Museum monsters and victorious viruses: Improving public understanding of emerging biomedical research

Published:2015, Curator: The Museum Journal
Vol. 58, 299-311
Authors:Diamond J, Matuk J, McQuillan J, Spiegel A, Uttal D
Type:Project Generated
PMID:26392634 , PMCID:PMC4573569
Keywords:

microbes, infectious disease

View Publication http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26392634

Abstract

Although microbes directly impact everyone’s health, most people have limited knowledge about them. In this article, we describe a museum and media public education campaign aimed at helping diverse audiences better understand emerging knowledge about microbes and infectious disease. Funded primarily by the Science Education Partnership (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health, this campaign involved crosscutting programs designed to extend impacts throughout a broad public audience.