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April 8, 2014

Annual USC Science and Health Communication Student Symposium a Success

Eight USC students who are interested in Science and Health Communication research and practice made presentations at the annual Science and Health Communication Student Symposium March 25. Read more>>


MARCH 4, 2014

Science and Health Communication Research Group to Host Student Symposium, March 25

The Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) is hosting the second Science and Health Communication Student Symposium Tuesday, March 25, from 3:00-4:30pm in the CEO Room in the Carolina Coliseum. Read more>>


February 26, 2014

USC Science and Health Communication Research Group Hosts Healthy Aging Forum

The USC Science and Health Communication Research Group, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Arnold School of Public Health hosted the first USC Healthy Aging Forum: A Focus on Cognition on Dec. 3. Read more>>


November 21, 2013

USC Health Aging Forum: A Focus on Cognition to be held Tuesday, Dec. 3

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host the first USC Healthy Aging Forum: A Focus on Cognition to discuss healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease, Dec. 3, 2013, from 9:00-11:00am at the Ernest F. Hollings Library. Read more>>


October 30, 2013

Documentary funded through the Science and Health Research Group wins Best Film Award

The documentary film, Planting Healthy Roots: A Look at the Right Choice Fresh Start Farmers' Market," was awarded the Best Film Award by the Society for Community Research and Action.  The award included a $500 prize, which was donated to the to the Right Choice Fresh Start Farmers’ Market. Read more>>


October 30, 2013

Science and Health Communication Group members awarded nearly $100,000 grant by the Knight Foundation

Drs. Andrea Tanner (SJMC), Daniela Friedman (HPEB), Lee Pearson (HPEB), Megan Weis (HPEB) and Professor Van Kornegay (SJMC) have been awarded a $97,674 grant by the Knight Foundation to develop strategies to provide independent information to Richland County residents regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more>>


August 30, 2013

Dr. Jim Thrasher to Present on How Governments Should Warn Consumers about Smoking Sept. 6

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) member Dr. Jim Thrasher will give a presentation titled, “How Should Governments Warn Consumers about Smoking,” as part of USC’s Cancer Prevention & Control Program’s (CPCP) Colloquium Series. Read more>>


April 18, 2013

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.” Read more>>


March 21, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Partner Creates Guide for Implementing Farmers’ Markets at Community Health Centers

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) partner Dr. Darcy Freedman has created a free resource for implementing farmers’ markets at health centers, titled, “Building Farmacies: A Guide for Implementing a Farmers’ Market at a Community Health Center.” Read more>>


March 21, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Hosts First Student Symposium

The Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) is hosting the first Science and Health Communication Student Symposium Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 4:00-5:00pm in the Carolina Coliseum’s CEO room. Read more>>


February 28, 2013

USC’s Third Annual Nutrition Research Symposium to be Held Friday, March 29

The “Healthy Eating in Context: Bridging Gaps, Linking Communities” symposium, hosted by the USC Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities and the USC Environment and Sustainability, will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Read more>>


February 7, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Student Member Named 2013 USC Distinguished Graduate Scholar

Shaun Owens, a doctoral student in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and a Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) student member, was named a 2013 USC Distinguished Graduate Scholar. Owen’s primary research interest is in health communication. Read more>>


January 31, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Member Dr. Feili Tu-Keefner Receives National and International Recognition for Research

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) member and School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Associate Professor Dr. Feili Tu-Keefner won two awards for her research on health information accessed through Twitter. Read more>>


January 31, 2013

Presentation on Communicating the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Given at Science and Health Communication Research Group Meeting Dec. 11

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) Project Coordinator and USC Department of Exercise Science Ph.D student Dan Bornstein along with USC Health Communications Certificate (HCC) and Master of Public Health (MPH) student Ansley Faria presented at the Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Read more>>


January 24, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Member Dr. Daniela Friedman to Present on the Role of Health Communication in Cancer Prevention Feb. 8

