Lecturer, University of Florida College of Medicine
Czerne Reid, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She is a recipient of the UF College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award. Czerne also serves from time to time as an adjunct lecturer in the UF College of Journalism and Communications. She is co-chair of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) Education Committee, which organizes a popular annual undergraduate travel fellowship, mentoring program and science writing internship fair for up-and-coming science writers. Czerne has worked as a science writer and reporter at several outlets over the years, including UF Health Communications, The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Salinas Californian (in John Steinbeck’s hometown), the Stanford News Service and the Stanford School of Medicine Office of Communication and Public Affairs. As a 2007 Kaiser Media Fellow, Czerne completed an award-winning newspaper series on the impact of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina. She has received awards for her writing 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). Czerne earned her 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.