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Q&A with Yerkes Director Dr. Stuart Zola Featured in Neuroscience Quarterly, Winter 2012 edition

2/22/12

Yerkes Director Dr. Stuart Zola, a leader in communicating the importance of science to the public, is featured in Neuroscience Quarterly, Winter 2012 edition. He answers the following questions:

1) Yerkes is very proactive in its communication about the importance of research and the values that guide its work. As an institutional leader, how have you shaped Yerkes' communications approach and what is the public response? 

2) What primary and secondary educational programs has Yerkes found to be most effective in communicating the value and process of animal research, and why are they so effective?

3) What advice would you have for individual researchers to enhance their own communication about animal research? Would you have a special message for younger members such as students and postdoctoral fellows?

4) What can institutions and organizations within the research community do to convey the importance of responsible animal research to medical progress? Are there roles that journals, meetings, societies, institutions, or others must play, either individually or together?

The full article is available at: http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=nq_12winter_qa


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