Raw Talk Podcast

By University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Raw Talk is a graduate student-run podcast at the University of Toronto about medical science, and the people who make it happen. We focus on the journeys, perspectives, and expertise of health researchers, professionals, students, patients, and community members at the University of Toronto and beyond. Our mission is to promote a research culture within the Faculty of Medicine and broader life science student community; provide guidance to current and prospective graduate students; and to engage the public in medical science innovations and translational research.

  1. 1.
    #96: Genetic Testing: What it Means for Families and the Future
    53:59
  2. 2.
    #95: Live or Be Alive: Medical Assistance in Dying
    1:00:01
  3. 3.
    #94: Child Maltreatment: Healing and Breaking the Cycle
    1:00:27
  4. 4.
    #93: The Future of Antibiotics
    53:38
  5. 5.
    #92: Producing and Pricing Drugs in Canada
    47:40
  6. 6.
    #91: Social Determinants of Health: Care beyond the Clinic
    1:00:42
  7. 7.
    #90: Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare
    1:01:42
  8. 8.
    #89: Vaccines: Making History
    59:44
  1. 9.
    #88: Tuberculosis: The Forgotten Pandemic
    50:56
  2. 10.
    #87: Water: Access, Equity and Greater Impacts
    1:02:13
  3. 11.
    #86: Global Health
    1:03:23
  4. 12.
    #85: The Disability Discourse
    58:31
  5. 13.
    #84: Passports and Procedures: Receiving and Providing Care Abroad
    1:00:00
  6. 14.
    #83: The Stories, Science and Ethics of Organ Donation
    57:59
  7. 15.
    #82: Making Strides: Amputation & Prosthetics
    43:49
  8. 16.
    #81: A Fault in Our Memory
    1:00:47
  9. 17.
    #80: COVID Decoded: Science and Society in the New Normal
    1:00:19
  10. 18.
    COVID-19 Decoded #8: Immunity in Canada
    58:12
  11. 19.
    COVID-19 Decoded #7: Health Equity
    55:46
  12. 20.
    COVID-19 Decoded #6: Putting It to the Test
    50:21
  13. 21.
    COVID-19 Decoded #5: Intersections with Climate Change
    1:05:22
  14. 22.
    COVID-19 Decoded #4: Public Health & Policy
    56:30
  15. 23.
    COVID-19 Decoded #3: Psychological Impact
    49:35
  16. 24.
    COVID-19 Decoded #2: Epidemiology & Modelling
    58:31
  17. 25.
    COVID-19 Decoded #1: Coronaviruses 101
    58:39
  18. 26.
    #79: Maternal Health Part 2: Pregnancy & Post-Partum
    1:02:01
  19. 27.
    #78: Maternal Health Part 1: Exploring Fertility
    57:13
  20. 28.
    #77: Trans Health: True to Self
    50:46
  21. 29.
    #76: Sports Medicine & Performance: It Takes a Team
    1:02:11
  22. 30.
    #75: The Healing Power of Music
    57:12
  23. 31.
    #74: Outbreak Transmission: When Diseases Go Viral
    1:10:41
  24. 32.
    #73: Biohacking: From Sci-Fi to Reality
    53:40
  25. 33.
    #72: Burning Up: The Health Impacts of Climate Change
    56:53
  26. 34.
    #71: What Does It All Mean?
    1:01:05
  27. 35.
    #70: Not Just Tiny Adults
    58:38
  28. 36.
    #69: Forgotten Voices: Exploring Homelessness and Health
    52:48
  29. 37.
    #68: Down the Rabbit Hole of Psychedelics
    52:43
  30. 38.
    #67: Out of this World: Research and Health in Space
    1:02:30
  31. 39.
    #66: Investing in Tomorrow: Why Are You Voting Science?
    1:04:10
  32. 40.
    #65 Investing in Knowledge: The Life Cycle of Research
    57:01
  33. 41.
    #64: All Consuming: The Science and Stories Behind Eating Disorders
    58:41
  34. 42.
    #63: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Future & Ethical Considerations
    37:35
  35. 43.
    #62: Artificial Intelligence: Where Are We Now?
    48:08
  36. 44.
    #61: Alternative Facts, Pseudoscience, Real Debate
    41:00
  37. 45.
    #60: Forensic Psychiatry: Mental Health Meets the Law
    56:58
  38. 46.
    #59: Let's Get Personal
    1:05:07
  39. 47.
    #58 Our Aging Population: The Silver Tsunami or Red Herring?
    44:28
  40. 48.
    #57 Autism: Unraveling the Spectrum
    56:39
  41. 49.
    #56: Mirror, Mirror - The Science Behind Skin & Cosmetics
    40:27
  42. 50.
    #55: Food for Thought: Unpacking Nutritional Science
    56:00

