Helping Scientists and Health Workers Communicate More Effectively

Actor Alan Alda is helping physicians, healthcare workers, and scientists share their knowledge and expertise better than ever before through The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Established in 2009 with support from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook School of Journalism, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and is located at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, The Center empowers scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways – ultimately improving understanding by the public, media, patients, elected officials, and others outside their discipline.

Using improvisational theater exercises and message design workshops to address the common pitfalls of science communication via in-person workshops, online learning, private coaching, and courses at Stony Brook University, The Alan Alda Center helps scientists and healthcare workers improve their communication skills to tell clear and vivid stories about their work and connect in a more meaningful way with their peers, patients, co-workers, and audiences. For more information, visit their website.

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