NYC Science Communication Newsletter March 2017



NYC Science Communication Newsletter      March 2017

By Zhaohui Yang


  • NYC SciComm Welcomes You!

158 members as of March 1, 2017

Welcome to NYC Science Communication! Thanks to YOU, our loyal members, the network has been fast expanding throughout the greater city area. Keep subscribed and spread the word- we promise you even more benefits, events, and opportunities to come.



  • Upcoming Event

Developing a Winning Elevator Pitch

In this free workshop, Drs. Jesse Roth and Bettie Steinberg will share their experience and offer advice on how to craft a successful elevator pitch or short persuasive speech.
RSVP: Please register HERE.

When: 1:00-2:30 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017   **Lunch will be served starting at12:00pm! 
Where: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR), 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY, 11030. Room TBA.

Developing a winning personal elevator pitch will increase your chances of getting a job!

For more details and speaker profiles, click here.
  •  Opportunities

NYC SciComm Calling for a Program Planning Team

We are looking for volunteers to help strategize, plan, and implement future events.
If you are interested in outreach, fundraising, editing, newsletter contribution, and art design, please send your volunteer interest to with the subject line “NYCSciComm Volunteer Interest in Program Planning: [YOUR NAME].”More info here.
  • Blogs

  1. “#Distractinglysexy”, A Year Later  by Julija Hmeliak, February 24, 2017
  2. The Bacterium and the Worm: a New Model for Studying How Microbes Affect Disease  by Monika Buczek, January 27, 2017
  3. Top 8 in Cancer Genomics, 2016  by Julija Hmeljak, January 20, 2017
  4. Insider Perspectives on the World of Medical Communications: A Career Panel Summary  by Melissa A. Deri, PhD, January 13, 2017
  5. Thriving and Volunteering at the American Medical Writers Association  by Yue Liu, September 27, 2016


  • Blog Invite

Do you have a science story to tell? Want to sharpen your writing skills? Do not miss this opportunity to blog on NYC Science Communication!

Why write on NYC SciComm? Three simple reasons:

  1. You can easily expand and strengthen your science writing portfolio;
  2. You only need one link to show all your blogs posted on our website. It’s like having your own website for free!
  3. Our editorial board will help you fine-tune as you need.
More info here.

Other contributors: Yoko Bian, Tristan Fehr, and Yue Liu