Jim Gagliano is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, the breed registry for all thoroughbred horses in North America. He also sits on a number of councils and boards related to horse racing. In this episode, we discuss horse racing’s approach to anti-doping, current anti-doping and safety priorities, and recent changes over the past year as a result of some high-profile cases and new legislation.
Dr. Rachel Hand is a Research Fellow in Polymer Chemistry at The University of Warwick. In this episode, Dr. Hand discusses her work in the area of advancements in molecularly imprinted polymers and their role in anti-doping as well as her experiences working with the PCC on a recent research project. Plus, we talk about social media and its role in facilitating scientific collaboration in clean sport.
Phil Andrews is the Chief Executive Officer of USA Weightlifting. He has brought about significant reform to weightlifting internationally, especially in the area of anti-doping. In this episode, he discusses USA Weightlifting’s anti-doping efforts, recent controversy with the International Weightlifting Federation, implications for participation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the way forward for the sport to ensure clean competition.
Howard Jacobs is an attorney and a leading advocate for athletes around the world in doping matters. He has represented more than 300 athletes in disciplinary cases related to various issues in sport. In this interview, Howard shares insights about what it’s like working in anti-doping law, walks through the steps he takes when working on an anti-doping case, and discusses experiences from some of the most memorable and prominent cases he has been involved in over the years.
Dr. Jean-Francois Naud is Deputy Director and Research Associate at the Doping Control Laboratory of the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) in Québec, Canada. In our interview, he discusses his work at the WADA-accredited Doping Control Laboratory, his path to becoming an anti-doping scientist, his research to improve our ability to detect blood doping, his role in anti-doping testing during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and current challenges in anti-doping research.
Dr. Federico Ponzetto is a part of the PCC Fellowship Program and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Turin in Italy. In this interview, we discuss the Steroid Module of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and how Dr. Ponzetto’s research will impact the ABP. He also shares his experiences as a PCC Fellow, complete with advice for those who might be considering this path for themselves or a colleague.
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Dr. Marcia MacDonald is a Deputy Director of Science and Medicine at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In this interview, we discuss how Marcia began her career in anti-doping, the history of WADA’s anti-doping research program, and their current research priorities. She also shares information about new and ongoing anti-doping research projects, funding opportunities for researchers, implementation of newly developed anti-doping techniques and technology, and more.