Czerne Reid teaches science writing in the University of Florida (UF) College of Journalism and Communications. She serves as co-chair of the Education Committee of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and co-chair of the Regional Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 (WCSJ2017).
Reid has worked as a science writer and reporter at several outlets over the years, including The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Salinas Californian, University of Florida Health Communications, Stanford News Service and Stanford School of Medicine Office of Communication and Public Affairs. As a 2007 Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow, she completed an award-winning newspaper series on the impact of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina. She has also received awards from the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Medical Association, and fellowships from the NASW and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).
She received a 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award from the UF College of Medicine, and a UF Health/Clinical and Translational Science Institute Educator Award and Educational Innovator Award.
Reid earned a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at Emory University, and a graduate certificate in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her bachelor’s degree in chemistry is from the University of the West Indies, Mona, in her native Jamaica.
Sessions as a Organizer
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