Approximately 75 researchers in the field of nursing from around the region learned tips about how to turn their research into headline news during the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's daylong conference, "Research into Policy: Making the Journey," on Friday, March 12.
It was everything from what to wear before the camera and how to sound on air when media and public policy experts—Dennis E. Eckart, former U.S. Congressman; Monica Robins, reporter/anchor with WKYC Channel 3 News and senior health correspondent; and Dan Moulthrop, founding host of WCPN 90.3 FM's "The Sound of Ideas" morning program—talked about telling their research stories.
The panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus.
Eckhart had some quick pointers for reaching government officials:
If you have a research story that you would like to reach the media, contact your school's communication director, or university media relations representatives, who are also available to help you work with the media outreach: Susan Griffith (nursing and dental medicine, humanities, social work and university events; Marv Kropko (law, management, technology transfer); and Kevin Mayhood (engineering and science).
The Research into Policy conference was hosted by the school's SMART Center to examine how nursing research and nurse researchers influence and create health policy across different countries, settings and populations.
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