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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston
goodreads.com/book/show/3233…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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In preparation for #ShutDownSTEM tomorrow, 10 June, @ScienceMagazine Science has made the following articles available without subscription or registration to help facilitate discussion.
"As more organizations and industries adopt digital tools to identify risk and allocate resources, the automation of racial discrimination is a growing concern."
How a health care algorithm reflects underlying bias in society in this #SciMagPerspective: fcld.ly/38q1tpf
In New York City, Latino and black people have been twice as likely to die from #COVID19 as white people. Research shows that this current pandemic is not atypical in hitting poor and marginalized communities harder. @NewsfromScience fcld.ly/2ubp78q
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In preparation for #ShutDownSTEM tomorrow, 10 June, Science has made the following articles available without subscription or registration to help facilitate discussion.
"As more organizations and industries adopt digital tools to identify risk and allocate resources, the automation of racial discrimination is a growing concern."

How a health care algorithm reflects underlying bias in society in this #SciMagPerspective: fcld.ly/38q1tpf
In New York City, Latino and black people have been twice as likely to die from #COVID19 as white people. Research shows that this current pandemic is not atypical in hitting poor and marginalized communities harder. @NewsfromScience fcld.ly/2ubp78q
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Looking for ways to bring discussions of #racism in your #science classes? Some ideas I use in class & in talks e.g. genome-wide sequencing studies, databases are skewed. Must be accounted for when extrapolating these data (e.g. personalized medicine) nature.com/news/genomics-… 1/n
Especially when those findings are used to develop decision #algorithms otherwise #racism gets "baked in" #ArtificialIntelligence is not neutral. Healthcare outcomes reflect societal racism nature.com/articles/d4158…
2/n
Which means that structural #racism can kill #cancer patients "Black patients with breast cancer and other malignancies face historical inequities that are ingrained but not inevitable" acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
3/n
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Today, @FCNL, @yemenrrf, the Yemeni Alliance Committee, along with 81 other organizations, sent a #letter to key congressional leaders urging that they take action to restore @USAID funding for Yemen. fcnl.org/documents/1327 #YemenCantWait [1/7]
This coalition is made up of groups representing #tens of #millions of Americans from the #humanitarian, #Yemeni, #faith, #veterans, #academic, and #peace communities. We are asking Congress to act now! al-monitor.com/pulse/original… #YemenCantWait [2/7]
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We reviewed and analyzed the #academic #literature to answer the following questions: How have #Indigenous peoples participated in #environmentalmonitoring, and how has their #participation influenced #monitoring #objectives, #indicators, #methods, and #monitoring #outcomes?
Findings: 1. The literature most often characterized participation as data collection;
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Managing #academic transitions in a time of #COVID19, a long ass, compiled thread focused on preparation, not panic, particularly for #TeamRhetoric and #CommunicationSoWhite folks:
1. Repeat after me: ASYNCHRONOUS DIGITAL MINIMALISM, WITH VIDEO LECTURES OPTIONAL. @AimiHamraie, who is an expert in cultivating care, is right to push us to think more correspondence courses less classrooms. Social justice and digital infrastructures demand the former.
1a. There's no need to reinvent the wheel or rush going online any more than absolutely required. Here are great resources on online teaching and access from experts in the area to get you started: docs.google.com/document/d/1yB… and mapping-access.com/blog-1/2020/3/…
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1. I want to share some thoughts about how I’ve been feeling lately, in part because I suspect that many of you are feeling the same way and, for me at least, there is comfort in solidarity. #COVID19 #academic #AcademicChatter #medicine #healthcare
2. This has been a tough week, and I’m afraid that it is only the beginning. We are on spring break and I had a long list of tasks I’ve needed to accomplish but it has been difficult with everything that has been going on.
3. It isn’t just the trip cancelations and the challenge of having to move two highly interactive seminars into some sort of online format. It is the growing recognition that we are in the midst of an outbreak...
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It's finally out
Our Ten Simple Rules article in @PLOSCompBiol
With awesome cartoons from @redpenblackpen
journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/a…

In which we emphasize management and leadership skills as being key
#ECR #ecrchat #academic #research
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I am so glad that researchers are interested in helping extend #STEM opportunities to #tribal students!

