Week Four: What is going on?

Digital Science Communication

June 1st – June 12th – Week 3 (EXTRA WEEK TO WORK ON VIDEOS)
Course description: In this course students learn the skills required for modern, digital scientific communications including video production, public speaking in a virtual environment, creating posters, and writing abstracts. Students will review scientific information presented in professional and popular media and will produce drafts of videos, presentations, abstracts, and posters. In addition to learning effective communication, students will learn to evaluate the quality of science presentations available across various media from popular media (news, magazines, blogs) to professional sources (scientific journals).

Blog 2: CV Health disparities and structural competencies 

Earlier this summer we read through this article discussing the need to integrate structural competencies into graduate and medical education. Overall, structural competencies explore a new clinical politics for understanding the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression. In clinical settings, such relationships often fall under the rubric of “cultural competency,” an approach that emphasizes recognition of the divergent socio-cultural backgrounds of patients and doctors, and the cultural aspects of patients’ illnesses. It is clear that structural level determinates, biases, inequities, and blind spots shape definitions of health and our current understanding of biology. This literature suggests that conditions that appear from a biomedical framework to result from actions or attitudes of culturally distinct groups need also be understood as resulting from the pathologies of social systems.  

  • What is structural competency? 
  • How does it apply to cardiovascular health and disease research? 
  • How will you be addressing this in your summer media projects? 
  • What metrics should we include in a rubric to evaluate how the media projects address structural competency and science communication? 

June 15th

9:45 AM – Log-on early for pre-meeting chats

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Program virtual “huddle” with Kendra

OPTIONAL: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM SU – Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Dr. Vinicio de Jesus Perez – https://profiles.stanford.edu/vinicio-de-jesus-perez Register in advance for this webinar:

Recording: http://med.stanford.edu/cvi/education/aha-cvi-undergraduate-summer-research-program/resources/webinar-recordings.html Password: CVI@Lokey

OPTIONAL: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Virtual VSSA – Faculty Seminar

RECORDINGS:  https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/virtual-vssa-2020/

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Video Group Update: Production Workshop


June 16th

OPTIONAL: 10:00 AM Gental Yoga Session

Description: Kaitlin Briana Oliver, Yoga Instructor in Bristol UK
Meeting ID: 2864883911 Password: ZenDen

OPTIONAL: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM SU – Faculty Career Path Talks

2:00 – 3:00 PM Cardio-oncology Javid Moslehi, MD

Description: Javid Moslehi, MD

Recording: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/rec/share/7I9FcfLi8U1Jbo3D41PvfaULA6m5T6a803NM_PUMmE–gF3HLh_ggd-BoANHl1Mc

Meeting ID: 934 1698 5340 Password: 243573

OPTIONAL 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM – SU- Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology
Stanford School of Medicine


June 17th

OPTIONAL 11:00-12:00PM : SU – How Cells Sense Oxygen

Description: Dr. Vivek Bhalla – https://profiles.stanford.edu/vivek-bhalla Register in advance for this webinar: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA

OPTIONAL: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM : Virtual VSSA – Faculty Seminar

RECORDINGS:  https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/virtual-vssa-2020/

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Community, State and Federal Advocacy

Ashley Hebert, AHA Government Relations Director, Louisiana

June 18th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Career Pathway Talk

Kiersten Brown Espaillat, DPN

Join Zoom Meeting


 Meeting ID: 984 9639 7710

Password: 325215

12:00-1:00PM – JoVE – Adria Gottesman-Davis

Adria Gottesman-Davis, Ph.D. 

Experienced producer, content director, and video/audio editor for multimedia scientific content. Able to translate complex research into an easily understandable and visually appealing video format. Proficient in Final Cut software and related programs, Adobe Premiere and Creative Cloud software, writing and editing for scholarly publications in the biomedical and physical sciences, and managing relationships with contractors and team members to create compelling productions. PhD Research background in Neuroscience, primarily electrophysiology and neuroanatomy.

Recording: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/rec/share/4uItCrChyFxJXaPn0QaFRKoOQ6PlT6a80SEX-vMIn06nek9o5uzGZLqxOZxNtJuE

Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eG-sGZgIWeDUdDrD4Vv2X8cPiHR_lgL4fe_X3-rdrmw/edit?usp=sharing

BU AHA SURE Summer 2020 – Professional Development Series

Recordings at bottom of page: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/facdev-medicine/diversity-programming/aha-sure-at-busm/

June 19th

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt

Guided meditation

Recording: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/rec/share/59EvDpzVpk9LHdLQ1EXVYqxmP4bFT6a81SNM-vEJmuwqLfujicoUSobvBaQRVFY

OPTIONAL: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Virtual VSSA

RECORDINGS:  https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/virtual-vssa-2020/

1:00 -3:00 PM : Nashville AHA Board Member

Herman Williams, M.D., MBA, Healthcare Advisory Managing Director

                Bio: http://clearlivingthelife.com/

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.

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