To determine effective tobacco warning labels, five Cornell faculty members will receive a five-year, $3 million federal grant to examine how anti-smoking messages can affect youth, and low-income and low-education groups.
From conducting archaeological research in the Republic of Armenia to exploring how rumors spread through Twitter, the Institute for the Social Sciences' small grants program funded 22 faculty members' projects for the 2013-14 year.
Jeff Niederdeppe awarded Lewis Donohew Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award. Established in Dr. Donohew's name in 1998 this award recognizes outstanding research contributions to the health communication field made during the biennium preceding each KCHC conference.
For the past 10 years or so, Jeff Niederdeppe and his colleagues have been studying how Americans make sense of public information about the causes of cancer and ways to prevent it. Read Professor Niederdeppe's article "Confusion Reigns: Cutting Through the Overload of Information on Cancer Prevention" at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site.