Calling all science & health comm students!

The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) is accepting applications for the summer Smith/Patterson Fellowship. One Fellow works with the HCRC over the summer and has the opportunity to work on new and ongoing health and science communication grants and contracts. The fellowship has a modest stipend and is open to… Continue reading

HCRC part of $4.5M AHRQ health care research grant

The Health Communication Research Center’s co-director Glen Cameron, PhD, was part of an interdisciplinary University of Missouri team that recently announced a new $4.5 million grant to help study patient centered outcomes. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the grant is a five-year project that will… Continue reading

Call for 2014 Smith/Patterson Fellowship Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Smith/Patterson Fellowship. The Smith/Patterson Fellowship is designed for early health/science journalists and communicators. The fellowship helps a currently-enrolled or just graduated Master’s student gain hands-on experience in communicating science, health, and technology through hand-on experience with real-world projects. The fellowship program challenges… Continue reading

HCRC’s Cameron receives honor for outstanding achievements

The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) is proud to congratulate founder and co-director, Glen T. Cameron, on his recent honor from the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA). One of four honorees at the October 18th event, Cameron was recognized for his outstanding achievements as a faculty member and researcher at the… Continue reading

Journalism Student Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Internship

Columbia, Mo. (April 11, 2013) – Missouri School of Journalism senior Xiaoyu Cui will have the opportunity to combine her interests in journalism and science during a summer internship at the National Science Foundation (NSF) She will work with NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs in Arlington, Va., on… Continue reading

Surviving Health Communication: Lessons From The Walking Dead 

By Ashley Sipocz Last year, the CDC brilliantly used a zombie apocalypse scenario to get people excited about emergency preparedness.  Now, zombies have spread to other areas of health. Zombies making runs fun, running blood drives, and helping kids eat better and keep their teeth healthy. Witnessing this outbreak of zombies in health got me… Continue reading

The Skinny on Fast Food Advertising

By Andrea O’Brien As a strategic communications student in the Missouri School of Journalism, the idea of children being “turned on” by fast food logos really interests me. In the classroom, we are taught how to best sell a product, incorporating color, shapes, and other aspects to make a memorable impression… Continue reading

MU Program Ties Health Communication and Communities

By Casey Williams, M.D. Health systems have traditionally approached health communication on an individual basis, with care team members interacting with patients and their loved ones after an illness happened. There has been limited communication between health care systems and the larger communities in which they exist. Those in healthcare… Continue reading

National tobacco conference recharges attendees

By Natalie Hampton Recently I had the good fortune to attend the three-day National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Kansas City, joining over 2,000 tobacco control supporters from across the county. The energy was incredible – lots of passionate, hard working folks. If anyone was feeling worn down by the struggle… Continue reading