Month: April 2024

Secretary John Kerry on the Climate Crisis

Secretary John Kerry on the Climate Crisis

In one of his first interviews since stepping down as the inaugural Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Secretary John Kerry joins Yale President Peter Salovey for an Earth Day conversation about his environmental leadership and how to build political will for climate action.

Electronic Maternal Alerting System

Electronic Maternal Alerting System

In this episode, Dr. Thomas Klumpner, whose research interests involve using technology to detect childbirth complications before they become life-threatening, discusses with us his research titled: Use of a Novel Electronic Maternal Surveillance System and the Maternal Early Warning Criteria to Detect Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage

Use of a Novel Electronic Maternal Surveillance System and the Maternal Early Warning Criteria to Detect Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32022745/

Singh et al., A validation study of the CEMACH recommended modified early obstetric warning system (MEOWS) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22066604/

Klumpner, T, stal. User Perceptions of an Electronic Maternal Alerting System. A A Pract. 2020;14(11):e01308 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32935951/

Use of a novel electronic maternal surveillance system to generate automated alerts on the labor and delivery unit https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29945569/

Social Gerontology and Psychology of Caregiving: an Interview with Dr. Joan Monin

Social Gerontology and Psychology of Caregiving: an Interview with Dr. Joan Monin

What does it mean to love and care for someone who has a different way of experiencing the world? How can we understand the way emotions may be expressed to us differently than they were before in a relationship?
In this episode, our host Shivani has a conversation with researcher, professor, and artist Dr. Joan Monin. Dr. Monin shares her interest and work in the boundaries of how close relationships work, how we provide comfort to one another, and how understanding our relationships help us in older-adult caregiving in the context of dementia onset and recovery.

Check out more here:
Dr. Monin’s Social Gerontology and Health Lab: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/monin/
Dr. Monin’s artwork: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17luwfEFQTh5aftvZcDYhSVAlmcgaJclT?usp=drive_link

Time in Byzantium

Time in Byzantium

In this episode of the ISM Fellows Podcast, Dr. Peter Boudreau sheds light on time in Byzantium through his work on Byzantine calendar icons. Dr. Boudreau also discusses the complexity of Byzantine time, the relationship between images and text, and the future of studying Byzantium.

The Bible and the Apocalypse with Professor John Collins

The Bible and the Apocalypse with Professor John Collins

YDS Professor Emeritus John Collins, author of the book “The Apocalyptic Imagination,” discusses what the Bible really says about the end of the world; what caused the rise of apocalyptic literature; and how some Christians err in their understanding of end times.

For more information and a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://divinity.yale.edu/news/what-bible-really-says-about-end-world-quadcast-interivew-john-collins

Large Language Model-based Chatbots and Medical Regulation

Large Language Model-based Chatbots and Medical Regulation

Our guest is Prof. Stephen Gilbert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-gilbert-31ba2587/) who is a Professor of Medical Device Regulatory Science at the Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health, Technische Universität Dresden where he teaches and conducts research on regulatory science with a team of colleagues. He is also News and Views Editor, Nature Portfolio – Digital Health. He worked in senior MedTech and Digital Heath roles in industry for 5 years, before returning to academia in 2022.

His research goals are to advance the regulatory science of software as a medical device and AI-enabled medical devices. Innovative digital approaches to healthcare must be accompanied by innovative approaches in regulation to ensure speed to market, to maximum access of patients to life saving treatments whilst ensuring safety on market. His main research interests are in: (i) data sharing and the European Health Data Space; (ii) approaches to market approval of adaptive AI enabled medical devices; (iii) drugdigital/AI-enabled medical device product realisation; (iv) digital/virtual twins: as an organising concept of the future of healthcare.”

Further Reading

Derraz B, Breda G, Kaempf C, Baenke F, Cotte F, Reiche K, Köhl U, Kather JN, Eskenazy D, Gilbert S. New regulatory thinking is needed for AI-based personalised drug and cell therapies in precision oncology. NPJ Precis Oncol [Internet]. Nature Publishing Group; 2024 Jan 30 [cited 2024 Jan 30];8(1):1–11. Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41698-024-00517-w
Gilbert S, Harvey H, Melvin T, Vollebregt E, Wicks P. Large language model AI chatbots require approval as medical devices. Nat Med [Internet]. Nature Publishing Group; 2023 Jun 30 [cited 2023 Jun 30];1–3. Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-023-02412-6

Gilbert S and Kather JN. Guardrails for the use of generalist AI in cancer care. Nature Reviews Cancer [Internet]. Nature Publishing Group; 2024 Apr 16 [cited 2024 Apr 16]. Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41568-024-00685-8

On Gospel Music and New Approaches to Musicology

On Gospel Music and New Approaches to Musicology

In this episode, Dr. Cory Hunter speaks with Sindy Yang (MAR ‘25) about his research on gospel music. They also discuss how his background training in music performance, religion, and theology brings innovation to his methodologies as a scholar. What results is a freshness brought to the discipline of musicology at large, and new ways in which these methodologies and approaches impact the broader scope of interdisciplinary studies of music, religion, and theology.

Culture, Vocation & Calling with Sho Baraka

Culture, Vocation & Calling with Sho Baraka

Join in for a deeply honest and candid conversation with recording artist, speaker, professor, and writer, Sho Baraka. We waste no time, diving quickly into personal discussions about emotional wellness and mental health. We consider ways to normalize mental health conversations to positively impact our lives and society. Intertwined with these topics, we consider the imprint of hip-hop culture, the impact of social media, and the powerful role of faith. On a practical level, Sho shares four key ways each of us can effectively pursue our calling. Refreshingly, he provides this guidance, even while acknowledging his own successes and challenges pursuing his vocational calling. As a man of many talents and interests, he goes even further to describe the ways he feels like a “vocational nomad” at times. We also reflect on what it means to engage and care for our local and global community. In the scope of community, we discuss neurodiversity and inclusivity, as Sho shares his perspective as the father of two sons living on the autism spectrum. A wide ranging, timely and important conversation!

For more helpful information on neurodiversity, accessibility, and inclusivity, please visit www.kulturecity.org