Doctoral student Kristin Schrader won first place for best doctoral student research presentation at the 46th Annual College of Communication and Information Research Symposium on Feb. 8.
While rates of colon cancer are pretty similar across rural and urban areas, research shows rural residents typically find the cancer at a much later stage.
This can lead to them experiencing higher rates of death and severe acute illness related to colon cancer. This occurs despite both rural and urban populations receiving similar messaging from public health agencies encouraging routine preventative screenings.
In an effort to understand this disparity and encourage more … Read more “Doctoral Student’s Research Seeks to Improve Health Information Messaging in Rural Communities”