Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria –The World Brain Death Project
The World Brain Death Project was undertaken to establish minimum standards for diagnosing brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) in children and adults across a broad range of settings and clinical circumstances. In this Q&A, senior authors of the 2020 report join an editorialist and bioethicist to discuss the project. Featuring interviews with Gene Sung, MD, of the University of Southern California; Ariane Lewis, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center; Robert Tasker, MD, of the University of Cambridge; and Robert D. Truog, MD, of Harvard University. Related Article(s): Brain Death—Moving Beyond Consistenc...
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 and the FDA
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, discusses the agency's role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 30, 2020. Related Article: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 and School Reopenings
Katherine Auger, MD, MSc, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Julie Donohue, PhD, of University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health discuss K-12 school reopening policy options and the way forward for the 2020-21 school year. Recorded July 29, 2020. Related Article: Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis
Interview with Jan M. Friedman, MD, PhD, author of Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis Related Article(s): Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 and Health Justice
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discusses the role of philanthropic organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to health inequities. Recorded July 28, 2020. Related Article(s): The Work of Philanthropy in Responding to COVID-19 and Addressing Inequality (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Black Kidney Function Matters: Use or Misuse of Race?
Interview with Neil R. Powe, MD, author of Black Kidney Function Matters: Use or Misuse of Race? (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Update With Eric Topol, MD
Eric Topol, MD, Scripps Research EVP and omnivorous science health care and tech commentator, discusses the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 23, 2020. Related Article: Association Between Universal Masking in a Health Care System and SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Among Health Care Workers (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Improving the Value of Information in Hospital Rating Systems
Interview with Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, author of National Hospital Quality Rankings: Improving the Value of Information in Hospital Rating Systems (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Update With CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD
CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s latest recommendations. Recorded July 14, 2020. Related Article: Universal Masking to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission—The Time Is Now (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Assessing Quantitative Comparisons of Health and Social Care Between Countries
Interview with Michelle D. Carlson, MD, author of Assessing Quantitative Comparisons of Health and Social Care Between Countries Related Article(s): Assessing Quantitative Comparisons of Health and Social Care Between Countries (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus in Houston — Report From the Front Lines
Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine discusses the surge and ICU management of COVID-19 patients in Houston, Texas. Recorded July 10, 2020. Related Article(s): Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Update – July 2020
Infectious disease physician Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard University discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded July 8, 2020. Related Article: Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD – July 2, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on July 2, 2020. Watch the interview (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting in Type 2 Diabetes
Interview with Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, author of Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Related Article: Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Update From the CDC With Anne Schuchat, MD
Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on June 29, 2020. Related Article(s): Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus in Brazil: Report From the Front Lines
Intensivists Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD, of the Federal University of São Paulo, and Jorge Salluh, MD, PhD, of the D’OR Institute for Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro, discuss the surge of COVID-19 cases and ICU management of patients in Brazil. Recorded June 26, 2020. Related Article(s): Latin America and Its Global Partners Toil to Procure Medical Supplies as COVID-19 Pushes the Region to Its Limit (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The Next COVID-19 Phase
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, of UMN’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, discusses the summer rise in US COVID-19 cases, prospects for school reopening, a "second wave" in the fall, and more. Recorded June 24, 2020. Related Article(s): Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Clinical Update With Carlos del Rio, MD
Infectious disease and global health expert Carlos del Rio, MD, of Emory University provides an update on the status of the #COVID19 pandemic in summer 2020, prospects for effective treatment and prevention, communicating the ongoing risk to the public, and more. Recorded June 15, 2020. Related Article: Translating Science on COVID-19 to Improve Clinical Care and Support the Public Health Response (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Sustainability, Business, and Health
Interview with Howard K. Koh, MD, author of Sustainability, Business, and Health Related Article(s): Sustainability, Business, and Health (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Hospice Carve-In —Aligning Benefits With Patient and Family Needs
Interview with William H. Shrank, MD, author of Hospice Carve-In—Aligning Benefits With Patient and Family Needs Related Article: Hospice Carve-In—Aligning Benefits With Patient and Family Needs (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 Q & A: Critical Care Update
COVID-19 critical care update with Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, and JAMA Associate Editor Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, of the University of Pittsburgh. Recorded June 8, 2020. Related: Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use
Interview with Karina W. Davidson, PhD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Can Infections Cause Alzheimer Disease?
Interview with Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, author of Can Infections Cause Alzheimer Disease? (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Opening School in the Fall
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, and Christopher Morphew, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University discuss options for opening primary, middle, and high schools in fall 2020. Recorded June 3, 2020. Related Article: The Urgency and Challenge of Opening K-12 Schools in the Fall of 2020 (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses recent developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. Recorded June 2, 2020. Related Article: Anthony Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 Vaccines, Larry Kramer, and Dealing With Criticism (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses recent developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. Recorded June 2, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Vaccine Development
Paul Offit, MD, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses principles and progress to date in COVID-19 vaccine development. Recorded June 1, 2020. Related: Adverse Consequences of Rushing a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Implications for Public Trust (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Managing the Pandemic
Paul Starr, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, discusses policy options for achieving a new normal in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Thursday, May 28, 2020. Related Article: Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - June 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Potential Implications of Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age to 60
Interview with Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., author of Potential Implications of Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age to 60 (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Reporting USMLE Step 1 Scores as Pass/Fail: An Opportunity for Medical Education and Training
Interview with Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, author of The USMLE Step 1 Decision: An Opportunity for Medical Education and Training (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

