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Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop on Friday

May 1, 2014

The IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will offer an interactive lecture from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in which attendees will receive the tools necessary to translate their scientific research for any audience.

Communicating Science

Alan Alda, right, joins participants in a past communicating science workshop activity.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, in Emerson Hall, Room 304.

Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.

The speakers will also lead small groups of faculty and learners through a hands-on session designed to improve their scientific communication strategies after the morning session.

Attendance at the morning lecture is a prerequisite for the participating in a small group session. 

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science works to enhance understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media, and others outside their own discipline.

Presenters from the center include Evonne Kaplan-Liss, M.D., clinical associate professor of public health, preventive medicine and pediatrics and affiliate professor of journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Christie Nicholson, a contributing editor at Scientific American and on-air contributor to websites and television programs such as Slate, Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.

This event is free and open to all faculty, postdocs, fellows and learners throughout the IUSM and IUPUI community.

Seats are limited and registration is required.

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