Twitter feeds from academic departments/programs.
June 23, 2014 12:28 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for examples of high-quality (official) Twitter feeds from academic departments/programs that are particularly informative (either to students or non-students, ideally both). I'm especially interested in departments or programs in healthcare/medical science-related fields, but all suggestions are welcome.
posted by Ufez Jones to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
You might want to take a look at who the Chronicle of higher Education is following on Twitter and who they retweet. Could be a way to discover informative people.

Dr. Aaron Carroll has a great blog about healthcare economics and other healthcare-related issues and is pretty active on Twitter. The list of people he follows would also be a good place to look.
posted by Wretch729 at 1:18 PM on June 23, 2014

Nature News is generally good to keep up with. Science Careers could be of interest to you if you are thinking of a research-oriented medical/healthcare career.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 1:35 PM on June 23, 2014

I feel like I recommend this a lot over here. Vincent Racaniello is a virologist from Columbia University who blogs/podcasts/tweets. He and the cohosts are awesome.
posted by kathrynm at 5:12 PM on June 23, 2014

Are you looking for news-type feeds ("so-and-so in our department discovered a new X"), or education-type feeds ("did you know X is waterproof?")? If the former, I imagine most high-profile academic institutions have something like that; for instance, Caltech has one.
posted by StrawberryPie at 7:22 PM on June 23, 2014 [2 favorites]

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