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Discovery Radio – Episode #54 – “The Neuroscience of Poverty”

Discovery Radio – Episode #54 – “The Neuroscience of Poverty”

Research suggests there’s compelling evidence that growing up in poverty negatively impacts early childhood brain development, resulting in lower academic achievement and diminishing long-term health outcomes. On today’s show, learn about research investigating the neuroscience of poverty. We’ll also discover a clinical trial that’s testing an experimental drug for treating a kidney disease. And later, we’ll focus our CTSI on efforts to address disparities in food access and food security in our community. Come discover with us, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!


  • Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Director of the Graduate Program in Bioethics, MCW; Senior Researcher, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Ashraf El-Meanawy, MD,MS, PhD, FASN, Associate Professor of Medicine, MCW; Director of Dialysis, MCW Associated Hospitals
  • Beverly Tyree, Programs and Operations Director, Victory Garden Initiative
  • Heidi Katte, MS,Program Coordinator, Instructor, Dietetic Technician & Dietary Manager Programs, MATC School of Health Sciences

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