#SciComm Seminars

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

Join Becker Medical Library and the Center for Health & Science Communication for our series of events all about Communicating Your Science featuring WashU faculty and staff, plus expert guests from the St. Louis community. Hear valuable perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about science for any audience, including grantors, scientists from other fields, the public and the media.

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

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What’s your story? Using narratives to open science

10–11 a.m., October 18, 2022

Open science is critical for ensuring the products and process of research can extend as far as possible. Further, enhancing access to research is foundational to building public trust, increasing transparency, and advancing research rigor. Still, conversations around open science tend to center technical audiences at the expense of meeting the needs of non-technical audiences, who are crucial stakeholders in the scientific enterprise.

In this seminar, we’ll explore how narrative storytelling provides a powerful medium for expanding access to science — leveraging personal experiences to connect with diverse audiences and create opportunities for dialog that can enrich science for the benefit of all. This seminar is open to all.

Join the webinar using the following link: wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/91665633904

Optional: Register to attend.

Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD
NLM Data Science & Open Science Officer
National Library of Medicine
National Institute of Health

Social media engagement for healthcare workers

2–3 p.m., November 8, 2022

Healthcare workers are engaging in social media platforms at an increasing rate. We will review effective strategies to cultivate a presence on social media, and how to utilize social media to create connections, to educate, and to be advocates while remaining mission-driven in your online presence.

Join the webinar using the following link: wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/96660737085.

Optional: Register to attend.

Rakhee K. Bhayani, MD
Professor of Medicine, Forum for Women in Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine

Presented by:

Bernard Becker Medical Library and the Center for Health and Science Communication

Download recorded #SciComm presentations from Digital Commons@Becker