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First USC Science and Health Communication Student Symposium a Success

Seven USC students who are interested in Science and Health Communication research and practice made presentations at the first Science and Health Communication Student Symposium April 10. There was a standing room only crowd at the event, as USC faculty and students from across campus, as well as members of the Columbia health communications community, attended the symposium.

This event was sponsored by USC’s Science and Health Communications Initiative, an interdisciplinary initiative that encompasses two areas —a Research Group that focuses on strengthening collaborative research among various schools, colleges and relevant institutes at USC and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication.

Information on the presenters and their projects can be viewed below:

Dien Anshari (Doctoral Candidate, USC Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior): Do the Racial and Sex Characteristics of People Portrayed on Cigarette Package Pictorial Warning Labels Matter? Results From a Field Experiment in a Low-Income Population – Abstract

Caroline Bergeron and Caroline Foster (Bergeron-USC Doctoral Candidate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; Foster-USC Doctoral Candidate, School of Journalism and Mass Communications): Challenges in Conducting Research about Clinical Trial Recruitment in South Carolina’s Underserved Populations - Abstract

Sara Lamberson (USC Graduate Certificate in Health Communication, Master’s in Mass Communication, Spring 2013): Teen Pregnancy Prevention PSA Campaign in Horry and Spartanburg Counties – Abstract

Shaun Owens (USC Doctoral Candidate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior): Written and Spoken Narratives about Health and Cancer Decision Making Among African Americans: A Community Photovoice Project – Abstract

Jeremy VanderKnyff (USC Graduate Certificate of Health Communication, Doctoral Candidate Medical Anthropology): Framing Life and Death on YouTube: The Strategic Communication of Organ Donation Messages by Organ Procurement Organizations - Abstract

Mary Zmuda (USC Graduate Certificate of Health Communication, Master’s in Public Health, December 2013): Wellness at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Master of Public Health and Health Communication Certificate Practicum Project - Abstract

 

 

 

 

 
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