SciCommThursdays – Communicating Your Science

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 WUMC community are welcome to attend!

Registration is encouraged but not required (see links and schedule below).

Contact Mychal Voorhees at (314) 362-4734 or with questions.

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, 4-5 p.m.

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, 4-5 p.m.
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, 4-5 p.m.
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
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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
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Recap of 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


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