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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Careers in Communication Discussion with Bill Silberg

The BEST Program and Engaged Cornell are pleased to host Bill Silberg, Director of Communications for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a national non-profit organization that takes a patient-oriented approach to improve healthcare effectiveness.  One of PCORI’s five national priority areas is Communication and Dissemination Research, which aligns well with the BEST program focus on science communication.

We anticipate that the lunch-time discussion will center on Mr. Silberg's career path, opportunities for PhD recipients in the field, and suggestions for our trainees who are interested in pursuing additional training opportunities or future employment in science communication.

Please register so we can order enough food.

Mr. Silberg is visiting Cornell to speak about science communication during a weekend workshop on social issues in community engagement by cancer scientists (BIOMS 5660; March 25/26).  

Speaker Bio:

As the Director of Communications for PCORI, Bill Silberg is responsible for developing and implementing PCORI’s strategic communications plan, managing media engagement, and assisting in the formation of strategies to broadly disseminate health information generated by PCORI-supported research.  Mr. Silberg brings more than three decades of experience in communications and publishing to PCORI and joined the Institute from Silberg Consulting and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, where he was editor-at-large. Previously, he held positions as vice president for publishing and communication at the New York Academy of Sciences, senior vice president for communications and publishing at the Commonwealth Fund, and senior vice president and executive editor at Medscape.  Mr. Silberg also spent 13 years at the American Medical Association, holding numerous editorial positions, including web editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association.  He began his career as a reporter, editor, and eventually bureau manager at United Press International after earning a BS in natural resources from Cornell University.

Location:
148 Stocking Hall
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