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The People Behind the PhDs 02: Rachel Kraut -Where’s the classroom? What’s assessment? 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 02: Rachel Kraut -Where’s the classroom? What’s assessment? 1-3

Dr. Rachel Kraut serves as the Associate Director of Language Programs at Rice University in Houston, Texas  She studies language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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Dr. Rachel Kraut is an Associate Director of the Language Programs at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She works both as part of the administrative team of the Intensive English Program and as leader of the new language programs online initiative. She also serves as a volunteer peer reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), incoming chair on TESOL International’s Professional Development council, and as Conference Program Chair on the TexTESOL IV Board.

Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, an ESL instructor, an adjunct professor of TESOL, and a teacher trainer.

Her research interests lie in language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – mental health issues, how normal 3-3

People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – mental health issues, how normal 3-3

Dr. Ezra Smith studies concussions and the “common cold” of mental illness depression at Colombia University’s Psychophysiology Laboratory led by Dr. Jürgen Kayser.

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In this episode, we talk about what led Dr. Smith into academia and researching concussions and the normalcy for humans to deal with mental health issues.

  • 6% of the population at any given time suffers from depression
  • 15% of the population has a chance of dealing with major depression the course of their lifetimes
  • 50% of the population has a chance of having a psychological disorder over the course of their lifetime (anxiety disorders, drug abuse, depression, psychosis, cognitive disorders, developmental disorders, personality disorders)

Ezra’s specialty is the practice and science of clinical neuropsychology: he works one-on-one with patients living with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and neurodegenerative disorders, and he also studies the pathophysiology of these disorders with an eye towards identifying preclinical biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

According to the website Hope for Depression, the effects of depression worldwide include:

  • Affects over 300 million people worldwide, regardless of culture, age, gender, religion, race or economic status.9
  • Is one of the most debilitating conditions on the world, with severe depression rated in the same disability category as terminal stage cancer.10
  • Is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.11

9World Health Organization, Media Centre, Depression Fact Sheet, Updated February 2017.
10World Health Organization. The Global Burden of Disease: 2004 update. Available at http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/2004_report_update/en/
11World Health Organization, Media Centre, Depression Fact Sheet, Updated February 2017.

More info at: http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu/team/ees.html

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Theta-Band Functional Connectivity and Single-Trial Cognitive Control in Sports-Related Concussion: Demonstration of Proof-of-Concept for a Potential Biomarker of Concussion

 

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – the relationship of concussions and depression 2-3

People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – the relationship of concussions and depression 2-3

Dr. Ezra Smith studies concussions and the “common cold” of mental illness depression at Colombia University’s Psychophysiology Laboratory led by Dr. Jürgen Kayser.

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In this episode, we talk about what led Dr. Smith into academia and researching concussions and the normalcy for humans to deal with mental health issues.

  • 6% of the population at any given time suffers from depression
  • 15% of the population has a chance of dealing with major depression the course of their lifetimes
  • 50% of the population has a chance of having a psychological disorder over the course of their lifetime (anxiety disorders, drug abuse, depression, psychosis, cognitive disorders, developmental disorders, personality disorders)

Ezra’s specialty is the practice and science of clinical neuropsychology: he works one-on-one with patients living with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and neurodegenerative disorders, and he also studies the pathophysiology of these disorders with an eye towards identifying preclinical biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

According to the website Hope for Depression, the effects of depression in the United States

  • Affects over 18 million adults (one in ten) in any given year.3
  • Is the leading cause of disability for ages 15-44.4
  • Is the primary reason why someone dies of suicide about every 13 minutes. – over 41,000 people a year.5
  • In comparison: homicide claims less than 16,000 lives each year, according to 2013 CDC statistics.

3Kessler RC et al. Prevalence, Severity, and Comorbidity of Twelve-Month DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun; 62:617-627.
4Ibid
5Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web -based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online].(2013,2011)National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC (producer).
Available from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.

To learn more about Dr. Smith’s research, click on this link http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu/team/ees.html

Music by Kate SC

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Theta-Band Functional Connectivity and Single-Trial Cognitive Control in Sports-Related Concussion: Demonstration of Proof-of-Concept for a Potential Biomarker of Concussion

 

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – the “common cold” of mental health 1-3

People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – the “common cold” of mental health 1-3

Dr. Ezra Smith studies concussions and the “common cold” of mental illness depression at Colombia University’s Psychophysiology Laboratory led by Dr. Jürgen Kayser.

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

People behind the PhDs 01: Ezra Smith – Preview

In this episode, we talk about what led Dr. Smith into academia and researching concussions and the normalcy for humans to deal with mental health issues.

  • 6% of the population at any given time suffers from depression
  • 15% of the population has a chance of dealing with major depression the course of their lifetimes
  • 50% of the population has a chance of having a psychological disorder over the course of their lifetime (anxiety disorders, drug abuse, depression, psychosis, cognitive disorders, developmental disorders, personality disorders)

Ezra’s specialty is the practice and science of clinical neuropsychology: he works one-on-one with patients living with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and neurodegenerative disorders, and he also studies the pathophysiology of these disorders with an eye towards identifying preclinical biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

More info at: http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu/team/ees.html

Music by Kate SC

Links

Theta-Band Functional Connectivity and Single-Trial Cognitive Control in Sports-Related Concussion: Demonstration of Proof-of-Concept for a Potential Biomarker of Concussion

 

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, The Power of a Mother’s Love (USA) 3-3

Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, The Power of a Mother’s Love (USA) 3-3

As the founder of Transplant Café and Transplant News, Nelson Freytes‘ introduction to transplantation was sudden and unexpected. After waking up one day he was rushed to a Southern California hospital where he was refused admission before transferred to the hospital where he would wake up a liver transplant recipient. While Nelson was in and out of consciousness for days, his Mom was completing the heroic task of getting Nelson on list for new liver. The power of a mother’s Love was has never been more clear than in Nelson’s story.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, Kicked out a hospital (USA) 2-3

Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, Kicked out a hospital (USA) 2-3

As the founder of Transplant Café and Transplant News, Nelson Freytes‘ introduction to transplantation was sudden and unexpected. After waking up one day he was rushed to a Southern California hospital where he was refused admission before transferred to the hospital where he would wake up a liver transplant recipient. While Nelson was in and out of consciousness for days, his Mom was completing the heroic task of getting Nelson on list for new liver. The power of a mother’s Love was has never been more clear than in Nelson’s story.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, President Transplant News (USA) 1-3

Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, President Transplant News (USA)

As the founder of Transplant Café and Transplant News, Nelson Freytes‘ introduction to transplantation was sudden and unexpected. After waking up one day he was rushed to a Southern California hospital where he was refused admission before transferred to the hospital where he would wake up a liver transplant recipient. While Nelson was in and out of consciousness for days, his Mom was completing the heroic task of getting Nelson on list for new liver. The power of a mother’s Love was has never been more clear than in Nelson’s story.

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

Nelson Freytes Preview

Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

 

 

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