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We Trained 80 Scientists to Tell Stories. Here’s What Happened.

Posted: June 5, 2017

The frank academy team spent one week in June helping 80 program officers and scientists at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) find their stories.

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What You See May Affect What You Eat

Posted: June 27, 2016

Research suggests you can creatively and strategically use psychology, visuals and people’s everyday surroundings to curb overeating.

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The Science Of Communication: An interview with Dr. Sara Bleich, 2015 frank grand prize winner

Posted: June 12, 2015

Soon we’ll be taking submissions for the frank 2016 research prizes in public interest communications. To kick things off, we talked with Dr. Sara Bleich, the 2015 frank grand prize winner.


We All Have A Stake In This Conversation

Posted: January 26, 2015

We can do better than to fall back on “stakeholder” when speaking of big needs that are the definers of a functioning civilization.


When The Truth Hurts

Posted: December 10, 2014

One of the painful lessons from a new study is that even hearing the truth doesn't always encourage people to do what's best for them.