The 2017 Lasker Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) tackled some of the most vexing questions of our times: science communication and science literacy.

Bruce Alberts who received the 2016 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award for his discoveries in DNA replication, and leadership in science and education spoke at VCU on April 18. His talk, titled "Keeping science and society healthy: Challenges for scientists" drew many questions from the young audience deciding whether to embark in a scientific career. Alberts also provided advice on effectively communicating about science.

 The Foundation is proud to collaborate with VCU in improving science communication and engaging support for biomedical research.

Marsha Rappley, Bruce Alberts, Michael Rao, Claire Pomeroy

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