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Health Communications Day (03/2013)

Please join us for the Health Sciences Research Institute’s Inaugural Research Day on Health Communications at 1:00pm on Tuesday March 19th 2013 in the UC Merced California Room. The schedule for the day is :

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Welcome and opening remarks
    Keynote speaker Bradford Hesse, Ph.D.

    Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

    Partnering Against Cancer Today (PACT):  A Blueprint for Uniting Action through Communication Science

    Dr. Hesse's NCI profile

  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Panel Discussion "Translating New Communication Technologies to Improve Health in the San Joaquin Valley", 
    including panelists:

David Altman, MD, Private Researcher, Former Medical School Associate Dean for the San Joaquin Valley, UCSF-Fresno; Former Associate Medical Director, Central California Alliance for Health


Dominic Dizon, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Ambulatory Care - UCSF Fresno/CRMC,  Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine – UCSF


Ray Parris, Chief Information Officer, Golden Valley Health Center


Richard Rios, M.P.H., Public Health Program Manager, Merced County Department of Public Health


Robert Streeter, MD, FAAFP, CPE, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Mercy Medical Center


Nancy Young-Bergman, Ph.D., Management Consultant


  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Concluding remarks, future directions
    Bradford Hesse, Ph.D.
    Linda Cameron, Ph.D.
    Paul Brown, Ph.D.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

    In the Garden View Private Dining Room of the Dining Commons

Please contact Trevor Hirst <> for further information.


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