Promoting New Faculty Publications
The communications team in the office of the dean works hard to promote the research that you do. There are three easy ways for you to help the Basic Sciences communications team get the word out about papers from your lab that you think are worthy of publicity:
If your paper has been accepted…
…fill out this form to tell the comms team about your recently accepted papers (recent published papers are ok, too, but they’d prefer to learn about papers before their embargo is over). As capacity allows, they will publish the information as an interview (such as this one) or work with VU’s Marketing and Communications to make a video (such as this one), put together a press release (such as this one), or otherwise promote.
(For easy access, bookmark this page on your browser: https://redcap.link/ResearchIntakeForm)
If your paper is out…
…they’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.
(For easy access, bookmark this page on your browser: https://redcap.link/TweetMyPaper)
If your data is visual in nature…
…regardless of publication status, Instagram is a great place to share your work (example here). They’ll share on the Basic Sciences account and on 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 a training. Submit your images here.
(For easy access, bookmark this page on your browser: https://redcap.link/BasicSciencesImages)
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 reach out to anyone in the communications team and they’ll make sure you’re taken care of.