Do you know someone who is passionate about helping scientists effectively share the benefits and impact of their work to diverse audiences?
At the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences’ 4th Annual Symposium, “Making an Impact, Shaping the Future,” panelist Dr. L. Ebony Boulware, vice dean for translational science research at Duke University, emphasized the need to speak a common language, especially when working with community members and research participants. While this isn’t always an easy task, it [Read more]
Have you wondered how to improve the documents and forms your department shares with research participants and patients? Plain language is one of the best tools to ensure your writing is clear and accessible to all. Research shows it can increase research participation, improve adherence, and overall, lead to better health outcomes. A few of [Read more]
Becker Library recently hosted its first #SciComm Week to launch its new Center for Health and Science Communication. Three exceptional science communicators shared their expertise for the series. Here are a few highlights from the presentations. Transforming Slide Design Melissa Marshall, Founder of Present Your Science, kicked off the week by sharing the assertion-evidence slide design [Read more]
How can we help patients and research participants better navigate numbers? Here are five tips.
As we progress through the national COVID-19 vaccination process, access to reliable and credible vaccine information is critical for ourselves, our patients, and our community. To this end, Becker Library’s Guide to COVID-19 Resources is now updated with library-curated resources on the COVID-19 vaccine and its development, including WashU Chief Data Scientist Philip Payne’s list [Read more]
Becker Library has been working to collect more resources on anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. These resources help inform on both the longtime struggles and current crises surrounding Black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC), and how we can all heal as a community. Whether it is confronting our own biases, learning about [Read more]
In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a [Read more]
Information about the COVID-19 pandemic is quickly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up with new information published every day. Becker Library’s new Guide to COVID-19 Resources provides links to help clinicians, investigators and consumers efficiently find information and resources related to COVID-19. Of particular interest are: Data and tracking resources Free COVID-19 literature Preprints [Read more]