‘Anti-vaxxers’ gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook, study finds

MU media expert analyzed 10 years of HPV-vaccine related Facebook posts By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 8, 2020) — One of the biggest social media sites – Facebook – has allowed “anti-vaxxers” to gain a stronger voice against the use of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, according to a new … Continued

Killer vaccines? Social media messages influence parents about HPV

MU media expert finds social media use is associated with belief that HPV vaccine is lethal in children By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2020) — Social media keeps us connected to one another, but it also influences our beliefs. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri finds that … Continued

New Smith/Patterson Fellow to Focus on Health and Science Journalism

Andria Caruthers Work Will Include Health Resources and Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Projects Columbia, Mo. (July 9, 2015) — Andria Caruthers, a dual-degree master’s graduate in journalism and public health, has been selected as this year’s Smith/Patterson Fellow. The Columbia native earned both degrees from the University of Missouri in … Continued

Innovative Digital Health Storytelling Conference Slated for Sept. 10-11

DigiHealth 2015 Will Highlight Digital Media Techniques Used to Improve Health Outcomes Columbia, Mo. (May 29, 2015) — The University of Missouri campus will host one of the first digital health storytelling conferences on Sept. 10-11. DigiHealth 2015, funded by Mizzou Advantage, will bring together innovators in the healthcare, research and communication industries to discuss … Continued

Health Journalism Fellowships Awarded to 9 Missouri Students and Professionals

Recipients Will Attend the ‘Health Journalism 2015’ Conference April 23-26 in Silicon Valley Columbia, Mo. (March 20, 2015) — A record five Missouri School of Journalism students and four on-campus professionals have been awarded all-expenses-paid fellowships to Health Journalism 2015, the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Master’s student Guimel Sibingo and … Continued

Summer Smith/Patterson Fellowship Applications Are Being Accepted

The Fellowship Is Open to Any U.S.-Based Master’s Student Interested in Science Journalism or a Health Communication-Related Field Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 29, 2014) — The Health Communication Research Center at the Missouri School of Journalism is accepting applications for the summer Smith/Patterson Fellowship. The Fellowship is open to any U.S.-based master’s student interested in science … Continued

5 Students Cover Politics, Science of Hunger at World Food Prize Meeting

The Experience Included Interviews with Global Leaders and Government Officials Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2014) — Students from the Missouri School of Journalism and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources teamed up Oct. 7-10 to cover the politics, science and human aspects behind global hunger at the annual World Food Prize/Borlaug Dialogues in Des … Continued

MU’s Goldberg Lecturer to Examine How Emotions Affect the Behavior of Doctors

The Oct. 29 Presentation Is Free and Open to the Public Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2014) — New York University School of Medicine associate professor and frequent New York Times contributor Danielle Ofri will explore how emotions influence doctors’ behavior as she delivers the 2014 Helen Goldberg Memorial Lecture in Women’s Health. Ofri, MD, PhD, … Continued