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Livestream link: https://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/e0903f7f9daa4d4d962aa33ea6b964ed1d

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Join UCSF’s Dr. Louise Aronson (MD MFA) as she discusses her experience writing opinion pieces for the NY-Times, NPR and how you too can get started in writing an op-ed. With introduction by Dr. Keith Yamamoto (PhD), Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy.

  • Opinion and story-based articles are among the most effective ways to reach wider audiences and have significant, real world impact.

  • Learn how to effectively use your voice ahead of the midterm elections!

Reception to immediately follow!

Co-sponsored by the Science Policy Group at UCSF, UCSF Office of Science Policy & Strategy, and UCSF Graduate Division.

This is the first workshop of a four part of series on science advocacy focused on giving scientists the tools they need to effectively use their voice for the upcoming mid-term elections and beyond. The series culminates in an op-ed writing contest. Submit an op-ed to be eligible for a raffle with cash prizes!

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Most science research appears only in scientific journals where the readership is important but small and limited. Researchers who have the greatest impact often write both for professional colleagues and for the larger scientific community, the public, policy makers, and potential funders. This session will introduce the four main types of public articles – thought pieces, perspectives, narratives and op-eds. We will dissect sample articles of each type highlighting the keys to their success and discuss how to determine the right article type, audience and approach for your research and career goals.

About Dr. Louise Aronson:

Louise Aronson MD, MFA is a Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the UCSF Northern California Geriatrics Education Center and UCSF Medical Humanities. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and her articles, essays, and stories appear regularly in newspapers, literary and medical journals including New York Times, Narrative Magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has won the Sonora Review Prize, the New Millennium Short Fiction Award, three Pushcart nominations, and has been awarded UCross, Ragdale and Hedgebrook Foundation residencies.

About the Advocating for Science & Scientists series:

A series of events co-presented by the Science Policy Group at UCSF and the UCSF Graduate Division.

Now more than ever — whether it’s in everyday conversations with friends and family, or in lobbying government for support and funding — we need advocates for science. This series will provide information, tools and skills to better equip you to advocate for basic research, higher education, science funding, and scientific rigor in policy and decision making.




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