David W. Niesel, PhD
Norbert K. Herzog, PhD
J. Christopher Packard
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
While science permeates everyday life, explaining the advances in biomedical and medical science is minimal at best. As UTMB experiences a significant expansion of research activities, its success is not fully appreciated by the public at a local, regional or national level. Continued production and enhancement of Medical Discovery News, a radio program about topical areas in biomedical science, will bring the university’s biomedical expertise to the community and enhance the name recognition of UTMB. Currently more than 130 episodes on a diverse range of topics have been produced and are being broadcast on 94 radio stations in 11 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. President’s Cabinet funding will support the goal to broadcast MD News on 250 radio stations by 2011, increase and improve the companion web site to include interactive features and comprehensive links for listeners, and involve students in writing, editing and producing more episodes.