Media Projects

Working with a team to create a media project that are:

  • No longer than 10-minutes
  • and video-based

The video should distill information from the primary literature to communicate the latest scientific understanding of a pressing topic related to cardiovascular disease research. You and your team will need to:

  • Critically analyze the literature
  • Develop a clear and cohesive message
  • Investigate the impact of your video

Recording of meeting from May 28th, 2020 – Overview of Media Project:

Pre-production:

Production:

Post-production:

OPTIONAL: Here is a video that I created to explain the video creation process (*featuring baby as special guest*). This was originally recorded for faculty members but it is also relevant for you, as a student, beginning the video creation process:

Here are some sources that you can use to brainstorm ideas:

Published by Kendra Oliver

I am an experienced scientist passionate about science communication, multi-disciplinary projects, and online learning and engagement approaches. It is critical that we find new strategies to communicate scientific finding and engage the public. Using online learning and visualization methods, I am exploring visual science communication to support online education and science marketing approaches. Although classically trained as a research scientist in pharmacology, I consider myself a science communication designer with skills ranging from project management, pedagogical approaches to online learning, video production, instructional design, and web design. With a foundation as a cross-disciplinary team member, I am interested in developing and utilizing these skills to produce science marketing, communication, and engagement strategies, particularly those at the intersection of art and science.

14 thoughts on “Media Projects

  1. GG Project Idea #1: Importance of consideration for congenital heart defect screening

    “Important reasons for determining the genetic cause…(1) assessing recurrence risks for the offspring of…survivor, additional offspring of the parents, or other close relatives; (2) evaluating for associated extracardiac involvement; (3) assessing risk for neurodevelopmental delays for newborns and infants; and (4) providing more accurate prognosis for the congenital HD and outcomes for congenital HD–related interventions.”

    Source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000606

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  2. Project Idea #1: Importance of parental consideration for congenital heart defect screening. “Important reasons for determining the genetic cause…(1) assessing recurrence risks for the offspring of…survivor, additional offspring of the parents, or other close relatives; (2) evaluating for associated extracardiac involvement; (3) assessing risk for neurodevelopmental delays for newborns and infants; and (4) providing more accurate prognosis for the congenital HD and outcomes for congenital HD–related interventions.” Source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000606

    Project Idea #2: Highlighting differences between physiological cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors for sexual minority individuals based on race/ethnicity. I really liked this approach as so often the LGBTQ community gets lumped all together when there are huge variances of experiences within it. Source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13557858.2020.1740174?casa_token=GKyK5XdMck8AAAAA%3AeAY-o8fIS7XEtEzbvdrgNsG95hUkCBQm6QQXgx0WOjYuOFmfUne39If7hlniOpaEU2gJpWHn4sXSL0Y

    Project Idea #3: Well-established evidence between diabetes and CVD → how to move forward to improving diabetics’ heart health. Project could first evidence increase in diabetic diagnoses, link between the two, then move towards actions. One study I saw indicated only about half of 45 yo and older diabetics adults knew they had an associated CVD risk- could replicate assessment. Source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.308999

    Cool science video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweN8d4_MUg

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  3. Here are 3 project ideas that are slightly broad; however, I plan on developing an even more specific research question with my group – these ideas below are just a baseline.

    Exploring why there is a greater prevalence of Hypertension in African Americans
    Davis, A. M., Vinci, L. M., Okwuosa, T. M., Chase, A. R., & Huang, E. S. (2007). Cardiovascular health disparities: a systematic review of health care interventions. Medical care research and review : MCRR, 64(5 Suppl), 29S–100S. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558707305416

    Exploring why there is a greater prevalence of strokes in minority groups
    Trimble, B., & Morgenstern, L. B. (2008). Stroke in minorities. Neurologic clinics, 26(4), 1177–xi. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2008.05.010

    Exploring the Relationship between Heart Disease and Dementia
    Justin, B. N., Turek, M., & Hakim, A. M. (2013). Heart disease as a risk factor for dementia. Clinical epidemiology, 5, 135–145. https://doi.org/10.2147/CLEP.S30621

    Link to inspirational science video:
    How happiness inspires us to be more productive and the science behind it:

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  4. I didn’t know how general or how specific you wanted our brainstorming to be, but here are a few of my thoughts.

