A Flock of Scientists' Dr. Dean Colston presented at the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Southwest Chapter virtual roundtables and annual meeting on June 23, 2021. The title of his presentation was Creating Happiness at Work and in Your Personal Life by Leveraging Positive Psychology.

What is happiness? How do scientists define happiness? How can you increase your happiness quotient in your personal life and at work? In this roundtable, participants learned practical strategies for tapping into and nurturing their own happiness. Dr. Dean's discussion drew on positive psychology and its rigorous research. With a focus on information sharing and personal transformation, this roundtable evoked valuable insights into what contributes to a happy, fulfilling personal and work life.

June, 2021


Accessibility in 

digital Marketing


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A Flock of Scientists' Dr. Dean Colston presented at the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Southwest Chapter Virtual Conference on April 24, 2021. The title of his presentation was Elevate Your Social Media And Health Communication Strategies By Leveraging Accessibility Best Practices.


Participants learned why medical communicators on social media should make web accessibility a top priority. They also learned about accessibility best practices and how these guidelines can enhance their healthcare social media content and web interactions for users with disabilities. Finally, Dr. Dean discussed how web accessibility best practices can boost your SEO, broaden your audience, and amplify your message.

April, 2021


Author Spotlight

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A Flock of Scientists is proud to announce our recent collaboration with Guest Author Ri Xu, PhD! Ri Xu is a medical writer passionate about conveying scientific information to general audiences. Check out her website ( for more of her writing services, or directly contact her at! Download our collaborative article, THE TOUGH JOURNEY TO YOU: HOW THE COVID-19 VACCINE PROVES ITSELF here.

April, 2021

Community outreach

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A Flock of Scientists was asked to contribute to the Spring 2021 issue of ForeSight, the Arizona Council of the Blind newsletter. We learned a lot ourselves delving into the different types of COVID vaccines, ethics, accessibility issues, and logistical barriers. You can read the article in full here.

March, 2021

PODCAST Appearance

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The Kid Factory asked our resident neuroscientist Dr. Killian Kleffner to join their podcast for an interview about emotional brain development. Dr. Killian really enjoyed making complex neuroscience research accessible to adolescents and their parents. Check out the companion infographic Dr. Killian designed! 

The episode is LIVE here.

March, 2021

Congratulations on the award! 

Covid 19

A Flock of Scientists' Dr. Rebecca Fein has been awarded a Coronovation 2020 Award from the World Business Institute for her work with Dr. Kalankesh designing an app to allow patients to track their COVID–19 experience and provide the real time data to researchers. 

Keep up the great work, Dr. Rebecca! 

January, 2021