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Please read below the archived news for the Health and Risk Communication Center. If you have any questions or would like futher information please feel free to contact the Center at 517.355.3471 or hrcc@msu.edu.


Charles Atkin of the Department of Communication talks to US News and World Report about breast cancer prevention messaging.
Brandt/Bettinghaus Lecture, October 16, 2008, Presented by Michael Pertschuk, Former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. For complete story please click here.
Bone Marrow Registry Drive held on October 14, 2008 sponsored by the HRCC and the Michigan Community Blood Center's Marrow/Stem Cell Department was a tremendous success. For complete story please click here.
Hawk Island County Park, Lansing, MI, September 7, 2008. The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers and the Health and Risk Communication Center participated in the 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk Marathon.
A grant from the Department of Education recognized the efforts of the HRCC team to reduce high risk drinking on campus. See the website that reflects this effort at www.socialnorms.msu.edu. The team includes Sandi Smith, Charles Atkin, Wilma Novales, and Carolyn LaPlante of the HRCC.
2008 Health Communication Series, Enhancing Communication in Health Care
Drs. Charles Atkin and Sandi Smith spoke at the 2008 Health Communication Series, Enhancing Communication in Health Care, co-organized by the Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Communication and the Hospital Authority.  This event took place in Hong Kong, February 22-23, 2008.  Dr. Atkin presented the keynote speech on “Effective Communication Strategies for Health Campaigns. Drs. Atkin and Smith were experts on the panel for “Dialogue on Health Communication Research and Applications”.  Please visit http://ihome.coms.hkbu.edu.hk/~health/week1.htm
Grant Workshop Day, March 16, 2007, Presented by James W. Dearing, Senior Scientist, Kaiser Permante, Sponsored by the Health & Risk Communication Center. If interested in attending please contact Wilma Novales Wibert, novalesw@msu.edu.

USA Today Medical Report Steve Sternberg, the 1999 recipient of the Global Health Council Excellence in Media Award for his series on AIDS in Africa, presented the annual Frederick S. Siebert Lecture at Michigan State University on Monday, November 6, 2006. His address - "Covering the plague: AIDS, the press and the personal journey". He also participated in "Conversation, Q&A luncheon" with the HRCC faculty. Please visit Sternberg Lecture Nov 2006 html for further information.


Environment Effects Risks for Breast Cancer? Dr. Charles Atkin, a principal investigator on the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers project, financed by the National Cancer Institute. It's a federally funded, $35 million dollar study to be completed over 7 years. Today, it is 3 years underway. To view the online video and to read the transcript of the WILX TV interview please visit http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/4432141.html


Dean talks with USA Today - News

Date: August 8, 2006Charles Salmon, dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University and an architect of the Centers for Disease Control communications strategy, talks with USA Today about HIV messaging and Hollywood. http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2006-08-07-aids-on-tv_x.htm


The annual Bettinghaus Health Communication Lecture was presented September 29, 2006 at 3:30pm in 145 Communication Arts & Sciences Bldg., by Professor Rajiv Rimal, Johns Hopkins University. The lecture ws titled "Health Communication Scholarship at Work: Promoting Behavior Change for HIV Prevention in Sub-Suharan Africa". There was a reception following the lecture. Note: The presentation will be taped and available upon request. The lecture honors Erwin Bettinghaus, a health communication expert who served as CAS dean from 1975-1995.


MSU Alum Richard Bush and Patty McGuigan recently made a $25,000 gift to the CAS Health & Risk Communication Center (HRCC) "so that Michigan State University can be on the leading edge of health communication research." To read more...

ACP Foundation Conference - November 29th, 2006, Washington, DC

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Foundation's Fifth Annual National Health Communication Conference, Moving Toward Real Soultions: Advances to Address Low Health Literacy......

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