Tag: National Institutes of Health

Dr. David R. Williams : The Social Factors of Health

The field of behavioral sciences has some of the key answers to some of the major crises that the United States faces, in terms of health. My name is David Williams. My work is looking at social factors that affect health. I think most Americans, when we think about health, we think about medical care….


Dietary Supplement Practicum (6 of 21): NIH Funding for Research & Training

>>Regan Bailey: Our next presentation is a result of the evaluations that people filled out. People said they wanted to know a lot about funding at NIH and how do we get funding, what’s available. And so, we have a senior staff member from ODS, Dr. Abby Ershow, who was a program officer at NHLBI…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (3 of 21): What the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Does

>>Regan Bailey: So, our next presenter is Michelle Rusk. She’s a senior staff attorney from the Federal Trade Commission, and she’s one of the few speakers who’s been with us almost every year of this practicum, and she’s just such a joy and a delight to have with us again. So, please join me in…


Sepsis Treatment & Vitamin C – Trials & Updates (Septic Shock)

welcome to another MedCram lecture we’re gonna talk about some really interesting developments with vitamin C in septic shock and if you’ve been following this you’ll know that there is a paper that was published in chests awhile ago by the author of Marik who looked at vitamin C and hydrocortisone and thiamine in the…


Data That’s Right on Key: Harmonizing the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey

♪ To really be able to look at changes over time was a lot of work. Grudge work. In the past, I’ve always thought the Tobacco Use Supplement was a very important source of data, which was quite unique. But because of the way that you had to get it, you would always have to…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (2 of 21): What the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Does

>>Regan Bailey: — first official session of the practicum with a presentation by Dr. Sybil Swift from the FDA, and as I mentioned, I’m not going to extensively introduce each of our speakers, because I don’t want to take time away from the valuable information that they are going to be providing. So please join…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (8 of 21): Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements

>>Luisa Rios-Avila: Okay, our next speaker, our last speaker of the day, is Dr. Barbara Sorkin. Dr. Sorkin is also part of the Office of Dietary Supplements. She is the director of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products program, and we are very happy to have her here today…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (12 of 21): Interactions between Supplements & Drugs

>>Cindy Davis: So, our last speaker of the morning will be Dr. Bill Gurley who is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. He is director of the UAMS clinical pharmacokinetics research laboratory and chair of the UAMS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and vice…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (4 of 21): Dietary Supplement Research & Regulation Panel Discussion

>>Female Speaker: Questions?>>Female Speaker: Is there — is there an agency that specifically protects seniors? I work with two high-risk populations — very, very fragile special needs kids and very, very elderly geriatrics — and many, many geriatric patients have lost lots of money in supplements. And more importantly, their names and addresses were sold…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (20 of 21): Analysis of the Evidence

>>Becky Costello: And our last speaker, but not least, today, is Paul Thomas, who’s a scientific consultant with the office also. And he works primarily preparing the dietary supplement fact sheets, along with other educational materials, and does a lot of interaction with the media. And Dr. Thomas also manages the Federal Working Group on…