of Basic Neuroscience Research and a Principal Investigator in the Cen…
 
This week is all about reframing life's big transitions as we talk with writer Carley Fortune about leaving her steady career in the Canadian media industry to work as a solo writer and novelist. She tells us about the concept of matrescence, something she has written about in her time with Refinery29 — a challenging experience that many parents un…
 
Noah Hoffman is a two-time Olympian. He competed for Team USA in Nordic skiing before moving on to become an advocate for athletes, both in a personal capacity and as a board member of the group Global Athlete, as well as an Athlete presenter for the Education Team at USADA. Noah joined us in this episode to talk about how doping affects athletes a…
 
Dr. Louis Schipper is a Professor in the School of Science at the University of Waikato. Research in Louis’s group focuses on how we can work with the land to achieve the food and other things we need while minimizing negative environmental impacts. To do this he looks at microorganisms in the soil and the cycling of nutrients in soil. Louis likes …
 
Can reframing be misconstrued as toxic positivity? Bec wonders if she’s still allowed to be annoyed at super positive people. Nat suggests yes, although she suggests we all need to find our safe space to be grumpy. Bec worries about being fake if she’s too positive. Nat wonders if sometimes we are scared of healing. The book we reference is Complai…
 
Dr. Verónica Di Stilio is a full Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. As a plant evolutionary biologist, Verónica is interested in understanding how the diversity of plant life came to be. In particular, she studies the evolution of plant innovations, like fruits and flowers. She is working to identify how the gen…
 
Recording through a bonding technology debacle, Bec and Nat talk with designer and songwriter Sharon Glassman (the founder of Smile Songs, a line of musical greeting cards and gifts) about reframing the concept of introversion. The wide-ranging conversation spans what it means to be an introvert — touching on how she hacked her career to make it wo…
 
Dr. Fred Schaufele is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and a Co-Founder at XCellAssay. He’s a research scientist with extensive knowledge and capabilities in a broad variety of biochemical, molecular, and cellular fields. In this episode, Dr. Schaufele discusses recently completed PCC-funded research on detecting anabolic …
 
Dr. Bonney is a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont. She studies the immune systems of pregnant women. Dr. Bonney is trying to understand why the female body doesn't reject the growing baby, even though it carries unfamiliar proteins from …
 
All about reframing our changing selves! We are not static. Recording early morning from the farm, Bec and Nat check in on the problems they tried to reframe for each other back in Episode 11. Bec’s question was around asking too many “whys.” And Nat’s was around navigating feelings of discontent. The sisters come to the conclusion that taking each…
 
Dr. Angelique C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of the startup company MEMStim LLC which is dedicated to reducing the cost of cochlear implants to treat hearing loss. She is also an adjunct faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville. Angelique develops microfabricated arrays of wires for use in cochlear implan…
 
Bec and Nat interview writer Marissa Stapley, whose writing career takes a major turn when Reese Witherspoon endorses her latest novel Lucky. Marissa Stapley has worked as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and is now the internationally bestselling author of the novels Lucky, a Reese’s Book Club December 2021 Pick, The Last Resort, Things…
 
Dr. Olivier Rabin is the Senior Director of Science and Medicine at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Among his many responsibilities are overseeing the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods as well as the Athlete Biological Passport. He joins us today to talk about the WADA Prohibited List and changes for 2022.…
 
Dr. Cullen Buie is an Associate Professor and the Esther and Harold E. Egerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Cullen’s lab, they are working on a variety of projects that involve putting new nucleic acids or DNA into cells. For the most part, they use bacteri…
 
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