Elizabeth Christopherson is president and CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation.
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OpinionBoth historical mistreatment of people of color and widespread misinformation have diminished confidence in medical science. Grant makers can foster a culture that acknowledges and addresses science’s imperfections.
Explaining Science Isn’t Enough: Research Shows How to Inform the Public and Decision Makers (Opinion)Medical breakthroughs, new technology, and other developments happen at a rapid pace, with profound implications for society. It’s vitally important that decision makers, donors, and the public understand them.
OpinionEncouraging scientists to become good storytellers and citizens and financing research on why people ignore facts are critical roles for foundations to play.
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