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Medicine In Motion Podcast

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Athlete Maltreatment Among National Athletes Study and Summary

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Athlete Mental Health

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Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO)

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The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy

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UHN Music Therapy Inpatient Resource

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Certification Board for Music Therapists

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Canadian Association of Music Therapists

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Music Heals

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JHU COVID-19 Dashboard
BlueDot
Naming New Viruses: Something Catchy?
History of Outbreaks in Canada
Public Health Agency of CanadaCDC Outbreak Monitoring
WHO Disease Outbreaks Monitoring
WHO Handbook on Epidemics
Dr Margaret Chan speaks at the 70th World Health Assembly

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Raw Talk Listener Survey!
Open Insulin
NEO.LIFE: Online Magazine
Josiah Zayner: STAT News Op-Ed
The Odin
Andrew Hessel's Website
New York Times Op-doc: \"Gut Hack\"
Genome Project-Write
Humane Genomics
Dr. Michael Szego
Article: Gene therapy clinical trials worldwide to 2017: An update
Article: CRISPR'd babies: human germline genome editing in the 'He Jiankui affair'
Article: Where will we draw the line? Public opinions of human gene editing

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Raw Talk Listener Survey!
TEA: Toronto Environmental Alliance
CAPE: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
CAPE Toolkit for Health Professionals
David Suzuki Foundation
Angry Planet, with George Kourounis
A crisis in the making: MSF and the global health impact of climate change (Article)
Lancet Climate Change Countdown 2019 Report
Meatless Mondays
Climate-induced migration and displacement: closing the policy gap
The UN Refugee Agency: The 1951 Convention

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What does it mean to lead a meaningful life? How do we find meaning in a modern context? Are we in the midst of a ‘meaning crisis’? Answering such profound questions is no easy task, but in this episode, we speak to several guests who are diving into the deep end and trying to do just that. First, we speak with Dr. Fabienne Picard, a neurologist at the University Hospital of Geneva, about using ecstatic seizures to scientifically study the feeling of meaning and what occurs physiologically during these moments. Then, we hear Dr. Tayyab Rashid, a clinical psychologist at the Health and Wellness Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough, discuss how he uses positive psychology in his clinical practice to help people achieve a sense of well-being. Finally, we sat down with Dr. John Vervaeke, professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Toronto, to hear all about zombies, the ‘meaning crisis’, and to get a more philosophical perspective on meaning and how to live a more meaningful life. So join us as we tackle these profound questions, and explore the science, psychology, and the philosophy of meaning and wellbeing. And hopefully you find something meaningful in our exploration!

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Consciousness and Wisdom Lab

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Awakening From the Meaningful Crisis Youtube series

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Taayab Rashid - Positive Psychology

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Children have historically been excluded from medical research studies and clinical trials in order to protect them. While this exclusion is well intentioned, we need pediatric research to answer important clinical questions and improve clinical care for this patient population. On this episode of Raw Talk, we explored the nuances of pediatric health research and clinical practice. Our conversation started with Dr. Elizabeth Stephenson, Staff Cardiologist, researcher, and Chair of the Research Ethics Board at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), who shares why it’s so important to include vulnerable populations, like children, in research and the ethical considerations that make this possible. Dr. Stephenson also discussed concepts including capacity, consent vs assent, and risk vs benefit in the pediatric setting. We also spoke with Nurse Practitioner Tara McKeown and Clinical Research Nurse Andrea Cote about their exciting and challenging roles in the New Agent and Innovative Therapy (NAIT) program, conducting early phase clinical trials at SickKids. Finally, Dr. Paul Nathan, Director of the AfterCare childhood cancer survivorship program at SickKids, shares how clinical care differs in childhood vs adult cancer survivors, the concept of “shared care” in this field, and both he and Dr. Stephenson discuss the importance of including children and adolescents in conversations about their health.

