|Symposium on State-of-the-Science
Health Communication Research:
Advancing the Science, Extending the Research, and Improving the Effectiveness
of Health Communication
||Cancer communication science has enormous potential to improve
health and reduce health disparities. In 2003, the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) announced the creation of four Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication
Research. These centers support research on how best to disseminate and
use essential information about cancer prevention, detection, treatment,
and survivorship. This symposium will illustrate the importance and scope
of the research being conducted by the investigators.
- John E. Niederhuber, M.D., Deputy Director, NCI
- Robert T. Croyle, Ph.D., Director, Division of Cancer Control and
Population Sciences (DCCPS), NCI
- Brad Hesse, Ph.D., Acting Chief, Health Communication and Informatics
Research Branch, DCCPS, NCI
- David H. Gustafson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Center
for Health Systems Research and Analysis, Using a Comprehensive
Informatics Support System to Improve Patient Outcomes
- Robert C. Hornik, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School
for Communication, Extending the Reach, Effectiveness, and Efficiency
of Health Communication
- Matthew W. Kreuter, Ph.D., Saint Louis University Health Communication
Research Laboratory, Communication-Based Strategies to Eliminate
- Victor J. Stretcher, Ph.D., University of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center, Distilling the Essential Ingredients for Tailored
Communication in an Era of Personalized Medicine
||May 10, 2006, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
||Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH campus, Bethesda,
Maryland. For more information on visiting the NIH campus, please go to http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm.
||NIH employees and the general public are encouraged to attend.
No registration is required.
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Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for
conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and
it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.