January 11, 2017 —
As science communicators, we’re often in the know about the latest and greatest research―it’s the nature of the job. The cutting edge of research is an exciting place to be, but science is a careful, thoughtful process. It can take years for...
December 1, 2016 —
A conflict of interest arises when people are in a situation that has the potential to undermine their impartiality. These days, the appearance of a conflict can be just as damaging as an actual conflict.
November 10, 2016 —
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing neurobiological disorder caused by changes in the brain that make controlling drug use extremely difficult, even when an individual knows it has terrible consequences for his or her life and health and wants to stop...
August 9, 2016 —
Reading about unfamiliar health or science topics can be daunting, as scientific articles are filled with technical jargon and difficult concepts. How can we help our readers through this process?
July 5, 2016 —
Do you often find yourself searching for just the right word? As health communicators, a key part of our job is choosing the best term and providing the correct context. But sometimes the words we choose, or how we frame them, may not convey what we...
February 24, 2016 —
Next in our ongoing discussion about communicating health and science, let’s talk about two different points of view: that of scientists doing the work, and that of the journalists reporting on such research to the public