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) member Dr. Daniela Friedman will give a presentation titled, “The Role of Health Communication in Cancer Prevention and Control: New Directions, Opportunities, and Challenges,” as part of USC’s Cancer Prevention & Control Program’s (CPCP) Colloquium Series. Read more>>


January 18, 2013

Social Media Campaign Aimed to Promote Cervical Cancer Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) has rolled out a new social media-based initiative to boost awareness of cervical cancer in South Carolina. Read more>>


January 18, 2013

Science and Health Communication Research Group Members Dr. Jim Thrasher and Dr. Daniela Friedman Honored as USC Featured Scholars of the Month

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) members Dr. Jim Thrasher and Dr. Daniela Friedman, both of the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, were honored in the months of August 2012 and December 2012, respectively, as USC Featured Scholars of the Month. Read more>>


October 16, 2012

Science and Health Communication Research Group Member Awarded Two National Institutes of Health Grants

Dr. Jim Thrasher, Associate Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health and Science and Health Communication Research Group member, was awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to continue his research on how media imagery can be used to both promote and discourage cigarette smoking. Read more>>


October 16, 2012

Research on Clinical Trial Participation Presented at Science and Health Communications Research Group Meeting (SHCRG)

USC doctoral students Caroline D. Bergeron, of the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB), and Caroline Foster, of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC), along with Dr. Andrea H. Tanner (SJMC) presented their research focusing on knowledge, perceptions and communication needs about clinical trials in South Carolina.  Read more>>


June 11, 2012

Dr. James Hébert Presented with 2012 Carolina Trustee Professorship Award

Dr. James Hébert, Health Sciences Distinguished Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics in the Arnold School of Public Health, was presented with the prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship Award in the category of public health, engineering, medical sciences and sciences.  Read more>>


april 27, 2012

Science and Health Communication Research Group Members Mentor Magellan Scholar, Leads to First Place at USC’s Discovery Day Conference

SHCRG members Dr. Daniela Friedman, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, and Dr. Andrea Tanner, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, collaborated as mentors to USC’s Discovery Day first-place winner Eleasa Van Slooten, sophomore Honors College student in the School of Public Health. Read more>>


april 27, 2012

Two Newest Science and Health Communication Research Group Members Present at Final Meeting of the Year

Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health, and Dr. Brooke Weberling, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, presented their research on April 23, the final SHCRG meeting of the year. Read more>>


april 25, 2012

Dr. John Besley Named 2012 Rising Star

The University of South Carolina’s Office of Research and Graduate Education has named Dr. John Besley one of 2012’s Rising Stars for his commitment to research, teaching and service. Read more>>


march 15, 2012

USC’s Science and Health Communication Research Group Sponsors Lunch and Learn with Senior Editor for Health Communication and RTI International Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Brian G. Southwell, Senior Research Scientist in RTI International’s Health Communication Program in Research Triangle Park and Research Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke to USC’s Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG) and the public Feb. 24. Read more>>


FEBRUARY 16, 2012

Dr. Daniela Friedman to Share Award-Winning Teaching Techniques at Center for Teacher Excellence Seminar

Dr. Daniela Friedman, the 2011 Arnold School of Public Health Teacher of the Year Award recipient and Science and Health Communication Research Group member, will lead a teaching seminar that is designed to help faculty successfully move from the physical classroom to the virtual classroom. Read more>>


FEBRUARY 9, 2012

Health Communication Senior Editor and RTI International Senior Research Scientist to Present to the Science and Health Communication Research Group

Dr. Brian G. Southwell, Senior Research Scientist in RTI International’s Health Communication Program in Research Triangle Park and Research Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak to USC’s Science and Health Communication Research Group Friday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Coliseum CEO room. Read more>>


FEBRUARY 2, 2012

Dr. John Besley Discusses Public Perception of Nuclear Energy with Duke Energy Executives

Dr. John Besley, a Science and Health Communications Research Group member and an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, discussed his research on public perception of nuclear energy with Ginny Mackin, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Duke Energy on the USC campus. Read more>>


