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CBSSM's Scott Roberts recently received the 2020 Outstanding Research Award from the America Public Health Association (APHA) Genomics Forum. Dr. Roberts' research addresses ethical and psychosocial issues involved in disclosing genetic test information. He has studied participants’ motivations and interests in genetic testing, the psychological impact of providing risk disclosure, and health behavior changes prompted by risk assessment. His work in this area has focused primarily on genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease and hereditary cancer syndromes.

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There was a lot of exciting programming at the 22nd Annual ASBH Conference, including work from our own Center.  Our own director, Reshma Jagsi gave one of the four invited plenary sessions this year. Other CBSSM presenters include Naomi Laventhal, Kelly Matula, Andrew Shuman, Kayte Spector-Bagdady, as well as former fellows and mentees.

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CBSSM's Melissa Creary recently presented "Uncovering Health Disparities" as part of the "Life through a Pandemic" COVID-19 Video Conference Series hosted by the Detroit Health Department.

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Check out this Michigan Online course "Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health" tought by CBSSM's Associate Director, Brian Zikmund-Fisher. In this course, Dr. Zikmund-Fisher discusses how intersections between health, communication, and storytelling can help patients and healthcare workers.

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