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Episode #354 Air Date: 10/19/14

Cameron McNamee currently serves as the legislative and regulatory affairs liaison for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. In this role, Cameron is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to advance the Board’s legislative initiatives and other interests relating to the General Assembly. He works closely with the Ohio General Assembly on legislation to address prescription drug abuse. Most recently, Cameron worked with state representatives to ensure the successful passage of HB 341, which mandates the registration and use of Ohio’s Prescription Monitoring Program, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.

Prior to joining the Board, Cameron served as a Policy Specialist for the Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). In this role, he promoted program goals of the VIPP by cataloguing, analyzing and monitoring injury prevention related regulatory, organizational and legislative policies at the federal, state and local level. Cameron also worked on issues relating to Ohio’s prescription drug overdose epidemic. He developed Ohio’s first naloxone distribution and overdose reversal program, Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone), in Portsmouth, Ohio and facilitated the expansion of the program to five additional counties. Cameron also served on the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team and assisted with the development of prescribing guidelines for opioids and other controlled substances.

Cameron has extensive experience in the field of public policy and legislative politics. Prior to his position with the Violence and Injury Prevention Program, he served as the Legislative Liaison for the Ohio Department of Health where he directly lobbied state legislators to support agency priorities. In addition to lobbying on behalf of the agency, he also became an active member of the Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, serving as a coordinator of the regulatory work group and member of the writing team responsible for producing the final report. Preceding this, he served as a policy analyst in the Ohio Senate. Cameron received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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Episode #352 Air Date: 10/05/14

Mary Jenkins is the Founder and CEO of Cancer Option Collaborative, affectionately referred to as “The Collaborative”. The Collaborative, formerly Christians Overcoming Cancer, is the 501C3 nonprofit organization she founded while treatment herself for Stage III, almost Stage IV, Breast Cancer. The organization was founded to answer to the problem almost all cancer patients face while in active treatment.

Under her leadership “The Collaborative” has provided awareness, emotional support and financial relief services to people nationally and has established contacts with cancer organizations globally. In 2013 Ms. Jenkins spearheaded a complete re-structuring of the organization which has led to the formation of three sub-companies each with a direct service mandate.

Having lived a life of incredible experiences, including being married, a mother of three sons and a widow by age 25, Ms. Jenkins learned early on how to face adversities from that strong position deep inside.

Her conviction, courage, determination, faith and strength fuel her passion to encourage and inspire everyone she encounters. People who have had Ms. Jenkins speak a word into their life have coined the life changing event "The Mary Jenkins Experience". Many have seen lives impacted simply by the words she imparts as she speaks with authority and compassion.

Ms. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Savannah State University, in Savannah, Georgia. In 1995 she moved to Columbus, Ohio to continue her education. She studied theology at the Bible Way Theological Institute and ministerial training at the Ministry Training Center of Columbus Christians Center Church. Her business acumen came from the INCREASE CDC School of Business and Commerce.

Since forming the Cancer Option Collaborative she has been recognized locally and nationally by numerous peer organizations. The Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated her with the Pat Hughes Award of Inspiration. FUZE Beverage recognized as a Hero for Hope. The INCREASE CDC named her Nonprofit Micro Entrepreneur of the Year and Alumnus of the Year and she received nomination for the coveted Jefferson Award. The business publication, Business First, honorably mentioned her as a Healthcare Hero for “Care to the Underserved” and in 2012 she was named as one of “20 Outstanding Women in America to Know”.

She is the chosen parent of three sons, Edwin, Joseph, and Jerry ages 28, 26, and 24 respectively.

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Episode #350 Air Date: 09/21/14

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Episode 347. Air Date: 08/31/14.

Dr. Kvitko brings you a "Teeth Across America" episode from Durham North Carolina. #347

 

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Episode 345. Air Date: 08/17/14.

David Niven, Ph.D., is known internationally for translating powerful social science research findings into practical advice anyone can apply to their daily lives. David’s books, including The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People – and six other titles in the series – show that a more satisfying life can be had with small, sustainable changes in our actions and attitudes. With more than 1 million copies sold in the U.S., and translations available in 30 languages around the globe, David’s books have helped bring equal measures of science and inspiration into countless lives. David earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. His new book, It's Not About the Shark: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems will be published in November.

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We are extremely excited to be doing Dentistry From The Heart for the fourth year in a row and are currently seeking volunteers!  Our office has been working diligently planning this event to benefit hundreds of neighbors and friends in this community, who are in need of dentistry; while making a fun, memorable event, which runs smoothly and efficiently.

We need dentists, hygienists, clinical and support staff, as well as anyone else willing to give their time for the day. To donate or volunteer, register online athttp://drkvitkocharitablefund.wildapricot.org/ or via e-mail atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This year’s event will be held at our office on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 7AM to 4PM. 

Should you be willing to volunteer and or serve on the Planning Committee, please let me know. E-mail me atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Our next planning meeting is Thursday, August 28 at 5PM.

