Category Archives: Health

Online courses on global media this summer

This summer, I am offering two online classes at the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. The courses “MASC/INTL 151 – Global Communication” and “MASC 291 – Global Health and Social Media” will both be offered online over five … Continue reading

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Open online course “Global Health and Social Media” offered again in fall semester

This fall semester, I am offering again the undergraduate open online course on “Global Health and Social Media” at Virginia Commonwealth University. The course will run over the entire semester this year and course content will be released on the … Continue reading

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@VCUsocialmedia and #vcuglobalhealth featured in VCU President’s annual report

  Our annual IYLEP Social Media Institute and this fall’s open online course on Global Health and Social Media were featured as exemplary global partnerships in the annual report of VCU President Michael Rao this week. The annual report is available … Continue reading

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Research study published in First Monday

Our research study “Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia” was published this week in the online journal First Monday. The study was written with my colleagues Marcia DiStaso, Yan … Continue reading

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Symposium on Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication

Our Center for Media+Health at VCU invites health communication researchers to submit research abstracts for presentations at the 2nd Media + Health Symposium. The theme of this virtual symposium is “Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication” and submissions addressing this topic are … Continue reading

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Open online course covered by Richmond Times-Dispatch

Our open online course on “Global Health and Social Media” was covered this week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and VCU News. The articles “VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon” by the Times-Dispatch took a broader look at MOOC offerings at VCU, while the … Continue reading

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Open online course “Global Health and Social Media” launches Sept. 15

This fall semester, I am offering an intensive undergraduate open online course on “Global Health and Social Media” at Virginia Commonwealth University. The six-week course will launch on Sept. 15 and will run until Oct. 26, 2014. The course content … Continue reading

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Online class on “Global Health and Social Media” this fall

Here is a great opportunity for students in the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture to learn about social media campaigns for global health issues and get hands-on experience in developing social media strategies. My online class … Continue reading

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Looking for nonprofit clients for “Global Health and Social Media” course

I am looking for nonprofit clients for my open course on “Global Health and Social Media” at VCU this fall. Clients should be a nonprofit organizations that address international health issues. This can be a U.S.-based organization or an international … Continue reading

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Social Media Institute accepts client applications

Our Social Media Institute at VCU is looking for nonprofit clients this summer. Our students will design social media campaigns based on the needs of the clients. Please follow the link below for more information and please share with nonprofits … Continue reading

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