In interacting with the media, scientists are called upon to communicate scientific research and results in a way that improves scientific understanding among the public, and helps that public to make important health decisions in an increasingly complex world. How the media reports scientific findings can have a huge impact on public behavior, and so it is critical that scientists understand how to interact effectively with reporters. In order to permit a workshop experience that will allow attendees to practice the skills they have learned, enrollment will be limited to no more than 10 students per session. The purpose of this course is to increase the scientist’s ability to communicate with the media.
Location and Time:
The course will be held in Bethesda and Frederick.
June 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bethesda
July 16, 2008, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Frederick
Rich Folkers is the Director of NCI’s Office of Media Relations
For Additional Information:
Contact Sandy Koeneman in the NCI Office of the Director at 301-496-0807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and Related Training Opportunities.
This course is part of a developing curriculum for training of NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Each Fall, a course in "Translational Research in Clinical Oncology" and "Redox Biology" is offered primarily for NIH postdoctoral fellows. In January, a 2-day course is offered on the "Statistical Analysis of Research Data" hosted by Dr. T. Moody which is offered for NIH clinical and postdoctoral fellows. For additional opportunities for postdoctoral training at NIH view http://www.training.nih.gov/ .
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