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Putting the science in science communication
March 27, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Building public trust in science is about more than just providing information and improving science literacy. It's about building relationships between scientists and communities that are founded on shared values. It's called the "Ambassador Model," and Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah biology professor, now has the data to say that the approach works, at relatively low cost and with high effectiveness. Full Story
University of Utah
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