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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
All Ontario AfterCare Programs - POGO
SickKids AfterCare Program
New Agent and Innovative Therapy (NAIT) Program
Children's Oncology Group (COG)
Ronald McDonald House Toronto

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Homelessness remains a persistent, societal and human rights issue that affects over 250,000 Canadians. The challenges go beyond just finding a place to live – those who are homeless or vulnerably housed have higher incidences of chronic mental and physical health problems and often face stigma while navigating the healthcare system. On this episode, we heard from different voices at the intersection of homelessness and health. We started our conversation with Linda Bingham from Working for Change, who shared her lived experience with homelessness and addiction and how she has now found her voice to tell her story for the very first time. We also spoke to Daniela Mergarten, who told us about her struggles to find stable housing, her experiences with the healthcare system, and her advocacy work with the Lived Experience Caucus of the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness. Dr. Alissa Tedesco, a physician in the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program and co-chair of Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) Ontario, told us about the work being done on the frontline to address the healthcare needs of people who are homeless as well as some of the shortcomings of our healthcare and social service systems. Finally, Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, a clinician-scientist and physician in chief at CAMH, told us about her work looking at the effectiveness of a Housing First approach to improve housing stability and health outcomes amongst people experiencing homelessness.

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Linda Bingham's interview
Daniela Mergarten's interview
Voices on the Street, Working for Change
Dr. Naheed Dosani TedX Talk
Daniela’s CBC article on losing her home on Dovercourt
PEACH Website
Journey Home Hospice
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Paper by Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos: Key Ingredients of a Cross-Section Partnership
Extension of At Home/Chez Soi Study by Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos
The Upstream Lab
Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP)
HPAP Report Card
A Housing First success story
Partnership to create affordable housing (University Health Network, United Way of Greater Toronto, City of Toronto)
Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
The Street Health Report\"Too Little Too Late: How we fail vulnerable Canadians as they die and what to do about it\"

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Humans have been captivated by the power of psychedelics for millennia. Traditionally, natural psychedelics have been used in religious rituals to communicate with gods or in warfare to take courage. More casual use of synthetic psychedelics like LSD and DMT is often depicted in movies and songs as surreal and stimulating events. Despite being highly regulated and poorly studied, people continue to use psychedelics for the unique and impactful experiences. In today’s episode, we want to learn what science says about these magic drugs. Dr. Edward Shorter, Professor of History of Medicine and an author of many books on medical drugs, talked to us about how psychedelics were discovered. We also spoke to scientists who explore the potential therapeutic use of psychedelics. Dr. Fred Barrett, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, gave us an overview of current understanding of psychedelics on brain function. Dr. Norm Farb, Professor of Psychology at University of Toronto Mississauga, explained to us his upcoming trial on psychedelic microdosing. Finally, one of our hosts Amber Mullin shared with us her personal experiences with and perspectives on psychedelics. Tune in to find out what psychedelics have to offer.

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Fifty years after humans first set foot on the Moon, we’re on the verge of a new era in space exploration. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA have upcoming plans to go back to the Moon and even the private sector is in on the action, with SpaceX aspiring to send a crew to Mars by 2024. Space exploration is exciting, but we are far from understanding all the effects of space travel on the human body. In today’s episode, we spoke to Dr. Shane Journeay, a physician specializing in physical and rehabilitation medicine. He told us about the requirements for becoming an astronaut, the physical toll of space travel, and the rehabilitation required after returning to Earth. We also spoke to former CSA astronaut and physician Dr. Dave Williams, who told us all about his experience on the International Space Station - from eating and sleeping to running experiments in outer space. Scientists Dr. Laurence Harris and Marieke de Korte told us about the space health research they’re involved with, and Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO of Hexoskin, told us about Astroskin, an intelligent textile that continuously monitors the vital signs of astronauts. You don’t want to miss out on this stellar episode!

