September 16, 2021

Season 2 of ‘Today@Wayne Podcast’ to launch

The Today@Wayne Podcast returns Tuesday, Sept. 21, for its second season of interviews with Wayne State administrators, faculty, staff and alumni, who discuss the latest news and issues affecting the university, the city and the state.

Season two, which will be released Tuesday mornings on the university’s website and popular podcasting platforms, will run throughout the fall semester.

The first new episode features a conversation with the School of Medicine’s Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Leslie Lundahl, Ph.D., who is the lead principal investigator on the $7 million, five-year project, “Wayne State Warriors Marijuana Clinical Research Program: Investigating the Impact of Cannabinoids on Veteran's Behavioral Health.”

Other upcoming guests and topics include two-time alumnus Jeffrey Brian Williams, now the assistant director of mental health and wellness in the University of Tennessee’s athletic department, who will discuss the pressures facing athletes; Phillip Levy, WSU professor of emergency medicine and assistant vice president of translational research, who will talk about a Wayne State grant that will deploy Wayne Health Mobile Units to provide direct, personalized health care and coaching to Black people with high blood pressure in select under-resourced Detroit neighborhoods; and Bill Shuster, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, who will shed light on the flooding problems facing Detroit.

A special edition episode about the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 with Saeed Khan, lecturer and director of global studies, ran last week.    

The podcast launched in May and released 11 episodes over the summer.

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