Michael Caputo, HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, takes you behind the scenes at HHS as the experts explain what they're working on and what you need to know.
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Episode 8: Surgeon General Jerome Adams: America’s Doctor
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, America’s Doctor pays Caputo a house call to discuss the role of the United States Surgeon General, the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the challenges of communicating public health information.
Episode 7: Dr. Peter Marks: Operation Warp Speed
On this episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo joins the Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics, Evaluation, and Research, Dr. Peter Marks, to chat about what types of products the Center oversees, the role personal responsibility plays in the spread of the virus, and the genesis of Operation Warp Speed.
Episode 6: Lynn Johnson: The other H in HHS
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, Lynn Johnson, to discuss the important work HHS does on the Human Services front, the challenges and triumphs of our adoption system, and the impact of COVID-19.
Episode 5: Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Science is Truth”
On this episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo sits down with NIAID Director and Coronavirus Task Force member, Dr. Anthony Fauci to break down the vaccine development process, his early days growing up in Brooklyn, and why science is a good faith attempt to get to the facts.
Episode 4: The FDA: Science in Action
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn to talk about the race to a vaccine, developing therapeutics, and why the FDA is “science in action.”
Episode 3: ASH Brett Giroir on the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Testing
On this episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo sits down with Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir to discuss the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the work the Administration is doing to support testing capacity during COVID-19.
Episode 2: Dr. Robert Kadlec on Facing the Coronavirus Challenge
On this episode of “Learning Curve”, Caputo sits down with Dr. Robert Kadlec to discuss military service, pandemic preparedness, and the resilience of the American spirit.
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Episode 1: HHS Secretary Alex Azar on the Race to a Vaccine
On the inaugural episode of “Learning Curve,” Caputo shares his journey to the Department and then is joined by HHS Secretary Azar to discuss what we’ve learned about COVID-19 and the work being done to shorten the timeline to a vaccine.