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Sharing our Science in Novel Ways

Sharing our Science in Novel Ways

It’s not every day that you hear two kids discussing how to prevent colon cancer, but that’s just what they’re doing in a funny 90-second video we produced for the National Institutes of Health Common Fund video competition. In a second CHR video, a study participant with chronic pain tells her compelling story.

The Common Fund, which launched the contest to help commemorate its 10th anniversary, invited scientists to produce short videos explaining their research projects in creative and accessible ways. More than 50 videos were submitted, and the top five (those receiving the most Likes on YouTube) will be honored this summer at a symposium led by NIH director Francis Collins.

Our videos received more than 3,500 views and 500-plus Likes. While that wasn’t quite enough to win the contest, we think our videos are still top-notch. If you haven’t watched them yet, please do, and feel free to send us an e-mail to let us know what you think.