JANUARY 30, 2012

National Cancer Institute Offers Health Communication Internship Program

The National Cancer Institute is offering an opportunity for a health communications internship. The Health Communication Internship Program gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the National Institutes of Health. Read more>>


JANUARY 19, 2012

Coastal Carolina University Seeks Assistant Professor of Health Communication for Fall 2012

The Department of Communication at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Communication – Health Communication. The department seeks a teacher/scholar with broad training to develop and teach courses in health communication. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. The appointment will be effective August 20, 2012. Read more>>


JANUARY 17, 2012

Former SHCRG Student Member on Planning Committee for Cancer, Culture & Literacy Conference

The 8th Biennial Cancer, Culture & Literacy Conference (CCL), presented by the Moffitt Cancer Center, will be held May 17-19, 2012 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Dr. Alexis Koskan, a former member of the Science and Health Communication Research Group and a 2011 doctoral graduate of the Arnold School of Public Health, is serving on the planning committee. Read more>>


JANUARY 17, 2012

New Study by Dr. Jim Thrasher Suggests Graphic Images May Discourage Some from Smoking

Cigarette packs with graphic warnings that illustrate the consequences of smoking are likely to reduce smoking, according to a study by Dr. Jim Thrasher, a University of South Carolina public health professor and member of USC’s Science and Health Communication Research Group. Read more>>


JANUARY 17, 2012

Fellowships in Cancer Communication Research Offered for Fall 2012

The Penn Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication will offer a two-year research fellowship in cancer communications beginning fall 2012. Read more>>


JANUARY 17, 2012

Columbia's Nickelodeon Theatre to Feature Science and Health Communication Research Group Documentary Documentary

Two documentaries, “Healthy Roots: A Look at the Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers’ Market” and “Ride that Pig to Glory,” will be screened back-to-back on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Nickelodeon Theatre (Nick) in Columbia, S.C. at noon. This single screening is part of the “Green on Screen” Saturday series, sponsored by Sierra Club of South Carolina. Read more>>


november 22, 2011

Film Screening at Science and Health Communication Research Group December Meeting

A documentary film, produced by Dr. Heather Brandt in the Arnold School of Public Health, Dr. Darcy Freedman in social work, and Ms. Laura Kissel in the media arts program, will be presented for the first time in Columbia, S.C. at the Science and Health Communication Research Group's December meeting. Read more>>


october 3, 2011

Science and Health Communication Researchers Collaborate to Produce Documentary Film

Dr. Heather Brandt, an assistant professor in the Arnold School of Public Health and Science and Health Communication Research Group member, recently completed an innovative health communication project with an interdisciplinary team of USC researchers. The project, a documentary film about a farmers’ market in Orangeburg, S.C., premiers this month. Read more>>


october 3, 2011

Science and Health Communication Research Group Student Members Receive Recognition for Research

Two doctoral students in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Tracey Thomas and Shaun Owens, won third place for a research poster they presented at the 2011 International Cancer Education Conference of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). Read more>>


September 1, 2011

Dr. Daniela Friedman Coordinates Upcoming Prostate Cancer Screening Symposium

Dr. Daniela B. Friedman, an assistant professor in the Arnold School of Public Health and a Science and Health Communication Research Group member, is the co-planner of a symposium with Dr. Charles Bennett (SC School of Pharmacy Endowed Chair) on prostate cancer screening that will take place at the University of South Carolina next month. Read more>>


September 1, 2011

Dr. Brooke Weberling Joins USC Faculty, Science and Health Communication Research Group

Dr. Brooke Weberling has joined the University of South Carolina faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications as an assistant professor in the public relations sequence. Read more>>


july 5, 2010

Science and Health Communication Research Group members receive promotion, honors and recognition

The Science and Health Communication Research Group would like to recognize several of their members for outstanding achievements. Read more>>


july 5, 2011

Dr. John Besley Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation

Dr. John C. Besley has received a $42,936 grant from the National Science Foundation to study American perceptions of nuclear energy in the wake of the spring 2011 accident in Fukushima, Japan. Read more>>


