Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research Study Shows African-Americans are More Likely than Whites to Report Low Trust in Health Care Providers

A study by researchers at the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania found that African-Americans were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health-care providers. The research appears in the April issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Memorial Service for former Annenberg School Dean George Gerbner

On Saturday, April 8, the Annenberg School hosted a memorial service for former Annenberg School Dean George Gerbner, the School's second dean from 1964-1989. Speakers included Penn President Amy Gutmann, Annenberg School Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg faculty and alumni, and friends and colleagues of Dr. Gerbner.

Prediction and Change of Behavior Symposium held in honor of Martin Fishbein

The Annenberg School for Communication organized "Prediction and Change of Behavior - A Symposium in Honor of Martin Fishbein," organized to recognize Dr. Fishbein's significant achievements and contributions to the Communication field on his 70th birthday. Over 130 people attended the two day conference, featuring presentations and discussions on Attitudes and Behavior and Health Promotion.

Annenberg School receives $10 million from the Annenberg Foundation to support work in Global Communication

The Annenberg School for Communication will receive a $10 million endowment from the Annenberg Foundation of St. Davids, PA, according to an announcement today by Penn President Amy Gutmann. The funding is in support of the Project for Global Communication Studies (PGCS), which was established in 2004 at the Annenberg School to expand and coordinate the school’s work in international, global, and comparative communication research and studies.

Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson chosen to deliver 2006 Decade of Behavior Lecture

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been chosen to deliver the 2006 Decade of Behavior Lecture of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Jamieson is the recipient of the 2005 Decade of Behavior Research Award from AERA, an international organization that advances educational research and its practical application. She was cited for her work, which bridges social science and the humanities.


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