By: Jill Welkley, PhD
The final project for HLTH 405R was to produce a 2-3 minute video that showcased the work of an Emory researcher of their choice. These researchers aim to educate, engage, and empower a targeted population in a human health research area. These videos aimed to promote the NIH slogan- “Turning Discovery into Health” – Translating Laboratory-basic Science discoveries into better treatments, therapies, and interventions to improve the nation’s health. Our specific target area was "Pillars of Health". Students were asked to research and submit topics that interested them and present their ideas to the class. The class chose six of the project proposals and students worked in pairs on their topic area. Students conducted interviews with Emory researchers in their field, collecting 60 minutes or more of film, which they then edited to the required 2-3 minute length, adding b-roll shots, graphics and music to enhance engagement. Keep an eye out for these incredible videos!