TEDXNORTHWESTERN: "SHARING MY SPACE: SCIENCE AND SOCIETY'S MUTUAL GROUND"
Reyhaneh Maktoufi is an alien. Hear how she connects her journey to a greater solution for global communication.
BIG PICTURE SCIENCE: HOW BAD DOES IT HAVE TO GET?
“Climate change at warp speed” is the way one scientist described the coronavirus outbreak.
In a show recorded before a live audience at the Seattle AAAS meeting, and co-presented with the BBC World Service, we discuss out how politics and psychology lead people to tune out inconvenient scientific findings even when the stakes are high – as well as what we can do about it.
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know Reyhaneh Maktoufi, a science communication researcher getting her PhD at Northwestern University and a producer for the science-inspired storytelling show the Story Collider. In this interview, she chats about her path to science communication. She also shares her latest science-art endeavor, which features insights from women sharing their approaches to weaving empathy and inclusion into their science communication efforts. You can follow her online at @TheCosmicRey.
"When you feel that you are not built to take one single path and follow that one path, don’t interpret this as a weakness or lack of consistency, but realize that this can be your strength. Experiencing different fields and paths gives you a broad perspective, makes you more empathetic, and provides you with a broad set of skills to be creative.”
PhDrinking is the podcast where Sadie interviews fellow PhD graduate students about their research from a variety of fields! Oh, and in case the name didn't give it away, we usually have a drink or two as we chat. ;)
After getting hit by a car, Ph.D. student Reyhaneh Maktoufi must navigate the recovery and paperwork as an immigrant from Iran.
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE: HOW TO AVOID MISINFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
False information about the pandemic is rampant; here’s how experts say you can identify what news to trust and what might be faulty
"What makes people accept scientific information? This episode is part 2 of our short Sharing Science series where we talk to researchers who study how science is communicated."
When approaching patients with vaccine hesitancy, it is important recognizing that we make many decisions with emotions, not with facts. Fighting misinformation with information probably won’t. The key is trust. Find out the source of their hesitation and never ever dismiss it. Trust starts with relationship building and the conversation ends with addressing concerns. We also discuss how we can build trust in patients from communities that have justifiable mistrust of the medical establishment. And never bring up misinformation with your patients because it actually plants the seed of it possibly being true.