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Social Media and Me

Two years ago, I launched my online headquarters, the digital Office of the Dean, to better communicate with members of the Weill Cornell community. I also started a blog in order to share some of my thoughts on issues related to the medical school, biomedical research, education, and health care.

Now I'm excited to be venturing deeper into the world of social media with my own Twitter account. It will contain my personal views and experiences as a scientist, a physician, an educator, a New Yorker, and a mom and grandmom. With it, I hope to offer you greater insight into my life as a medical school dean. Another goal is to broaden my engagement with the wider medical, scientific, and educational communities on issues that I find especially compelling.

As I'm sure you all know, social media like Twitter and Facebook have rapidly become important vehicles for communication. They're no longer just a source of celebrity gossip or a way to keep in touch with friends. By using social media, universities, companies, nonprofits, and their leaders are able to broadcast messages and interact with their constituencies in innovative ways. Online communities can be quickly formed based on shared interests, like health care delivery or immunology.

Social media are also becoming a valuable source of information for researchers in public health and other fields. We can learn a lot about population trends and health habits based on the information that people share online.

Social media are transforming the meaning of public engagement, and I'm thrilled to be joining the conversation. Follow me @LGlimcherMD. And if you haven't already, make sure to also follow Weill Cornell's Twitter @WeillCornell.

Posted August 27, 2014 9:39 AM | Permalink to this post

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