Thanks for attending the Biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication!
The Biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication April 19th-21st (http://comm.uky.edu/kchc) consisted of two and a half days of competitive paper and panel presentations, a competitive poster session, and invited speaker presentations. Congratulations to David Buller, Klein Buendel, who was the winner of the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award!
The Health Communication Research Collaborative (HCRC) joins faculty and students to promote inquiry into the field of health communication. Our general purpose is to spark internal and external communication about current health communication research, make graduate students aware of research opportunities, and provide a formal support network across the University for health communication scholarship, education, and service. By involving students in projects, faculty serve as mentors to the next generation of health communication scholars. In turn, students provide fresh perspectives into faculty community-based research and service.
The HCRC is sponsored by the College of Communication and Information, housing faculty engaged in programmatic research, education, and service in health communication. During the last 15 years the graduate faculty has obtained more than $30 million in federal grants in health communication, the doctoral program has been ranked 6th in the country in health communication (applied communication) by the National Communication Association, and four graduate students have been awarded prestigious National Cancer Institute internships.
From The Director
The goal of the Health Communication Research Collaborative is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in health communication research at the University of Kentucky. This year, we have sponsored a breakfast “working paper” workshop series, training and professional development programs for faculty and graduate students, and the Biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication.
Our faculty has a reputation for creating innovative interdisciplinary partnerships and multidisciplinary research teams to tackle health communication challenges. Building on the tradition of a small group of health communication researchers at the University of Kentucky (including Drs. Lew Donohue and Phil Palmgreen), today we have more than 50 faculty and graduate students involved in tailored and targeted health message design research, implementation, dissemination and evaluation projects. Read more…
Our faculty has a reputation for creating innovative partnerships with faculty in the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Science, Business, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health to tackle health communication challenges. Building on core legacy of a small group of National Institutes of Health-funded health communication campaign researcher at the University of Kentucky, today we have more than 50 faculty and graduate students involved in tailored and targeted health message design research, implementation, dissemination and evaluation.
Consider attending the D.C. Conference on Health Communication March 28-30th, 2013. Submit one page abstracts by Dec. 1, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Presenters will be accepted by January 20, 2013. Additional information will be posted at: http://chrc.gmu.edu/index.html