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MSU Health and Risk Communication Day of Innovation

September 27

MSU Health and Risk Communication Day of Innovation

The Michigan State University Health and Risk Communication Day of Innovation runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Communications Arts and Sciences Building on the university’s East Lansing campus. The day includes a speakers’ panel, a networking luncheon and the annual Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture with speaker Dr. Kami Silk. Learn about the newest innovations and insights on health and risk communication during this opportunity for professional development.

10 a.m.: Innovations and Insights Panel. A panel of professional and academic specialists will discuss the latest trends in health and risk communication. Guests include:

Anna Melville, director of population health at Sparrow Health System

Alexander Plum, director of innovation at Henry Ford Health System

Monique Turner, MSU professor and communication department chair

Noon: A free lunch will follow the panel.

2:30 p.m.: The annual Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture will feature Silk’s presentation on “Translational Communication Science for Transdisciplinary Research: The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program.” Silk works on health message design, with an emphasis on translating complex health information to the public. Her current research focuses on designing health messages for women about links between environmental determinants and breast cancer risks. Silk is also interested in the role of health literacy and numeracy in audience understanding of risk messages, particularly among low-income segments of the population.

Visit this event at eventbrite.com/e/msu-health-risk-communication-day-of-innovation-tickets-63299672023.

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