Past #SciComm Speakers and Topics

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2021-22 Speakers and Topics

Transforming Slide Design
Tuesday, September 28, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Melissa Marshall
Founder, Present Your Science

Inclusion of Diverse Populations in Health Research
Wednesday, September 29, 10 – 11 a.m.
Joyce E. Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
Associate Professor of Neurology / Inaugural Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core at the Knight ADRC

Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method
Thursday, September 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

2019-20 Speakers and Topics

Using Popular Media to Combat Health Misinformation Wednesday, March 11, from 3-4 p.m. in FLTC 204

Speaker: Jessica Gold, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Washington University School of Medicine

From Professional to Personal: Communication Tips from Children’s Mom Docs Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 3-4 p.m. in FLTC 205

Speakers: Jamie Kondis, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Washington University School of Medicine Kendra Whittle Media Relations Consultant BJC Healthcare Comics and Graphic Novels about Medicine: Healthcare Providers, Patients and the Medical System Thursday, Jan. 16, from 3:00-4:00 pm in FLTC 205 Speaker: Jessica Gross, PhD Assistant Professor of English St. Louis College of Pharmacy Taking it to the Masses: Building Science Outreach Programs Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3-4 p.m. in Moore Auditorium Speakers:

Cynthia Wichelman, MD Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Washington University in St. Louis

Erik Herzog, PhD Professor of Biology Washington University in St. Louis

Be Podcast-ic: Tips for hosting or guesting on a podcast Thursday, Nov. 14, 3-4 p.m. in FLTC Room 203

Speakers: Jim Dryden Director of Broadcast & Podcasts Medical Public Affairs Washington University in St. Louis Claire Gauen Publications & Digital Outreach Initiatives Editor Managing Producer of “Hold That Thought” Arts & Sciences Washington University in St. Louis

2018-19 Speakers and Topics

Minding our Words: Communicating to Mitigate Negative Impact Thursday, April 11, 4-5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium Speakers: Paola Rijos-Saitta, MSW, LCSW Center Manager, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research Institute for Public Health Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD Desmond Lee Professor Racial & Ethnic Diversity Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis Empowering Your Audience through Visualization: Graphic, numerical, historical Thursday, March 7, 4-5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium Speakers: Heather Corcoran Professor of Design, Director of the College and Graduate School of Art Washington University in St. Louis Alvitta Ottley, PhD Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Washington University in St. Louis Communicating Prevention Messages Thursday, Feb. 7, 4-5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium Speaker: Hank Dart, MS Senior Health Communications Lead Washington University School of Medicine How to Promote Your Work with Social Media: Takeaways from Gun Violence Prevention and Stop the Bleed Thursday, Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium Speaker: Laurie J. Punch, MD Associate Professor of Surgery Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Communicating Genetic Test Results Thursday, Oct. 11, 4–5 p.m.,  in Moore Auditorium Speakers: Patricia Dickson, MD Division Chief, Genetics and Genomic Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Jonathan W Heusel, MD, PhD Professor, Pathology & Immunology; Professor, Department of Genetics Jessica Mozersky, PhD, MBE Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences

2017-18 Speakers and Topics

Spring 2018 Series: Telling Your Story

Communicating Research with Lay Audiences Thursday, Jan. 11, 4-5 p.m.  Moore Auditorium Technical Experts: Tim Poor, Health Comm. Research Laboratory and Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson, Medical Accuracy Editor at The St. Louis American Newspaper Faculty Expert: Dr. Will Ross, Associate Dean for Diversity and Professor of Medicine in Nephrology

Lost in Translation:  Communicating with a Multidisciplinary Scientific Audience Thursday, Feb. 15 Connor Auditorium Dr. Andrew Knight, Associate Professor, Olin Business School Dr. Alan Schwartz, Alumni Endowed Professor of Pediatrics

Promoting Your Research to Non-NIH Funders Communicating with foundations and investors can present unique challenges. Two WU researchers share their experiences in presenting to these important funding sources.  Thursday, March 8 Connor Auditorium Andrew Yee – Specialist in Interactive Surgery Education, Department of Surgery Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhD – Emil R. Unanue Distinguished Professor, Dept of Pathology & Immunology and Head of Immunology Graduate Program

Communicating Science to the Media Thursday, April 12 Connor Auditorium Elizabethe Holland Durando – Director of Medical News and Record Medical Editor, Office of Medical Public Affairs Judy Martin Finch – Director of Media Relations, Office of Medical Public Affairs

Telling your Story in a “Post-Truth” World (featuring a panel of guests from local media) Thursday, May 17, 4-5 p.m. Connor Auditorium

Fall 2017 Series: Crafting Your Story

Social Media for Promoting Science & Research Thursday, Oct. 26 Technical Experts: Amy Suiter, Becker Library, and Dera Luce, Medical Public Affairs Faculty Expert: Dr. Kenan Omurtag, OB/GYN

Preparing Dynamic & Engaging Presentations Thursday, Nov. 9 Technical Expert: Mychal Voorhees, Becker Library Faculty Expert: Dr. Victoria Fraser, Chair, Dept. of Medicine

Elevator Pitches – Stories in 3 Minutes or Less Thursday, Dec. 7 Technical Expert: Sally Michael, Olin Business School Faculty Expert: Dr. Indira Mysorekar, OB/GYN