We Are Problem Solvers

This is the fascinating story of Dr. Rory Stuart the Bronze Star recipient for his fight against COVID in Afghanistan. He shares what it was like to be blindsided by COVID in the Middle East and the lessons we can apply  stateside.

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Rory Stuart, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Facebook live discussion with Dr. Rory Stuart.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

2 thoughts on “We Are Problem Solvers

  1. Some corrections from a fellow military officer:

    His award was the Bronze Star, not the Bronze Heart (which isn’t a real medal, but a verbal combination of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star)

    He was introduced as Lieutenant Rory Stuart, whereas I believe he is actually Lieutenant Colonel Rory Stuart (his LinkedIn says he was promoted to Major in 2003, so I expect he’s been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel since then. Regardless, he isn’t a Lieutenant. He’s much too smart!)

    1. Thank you Seth for pointing this out and listening for details! I really do appreciate this. You are right, he is Lieutenant Colonel (my source was wrong) and I did fuse two terms. I apologized to Rory and will make a correction in the next episode. We appreciate Rory and your service!—Julia

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