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On July 16-17, ITMO hosted (Non-)Conference, an annual conference on evidence-based medicine, ethics, and social issues. The event is part of the non-profit educational project Doc2Doc and brought together over 400 medical specialists from all over the country. Learn more about this year’s topics and format in our article.
We’re back again with the key science news from the past couple weeks. This time, we’ve got: a rankings success, insights into the art of science communication, exciting nanoscience research, and summer schools for fledgling scientists.
What are public health sciences and what does a specialist in that field do? How has the pandemic affected the demand for health sciences experts? ITMO University’s Center for Science Communication is launching a new English-language Master’s program titled Public Health Sciences. We spoke to Anton Barchuk, head of the program, about its educational process and the career prospects of its graduates.
The exhibition was devised by students of the Master’s program Science Communication and the curator Olga Remneva in collaboration with some of the university’s own laboratories. The event offers members of the public an opportunity to explore the world of science through works of visual and audio art. The event will run until December 24 at the Art.ITMO.Residency (St. Petersburg, Birzhevaya Liniya 16).
ITMO’s SciComm Graduate on Psychological Education: The Topic of Mental Health is Still Stigmatized in Russia
In this interview, graduate of ITMO’s SciComm Master’s program Ekaterina Beltyukova talks about her project, in which she analyzed services helping people find therapists, and explains what psychological education is and why it is important.
Education Helps You Understand Things, Science Communication – to Explain Them: An Interview with ITMO University Graduate Daniil Shirokov
Daniil Shirokov is one of the first graduates of the Science Communication program at ITMO University. By the time he started his Master’s studies, he already had a Bachelor’s degree in biophysics. Now, Daniil works as a science communicator at one of the biggest private clinics in St. Petersburg while writing a thesis on philosophy. ITMO.NEWS contacted him and found out what it’s like to switch from hard science to humanities, why a medical center would need a science communicator and how he studies the way scientific knowledge changes at modern universities.
Last week, AKSON Young Professionals, a project aimed at creating a platform for experience exchange in the field of science communication, organized its first meetup. The project was launched by ITMO University graduates and members of the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON): Elizaveta Dubovik, Ksenia Malchenko, and Sergey Belov. Read on to learn more about the project’s mission, challenges, and plans for the future.
ITMO University’s Center for Science Communication and the Sirius Educational Center are intensifying their collaboration in the field of science communication: during workshops organized at the Center by ITMO graduates, school students learned about science communication and Art&Science and took part in discussions on technological modification of the human genome. Throughout the next year, more ITMO University students are expected to travel to Sochi to take part in similar initiatives.
On August 17, the Medical Lab nationwide event will be held in Russia with the involvement of the nation’s top scientists and medical professionals. In St. Petersburg, the event is going to take place at ITMO University and will be curated by Ilya Fomintsev, an oncologist and the head of the Ne Naprasno cancer prevention foundation. During the event, the expert will speak about the history of cancer and the myths that surround this disease.
On June 28, the Third Forum of Science Communicators was held at ITMO University. Organized with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event became a platform for discussion and exchange of experience among science journalists, science popularizers, scientific press officers and researchers of science and technologies. Among the speakers were leading national and international experts in the field of science communication, including the prominent journalist and scientist Michele Catanzaro, who spoke about the challenges of science journalism, the latter’s responsibility to society and paths for development.