Dr. Reid honored as AAAS Lifetime Fellow

Czerne Reid, Ph.D. has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a Lifetime Fellow.

Czerne Reid, PhD
Czerne Reid, Ph.D.

This honor, which includes alumni such as Thomas Edison and W.E.B. DuBois, is among the most distinctive in academia and recognizes extraordinary impact and achievement across disciplines, from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Dr. Reid is an instructional associate professor in the department of psychiatry and affiliate faculty in journalism at the University of Florida. She was cited by AAAS for “distinguished contributions to the communication of science, especially through sustained leadership of programs to develop future generations of science writers.” As co-chair of the education committee of the National Association of Science Writers, she co-coordinates a stable of mentoring and career development programs that have helped hundreds of science and journalism students from across the U.S and around the world find their footing in science communication. An environmental chemist-turned-science journalist, she is principal investigator of The Science to SciCom Study, which examines the experiences of STEM Ph.D.-level-trained individuals who switch career paths from science research to science communication.

Formed in 1848, the AAAS, is the world’s largest general scientific society, publisher of the Science family of journals, and the first permanent organization formed to promote the development of science and engineering at the national level and to represent the interests of all its disciplines.