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Astronaut Dave Williams’ book Defying Limits
NASA Twin Study
Vection Project
Immuno Profile: Staying Healthy in Space
Canadian Space Agency “Life in Space”

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On October 21, we will be voting in an important federal election that will determine the next 4 years of Canadian’s lives. While voters have many concerns they want addressed, one topic that does not often get the spotlight is science. In this week’s episode, we turned to leading Canadian science advocates for advice on how we can speak up for science. Dr. David Naylor, former President of the University of Toronto and chair of the recent Fundamental Science Review (throwback to episode 65), spoke to us about the importance of fostering a science culture and the misuse of science by politicians. Dr. Molly Shoichet, University Professor at U of T and former Ontario Chief Scientist, shared with us her views on the politicization of science, the vitality of science evidence in providing policy solutions for the future, and the inclusion of scientists into the decision-making process. You’ll also hear from Dr. Imogen Coe, Founding Dean of Science and Professor at Ryerson University, as well as a champion for equity, diversity and, inclusion programs in Canada. She further illustrated the importance of active science communication to improve contributions to science. We spoke to Farah Qaiser, President of the science advocacy organization Toronto Science Policy Network and Graduate Student at U of T, who provided us with a student’s perspective on these vital issues in addition to discussing the ongoing Vote Science campaign – a great and easy way for everyone and anyone to get involved in the world of science policy. Last, but certainly not least, Dr. Amanda Veri, a Research associate at U of T shared her inspiring example of science advocacy we hope will light a fire in you as we approach election day.

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Political Party Platforms
Vote Science Campaign
Toronto Science Policy Network
Evidence4democracy
Canadian Science Policy Conference
Science Outside the Lab North
Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

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On this episode, we explore the life cycle of research: from seeking funding to sharing findings that inspire. Grace spoke to Dr. David Naylor about science culture in Canada and the Fundamental Science Review panel that he chaired. This review reported on the science funding ecosystem in Canada and was key to Federal research budget increases in 2018. Stephania also sat down with Dr. Alan Bernstein, President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and former President of the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). He shared what makes a grant application great and more likely to be awarded funds, as well as the collaborative research that CIFAR is leading. We also spoke with Dr. Orli Bahcall, a Senior Editor at Nature Genetics, who gave us her perspective on publishing, the value of preprints, and impact factor as a measure of publication success. Finally, we dived into what we can do to advocate for more research funding and engage with the public about science. From inspirational ideas to a published article, the research process is an extensive and expensive one.

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Evidence for Democracy - Fundamental Science Review
Fundamental Science Review Summary
CIHR Grants and Award Expenditures
CIHR In Numbers
CIFAR
The Impact Factor
Guide to Scholarly Metrics
Illinois Library: Scholarly Metrics
Dr. Ben Mudrak on Preprints

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Food is a part of our everyday lives and is essential for us to survive and thrive. For many of us, food is also a source of joy. We share stories, make memories, and plan our lives around meals. Photos and smells of food often bring nostalgic memories to mind and a smile to our faces. But what happens when your relationship with food impacts your life negatively? On this week’s episode, we aimed to gain a greater perspective on Eating Disorders with the help of several guests. Tracie Burke and Holly Dickenson are two Registered Dietitians working with the Eating Disorders Program at Toronto General Hospital, who guide us through the steps their patients take in the program. You’ll also hear from Candice Richardson who shares her lived experience with eating disorders. Candice and her colleague Ary Maharaj also work with the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), conducting outreach and providing support to and information for patients and their families. Finally, we dive into the latest research on eating disorders with Dr. Allan Kaplan, Senior Scientist and Psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health who investigates the psychobiological factors of Eating Disorders and Shauna Solomon-Krakus, a PhD Candidate whose thesis focuses on the relationship between personality, emotions, and eating disorders. Tune in to hear our guests debunk myths and common misconceptions surrounding eating disorders and shed light on these poorly studied diseases.

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For more information on research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

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For a recovery program: The Eating Disorders Program at UHN

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For support and referral: The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

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Helpline 1-866-633-4220)

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Written By: Tsukiko Miyata

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Where do you see medicine in 20 years? Does it involve Artificial Intelligence? We think it does, which is why this summer we hosted our second annual live event entitled Medicine Meets Machine: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare! This episode is all about the future and ethical considerations of AI in medicine. Our panelists come from diverse backgrounds and share their unique opinions on what should be feared and what the public has wrong about AI. We will hear from Alison Paprica, Christopher Hammill, Sunit Das as well as moderator Allan Miranda about the path we must take to ensure a productive future with AI.