May 10, 2011

Science and Health Communication Group Funds Three Research Projects

The Science and Health Communication Research group funded three research projects during the Spring 2011 semester. Each of these interdisciplinary projects focuses on a unique aspect of public health and communication research. Read more>>


May 10, 2011

Dr. Kendra Albright Named 2011 Rising Star

The University of South Carolina’s Office of Research and Graduate Education has named Dr. Kendra Albright one of 2011’s Rising Stars for her commitment to teaching, research and service.
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March 17, 2011

Professor Heather Brandt to Speak at Graduate Research Funding Panel Discussion

Dr. Heather Brandt, a member of the Science and Health Communication Research Group, is one of three panelists who will participate in a discussion for graduate students that will provide an introduction to the process of identifying and applying for research funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more>>


March 2, 2011

Health Communication Working Group Recruiting Social Media Interns

The Health Communication Working Group (HCWG) is hiring social media interns for the Winter/Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 semesters. The interns will be responsible for working with the co-chairs and members of the HCWG Communication Subcommittee on a variety of tasks including editing a newsletter, assisting with fundraising efforts and creating promotional material and social media content. Read more>>


January 24, 2011

National Cancer Institute Health Communications Internship: Call for Applications

The National Cancer Institute is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2011 Health Communications Internship Program. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in the health communications field are encouraged to apply. Applications for the Fall term are available online and are due by March 1st. Read more>>


January 21, 2011

Dr. James Maxwell to Speak at "Community of Scholars" Research Colloquia at USC

Dr. James  Maxwell will be on campus Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to meet with interested administrators, faculty, staff, and community members to share his expertise in getting businesses off the ground and helping healthcare research teams win small business innovation research (SBIR) awards. Read more>>


January 17, 2011

Fellowships in Cancer Communication Research Offered for Fall 2011

The Penn Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) at the University of Pennsylvania is offering two research fellowships in cancer communication for Fall 2011.  This two-year fellowship is jointly supported by the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research of the Annenberg School for Communication and the Abramson Cancer Center.  The fellowship program offers training in communication research and theory relevant to cancer prevention and control. Read more>>


December 15, 2010

Dr. John C. Besley contributes to National Science Foundation Report

Science and Health Communication Research Group member Dr. John C. Besley recently contributed to a National Science Foundation (NSF) working group assessment of how science literacy is measured.  Results of that assessment have been published in a key bi-annual report on the state of science in America, the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators. Read more>>


november 19, 2010

Dr. Steve Blair to speak at "Community of Scholars" Research Colloquia lunch seminar

Dr. Steve Blair, a professor in Exercise Science and Epidemiology /Biostatistics at USC, will be the speaker at a lunch seminar on Tuesday, November 23 from 12:00-1:00pm.  The title of the seminar is “Technological Applications for Lifestyle Intervention; Metabolic Syndrome; Fitness or Fatness: Which is the More Important for Health?” Read more>>


november 17, 2010

Science and Health Communication Research Group members awarded $200,000 research grant

Drs. Sei-Hill Kim (SJMC), Andrea Tanner (SJMC) and Daniela Friedman (HPEB) have been awarded a research grant by Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) to study the knowledge, perceptions and communication needs about clinical trial research among adults in rural South Carolina. Read more>>


november 16, 2010

NASA Scientist to speak at USC

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host a special seminar Friday, November 19, 2010 featuring Dr. Christopher McKay, planetary scientist for the Space Science Division of NASA Ames. Read more>>


October 1, 2010

Science and Health electives to be offered in Spring 2011

Two science and health communication courses will be offered in Spring 2011 in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Read more>>


September 30, 2010

Tufts University hiring Health Communication faculty

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine seeks a mid-career professional or health communication scholar at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join our faculty and contribute to our Masters of Science in Health Communication program and to research. Read more>>


