Interview with Meredith Boyter Newlove—Building a Science Communication Partnership

This is the second post in a 3-part series covering Meredith Boyter Newlove’s career and examples of her consequential work with the CDC. Meredith Boyter Newlove is a health communicator specializing in creative data visualization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her “data viz” colleagues make up one …

Interview with Meredith Boyter Newlove—A science communication career path

This is the first post in a 3-part series covering Meredith Boyter Newlove’s career and examples of her consequential work with the CDC. Meredith Boyter Newlove is a health communicator specializing in creative data visualization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her “data viz” colleagues make up one …

Case study – Clinical informatics picture from Vimig Socrates

The Yale Science Diplomats at Yale University have been using our S.P.A.R.K. online course to help train their members for the “Flipped Science Fair.” At the Flipped Science Fair, Yale researchers present their work to middle schoolers who both learn from the experience and get to judge the researchers posters. In this blog post, Yale …

Case study – PROTAC picture from Michael Bond

The Yale Science Diplomats at Yale University have been using our S.P.A.R.K. online course to help train their members for the “Flipped Science Fair.” At the Flipped Science Fair, Yale researchers present their work to middle schoolers who both learn from the experience and get to judge the researchers’ posters. In this blog post, Yale …

Interview with Christoph Kuehne PhD, Biomedical Animator

In this post, we interview Christoph Kuehne PhD. Christoph is a Biomedical Animator with a research background in electron microscopy. Read the interview below to learn all about Christoph’s exciting career path and how he transitioned from research to animation. What got you interested in science and structural biology in particular? My interest in science …

Interview with Gloria Fuentes PhD, Scientific Illustrator

In this post, we interview Gloria Fuentes, PhD. Gloria is a Scientific Illustrator/Animator and founder of The Visual Thinker LLP. Prior to her career in scientific illustration, Gloria participated in a variety of biology research projects across the globe. Read the interview below to learn all about Gloria’s exciting career path and find resources to …

SPARK visual communication strategies in action: Interview with Patricia Galipeau, Genomics Research Manager at Fred Hutch

In this special post, we interview Patricia Galipeau. Patricia is a Genomics Research Manager in the Reid Laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Reid Lab focuses on Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition in which special kinds of cells line the esophagus and can develop into esophageal adenocarcinoma. Prior to working in the Reid Lab, …

Case study – Immunogenicity infographic from Beatriz Inglessis

A few weeks ago, we offered to give feedback to S.P.A.R.K. enrollees who put our 5 strategies for the visual communication of science into action when making their own pictures. Enrollees sent over many wonderful examples of their work. In this post, we’ll walk through some of the feedback we gave to enrollee Beatriz Inglessis. Beatriz …

Misconceptions in the visual communication of science III: More color is better

*Note* This post is part of our ongoing series “Misconceptions in the visual communication of science.” You can find other posts in the series here. As a team of scientists and scientific illustrators, we’ve worked alongside many researchers who try their very hardest to communicate through pictures. Yet, despite best intentions, we often see common …

Misconceptions in the visual communication of science II: I need to know how to draw in order to make an effective picture

*Note* This post is part of our ongoing series “Misconceptions in the visual communication of science.” You can find other posts in the series here. As a team of scientists and scientific illustrators, we’ve worked alongside many researchers who try their very hardest to communicate through pictures. Yet, despite best intentions, we often see common …

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