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Science and Health Communication group hosts student symposium

Posted May 12, 2015
By Ideen Ghorbani, first year M.M.C. student


Seven University of South Carolina graduate students presented at the annual Science and Health Communication Student Symposium on April 8. Among the presenters were masters and doctoral students who are involved in science and health communication practice and research. Many of the students are also pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication. 

The event is held yearly as part of the university’s Science and Health Communication Initiative. This initiative brings together scholars and students from a range of academic departments including Journalism and Mass Communications, Public Health, Library and Information Science and beyond. The initiative’s primary objective is to facilitate integrative health communication research and teaching efforts between the multiple disciplinary focuses on USC’s campus.

Information about the presenters and their research is listed below.

Jo-Yun Queenie Li (Doctoral student, School of Journalism and Mass Communications): Agenda-Setting and the Internet: The Inter-media Influence of Twitter on Traditional Media Coverage of the Ebola Quarantine Policy. 
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Tracey Thomas and Courtney Schrock (Thomas—Doctoral Candidate, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health; Schrock—Master of Public Health student, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Graduate Certificate in Health Communication): A Systematic Review of Social Media Use in Public Crises and Emergencies.
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Sara Grace Bailey (Master of Mass Communication student, Graduate Certificate in Health Communication): S.C. FitnessGram Project.
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Neha Jaggi (Master of Public Health student, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Graduate Certificate in Health Communication): Region 1/Region 2 GMaP: Enhancing Communications and Disseminations Efforts through the Development of an Online Presence.
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Misa Alquicira (Master of Public Health student, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior): Crafting Health Promotion Narratives: Childhood Obesity Prevention among Mexican-Origin Mothers of Preschool-Aged Children.
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Alex Luchsinger (Doctoral student, USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications): I Signed Up for Affordable Care Act Insurance, Now What?: Knowledge, Perceptions & ACA Usage and Best Practices.
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