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Turning Science into Headlines
Face-to-face with a panel of media experts, BWH researchers had two minutes to deliver their best ‘power pitches’ to see if their science had the potential to make headlines. Journalists from The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg News and WCVB-TV each critiqued the pitches and gave their opinions on what makes a newsworthy story in health and science.
C. Keith Ozaki, MD, director of Vascular Surgery Research, had the panelists in applause as he concluded his pitch saying, “The last few meals you eat before surgery can make a difference on your recovery after surgery.”
“Are you available tonight at 5?” asked Jennifer Berryman, executive editor and producer of WCVB-TV.
Do you have a newsworthy research story? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your pitch to turn your science into headlines.
What if your pregnancy complication could save your life?
Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, (at left) divulged exciting research on this topic during her presentation “Does SeXX matter?” as part of the health equity and gender differences discussion at 9 a.m. Research has found that women who experience pre-eclampsia, a complication during pregnancy, are at greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life. The good news? Cardiovascular disease is preventable, so that means physicians can proactively work with these patients on reducing their risk of disease after catching the warning sign during pregnancy.
More than 150 poster presenters shared their captivating research with BWHers and the community throughout the day.
BRI Director Christine Seidman, MD, and Elizabeth Karlson, MD, BRIght Futures Prize finalist, glance over the Research Day program during a break in the day.