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.
By Partnership for Clean Competition|2021-02-16T08:20:55-07:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Comments Off on 48 – Detecting Doping with Steroids Using the Athlete Biological Passport – Federico Ponzetto, PhD
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.
Dr. Despina Mavromati is an attorney with SportLegis Lausanne specializing in international sports law and arbitration. She is also a Member of the Appeals Body of The Union of European Football Associations, a Member of the Independent Disciplinary Tribunal of World Athletics, and a Member of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne. In this episode, we talk about current issues in anti-doping law and arbitration, Despina’s career, and her work.
Dr. John Yates is the Ernest W. Hahn Professor in the Departments of Molecular Medicine and Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute in California. He is also a member of the PCC’s Scientific Advisory Board and a world-renowned expert in proteomics. In this episode, he discusses his career path, his research, impacts of the global pandemic, and potential applications of advanced analytical approaches such as tandem mass spec, bioinformatics, and proteomics for anti-doping.
By Partnership for Clean Competition|2021-02-15T08:35:08-07:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Comments Off on 45 – Applications of Tandem Mass Spec, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics in Anti-Doping – John Yates III, PhD
Moira Weinberg is Vice President of Investigations and Deputy General Counsel at Major League Baseball (MLB). In our interview, she discusses the formation and organization of Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations, some of the different types of cases they handle, the general process involved in conducting investigations for anti-doping and other cases, key anti-doping programs and resources for players, and some of the major challenges and priorities for MLB investigations.
By Partnership for Clean Competition|2020-12-15T08:42:52-07:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Comments Off on 44 – An In-Depth Look at Anti-Doping Investigations at Major League Baseball – Moira Weinberg, JD
Dr. Matthew Fedoruk is Chief Science Officer at the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In this interview, we talk about USADA’s new remote drug testing program, how USADA has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, major challenges the global anti-doping community is currently facing, and his role in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s Strategic Testing Expert Group focused on preparing for future crises.
AliJawad is an accomplished British powerlifter and Board Member of the Commonwealth Games Team England. He was awarded a bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a silver medal in the 2016 Paralympic Games, and gold medals in the 2015 IPC Powerlifting European Championships and 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships. Ali discusses his career, some of the challenges he has faced, his perspective on anti-doping as an elite athlete, and his work as a Member of the Start Up Group with Global Athlete.
Dr. Jonathan Finnoff is Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). In our interview, he discusses the timeline of events leading up to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the broad spectrum of effects this pandemic has had on athletes, new protocols and safety measures in place at training centers, anti-doping and COVID-19 testing procedures, and how the USOPC has been dealing with some of the major challenges that have arisen during this pandemic.