Communicating Science Series

From PR and social media, to data visualization, to website development, the videos and content included in this series will help you learn more about the ins and outs of communicating your science to the general public. 

Public Relations and External Audience Communications

External CommunicationsTake a closer look at the many resources available to promote your research project to external media. With over 15 years of experience in communications at Michigan Medicine, Kara Gavin will provide you with best practices as well as the initial steps to begin promoting your own research.

Speaker:
Kara Gavin, M.S., Michigan Medicine Department of Communications

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The Web, Social Media, and Your Research

Social MediaInterested in online exposure? Attend this jam-packed session to discuss online etiquette and the digital communication resources available to researchers. Joyce Lee, Kelly Davenport, and Kara Gavin will provide all of the information you need to transition online. Whether you’re an experienced Twitter user or a novice looking to create a more professional online presence, this is the session for you!

Speakers:
Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Kelly Davenport, M.S.I., Michigan MultiMedia
Kara Gavin, M.S., Michigan Medicine Department of Communications

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Additional Resources: 
Joyce Lee, We No Longer Live in the 1990s
Joyce Lee, twittersuperuser.com
Joyce Lee, The Networked Public Physician: Will you take the plunge?

Scholarly Communication & Dissemination

Scholarly DisseminationIn this informative session, Jean Song, the Assistant Director of Academic and Clinical Engagement at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, will discuss the dissemination of science and the resources available to U-M medical researchers. Molly Kleinman of the Medical School Information Services will also provide an in-depth look at the Open.Michigan educational resource dedicated to sharing innovative research projects with the global learning community.  

Speakers:
Jean Song, M.S.I., Taubman Health Sciences Library
Molly Kleinman, M.S.I., M.A., Medical School Information Services

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Don't Blind Them with Science! How to Write in Plain Language

Plain LanguageGrant writing expert, Jill Jividen, Ph.D., will be conducting a hands-on writing workshop for any interested biomedical researcher. As the Senior Manger for Research Development within the UMMS Office of Research, Dr. Jividen will work one-on-one with you during this two-hour session, and provide all the tips and tricks to making your proposals engaging as well as informative.  

Speaker:
Jill Jividen, Ph.D., UMMS Office of Research 

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Introduction to Data Visualization

Data VisualizationCommunicating through data graphics provides a quick overview to your reader and instantly engages them in your science. Join the experts of the U-M Library system, as they provide insight into the importance of data visualization and the resources available to you, right here on campus.

Speakers:
Marci Brandenburg, M.S., M.S.I., Taubman Health Sciences Library
Justin Joque, Ph.D., M.S.I., Stephen S. Clark Library
Eric Maslowski, Digital Media Commons

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