Basic Sciences Communications

The goals and mission of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences communication team are to effectively communicate the groundbreaking research, educational initiatives, and accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students within Basic Sciences. Ultimately, the team strives to enhance the visibility and reputation of Vanderbilt Basic Sciences and foster a culture of scientific excellence and innovation.

There are three easy ways for you to help the Basic Sciences communications team get the word out about research from your lab:

If your paper has been accepted…

…fill out this form to tell the team about your recently accepted or published papers. They will publish the information as an interview (such as this one) or work with Vanderbilt's MarComm team to make a video (such as this one), put together a press release (such as this one), or otherwise promote.
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If your paper is out…

…we're happy to share your work on the Basic Sciences Twitter account, whether or not you yourself have a Twitter account. To facilitate this process, please fill out this quick form to let them know what's going on in your papers.
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If your data is visual…

…regardless of publication status, Instagram is a great place to share your work (example here). They'll share on the Basic Sciences account and in Basically Speaking. An image does not have to be related to a recent paper for them to share it - it can be part of a developing project or training. Submit your images here.
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Please share your new papers with the comms team, especially if you've never done that before. They want to make sure to hear from as many faculty as possible.

If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact anyone in the communications team and they'll make sure you're taken care of.