What good is discovery if you can’t share it?
Join us for a monthly series 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!
Registration is encouraged but not required (see links and schedule below).
Contact Mychal Voorhees at (314) 362-4734 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2019-20 Schedule Coming Soon!
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2018-19 Speakers and Topics
Minding our Words: Communicating to Mitigate Negative Impact
Thursday, April 11, 4-5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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