Ebola case shows importance of teamwork in healthcare
by Heather Ross. The White House’s announcement on Friday that it has Ebola “under control” is patently ridiculous. If the spread of Ebola to the United States impacts anything, I hope that it will be the recognition of the critical importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork.
The social costs of energy transitions
by Clark A. Miller Even as leader after leader in New York exhorted each other last week to take action to address climate change, a steady drumbeat of news has … Continue reading
Are we sovereign?
by Clark Miller, CSPO Associate Director Scotland’s historic vote posed a deceptively simple question: Should Scotland be an independent nation? The question is deceptive because under it lays one of … Continue reading
Airlines’ flight decks lack diversity
By Michael L. Zirulnik, Research Associate at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a PhD candidate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University … Continue reading
The real Ebola dilemma
By Heather M. Ross, HSD Student President Obama’s Ebola ethics dilemma is merely a headline — a critical case that illustrates a much broader problem with medical research and particularly … Continue reading
Where Are Today’s Engineering Heroes?
CSPO Professor of Practice Gregg Zachary’s cover story in IEEE Spectrum launches a new public crusade: Engineering needs more heroes. By failing to celebrate its finest contributors, the profession risks … Continue reading
Carbon controls and a solar surge: Are public attitudes changing the game?
By Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice, CSPO and Lightworks Debates about federal carbon control regulations and a solar-energy-induced “death spiral” for electric utilities have been heating up, but along separate … Continue reading
Fixing the VA: It’s not that easy
By Heather M. Ross, HSD student Proposals for new legislation to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are flying in Congress. Unfortunately, each is problematically simple and pretends that … Continue reading
FDA’s recent IRB guidance more style than substance
By Lee Seabrooke, HSD, PhD student The guidance provides useful operational issues to consider, such as the identification of “those studies for which IRB oversight is being transferred” and the … Continue reading
The fatal flaw of the EPA and the decline of the honeybee
Tess Doezema’s call to empower the EPA to ‘use a broader body of evidence than the strictly limited available evidence allowed under “sound science.”’ “Hey hey, ho ho, Monsanto … Continue reading