#SciComm Week

Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2021

What good is discovery if you can’t share it?

Join Becker Library for a week of virtual science communication events including a two-hour workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Workshop capacity is limited. Registration priority will be given to faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine.


Transforming Slide Design

Tuesday, September 28
3 – 4:30 p.m.

Melissa Marshall Melissa Marshall
Founder, Present Your Science

Join us for a 90-minute workshop on transforming your slides for more powerful presentations. Participants will learn the Assertion-Evidence slide design strategy to make more effective scientific presentation slides as well as strategies for putting this into practice.
Capacity: 100


Inclusion of Diverse Populations in Health Research

Wednesday, September 29
10 – 11 a.m.

Melissa Marshall Joyce E. Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
Associate Professor of Neurology / Inaugural Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core at the Knight ADRC

Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry, Associate Professor of Neurology and Inaugural Lead of the Health Disparities and Equity Core in the Knight ADRC. Hear Dr. Balls-Berry discuss her work with the All of Us Initiative and share lessons from her research on determining the best approaches for the inclusion of diverse populations into health research.


Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method

Thursday, September 30
1 – 3 p.m.
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
The Alda Center’s Creating Connections program is a two-hour live, online workshop designed to help scientists and researchers learn to engage and inspire diverse audiences through effective communication, with a particular focus on virtual interactions. Participants will learn how to balance being prepared with responding in the moment to address questions. The program emphasizes universal communication strategies, including avoiding jargon and technical skills for creating engagement online, such as camera angles and sound levels.
Capacity: 100


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All members of the WashU and medical center community are welcome to attend! Contact Mychal Voorhees at (314) 362-4734 or mychal.voorhees@wustl.edu with any questions.

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