But please understand that we #Indigenous academics spend considerable time to cultivate relationships of TRUST. No one should expect automatic access our networks. 1/8 #phd
Some well-intentioned researchers have asked to contact my networks bc they 1) have a #diversity goal (Indigenous people as a ✔️), 2) request a letter of support, or 3) have an idea to "help us". If this is our first communication, understand that we have not yet built trust. 2/8
Know that many #Indigenous academics have been burned by ppl who take the letter of support without honoring their commitments to those who helped obtain the grant or tenureship benchmark. That's extractive, and we do not forget. (Also true for #research community engagement) 3/8
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More #Biochemical #Coronavirus opps? Harvard should be shit down! #Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard…
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OK. It's happening, and I can finally talk openly about it (a thread).

I have decided to transfer from my #PhD into a #Masters degree. I'm currently writing my thesis - I'm due to submit in October.

And I want to talk about it, because we don't talk about this enough.
This isn't a decision I've made lightly, or impulsively. It's due to a plethora of factors, including personal, project and professional reasons. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, and something I should have thought more about before I even started my PhD.
I like studying. I like learning. I loved university, honours was challenging, but a PhD was the next logical step. I took a little time off (not enough)-but getting a scholarship early pretty much confirmed I'm be moving on to the next part of my academic life.
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[Do #Science #Panels work?]

One of my least favorite formats of communicating research w/in #Academia & yet it's everywhere & continues to be the default to pack as many big names as possible onto a stage.

Have you seen it go well? And seriously, why do we keep doing it?
One of the biggest culprits of when #Science #SciComm #Academic panels not working tends to be poor moderation.

My intro to dialogue facilitation/panel moderation came from a journalism prof who emphasized the importance of doing your homework on the panelists & the audience.
As a #science #academic panel moderator, you:

- keep the flow of conversation going
- balance voices & time, being mindful of power imbalances
- be a proxy for your audience

It really doesn't go well when moderators just take over the conversation instead of FACILITATING it.
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[Day2: Failing Better Together]
Q: What does "failure" mean to you?

For me, my #sciencefails & #SciComm fails fuel my teaching & community-building values:
- Creating spaces to fail better
- Building communities to exchange learnings
- Scaffolded experiences to reframe failure KyleMarian on a microphone with her back to the camera. She's facing the audience and hosting a storytelling show.
#Failure is an important part of #Science & #Comedy, but it wasn't until I got into comedy where I started understanding the impact of being transparent & celebrating failures.

It also got me thinking: does #Academia have an integrated process & outlet for dealing w/ failure?
Do you incorporate #journaling or #reflections into your #SciComm practice?
If you work in teams, do you have regularly-scheduled de-briefs?
As professionals, are you given allotted times in your paid schedule to reflect on project learnings?
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Then more recently she asked #Academic Twitter with updates wherein I heard that some of us are entering citations manually. This blew my mind. So I took the challenge posed by @VirenKaul and will do my 1st #Tweetorial on reference managers.
First…a poll. How do you manage/enter your references?
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#Cardiotwitter thank you for transforming the field of cardiology.

This paper is a testimony of that transformation brought upon by the use of #SoMe in #CV medicine. Published today in @JACCJournals

onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…

Here is a tweetorial on why #SoMe in #CVmedicine
If you are new to twitter look at this slide from my #SoMeGR at @LLUHealth
Engagement = Likes +Retweets
Impressions= Users that tweeted the tweet x no of their followers
More in the basics of #SoMe in onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
@adityadoc1 @AdiAJoshi @poojaotherwise @almasthela
Make sure to use the hashtags to increase your engagement
List of the popular hashtags used on #cardiotwitter below- look at the reach of those hashtags!

Don’t forget Imaging hashtags: #echofirst #whyCMR #yesCCT #ACCimaging #CVimaging
More at onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
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Let’s talk about #lectures in HigherEducation
.@LangOnCourse alerts us to: When should we lecture in class? Excellent examples and analysis of the (positive) role of the lecture from @dgooblar chronicle.com/article/Is-It-#teaching #learning #lecture
.@mariosbham comments on "#Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational" #HigherEducation edudevelopmentbham.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/lec…
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As the new #academic year beckons, I'm preparing new lectures and materials, including on the EU single market. The irony that I, as a British citizen, may not be allowed to work in the EU without a visa post-March isn't lost on me.

#PeoplesVote #StopBrexit #edchat #educhat
Given that the UK will be days away from leaving the @DSMeu when I deliver one of the lectures... on the #digital #singlemarket it's going to call for some agile teaching because I have no doubt the UK government will still be making it up as they go along as they have thus far.
However, whatever the stress caused by this, my thoughts will be with fellow British lecturers, academics & researchers in the EU27 and EU27 lecturers, academics & researchers in the UK who do not know their future.
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