We need your help! UF has entered three 90-second videos two from CTSI

May 5, 2014 10:33 am

We need your help! UF has entered three 90-second videos—two from the CTSI—in a National Institutes of Health video contest inviting fun, engaging ways of explaining science funded by the NIH Common Fund.

Our two CTSI videos include an animated translational science casting call, and a film-noir interpretation of metabolomics.

Winners will be determined by the number of likes on YouTube. Voting began over the weekend and ends Friday, May 9.

We’d love to enlist your help in getting the word out to the people you work with, friends and family. We’re excited about the competition, but we’re also excited to show people some of the cool science that the CTSI, Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, and the College of Pharmacy are engaged in at UF!

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please take a moment to visit and like each UF video on YouTube.
  • Please share links to the YouTube videos with your colleagues, students, constituents and friends via email and social media, and encourage others to like them too.

Note: Because the NIH will determine winners by the number of likes on YouTube, we need to link people to the video pages on YouTube itself to facilitate likes (vs. just embedding the videos for viewing).

Below are links to each video. If you are interested in sharing via social media and would like some pre-composed Facebook and Twitter posts, let us know.

Three UF Videos (voting ends Friday, May 9)

Translational Science Casting Call—Learn how scientific discoveries make it to your doctor’s office, and the many roles you can play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJdoHNQo5hY

Some Cells Know How to Keep Their Secrets—Join Dr. Art Edison, metabolomics “private eye,” on his quest to tail and fingerprint the chemical heroes, victims and villains in our cells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kErW35pVHQc

In Search of Treasures from the Sea—Dive along with Dr. Hendrik Luesch’s team as they collect marine organisms in the Florida Keys that have potential for new drug therapies and disease prevention – and learn the secret weapon these organisms possess that can be harnessed for medicines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwokd83fWiM

More information about the NIH contest and other video submissions can be found at http://commonfund.nih.gov/contests/videos.