The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, in collaboration with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Office of Strategic Communication, have developed a workshop for small groups of faculty to gather insights about communicating their research to non-peer and non-expert audiences.
The goal is offer participants practical tips for crafting and honing their messages, interviewing with journalists, and presenting their research to a variety of audiences. At the end of the session, faculty have the opportunity to record a brief video clip about their research.
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After the workshop, participants record one minute videos about their current research.
David Cwiertny, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Paloma Giangrande, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Anne Kwitek, Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Natalie Denburg, Assistant Professor, Neurology
Brad Wright, Assistant Professor, Health Management & Policy
Rebekah Kowal, Associate Professor, Dance
Chris Adams, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Tamara Afifi, Professor, Communication Studies
Michelle Voss, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Greg Howes, Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Professor, V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies
Maurine Neiman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Eli Perencevich, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Marianne Smith, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Sarah Vigmostad, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Nicholas Zavazava, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
"The program has given me new insight into the university’s efforts to frame public discussion about its mission where research plays an important role."
"It was a tremendous program and I am so glad I was able to participate."
"Thanks for a fantastic experience. I hope many others can benefit from this program."
"...I learned so much and feel it will help me a LOT in the future."
Charles Munro, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and media industry consultant
Julie Kraft, Senior Consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates
Joe Brennan, Vice President for Strategic Communication
Meenakshi "Gigi" Durham, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Faculty Fellow, Office of the VP for Research & Economic Development
Richard Lewis, Director of Research News, Office of Strategic Communication, and former journalist
Jillian Love, Consulting Associate, Frank N. Magid Associates
David Schwartz, PhD Student, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and journalist
Daniel Tranel, Neurology, Psychology
Emily Woodbury, Talk Show Producer, Iowa Public Radio
July 11, 2014
9:00am -10:00am: Panel discussion with media representatives: Review and critique faculty pre-interviews
10:00am -11:30am: 5 Golden Rules for Effective Research Communications: framing messages, writing and speaking for a non-expert audience, responding when contacted by a journalist
11:30-12:00: Working Lunch
12:00-1:30: Small group breakouts
1:30: Record one minute videos in studio
Please contact Leslie Weatherhead (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating in future sessions.