RED Seminar

Scientists are in the professional communication business. We write papers to that we hope other scientists will find useful. We give seminars to generate interest in our work and to engage other scientists in conversation and possible collaborations. Everyone has experienced the buzz of excitement a great talk can generate. Remarkably, despite the importance of this form of communication, there are few opportunities in scientific training to learn this discipline. Few scientists even consider that the art of oral communication is an academic discipline in its own right.

As part of a multi-year collaboration, the Center for Immunology, CTSI and the Masonic Cancer Center are committed to providing the best opportunities to all our trainees in learning the art of oral presentation. To achieve this goal we have partnered with Narrative Pros Coaching Agency. The yearly seminar series, known as the RED Seminars, standing for Relational Experience Development provides the principles of effective oral communication, examines deeper topics, and provides individual feedback.

Please join us the first Monday of every month during the academic school year at 9 a.m., the seminar is held in room CCRB 1-125.  All are welcome. The focus of these is on peer-to-peer science communication. You may have seen the latest issue of Science editorial discussing the importance of this. It referred to the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The CFI history of investing into training in science communication actually precedes that! This year we will be returning to our original coach, Chris Carlson.


Meet the Coaches


If you have more questions about the series please contact the following:

Series Coordinator:
Alex Khoruts, MD