Media Programs

NCABR is the only organization in North Carolina that sponsors media forums on biomedical research for editors, producers and columnists from print, TV, radio and Internet outlets, as well as college journalism students, faculty and staff.

NCABR’s forums provide journalists with solid scientific background information on high-profile, controversial research issues as well as sources for future stories. Perhaps most important, these programs promote a much-needed dialogue between researchers and the media.

Past programs have addressed:

  • Clinical trial research for cystic fibrosis
  • Genetic research
  • Obesity health risks
  • Obesity prevention and treatment research
  • Stem cell research
  • Therapeutic and reproductive cloning
  • Vaccine research and infectious diseases
  • Xenotransplantation (the use of animal organs for human transplant)

Representatives from the following media outlets and college journalism departments have participated in/attended NCABR science journalism programs:

  • The American Scientist (Research Triangle Park)
  • The Business Journal (Greensboro)
  • The Charlotte Observer
  • The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
  • The (Durham) Herald-Sun
  • Fox News
  • The Hickory News Extra
  • NBC News
  • News 14 Carolina
  • The (Newport News) Daily Press
  • The (Raleigh) News & Observer
  • Reuters Television America
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The Washington Post
  • WECT-TV (Wilmington)
  • Winston-Salem Journal
  • WNCN-TV (Raleigh)
  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh)
  • WUNC Radio (Chapel Hill)
  • WXLV-ABC 45 (Winston-Salem)