HCRL students participate in graduate research symposium

Three HCRL students, Hannah Kinzer, Caitlin O’Connell, and Olivia Weng, participated in the Washington University Graduate Research Symposium. They examined COVID-19 misinformation and protective behaviors under the mentorship of Dr. Kim Johnson. Hannah Kinzer (1st place ) and Olivia Weng (2nd place) both were recognized for excellence. 

Kinzer, H. (2022, April 7). An analysis of open-ended responses to a weekly COVID-19 misinformation survey in St. Louis [Poster presentation]. Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. https://gss.wustl.edu/events/grs/

O’Connell, C. (2022, April 7). Detecting changes in protective behaviors and infection trends with COVID-19 Surveillance System [Poster presentation]. Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. https://gss.wustl.edu/events/grs/

Weng, O. (2022, April 7). Differences in COVID-19 misinformation exposure and belief across subgroups in St. Louis, MO [Poster presentation]. Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. https://gss.wustl.edu/events/grs/

Acayo Laker honored with community service award

Dr. Penina Acayo Laker, director of the Health Communication Design Studio and Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Washington University’s Sam Fox School, received the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award for her leadership engaging community partners at the intersection of racial inequities, health and communication.

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