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Promoting Science: How to Get the Media to Cover Research

January 19, 2023
As a communications firm dedicated to health and medicine, promoting science is a major pillar of our work. Over years on The Reis Group team, I have worked to generate national media coverage for dozens of journal articles and scientific abstracts. My background includes a master’s degree in public health, which taught me the importance […]

Ethical and Accurate Science Promotion: Lessons from COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine

May 7, 2020
This article previously appeared in PRSA-NCC  : The Guardian recently published an article on how the lupus drug hydroxychloroquine came to be touted as a “miracle cure” for COVID-19. This story is a must-read for any of us in public relations involved in promoting medical research. The article traces the beginnings of the hype of […]

What do PR professionals do when COVID19 cancels major annual meetings?

April 23, 2020
This article previously appeared in PRSA-NCC and O’Dwyer’s: Nearly 30 annual scientific meetings have already been canceled, postponed, or moved into a virtual format because of the coronavirus pandemic. Countless more major events will succumb as shelter-in-place and stay-at-home guidance is extended through April and beyond. As a healthcare-focused agency, The Reis Group is quickly […]