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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Sep 4, 2020

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We are starting a crowdfunding campaign to provide Black women in graduate school funding to pay for 6 months of therapy. If you want to contribute $0.50 to the Black women's therapy fund, you can send payments to the following accounts.


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In this episode, I give an update about The Podcast and our feature in Blavity News. We talk about our new crowdfunding campaign to improve the wellbeing for Black women. I give an update on my mental health and academic status. I also give an update on why we need you to complete the listener survey.


Episode 40 of The Research Her - Science of WAP

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Paper published in Analyst


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