Our first guest is Scott Adzick, M.D. Surgeon-In-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. January is Birth Defects Awareness Month. Dr. Adzick discusses Fetal Surgery and how it can save and improve the lives of thousands of children worldwide!
Dr. Adzick is the director of the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment,the largest and most comprehensive fetal program in the world, having welcomed expectant mothers from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. An innovator in fetal medicine since the field’s inception, Dr. Adzick has dedicated his career to the pursuit of groundbreaking prenatal treatment for birth defects,has made pioneering contributions to fetal surgery, and today continues to explore cutting-edge treatment options. Since 1995, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has performed over 1,500 fetal surgeries on babies with prenatally diagnosed birth defects. For more information go fetalsurgery.chop.edu
Our second guest is Jimmie Lawson discussing the The U.S. Army All-American Bowl a high school football all-American game. Due to its distinction as “Military City USA” the bowl is held annually in San Antonio, Texas. Currently played in the Alamodome, the game brings together 90 of the nation’s top high school football players in an East versus West matchup. In addition to the bowl game, there is the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, which comprises 125 of the nation’s top high school marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game enjoys a worldwide audience thanks to broadcast partner NBC, and more than 40,000 in attendance every year.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl was first played on December 30, 1985, in Highlander Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Since 2002, however, the game has been played in San Antonio. Notable alumni include: Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, Adrian Peterson, Odell Beckham Jr., Eric Berry, Tim Tebow, Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith, Robert Quinn, C.J. Mosley and DeMarco Murray. Thirty-six U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, and as of the 2015 NFL Draft there have been 299 alumni drafted.
Our last guest is Dr. Amanda Graham, Senior Vice President of Innovations and a research investigator at the Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute®. She will be discussing the program BecomeAnEX for individuals who are trying to quit smoking need more than just a wellness program. They need specialized tobacco addiction treatment designed to fit their daily lives and preferences. With BecomeAnEX, smokers can connect with experts and peers however they want, whenever they want, for as long as they need. Developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and brought to you by Truth Initiative, BecomeAnEX delivers proven quit-smoking treatments via interactive quitting tools and video, expert chat, text message, email and an active social network of thousands of smokers and ex-smokers.
The EX Program — a digital product built on the research and technology of BecomeAnEX – is an added layer to the plan that employers can offer to their employees. Graham holds two positions at Truth Initiative, a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives and building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. She is senior vice president of Innovations and a research investigator at the Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute®. She is also an adjunct professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For nearly 20 years, Graham’s NIH-funded research has focused on developing, evaluating and optimizing technology-based quit-smoking interventions. Her work has primarily involved Internet interventions and online social networks, but she has also written about the unique measurement and methodological challenges in conducting technology-based research. For nearly 20 years, Graham’s NIH-funded research has focused on developing, evaluating and optimizing technology-based quit-smoking interventions. Her work has primarily involved Internet interventions and online social networks, but she has also written about the unique measurement and methodological challenges in conducting technology-based research.