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As I conduct research for my upcoming Digital Divide book, I'm learning
more about the important role of literacy and technology in influencing how
people can access health care information and social support. I know I've
already sent out several messages today and yesterday, but I can't resist
passing on this announcement about a Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute. It
represents one of the first systematic projects that I'm aware of to
collaboratively study issues related to culture and literacy and its
relationship to cancer. I hope that at least one of the participants will be
specifically looking at issues related to computer-mediated communication and
Internet-based information as sources of info and support for cancer patients
of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds (and literacy levels). If
anybody is working on that kind of issue--either in this institute or
elsewhere--let me know.
From: "Calvo, Arlene" <CalvoAE@moffitt.usf.edu>
Subject: Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 16:06:58 -0400
Hello Everyone-I just wanted to call your attention to the upcoming
Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute conducted by the Moffitt Cancer Center.
The Institute consists of a series of educational activities (e.g.,
seminar/workshops, web-based education, mentoring experience with nationally
recognized scholars, etc.) geared toward doctorally prepared individuals
interested in the field of cancer control/population science that incorporates
issues of culture and literacy. This is the first Institute that will take
place and it is funded by the National Cancer Institute (Grant Number CA
90654-01). Please refer to the link below, for more information on the
Institute and how to apply.
Thank you, Arlene Calvo.
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