ASPIRE Module: Biomedical Research and Media, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

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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