An Inside Look at the Center’s New Look

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The history behind the Center on Media and Child Health’s logos: Atmosphere BBDO out of New York, now called Atmosphere Proximity, created the original logo of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) in 2004, thanks to the generous support of Advisory Board member, Andrew Robertson.  The logomark consisted of colored bars behind a… Read more »

New Article from CMCH’s Dr. Michael Rich

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Our very own Mediatrician, Dr. Michael Rich, shared a thought-provoking editorial grounded in research in JAMA Pediatrics this week: “Moving from child advocacy to evidence-based care for digital natives.” In this piece. Dr. Rich emphasizes the importance of ongoing scientific investigation to help guide the reccomendations of healthcare professionals and experts in the field. Additionally,… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2014

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Tomorrow (March 8th) is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the political and social achievements of women worldwide.This year’s theme is Inspiring Change, which hopes to shed light on areas of society where inequality still exists. Want to learn more about how media is impacting young women? How media interventions are being used to… Read more »

Reflecting on 2013

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With 2014 approaching, it is a good time to reflect on our research activities here at CMCH. Members of the CMCH team participated in a variety of activities surrounding research in 2013, including conducting original research; publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals; headlining talks and conferences; participating in roundtables; and providing expert testimonials on the state… Read more »

CMCH Partners With Youth for HIV Testing Awareness

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A team of youth led by CMCH's David Bickham, PhD, and Yulin Hswen, MPH, recently created a PSA urging young people to get tested for HIV. Since research shows that 13- to 24-year-olds are the group of Americans least likely to know they are infected with the virus, the video comes at a good time… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: National Library Week

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April 14-20 is National Library Week. It's a time to promote a love of reading in your family, talk to your lawmakers about supporting library services, and visit your local library to see how else they support child and adolescent development beyond books. Incidentally, April 16 is National Library Day, and all of April is… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Teen Tech Week Edition

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March 10-16 we celebrate Teen Tech Week, an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Read more about Teen Tech Week here, and keep reading to learn about some research, news, and cool resources for encouraging digital literacy and creativity. Tweeting about Teen Tech Week to share your tips or ask some questions? Use… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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From February 24 to March 2, we observe Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Here is some news, research, and media on the subject. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association. You can learn about them here. Have you heard of "pro-ana" websites? User-generated and maintained web communities, pro-anorexia sites offer… Read more »