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Nucleus #14: Top Picks by Science Journalist Rod McCullom

Hujambo! This week, Chicago-based journalist Rod McCullom is curating Nucleus Mag. I first met Rod in

Nucleus Mag

June 18 · Issue #14 · View online
Science and Culture Stories Curated by Journalist Dinsa Sachan

This week, Chicago-based journalist Rod McCullom is curating Nucleus Mag. I first met Rod in Cape Town in 2014. We were both attending an HIV conference in the city.
Rod is a biomedical and science journalist that specializes in reporting on the intersections of science, technology, disease and medicine with poverty, race, sexuality. He is especially interested in how science, technology and innovation often do not work for the “have nots”, the people on the margins of society.
One of his specialties is reporting on the domestic and global HIV epidemics. He has reported the epidemic from five continents. He is a contributor to The Atlantic, The Nation, Scientific American and other outlets including UNDARK, the new-ish digital science publication from MIT where he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. In a previous life, he was a writer/producer at ABC News and NBC.
He is truly a rockstar science journalist, and I turn to him for advice and mentoring from time to time.

Rod was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow in 2015-16. Photo credit: Rod McCullom
Facial Recognition Technology Is Both Biased and Understudied
Does Gun Violence Spread Like a Blood-Borne Pathogen?
A Promising HIV Vaccine in South Africa
Can Chicago Curb Menthol Smoking among African-American Youth?
Southern Exposure
Chilean and Antarctic Fossils Reveal the Last "Geologic Minutes" of the Age of Dinosaurs
Developing a Microbicide to Fight HIV in Women
The Intellectual Emptiness of All-Male Panel Discussions
Kenyans to Get Drugs to Prevent HIV Infection
Rail yard expansion in Englewood raises questions of eminent domain’s scope
I’m back to my den after a little break. I’d be busy with long-form writing projects for the next two months. That’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. But I’m glad I’m fulfilling my promise of taking on longer stories.
What new challenges are you committing yourself to this month? Fill me in!
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Until next week,
Dinsa Sachan
Freelance Science and Culture Journalist

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