Effective Communication of Scientific Findings to Non-Scientists

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to present a workshop with David Adam Ross, MD, PhD, of the Yale University School of Medicine.

Effective communication of scientific findings is a core professional skill. While researchers may receive
training and feedback on traditional forms of scientific communication among colleagues (such as giving
scientific talks and writing for journals), relatively little time is devoted to the skills that may be more useful
for engaging broader audiences. We must simultaneously distill complex topics to their core concepts,
craft a narrative arc, convey key translational applications, optimize the visual representation of data, and
attend to the process of performance. These skills can be invaluable for disseminating key findings of one’s
research – and, more practically, for obtaining funding in a highly competitive market.

In this workshop, we will review principles central to effective presentation and then, through a series of
experiential exercises, help participants practice key skills.


This workshop is open to all Department of Psychiatry faculty, staff, and trainees. Please help us make sure there are enough seats by RSVPing using the "Register" button.

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143

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