USPSTF Recommendation: Primary Care –Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Interview with Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The NIH Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) Initiative
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, discusses the agency's new initiative to collaborate with other agencies and industry to accelerate development and testing of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Recorded May 19, 2020. Related: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV): An Unprecedented Partnership for Unprecedented Times (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Immunity Passports in the Time of COVID-19
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, discusses the use of immunity licensing (immunity passports) as a means to restore public travel, activity, and the economy following the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded May 11, 2020. Related: The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”) (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

When Should Physicians Act on Non –Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials?
Interview with Paul J. Young, PhD, author of When Should Clinicians Act on Non–Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials? (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Update From the CDC
Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses evolution of CDC guidance and latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Friday May 1, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 and Health Care's New Normal
Don Berwick, MD, MPP, of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, discusses choices societies and the medical profession can make to improve health care and reduce inequities as we move out of the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Update From the CDC
Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses evolution of CDC guidance and latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Friday May 1, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Understanding Brain Death
Interview with Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, author of Understanding Brain Death (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19 and US Health Care Spending
The US spends more on health care as a proportion of its GDP than any other nation. Will the COVID-19 pandemic reduce or accelerate that spending? Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean and Professor of Public Service at New York University, explains. Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020. Read the article The Potential Effects of Coronavirus on National Health Expenditures (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

USPSTF Recommendation: Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation in Children and Adolescents
Interview with Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Predicting the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, an infectious diseases epidemiologist developing biological and modeling approaches to pathogen transmission and outbreaks, discusses evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer and fall 2020. Originally recorded April 22, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Irregularities and Misconduct in Clinical Trials: Increasing Access to FDA Inspection Reports
Interview with Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, author of Increasing Access to FDA Inspection Reports on Irregularities and Misconduct in Clinical Trials (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19: From Mitigation to Containment
Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard University discusses public health strategies and policies for lifting shelter-in-place and quarantine and for returning the US to a new post-first-wave normal. Recorded Monday April 20, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The Need to Improve the Clinical Utility of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Either Too Narrow or Too Broad
Interview with Madison Kilbride, PhD, author of The Need to Improve the Clinical Utility of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Either Too Narrow or Too Broad (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus and Health Policy
JAMA Health Forum editors John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Melinda Buntin, PhD, discuss changes in US health care and health policy driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Recorded April 16, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions in Ambulatory Care —Reconsidering a Problematic Practice
Interview with Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, author of Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions in Ambulatory Care: Reconsidering a Problematic Practice (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

New York City Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
New York City coronavirus update from Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal public health system in the United States. Recorded April 13, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Q & A With Anthony Fauci, MD
NIAID Director and Presidential Coronavirus Task Force Advisor Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses recent developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD. Recorded April 8, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Coronavirus Q & A: Former Utah Governor and HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt
US states are taking the lead in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. What can state governors expect from the federal government and from the US Department of Health and Human Services? Governor Mike Leavitt from Leavitt Partners joins JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD, in this live Q&A. Recorded April 8, 2020. (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - April 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts