It's Women's History Month! Listen in as translational scientist Nikesha Gilmore talks health and gender equity and reminds all of us to do our part to make things better.
Gilmore is an assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Supportive Care in Cancer at the University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. She’s also a molecular pathologist by training and one her goals is to improve the lives of older adults with cancer by addressing the acute and long-term side effects of treatment.
Her primary research interest is the development of interventions to target frailty in older adults with cancer and to develop evidence-based solutions to foster health equity for older black patients with cancer.
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We're celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a special episode of the Crick Crack Science Live Show. Tune in as host Valene Mc Dougall chats with featured guest zoologist Amy Deacon about her work surrounding Trinidad and Tobago's freshwater rivers and streams and biodiversity. The episode also explores the topic of women and girls in science!
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In part two of our Crick Crack Science Podcast series, we present "Bats of Bat Island: Feast of Frogs." (See video or listen to podcast).
Here, host Valene Mc Dougall chats some more with Trinidadian field naturalist and bat expert Geoffrey Gomes who tells us all about the surprising things bats feast on.
Podcast cover photo: A fringe-lipped bat pounces on a frog.
Photo by Merlin Tuttle, as featured in Bats of Trinidad and Tobago: A Field Guide and Natural History (lead author Geoffrey Gomes)).
Crick Crack Science Podcast series produced by Valene Mc Dougall
Audio edited by Jason Gittens and Rezonant Media
Video edited by Valene Mc Dougall
Featured music: "Weekend in Tatooine" by Unicorn Heads"
"Tungara Frog (Physalaemus pustulosus) Calling" by Drawingthemotmot
Amick, Pita K., Sam, Katerina, Drumo, Gendio, Toko, Pagi S. and Novotny, Vojtech. "Bats Can Reach 3626 m a.s.l. in Papua New Guinea: Altitudinal Range Extensions for Six Rainforest Bat Species" Mammalia, no. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2020-0169
M. Teague O’Mara, et al., “Bats Use Topography and Nocturnal Updrafts to Fly High and Fast,” Current Biology 31, no. 6 (4 February, 2021), DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2020.12.042.
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