This episode features Susan Verschere, Professor of Human Physiology and recipient of the Ersted Award for distinguished teaching. Susan Verschere talks about her research and her inventive and effective methods of teaching. This episode also features Tom Ryan, a physician whose interests are Pandemic preparedness. Tom Ryan talks about his work to develop a pandemic emergency plan for the University of Oregon’s emergency management program. Humanities Center Director Steve Shankman interviews faculty, staff, and visiting lecturers about their research and interests for a 30 minute show that gives an inside look at the University of Oregon.