Center for Public Health Media and Research
Thursday November 26th 2015


Engaging the Patient Experience

Helen Haskell, the founder of Mothers Against Medical Error, will be the keynote speaker as part of an “Engaging the [Read More]

Pervasive vulnerabilities

This presentation will highlight research exploring the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of adolescent girls and boys [Read More]

‘The Walking Dead’

As shown in recent documentaries like The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse has become a major public health concern. [Read More]

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Review of gender roles in American sitcoms

Whether America has realized President Herbert Hoover’s 20th-century vision of a “chicken in every pot,” there is a television in nearly every home. Powerful and [Read More]


Real dialogue needed on rape

Rather than superficially reprimanding Republican Missouri Rep. and Senate candidate Todd [Read More]

Oh, pluck it

A friend once called me and, before I had a chance to say hello, asked rapidly, “What [Read More]

On demons and doctors

American sportswriter Red Smith once said, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is [Read More]


‘Escape Fire’

Join the Center for Public Health Media and Research, the Alpha Eta and Delta Omega honor societies, and Armstrong’s chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for [Read More]


Scientology as case study

Though in many ways still shrouded in secrecy, Scientology could be said to be one of the [Read More]

Friedan, feminism and fun

Coming soon ... a look back at Betty Friedan’s classic text that launched Second Wave [Read More]

Authors sign book in blood

Horror authors Christopher Leppek and Emanuel “Mani” Isler never thought “chaos” [Read More]


Preventing Medical Errors and Promoting Interprofessionalism

Preventing Medical Errors and Promoting Interprofessionalism

Patient safety, while always a concern in medicine, became a top priority within U.S. health care policy initiatives after an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee published a report in 1999 entitled To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (IOM, 2000). Using [Read More]

The elusive but useful epidemic

The elusive but useful epidemic

When it comes to many of today’s epidemics, perhaps, as FDR warned during the height of the Great Depression, “the [Read More]

Hope, history and hype

Hope, history and hype

The Democrats touted their 2008 gathering in Denver as “a convention of firsts,” with its live high-definition [Read More]

Convening for change

Convening for change

This November change is the only option, say the Georgia Democrats, who promise they can’t—and won’t—finish what [Read More]

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Ponderings of the Pen

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.”

— Marshall McLuhan