Since completing the SciComm Program, Ephraim Tsalik worked with the Duke Office of News and Communications to get the word out about an exciting new publication. As a result, he and his research team “were inundated with requests for media interviews,” he says. Tsalik shared his work with journalists from CBS News, Forbes, TIME, and many others.
Due in large part to the intensive media interview training he received as part of the SciComm Program, he says that the interactions he had with the media were successful. “I have developed new research opportunities, collaborations, and funding as a direct consequence of this media engagement,” Tsalik adds.
The 2016 SciComm Fellows Program
The 2016 SciComm Fellows Program, which is now accepting applications from Duke science faculty and postdoctoral fellows, will take place on three half-days (September 16, October 7, and October 28) this fall. SciComm Fellows will gather in the Collaboratory, Science & Society’s new space at Erwin Mill to practice acing media interviews, engaging policymakers, and sharpening the tools needed to share their science with any audience.