After a restful holiday season, the Lister Hill Center is excited to announce its lineup of spring events!
Our semester spotlight is Science Communication. How we talk about science and research matters, and we wanted to explore some best practices related to that. We’ll start off in February with Dr Mike Stobbe, author of Surgeon General’s Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation’s Doctor and medical writer for the Associated Press, on the 5th and then on the 12th we will host experts from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for an interactive seminar, Making the Choice to Connect (Register here!).
In March we will have Holly Gainer from UAB Media Relations present on researchers’ interactions with the press, covering the do’s and don’ts of discussing your research with the media. This event is for UAB researchers only. Then, either in late March or mid April, we’re co-hosting a film screening and lecture/panel in partnership with the Sparkman Center for Global Health and Service Learning & Undergraduate Research. More details to come, so keep an eye out for our newsletter each month for updates.
April is lining up to be a busy month for us, too. Even with National Public Health Week and finals, we found a way to host two seminars in April. On the 1st, we’re co-hosting Dr Bisakha Sen from the Department of Health Care Organization & Policy; and on the 22nd we’ll have Dr Lawrence Sincich from the School of Optometry speak about visual representations in scientific publications.
We’re looking forward to an informative semester and we hope you’ll join us!