APPC News Update: September 22

Bruce Hardy APPC’s Bruce Hardy participates in Marshall University forum on politics and the media (West Virginia Public Broadcasting, September 22)   Caryn Lerman $12 Million NIH Grant to Develop Personalized Approach to Smoking Cessation (University of Pennsylvania Almanac, September 21)

APPC announces distinguished research fellows

The Annenberg Public Policy Center has named seven scholars from across the University of Pennsylvania campus distinguished research fellows of the center, with three-year appointments beginning in September 2010. APPC scholars and the distinguished fellows will share data sets and facilities and collaborate on jointly funded projects and seminar and lecture series. Learn more

Heavy exposure to screen entertainment media linked to less use of seatbelts in male adolescents: Findings from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth

Researchers have long noted that movies and television shows seldom show drivers wearing seatbelts. In an analysis of high school youths’ exposure to such entertainment, APPC researchers Sally Dunlop and Dan Romer found that males with heavy exposure to such programming were less likely to think that their friends and school peers used seatbelts. Furthermore,