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Distilling Your Message: Communicating Scientific Research to All

The following is an event sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development


Morning Plenary: Distilling Your Message

Friday, May 02, 8:00 – 9:30 AM | Emerson Hall Auditorium, Room 304

Award-winning actor Alan Alda once said, ‘Communication is not something you add on to science, it is the essence of science.’

In this interactive lecture, faculty members from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University will provide the tools necessary to translate your scientific research for any audience. 

Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.

Register for the event here.  If you’d like to attend a small group session as well, please follow the instructions below.


Small Group Sessions

Friday, May 02, 12:30 – 2:30 PM | Daly Center 174 & 175

In addition to the lecture at 8am, experts from the Center will provide small group consultation sessions at  12:30pm.  The 9:30am small group session is full!

Attendance at the morning plenary is a prerequisite to participate in the small-group sessions.  If you are interested in participating in a small group session, you must register both for this lecture and for your chosen small group session.  Click here to register for the small group session at 12:30pm.

This event is open to all faculty, postdocs, fellows, and learners throughout the IUSM and IUPUI community.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at