I’m kind of a little big deal: Public health ninjas

By Andria Caruthers, Smith/Patterson Fellow   What could ninjas and public health possibly have in common? Besides being pretty cool, both operate in similar ways. Ninjas battle the grimy and unsavory characters that threaten an unaware public. Their actions are mostly unseen and usually, you only notice them if something … Continue reading

Marking NIAM this August

Hey all! Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? Each year, doctors, nurses and other public health leaders take this time to remind everyone how important immunizations, or shots, are, no matter where they are across the lifespan. In our month-long series we’ll explain just what … Continue reading

Talk science to me

By Sarah Canavese Saturday morning cartoons? Saturday morning coffee? How does your Saturday usually start? If you are in Columbia, it might start out with Saturday Morning Science. Saturday Morning Science is a free, volunteer-run project supported by various University partners including the Bond Life Sciences Center and the MU … 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

An interview with Joye Patterson

By Shraddha Sankhe Related Blog Post: Remembering Joye Patterson. Note: This interview took place on Feb. 23 between Joye Patterson and Smith/Patterson Fellow Shraddha Sankhe.  As the Smith/Patterson Fellow for 2011-12, I had an opportunity to interview former MU Professor Joye Patterson. Joye taught science writing at the School of Journalism from 1966 to … Continue reading

A tribute to Joye Patterson

By Jon Stemmle Earlier today, an email went out to the J-School community announcing the passing of Joye Patterson. I first met Joye in 2008. It was that year that one of Joye’s former students, Russell G. Smith II, established the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series in her honor. As … Continue reading

Award-winning author and “Good Eats” star Corriher to speak about “Food Sense”

Shirley Corriher, a biochemist who played the mad food scientist on Alton Brown’s show Good Eats, will be in Columbia the weekend of March 16-18 for the Life Sciences and Society Symposium “Food Sense.” The HCRC is honored to host Corriher during her stay and has set up a special event in … Continue reading

HCRC Offers Internship with National Science Foundation

For the second year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA) is working with the Health Communication Research Center at the Missouri School of Journalism to offer internships for the summer. DETAILS NSF is looking for students who have experience with video creation and production, … Continue reading