The Write Skills for a Successful Toxicology Career—Webinar Registration Is Open!

By Virunya Bhat posted 11-15-2018 11:26


Chaired By: Virunya Bhat, PhD, DABT, NSF International; and Amy Roe, PhD, DABT, Procter & Gamble Company

Co-sponsored By: Career Resource and Development Committee and Graduate Education Subcommittee

January 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET


Register today to learn about resources and tips to improve your professional writing skills. The objective of this webinar is to reduce professionals skill gaps and to facilitate career success when tailoring written communications toward specific career paths or audiences. These skills may be distinct from those obtained while conveying experimental results.

Dr. Kristina Chadwick will first address successful writing as a pharmaceutical toxicologist, including the different types of documents generated, appropriate level of detail, and putting findings into appropriate context for risk assessment. Next, Dr. Rita Schoeny will go beyond scientific journal publications to explain the written work of federal government toxicologists, whether bench scientist, risk assessor, or in between, since each role has different writing skill requirements. Emily Cloyd from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will address communicating science to the public and nonscientists, including writing for online and social media, being quoted and seen as a source for news media, and engaging with community groups. Lastly, Dr. Aaron Bowman will facilitate a panel discussion and Q&A session. Promoting the attainment of transferable writing skills during graduate school improves the preparedness for career options outside of academia and thus the quality and value of the graduate and postdoctoral training in toxicology.