Honorable Mention. Radio/Podcast: Podcast. Brittany Fair, Allie Akmal, Mike Jeffs, Kristina Grifantini, “Where Cures Begin Season 2”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies. San Diego Press Club 47th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards 2020.
3rd place. PR, PIO and Trade Publication: Press Release Writing – Serious Subject. Brittany Fair. San Diego Press Club 46th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards 2019.
Institutional writing: science magazines (selected):
Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2020, Austin Coley: Shaping Academia for Future Scientists
Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2020, Gerald Pao: Pushing the Limits in Science and in Life
Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, What Worms Can Teach Us
Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, Nex Gen Sequencing
Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, Decoding Dexterity
Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, Learning from Lagoons
Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, Uncovering the Mysteries of Depression
Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, From Tagging Sharks to Tackling Tumors
Inside Salk Magazine, Spring 2019, Lillian Eichner: Reading the Clues to Fight Cancer
Brigham Clinical and Research News, Fall 2018, Anna Krichevsky: Master of microRNA
Brigham Clinical and Research News, Fall 2018, Unravelling the Mysteries of Sex Differences and the Brain
Brigham Clinical and Research News, Fall 2018, Khalid Shaw: Cultivating Ideas to Treat Brain Tumors
Institutional writing: science press releases (Selected):
Institutional writing: announcements (selected):
Science Blogs (selected):
Massive Science, This see-through worm offers new insights into the gut-brain axis
Massive Science, Could we develop plants to absorb our excess carbon?
Seeking Science Blog, Breaking it down: when protein metabolism goes wrong
NeuWrite San Diego, The Neuroscience of the Breath
Triathlete Magazine, TRISPO: From Mysterious Illness to Gold Medal
Regular Contributor to Yoga Research & Beyond
Where Cures Begin, Episode 1: Wolfgang Busch on plant roots and climate change
Where Cures Begin, Episode 3: Molly Matty on gaining insights into human behavior from tiny worms
Where Cures Begin, Episode 4: Joe Noel on his love of nature; coming from a family of coal miners; and whether elephant poop is good for tomatoes.
Where Cures Begin, Episode 5: Reuben Shaw on his initial discovery; what it’s like running the Salk Cancer Center; and his continual drive to study the hardest-to-treat cancers.
Where Cures Begin, Episode 6: Uri Manor on the importance of high-end microscopy; what mitochondria are doing in our cells; and how childhood hearing loss has affected his life.
Where Cures Begin, Episode 1: Eiman Azim on the neuroscience of movement
Where Cures Begin, Episode 3: Emily Manoogian on biological clocks
Where Cures Begin, Episode 5: Nicola Allen on astrocytes
Where Cures Begin, Episode 7: Joanne Chory on harnessing the power of plants
Produced Science Videos (selected):
Scripted Science Videos with Voiceover
CNN International heads to Costa Rica
Brittany teamed up with CNN International to collaborate on a project involving the intersection of science and travel. As a science communicator, her aim is to convey high quality information to the public in a friendly and approachable manner.
CNN Advertisement Features
Brittany has written a variety of advertisement features on topics such as the science of wellbeing, nature, the effects of caffeine on the brain, gastronomy and vitamin D synthesis. They can be viewed HERE.
Brittany also appeared on-screen for a series of commercials for the campaign. The full-length (1 minute) commercial can be viewed below. The 30 second commercial can be viewed HERE and the 15 second commercial can be viewed HERE.
Essential Costa Rica, My Choice Naturally
1 minute commercial
The production was estimated to have reached more than 421 million homes throughout the world and was the winner of the Best Production at The International Tourism Film Festival in 2017.
Social Media and Marketing
In addition to the advertisement features and commercials, Brittany helped create content for the CNN Create Facebook page and Instagram account to promote the campaign. Watch below to hear Brittany talk about the neuroscience of creativity, meditation and happiness.
The Neuroscience of Creativity with Brittany Fair for CNN Create
The Neuroscience of Meditation with Brittany Fair for CNN Create
Happiness with Brittany Fair for CNN Create