Trainees are expected to attend our annual science communication workshop series, developed by Professor Glen Nowak (former Director of Media Relations at the CDC), in partnership with the UGA Grady College and the Center for Health Risk and Communication. These sessions provide students with essential training in science communications targeting popular, media, and decision-making audiences. Topics will rotate among three following themes:
Communication with the public (blogs, science writing, community panels, social media, etc.)
Communication with news journalists
Communication with decision-makers, policy-makers and stakeholders
Each workshop involves instruction from an expert Grady College faculty member and active learning exercises (e.g. preparing a message map, filming a mock interview, conducting a phone interview) followed by proficiency assessment and individual feedback.