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Effective Communication and Preparation for Your Next Oral Presentation

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As we kick off 2022, the New Year means new opportunities to share your research through an oral presentation. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned veteran or if this will be your first time presenting, there is no time like the present to brush up on your presentation style and perhaps re-evaluate that slide deck that you have relied on for so long. Personally, my own presentation style and planning underwent a radical change after I attended a training session by the enigmatic Jean Luc Dumont ( https://www.principiae.be ) during my post-doctoral career at the VIB, Belgium. You can watch one of his training sessions here and although recorded in 2013, remains relevant today ( https://bit.ly/3BLWwbB ). In this blog post, I will share some of key ideas that I found useful that you might also find equally effective as you prepare for your next oral presentation. Preparing Your Slides Your challenge as the presenter is to condense one or even 10 years of research into a time slot that

In Memory of Hal E. Broxmeyer

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The ISEH community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Hal E. Broxmeyer, Distinguished Professor, Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Cancer Institute-Designated Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Hal was a revered member of the ISEH community, having previously served as President in 1991. Our deepest condolences extend to his family, colleagues at IUSM, and collaborators around the world who are suffering from this loss. More details about Hal’s remarkable career and scientific accomplishments can be found in an obituary in Experimental Hematology in our February edition. To accompany that piece, in this Simply Blood blog please find some additional testimonials from colleagues, mentees, and friends. Hal was the consummate scientist, mentor, and truly a special person. He believed in people and in the joy o