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Emily Forman

Emily Forman is a health reporter with Side Effects. Her reporting focuses on addiction recovery, women's health, and sexuality.

Formerly, she was the Senior Producer of Precious Lives, a Peabody Award-nominated podcast covering gun violence in Milwaukee.

Previously Emily worked at KCAW in Sitka, Alaska where she covered everything from Native American fishing traditions to scientific discoveries about ice age goats. Her work has also aired on Alaska Public Radio Network and NPR. Emily was trained in documentary radio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in Economics.

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.