The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training. Class size may be limited, however, and will vary by module.
Title: Biomedical Research and Media
Director: Wayne Wood, MLAS, Executive Director of New Media Productions, VUMC News and Public Affairs
Content: Writing stories for print journalism, media relations, social media, media training in interviewing. Participants will complete three writing assignments during the module. See syllabus for details.
Time: 8 sessions; Wednesdays, 9-10:00 am, starting September 20
Class size: 5 students
Registration requirement: CV and 2-6 sentence statement of interest
Registration deadline: midnight, August 18th