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photo by Aaron Blanco Tejedor: mural of Black man holding his head in pain

Lessons in Chronic Pain

Dr. Gregory Carbonetti talks with The Link about his work as the Rita Allen Civic Science Fellow in Chronic Pain. As a Civic Science Fellow, Greg was part of a team that conducted a national survey to better understand public perceptions in chronic...

Horseshoe crabs spawning in shallow water

Everyday Environmentalism: The Orgies of Under-appreciated Arthropods

Paul D. Mooney, an award-winning writer, film-maker and master's student in Marine Conservation and Policy at SBU, regales us with his adventures tracking spawning horseshoe crabs along the eastern coastline.

Effective SciComm on Social Media

We live in a world where social media has taken on a life of its own. Given that so many Americans get their news and entertainment from social media, it's imperative that we use scicomm to reach audiences in real time and dispel myths and misinformation...

7 Ways Communication Can Help Reshape Perceptions of Chronic Pain

About 50 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain - pain that lasts longer than three months.A recent study, conducted by Gregory Carbonetti, sought to learn more about perceptions of pain as a first step to raising awareness...

Talking and Taking Vaccines in Tennessee

While COVID-19 vaccines are safe and reduce the risk of severe illness, in the state of Tennessee, only 54 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (as of April 1, 2022). How do we boost that percentage? And how can science communication make...

Three Lessons from Don't Look Up for Science Communication

Movies can change a society. They can change culture. And they can illuminate a hard to define problem, and make it a visceral lesson shared by many. Don’t Look Up smashed weekly viewing records and became the second most viewed film in Netflix...