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A Basic Solution: Effective Science Communication Impacts Research Funding

Posted by Jill Roughan May 3rd, 2013 .
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Obtaining funding to support basic research has always challenged scientists and entrepreneurs.  However, in today’s tumultuous economic climate and looming sequester cuts, the future of life science funding is more uncertain than ever.  Since San Diego has been rated among the top life science biotech regions in the US and is home to some of the world’s top research institutions, one of the things that San Diego can rely on is that we are great at innovation. So, how can we, as a community, ensure that this innovation is financially …

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Biotech Journalism Panel Series Part 2: Who’s Great At Communicating San Diego Life Science?

Posted by Mary Canady April 28th, 2013 .
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Part of the motivation behind organizing our upcoming biotech journalism event is that we want to encourage more communication about the terrific life science advances in the region. In putting the panel of local science communication experts together, we realized that there are many other examples we can discuss to inspire you to promote your scientific work. As part of our #SDScicomm series, here are 7 great San Diego life science communication efforts.
First, though, let’s talk about why science communication is so important. As the online media landscape is developing, …

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Biotech Journalism Panel Series Part 1: Where Do You Get Your Local Life Science News?

Posted by Mary Canady April 25th, 2013 .
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In anticipation of our Biotech Journalism event Monday, we’re providing resources related to San Diego life science communication tagged here with #SDScicomm (also the hashtag for the event). Over the five years since the SDBN’s creation, we’ve seen a lot of changes such as the SDUT’s acquisition of the North County Times, the rising popularity of news organizations such as Xconomy, and more local companies starting blogs. Keeping in touch with the local life science news is important for many reasons: to learn about advances, funding, jobs, and events. We …

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