September 2, 2010

Science and Health Communication Research Group members to present research at October conference

Eleven USC Science and Health Communication Research Group members will present at the Convergence and Society: Science, Health & New Dimensions of Communication Conference that will be held October 11-12 in Columbia, SC. Members presenting at the conference include: Heather Brandt, Daniela Friedman, Sei-Hill Kim, Alexis Koskan, Ashley Navarro, India Rose, Andrea Tanner, Jim Thrasher, Feili Tu and Michelle Williams. Read more>>


August 30, 2010

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent to speak at USC's Science, Health and New Media Conference

Elizabeth Cohen, a senior medical correspondent for CNN, will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 "Convergence and Society: Science, Health & New Dimensions of Communication" Conference on Monday, October 11th. Read more>>


August 26, 2010

Health communication internship opportunity for Spring 2011

The National Cancer Institute's Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) is now accepting applications for its Spring 2011 intern class. Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epistemology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing or journalism. Read more>>


August 26, 2010

PRSA Health Academy call for papers

Quinnipiac University and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy announced the third annual PRSA Health Academy Paper Competition. The purpose of the competition is to encourage applied research of value to public relations professionals. Papers might address such issues as hospital public relations, pharmaceutical public relations, medical public relations, health relations, insurance public relations or current trends in healthcare public relations. Read more>>


July 12, 2010

University of South Carolina is hiring PR research faculty for 2011

The University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applicants for up to two scholars with a strong emphasis in Public Relations research beginning August 2011. We are looking for individuals who have a commitment to teaching, a passion for scholarship and the desire to significantly contribute to our graduate program. The ideal candidates would have teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in public relations as well as documented successful involvement with a graduate program. Read more>>


March 23, 2010

Call for papers, panels, abstracts and posters

The Science and Health Communication Research Group will co-host the 2010 "Convergence and Society" conference under the theme "Science, Health, and New Dimensions of Communication". The conference will take place October 11-12, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina. The two-day event will provide a forum for the presentation of research regarding science and health communication, particularly regarding how science and health messages can be effectively communicated to the public through new media and technology. Read more>>


February 17, 2010

Diagnosis 'Cyberchondria': Navigating the changing landscape of health communication

More than half of U.S. adults turn to the Internet to receive their heath information. Individuals are inundated with approximately 1,500 advertising messages per day from a variety of sources, including billboards both on and offline to television and radio commercials and product placements. A large number of these are health related. With all of these health and medical messages swirling around at top speed, it should not be surprising to learn that “cyberchondria” is on the rise. Read more>>


November 13, 2009

Three science and health communication related courses to be offered in Spring 2010

Applied Health Communication is a required course for the Graduate Certificate program in Health Communication while the other courses, Seminar in Health, Science and the Media and Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments are recommended certificate program electives. Read more>>


October 27, 2009

Research group holds second meeting of the 2009-1010 academic year

The Science and Health Communication Research Group held their second meeting of 2009-2010 academic year on October 23. View highlights from the meeting. Read more>>

 


September 20, 2009

Research group kicks off the 2009-2010 academic year

The Science and Health Communication Research Group held their first meeting of the 2009-2010 academic year on September 11. View highlights from the meeting. Read more>>


March 3, 2009

Master’s Student Earns Impressive Internship

University of South Carolina master’s student, Manju Tanwar, was among ten interns chosen for a prestigious internship with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Tanwar is completing the six-month internship in Rockville, Maryland as part of her practicum and is expected to complete her studies at The University of South Carolina in 2009, finishing her master’s in Library and Information Sciences (M.L.I.S) this spring and her master’s in public health (M.P.H.) this summer. Read more>>


December 8, 2008

New interdisciplinary program is the latest initiative to meet the needs of public health communicators

The University of South Carolina is offering a new certificate program to develop expertise in health communication for graduate students and working professionals.  

Two years in development, the Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication is a collaborative effort of the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications; the School of Library and Information Science; and the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) of the Arnold School of Public Health. Read more>>

 



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