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Reporting Science to Public & How ‘Science’ Adapts to the Pandemic

May 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

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A virtual presentation on “Reporting Science to Public & How ‘Science’ Adapts to the Pandemic” will be held on May 4, 2021 as part of the 2021 Demystifying Medicine Series.

The 2021 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 12 and includes the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. All students, fellows and staff are welcome, as well.

About the Speakers

~ Stephen Smith (Washington Post Health and Science Editor)

~ Valda Vinson, PhD (Science Editor) – Valda Vinson is Editor (Research) at Science. She came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar and after completing a Ph.D and post-doctoral studies, spent 2 years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. She started her career in publishing when she joined the Science staff in 1999. Since then, she has handled research papers in the areas of structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics as an Associate and Senior Editor. In 2013 Dr. Vinson became Deputy Editor, overseeing research content in the areas of cellular and molecular biology and biomedicine, and in 2018 was named Editor, Research. As Editor she works with Life Science editors to attract and select exciting research papers and reviews, while following standards that support transparency and reproducibility. She also works with others on the editorial management team on editorial policies at Science and is involved in initiatives that bring together stake-holders within the publishing industry to discuss policies.

Please visit the NIH Demystifying Medicine website for more information.


May 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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