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"Communicating our science: meaningful messages"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Dentistry - G390

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Academic Affairs invite all faculty, staff and students to attend this special seminar. 

Communicating the value of your science is increasing in importance. It has become so important that institutes such as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has held an Elevator Pitch Challenge. To learn how to better communicate your science the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Academic Affairs are jointly hosting this presentation by Dennis Mangan, PhD.

Presentation Summary: For many of us, dentistry and dental research is a passion.  We enjoy teaching, discovery, innovation, and collaboration.  Yet, be honest, how good are you at sharing your passion with others?  Do they know the struggle it took to get where you are, the breakthroughs you’ve made, your academic achievements and failures, and the people who’ve helped you overcome numerous obstacles?  All too often we forget how important it is to talk with supervisors, colleagues, students, family and friends about our daily work and future goals.  Let’s discuss how better communication with the people who hire, promote, support and need you can be exceptionally rewarding for both you and them! 

Dr. Mangan has a Ph.D. in microbiology from West Virginia University and postdoctoral training in cellular immunology at the University of Michigan. He worked in the NIDCR as a Program Director in various infectious disease research programs and from 2006-2009 served as the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.