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Keränen keynotes Discourses of Medicine and Society Symposium

10/25/2013
Lisa Keränen

Lisa Keränen, associate professor of communication, director of graduate studies in communication, gave an invited keynote address at the inaugural Discourses of Medicine and Society Symposium held at the University of Cincinnati, Sept. 4-5.

Her talk was entitled, "Health Security in an Age of Catastrophic Risk.” The symposium brought together leading medical rhetoric scholars from North American to set an agenda for future medical rhetoric/health communication research.

Keränen also was one of three invited representatives of the National Communication Association (NCA) at the 2013 Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) conference in Albuquerque, New Mex., Oct. 19-22. 

Keränen spoke about “The New Social Contract: Moving Science Communication from Deficit to Engagement” as part of an NCA session on “Citizen Engagement on Science and Policy."

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