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Microbes and Social Equity Symposium, Session 2: Blending Biological, Social and Humanities Writing (online)

July 19, 2022 @ 12:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Symposium: This symposium will focus on developing research skills to create transformative research, including context-aware experimental designs, engaging community stakeholders as research partners, writing transdisciplinary papers, translating research into policy, and creating curriculum which melds microbes and social equity.

Session: Interdisciplinary experimental designs have been called for in research, but finding a publication venue can be tricky when manuscripts or presentations are deemed not discipline-specific, or are labeled opinion instead of research. This session will explore common gatekeeping problems of interdisciplinary research, cross-disciplinary writing categorization discussions (i.e. theoretical framing, etc.), and writing strategies and publication venues to make the most of your work.

Speakers and panelists:
1. Dr. Mark Risjord, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, “Crossing boundaries, building bridges: some reflections on interdisciplinary writing.”

2. Dr. Susan L. Prescott, MD, Ph.D, FRACP. President, inVIVO Planetary Health @ the Nova Institute for Health, Baltimore, USA; Director, ORIGINS PROJECT Telethon Kids Institute; Professor of Paediatrics, UWA Medical School; Paediatric Immunologist, Perth Children’s Hospital; Editor in Chief, Challenges journal.

3. Dr. James Stegen, Ph.D., Physical & Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4. Dr. Michela Gambino, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen; mSystems editor

12:30–14:15 Introduction, Speaker, and Panel discussion
14:15–14:30 Break
14:30–16:00 Breakout room discussions based on skills development, in smaller groups:

Pitching your paper to the right journal
Finding and directing reviewers
“Ask a philosopher”

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Event sponsored by UMaine Institute of Medicine.