We sat down with Randy Holcombe, M.D., the new director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center and Marie Wood, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Familial Cancer Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center, to learn about the impact science has had on the screening, risk, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Science is interdisciplinary; important findings typically involve a combination of several fields coming together. Think of the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience: Machine learning is becoming increasingly important to findings within the field of neuroscience and science communication is an important driver of this collaboration. Alternatively, science communication is imperative when introducing innovative and novel research to audiences without a science background. Proper communication of science is what yields comprehensive and robust science policy that impacts public health and plays a role in funding allocations for future research.
Written by Vitor Mori, Ph.D.
As a University of Vermont post-doctoral fellow, I had been able to help my home country of Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic by applying some of the modeling expertise I’ve gained to help the city of Sao Paulo track the spread of the disease during the first months of the pandemic. Read more…