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Editor's Buzz - Nov 19/08

Engagement with the public is a responsibility that many, if not most, scientists should accept, says David P. Friedman, Ph.D. I would even argue that it is a moral imperative, to be ignored at our own risk, he adds.

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David P. Friedman, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, says that until the 1980s, the scientific community did a very poor job of communicating with anyone beyond their own campuses. That, he says, was and still is a mistake. (Read the Full Article)

“It’s a different kind of work, but it’s a commitment we all must be willing to undertake if we are to have the impact on society that our training, scientific expertise and knowledge make possible for us,” says Friedman.

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