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<p>This weekend, March 8 and 9, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss an Indiana initiative to speed the process to moving scientific research from the bench to the bedside.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — March 9

Mark Kelley, Ph.D., associate director of the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research and associate director of basic science research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, will discuss ITRAC – the Indiana Translational Research Acceleration Collaboration. Put simply, it’s the idea of taking advances in the laboratory and translating them into therapies that help patients.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak with guest host Kathy Miller, M.D., a breast cancer specialist at the Indiana University School of Medicine, about the recent identification of a new human receptor for HIV.

Guest host and IU Department of Medicine Chair David Crabb, M.D., will interview Sherif Farag, Ph.D., about a new technique to transplant stem cells from unmatched donors. Dr. Farag is director of the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Guest host and IU School of Medicine Executive Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., will speak with national women’s health specialist Marie Savard, M.D., about ways to prepare so that a routine doctor’s appointment can be more effective.

Author David Shenk will discuss his book, “The Forgetting,” a detailed history of Alzheimer’s disease. Shenk’s book was cited prominently in the recent film, “Away from Her,” starring Julie Christie.

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will take guests inside Joy’s House, an Indianapolis day center for elderly people with various forms of dementia.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by the Lilly Center for Medical Science, Clarian Health, and IU Medical Group; Jeremy Shere’s “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.