    1) Targeted Temperature Management in Cardiac Arrest Patients with Non-Shockable Rhythms
    Nuzzo A, Peron N, Voicu S, Mégarbane B, Deye N. Targeted temperature management for
    non-shockable cardiac arrests: the debate must go on. J Thorac Dis. 2018;10(3):1304‐1307. doi:10.21037/jtd.2018.03.32
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5906274/
    https://rebelem.com/hyperion-targeted-temperature-management-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-non-shockable-rhythms/

    2) Hypertension and its connection to cognitive decline
    Walker KA, Power MC, Gottesman RF. Defining the Relationship Between Hypertension,
    Cognitive Decline, and Dementia: a Review. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2017;19(3):24. doi:10.1007/s11906-017-0724-3
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164165/

    3) Treating vascular insulin damage in coronary heart disease
    Ioannis Akoumianakis et al. Insulin-induced vascular redox dysregulation in human
    atherosclerosis is ameliorated by dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibition, Science Translational Medicine (2020). DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aav8824
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-approach-vascular-insulin-coronary-heart.html

    Inspirational Science Video

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  5. Topic 1: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in High Risk Populations (Minorities/ low income groups)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4487367/

    Topic 2: Topic 2: Gaps in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment (Health disparities, errors/missed interventions in diagnosis and treatment that impact outcomes)
    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000652

    Topic 3: Premature Heart Disease ( Before the age of 45, risk factors often overlooked, sudden cardiac death)
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/premature-heart-disease

    Inspirational Video: https://youtu.be/iO6lvhUFLJY

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  6. A couple of these may be somewhat broad, but they can definitely be narrowed down once we separate into groups.

    Topic 1: How various pregnancy complications relate to risk of coronary artery disease. This project focused specifically on black women, but can be applied to other races/all women as well.
    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008754

    Topic 2: Cardiac Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults
    https://www.acls.net/cardiac-disease-in-the-young.htm

    Topic 3: Heart Disease in African American Women
    https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/about-heart-disease-in-women/facts/heart-disease-in-african-american-women

    Inspirational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qay62uusg

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  7. These topics are somewhat broad but can be narrowed down once we separate into our respective groups:

    How various pregnancy complications relate to risk of coronary artery disease. This project focused specifically on black women, but can be applied to other races/all women as well.
    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008754

    Cardiac Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults
    https://www.acls.net/cardiac-disease-in-the-young.htm

    Heart Disease in African American Women
    https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/about-heart-disease-in-women/facts/heart-disease-in-african-american-women

    Inspirational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qay62uusg

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  8. Topic 1: How increased sedentary behavior and inactivity increases the chances of developing heart disease. This topic is a bit broad and could take different directions. I think this topic is particularly important now because COVID-19 is affecting the entire nation and sedentary behavior and inactivity has increased. This can also be related to the increase in social media usage in children and young adults. It has been proven that younger adults are being affected by heart disease more than before.

    Lavie, C. J., Ozemek, C., Carbone, S., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Blair, S. N. (2019). Sedentary Behavior, Exercise, and Cardiovascular Health. Circulation Research.124:799–815. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.312669

    Topic 2: How does change in age and socioeconomic status affect weight and health-related quality of life during childhood and adolescence?

    Killedar, A., Lung, T., Petrou, S., Teixeira-Pinto, A., Tan, E. J., and Hayes, A. (2020). Weight status and health-related quality of life during childhood and adolescence: effects of age and socioeconomic position. International Journal of Obesity. 44:637–645. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-020-0529-3

    Topic 3: How does adenosine regulate abnormal cardiac arrhythmias?

    Win-Kuang Shen, W-K. and Kurachi,Y. (1995). Mechanisms of Adenosine-Mediated Actions on Cellular and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 70:3:274 – 291. https://doi.org/10.4065/70.3.274

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  9. Topic 1: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) has been linked with grey matter loss, which can affect cognitive function and behavior in patients. Sadly, underrepresented communities are at a greater risk of suffering from CHD, which could possibly expose them to cognitive deficits in the future. Why does this happen? What factors contribute to this process?

    Reference: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01713.x

    Topic 2: Underrepresented communities have a higher risk of suffering stroke, which can significantly reduce quality of life in patients. How can we help these communities to minimize this risk? What can be improved?

    Reference: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2008.05.010

    Topic 3: Hypertension is prevalent in hispanic and black communities. Hypertension predisposes patients to a number of subsequent cardiovascular disease, including stroke. What dietary and lifestyle changes could be implemented to minimize the effects of hypertension in these communities? How can we educate these communities to implement these changes?

    Reference: https://www.intechopen.com/books/update-on-essential-hypertension/hypertension-and-hypertension-related-disparities-in-underrepresented-minorities

    Here is scientific TED Talk that I enjoyed a lot and found very interesting.

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