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Written by: Nazanin Ijad

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Raw Talk recently hosted their second annual live event entitled Medicine Meets Machine: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare! Today’s episode with Grace and Stephania shares the discussion from our first panel of experts focusing on current applications and limitations of AI in medicine. Our speakers share perspectives from healthcare, academia, industry, and policy development. You’ll hear from Dr. Oren Kraus, Dr. Jason Lerch,Dr. MarzyehGhassemi , and Dr. Johanna Yu, as well as moderator Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy about the realities of AI and the challenges involved, as well as the implications of AI for their own work.

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Within the last couple of years, the concept of “fake news” has generated much interest in mainstream media. Currently, our generation has access to more information than at any other time in human history. But what are we doing to stay critical of all the information we receive? How do we separate the fact from the fiction? On today’s episode, our team explores the state of science literacy, current initiatives aimed at improving science literacy, and how medical practice has changed in this “information” era. Melissa and Anton took it to the streets of Toronto to get a sense of where the general public gets their science information and how they decide whether to believe what they hear. Next, Richie spoke with Dr. Vince Stendardo, a family doctor in Toronto, about how the abundance of information available to patients online has changed his practice. Melissa also spoke with Jesse Hildebrand, a University of Toronto alum and founder of Science Literacy Week, to discuss his work with science promotion and outreach. Lastly, Amber sat down with Dr. Roger Riendeau, professor in the writing and rhetoric program at the University of Toronto, to talk about the illusions and reality of evidence, and how people process evidence in order to reach conclusions. So before you fall prey to the next big “fake news” story, tune in to find out how you can be more science literate. Until next time, keep it raw! Written by Anton Rogachov

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Canada Most Science Literate Country in the World (Article)

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Science Literacy Week

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Roger Riendeau's Teaching and Writing Site

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Canada Most Science Literate Country in the World (Article)

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Science Literacy Week

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Roger Riendeau's Teaching and Writing Site

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Crime shows are ubiquitous these days. A common theme in the genre is violence committed by individuals who are mentally ill. These events are oftentimes sensationalized, drawing attention to the nature of the crime, and blurring the circumstances and neurobiology that played a role in setting the stage. Today’s episode explores the intersection of violence and mental illness, and among other things, talks about how crime in this context could be interpreted as a symptom of inadequate care. To start, we sat down with Dr. Hy Bloom, a forensic psychiatrist and lawyer, and part time staff member in the Complex Mental Illness/Forensic Services Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). With one foot in the medical world, and another in the legal realm, he talked about the legal nuances of forensic psychiatry. Next was Dr. Sandy Simpson, a clinician-scientist and the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH. Dr. Simpson talked about his international research in the field, and emphasized the need for more community-based services. Finally, Dr. James Cantor, a clinical psychologist and Director of the Toronto Sexuality Centre, spoke to us about his practice and research in the field of pedophilia and paraphilias. Tune in for an episode as riveting as any true crime story you have listened to. Until next time, keep it raw! Written by: Alexandra Mogadam

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Dr. Hy Bloom's workplace.calm inc

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Dr. Hy Bloom's faculty pages: Department of Psychiatry & Faculty of Law

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Dr. Sandy Simpson's faculty pages: Department of Psychiatry & CAMH

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Dr. James Cantor's website

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Toronto Sexuality Centre

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Dr. Cantor's article on white matter deficiency in men who are pedophilic

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Dr. Cantor's documentary, I,Pedophile, on CBC Television's Firsthand documentary series

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Have you ever had a bad reaction to a medication? Or realized that it just wasn’t helping at all? The way someone responds to a particular drug – how effective it is and whether they experience any side effects – can vary greatly between individuals, and it’s becoming apparent that a personalized approach is needed when treating many conditions. This is especially true for several psychiatric conditions, where finding the right medication for someone has relied heavily on trial and error. In this episode, we talked to Dr. James Kennedy and Dr. Daniel Mueller, clinician scientists at CAMH and co-principal investigators of the IMPACT study, which aims to personalize the treatment of several psychiatric conditions. Catherine Virelli, a student in the Translational Research Program working with Dr. Kennedy, told us about the steps and challenges involved with bringing predictive tools produced by programs like IMPACT into clinical use. We also sat down with Dr. Christine Bear, senior scientist at Sick Kids and director of CFIT - the Program for Individualized Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Therapy. She told us about why an individualized approach is necessary for treating CF and how the CFIT program can be useful for discovering new personalized therapies for patients.

