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Health Communication

We have services and resources to assist clinicians, investigators and students with making written materials easier to understand and to address the impact of literacy, culture and language in the health care setting.

Presentations, trainings and consultations are available for your group on topics such as health information, health literacy, and health communication, and can be customized to fit a variety of audiences, time constraints, learning styles, and areas of interest.

Health Literacy and Plain Language Review Service

We can help revise and tailor your written materials to meet the average adult’s health literacy needs.

Research shows the use of plain language and health literacy principles can increase research participation, improve adherence, and overall, can lead to better health outcomes.

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Science Communication

What good is discovery if you can’t share it?

Our ongoing #SciComm Seminars series brings top communicators to the mic to share their perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about your science for any audience, including grantors, scientists from other fields, the public, and the media.

Consultations are also available by contacting mychal.voorhees@wustl.edu.

We are continuously looking for ways to support science communication endeavors on the School of Medicine campus. Please reach out with ideas for how we can further improve these efforts.


There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

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