HRCC presents second annual Day of Innovation: Features Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture 

The MSU Health & Risk Communication Center: Healthy People – Healthy Planet is hosting its second annual Day of Innovation event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 12, at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.   

 This free event brings in several industry experts, researchers and students to discuss new health and risk communication challenges.  

 The morning of the event will feature an Innovations & Insights panel discussion focused on the health, environment, and risk communication fields, followed by the annual Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture in the afternoon.  

 The Innovations & Insights panel includes the following guests, who will discuss a range of topics related to the latest trends and new innovations with a focus in health.   

  • Dr. Sandi Smith - University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University, former Director of the Health and Risk Communication Center.  
  • Aman Sidhu, Communications + Engagement Consultant - AKS Communications; Policy Advisor - Stanford University, Center for Ocean Solutions  
  • Jordan Broderick – Public Affairs Specialist (National Institute of Aging) at the National Institutes of Health.  

In the afternoon, the annual Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture will feature Jeff Niederdeppe, Ph.D., and his talk “Exploring the (Many) Ways that Political Communication May Be Making Us Sick.”  

 Dr. Niederdeppe is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. He is Director of Cornell's Health Communication Research Initiative and co-directs the Cornell Center for Health Equity. 

 His research examines the mechanisms and effects of mass media campaigns, strategic messages and news coverage, and how they shape health behavior and social policy. He is committed to producing, catalyzing and disseminating innovative and rigorous research to support efforts to achieve health equity.   

 He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles in communication, public health, health policy, and medicine journals, and his work has been funded in recent years by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Town Creek Foundation.   

 A networking lunch will also be provided for all registered attendees.  

Registration is required for this event.  

 Registration is capped and will close on Nov. 8 or when the signup limit is reached. Further event details and event registration can be found at the Eventbrite page.  

  All Health & Risk Communication M.A. current students and alumni, MSU faculty and any other health and communication professionals are invited to attend. 

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