Sunday, February 26, 2012

2/26-Dr. Carol Scott talks with Jeff Stein

Carol J. Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP, is a practicing Board Certified Emergency Physician and health educator trained at Johns Hopkins University. She is a stress management strategist and expert on the connections between stress and health. She is an award-winning speaker and One-on-One StressRelief Coach. Her medical experience and background combined with her knowledge skills and passion in the subject of stress management enables her to formulate effective, practical stressrelief solutions for teams, individuals and audiences of all sizes. www.StressRelie

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2/19-Shifting and Black Women

Name it and Heal It

Charisse Jones - "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America''
Charisse is an author and winner of the 2004 American Book Award.  A veteran reporter who is currently a national correspondent for USA Today, she was previously a staff writer for The New York Times, and part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Los Angeles Times. She has been a guest on Good Morning America, the Today show, C-Span's "Washington Journal,''  and other national programs, as well as a contributor to National Public Radio.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2/12-Broken Heart Syndrome

Ilan Wittstein, M.D.- Johns Hopkins Cardiologist

Dr. Wittstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his B.A in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. in 1985 and his medical degree in 1990 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then served as Assistant Chief of Service on the Osler Medical Service. After completing fellowship training in cardiology at Johns Hopkins where he concentrated in heart failure and cardiac transplantation, Dr. Wittstein joined the division of cardiology as full-time faculty in 1998. His clinical focus has been in the areas of critical care and heart failure/transplant. His research has included work in basic cell signaling as well as the effect of nitric oxide on cardiac function.  More recently, Dr. Wittstein’s research has focused on the effects of emotional and physical stress on cardiac contractile function as well as the effects of neurologic injury on myocardial contractility. In February 2005, his manuscript in the New England Journal of Medicine brought international attention to the poorly recognized syndrome of Stress Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome), a syndrome of acute myocardial stunning that is believed to be catecholamine mediated. He is currently involved in both clinical and basic projects that are attempting to define the precise pathogenesis of this syndrome. He is nationally recognized for his work on Stress Cardiomyopathy and is an expert in the field of stress related cardiac disease. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

2/05- Dr Carol talks with Laurie Keefer


Laurie Keefer, PhD - Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Center for Psychosocial Research in GI Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology

Laurie Keefer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and aclinical health psychologist specializing in behavioral interventions forgastrointestinal disorders. She is thefounder and director of the Center forPsychosocial Research in GI, housed within the Division of Gastroenterologyat Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Funded through grants through the NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH), the primary goal of the Center is to promote healthyself-management skills for individuals who have gastrointestinal conditions forwhich there is no cure. Currently, thecenter is recruiting research participants with Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Crohn’s Disease, Esophageal Eosiniphilia and Heartburn for participation inbehavioral clinical trials.
Dr. Keefer received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’sstudies from Pennsylvania State University and went on to receive her master’sdegree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Albany,State University of New York. Dr. Keefercompleted her residency and fellowship in health psychology at Rush UniversityMedical Center in Chicago. Originallyfrom Rochester, NY, Dr. Keefer now lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, twochildren and dog.

Recent Publications:
Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Kwiatek MA, Palsson O,Taft TH, Martinovich Z, et al. The potential role of a self-managementintervention for ulcerative colitis: a brief report from the ulcerative colitishypnotherapy trial. Biol Res Nurs. 2012;14(1):71-7.
Keefer L, Doerfler B, Artz C. Optimizingmanagement of Crohn's disease within a project management framework: Results ofa pilot study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18(2):254-60.
Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Martinovich Z, Cohen E,Van Denburg A, Barrett TA. Behavioral interventions may prolong remission inpatients with inflammatory bowel disease. Behav Res Ther. 2011;49(3):145-50.