Science Communication in the Context of a Pandemic: Highlights and Lessons

During the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, timely, accurate, and concise communication is vital to ensure public understanding of the scientific basis for the advice they receive. The panelists will identify difficulties in science communication scenarios where there is uncertainty and urgency, together with optimal strategies for scientists and science communication professionals to cope with these challenges.

Moderator: Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; Walter and Leonore Director of Annenberg Public Policy Center
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  • Richard Sever, Co-Founder, bioRxiv & medRxiv
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  • Kizzmekia Corbett, Scientific Lead, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis (coVip) Team, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory|Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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  • Arturo Casadevall, Alfred & Jill Sommer Professor and Chair, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Founding Editor in Chief, mBio
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  • Apoorva Mandavilli, Science & Global Health Reporter, The New York Times
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This webinar is being organized by Jimin Hu, Duke University, and the ASCB Public Information Committee.




Starts: September 24, 2020 1:00 pm EDT

Ends: September 24, 2020 2:00 pm EDT

Venue: ASCB Webinar