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A Research!America Research Partners Forum-- October 27

A Research!America Research Partners Forum

Let Me Be Clear: Science Journalism
in the Age of the Genome and Twitter

Embassy Suites-Tampa USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa, FL

October 27, 2011

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Florida is home to an increasing array of leading health and research institutions as well as some of the nation’s most respected media outlets. The state is thus in a unique position to shape the future of science journalism and health communications and their impact on public policy.

Research!America, with the University of South Florida and Pfizer, presents a Research Partners Forum: Let Me Be Clear: Science Journalism in the Age of the Genome and Twitter. Results from a new Florida poll will provide a springboard for an interactive conversation about media, health research, science and public understanding of these issues in a time of increasing complexity in all of these areas. Two high-level panel discussions, each followed by Q&A, will address these important issues. Leaders in science, health communications, journalism and social media will explore ways journalists and scientists can work together to communicate research news in today's fast-changing environment.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jay Dean, PhD, professor of molecular pharmacology and physiology, USF Health
  • Elie Dolgin, PhD, news editor, Nature Medicine
  • Eric Eisenberg, PhD, dean, University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences
  • Steven Klasko, MD, MBA, dean, University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Sheril Kirshenbaum, science writer and research associate, University of Texas Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Karen Liller, PhD, dean, University of South Florida Graduate School; associate vice president for Research & Innovation, University of South Florida
  • Alice Park, senior reporter, TIME Magazine
  • Fred Pearce, PhD, director, University of South Florida School of Mass Communications
  • David Sampson, director, medical & scientific communications, American Cancer Society
  • Charlotte Sutton, health editor, St. Petersburg Times
  • Jack Watters, MD, vice president for External Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc
  • Ralph Wilcox, PhD, provost and executive vice president, University of South Florida
  • Mary Woolley, president and CEO, Research!America

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