Please know that we value you; and your spirit of giving is appreciated much more than you will ever know.

Thank you kindly in advance,

Dr. Kvitko

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Episode 344. Air Date: 08/10/14.

Caiikiepic1webHailing from ColumbusOhio, Caiikie writes songs that occupy the same confessional territory as gossip-loving, genre-bending contemporaries like Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Marina & The Diamonds and the moody, classic art rock of Kate Bush. A blend of pop, alternative, and baroque arrangements create a sound that has earned the young artist a considerable buzz. At age 5, she began playing piano and viola, but then chose to focus solely on vocal performance around age 11 when she began professional training. She was the youngest girl to audition for, and become part of, a selective traveling women's octet. Her love of singing and performance landed her roles in theater productions throughout high school and college where she continued her vocal training. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2010, she quickly moved to New York City to pursue her dream of singing and becoming an internationally renowned recording artist. In 2012, Caiikie auditioned for The NBC singing competition “The Voice” (where she made it to the second round). Later that same year Caiikie entered an NYC talent competition at the infamous Stonewall Inn where she was a finalist.

Caiikie has rocked out at many notable NYC venues and clubs such as Webster Hall, Fontanas, The Knitting Factory, Pianos, Alphabet Lounge, and many others. She has also performed the National Anthem before a New York Mets game and at the 2013 NYC Marathon. Now signed by NY-based production company, CloudStroud Media LLC,and backed by a rotating lineup of musicians, Caiikie released her debut single, "Let Me Fall," on March 25, 2014. Caiikie's aspirations as an artist are to reach the masses with her music:

 "I want to have my fans connect with their emotions.  I hope that through listening to my music they can feel sassy, sexy, recharged, enlightened and most importantly feel that they have the right to take up space in this world. For me, music moves the unmovable. I want people to share in that passion with me."

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Episode 343. Air Date: 08/03/14

Dr. David Madow will motivate, captivate and educate you into living your healthiest life EVER! He is a true professional who is not afraid to go against what most people perceive as “normal.” He is an east coast resident who feels more at home when in the Rocky Mountains or any points west of them!

David is one who firmly believes that happiness, family and lifestyle must come before anything else in life. He says “It does not matter how much money you make or what kind of car you drive if you are not operating at optimal health or if you cannot experience all of the wonderful things this planet has to offer.” And he teaches just that and more!

As an animal lover, David eats a plant based, whole foods diet and lives a vegan lifestyle, which means he does not use or wear any animal products. A thirty-five year plus runner, David now runs two to three marathons per year, along with many shorter races. A firm believer in technology, Dr. Madow says that he is blessed to be able to work from anywhere on the planet as long as he has his MacBook and an internet connection.

His passion in life is coaching others! If you are ever looking for David, he may be found backpacking the Grand Canyon during the spring and fall. He also spends his winters skiing in Breckenridge, CO.

http://www.davidmadow.com/

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Episode 338. Air Date: 06/29/14

Praveen R Arany D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Arany competed his initial dental training in general dentistry and residency in Oral Pathology in 2001 from India. He did postdoctoral fellowships in basic sciences at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India and National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda. He then completed a PhD-Residency program at Harvard University in 2011 and was a Harvard Presidential Scholar. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. He has over 40 publications including 3 book chapters and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the NCI Director's Young Investigator Award, NIH Merit award, Wound Healing Society's Young Investigator Award, Eugene Seidner scholar, among others. He has been invited to speak in various national and international forums. He is currently associate editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Biology and member of various committees of Wound Healing Society and American Association of Dental Research. He reviews for many journals including Journal of Dental Research, Lasers in Medical Sciences, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Cleft Plate and Craniofacial Journal Biology, Triple O, Tissue Engineering, among others. Dr. Arany is currently President-elect of North American Association for Light Therapy, Chair of Lasers in Dentistry, Special interest group of the American Dental Education Association.

Dr. Arany’s research is focused on the molecular mechanisms and clinical applications of light therapy to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration. Dr. Arany's scientific interests have focused on the role of growth factor signaling in wound healing and regeneration. His lab attempts to identify key biological regulatory components that can be used in clinical studies to control biological outcomes. His lab uses a range of cell and molecular biology tools in tissue culture and scaffold-based model systems. Further, a large emphasis is placed on validation in animal models and moving them forward into human clinical studies. His other major areas of interest are the molecular dichotomy of wounds and tumors, cell signaling regulatory networks and Transforming Growth Factor-β biology.

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Episode 337. Air Date: 06/22/14

Dr. Kvitko brings you a guided tour from The Dr. John Harris Dental Museum in Bainbridge Ohio

Dr. John Harris, a medical doctor from Cincinnati, settled in Bainbridge in the mid-1820's. In the fall of 1827, he began teaching classes for those who wished to study "preparatory" to entering a medical college. The following spring, his advertisements emphasized his interest in dentistry, a specialty he favored in both practice and instruction.

 

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Dr. Kvitko in the WSNY Studios in
Columbus, Ohio

 


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