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The Innovators podcast, a product of Harris Search Associates, features interesting conversations with global thought leaders in the areas of higher education and research, engineering, technology, and the health sciences and provides our listeners an opportunity to benefit from lessons learned from the national leaders changing the landscape of innovation and discovery. Visit the Harris Search Associates website here.

Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), joins Innovators to assess the long-term impact of 2020's high-profile protests against systemic racism in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and other unarmed Black Americans. Dr. Lomax also talks about the ongoing pandemic that has...


Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University, joins Innovators to talk about championing the fight against infectious diseases and what challenges still lie ahead for the world of public health in a post-COVID-19 world.

After completing her...


Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Allison Brashear, Dean of the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, joins Innovators to talk about her program’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the pandemic has helped her West Coast medical school expand translational research, topple organizational silos, and embrace a curricular...


Nov 20, 2020

Donde Plowman, PhD, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee’s flagship Knoxville campus, discusses her institution’s COVID-19 response in the latest installment of Innovators.

Chancellor Plowman earned her doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin, an undergraduate degree with a...


Oct 20, 2020

Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, chief wellness officer at The Ohio State University, analyzes the U.S. healthcare system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest installment of Innovators.

The outbreak was destined to be a global crisis, Melnyk said. However, in her estimation, it was made far worse by...