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Raw Talk's AI Event on May 7th

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IMPACT Study

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Dr. Daniel Mueller's Pharmacogenetics Group

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Sick Kids Foundation Cystic Fibrosis

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CFIT

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium

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Aging is a biological process that acts on all of us, from the day we’re born until the day we die. And for many people, it is a cause for concern. In fact, some scientists believe aging should be classified as a disease. Memory loss, aches and pains, wrinkles, loneliness - there are a lot of reasons for why one might fear getting old. On this episode of Raw Talk, we talk to memory expert Dr. Morris Moscovitch to unpack how and why our memory suffers as we age and discuss the ways in which memory loss can be delayed. Richie explains some of the molecular mechanisms surrounding aging. Finally, we spoke with Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, who shares why we may not need to be as worried about our aging population as we thought. She also voices her thoughts on creative considerations to improve healthcare for older adults as well as how to make our cities more age-friendly. Written by: Melissa Galati

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In the past, the term autism was used to describe the symptoms of schizophrenia and was (incorrectly!) thought to have been caused by apathetic “refrigerator mothers”. Today, we use the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to describe developmental conditions that affect the communication and behaviour of individuals, with a wide range of symptoms and severities. Clearly, ASD is a complex condition and our understanding of it is constantly evolving. In this episode, you’ll hear from two clinician-scientists at CAMH, Dr. Meng-Chuan Lai and Dr. Stephanie Ameis, who cover all the basics on ASD, and some newer research topics like sex and gender differences in autism. Dr. Stephen Scherer, a senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children, told us about his work on MSSNG, an exciting collaboration with Google and Autism Speaks, to uncover the genetic basis of ASD. You’ll also hear from Connie Putterman, telling the story of her son’s ASD diagnosis and how she came to be an advocate for autism research, as well as Rouya Botlani, who shares what she’s learned through her work with students who have autism, at U of T Accessibility Services. Written by: Thamiya Vasanthakumar

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Links and Resources:

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MSSNG

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The Pond Network

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Connie Putterman: The Parent Link

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Connie Putterman's TEDx Talk

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Step 1, wash face. Step 2, tone. Step 3, apply serum. Step 4, hydrate. Sound familiar? Most of us have a facial routine that looks something like this. While the amount of steps may differ, most would agree that they follow a variation of the above regime. Today’s episode questions where this and other daily hygiene/cleanliness routines come from, and explores the unique intersection at which dermatology lies – between medicine, and beauty. We talked to two dermatologists, medical professionals that specialize in the domain of skin, hair and nails for this purpose. Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, Founder of the Bay Dermatology Centre and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, told us about her new book Beyond Soap, exploring our culture’s hygiene practices, and enlightening us on the sinister side of soap. Dr. Julia Carroll, Ontario Regional Director of the Canadian Dermatology Association, discussed the complex interplay between dermatological conditions and cosmetics, and how these things are hard to untangle. To wrap up, we asked the question we know you are perhaps most interested in: what are ‘the’ most essential products for healthy and well-balanced skin? Tune in to find out! Until next time, keep it hygienic – not clean!

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Written by Alexandra Mogadam

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Links:

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Dr. Sandy Skotnicki’s website

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Beyond Soap, by Dr. Sandy Skotnicki & Christopher Shulgan

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Dr. Skotnicki’s clinic: Bay Dermatology Centre

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Dr. Skotnicki’s Product Elimination Diet

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Dr. Carroll’s clinic: Compass Dermatology

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The Canadian Dermatology Association website

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The CDA recommended skincare product list

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Production team:

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Eryn Tong – Content creator & host

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Melissa Galati – Content creator & host

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Richie Jeremian – Content creator & host

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Max Strauss – Audio Engineer

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Alexandra Mogadam – Content creator & host

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