Social Media

Tackling Twitter as a Graduate Student

Tackling Twitter as a Graduate Student

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

I grew up during the rise of social media. Born in 1995, I have watched social media transform from inconsequential platforms for storing your random thoughts to a multi-billion-dollar industry in which influence serves as a form of currency. I have had to learn how to navigate these changes on my own, and I have(...)

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Using Our Inside Voices as Scientists

Using Our Inside Voices as Scientists

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

It’s hard to change people’s minds. Controversial topics such as climate change and vaccines are not exempt from our inherent obstinateness. Scientists assume the solution to persuasion is more effective communication. A wealth of podcasts, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels are dedicated to the digestion and dissemination of scientific information. Even Bill Nye attempts to “save(...)

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Diversity at the Top of the Social Media Signaling Cascade

Diversity at the Top of the Social Media Signaling Cascade

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

Caroline's essay received 3rd place in The Lasker Foundation Essay Contest. The Lasker Foundation’s Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today.  The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to(...)

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Novel Study Tools Redefine How We Learn

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Perspectives in Research

Medical knowledge grows like a metastatic cancer, rapidly expanding every day, uninhibited as new literature is published, novel discoveries are made and evidence is refined. As this magnificent body of knowledge grows, so too does the magnitude of foundational material that medical students are required to master. Nowhere is this more evident than with First(...)

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Social Strategies for Innovations in Radiology Education

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Perspectives in Research

During his time at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Liwei Jiang, a graduating fourth year, found himself interacting with classmates and faculty members who were passionate about teaching. One such professor, Dr. Donna Magid, encouraged him to seek ways to make radiology more engaging and accessible to new medical students. "I didn't expect to(...)

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