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U.S. NAS Offers "Science of Science Communication II” Meeting

Registration is now open for the second U.S. National Academy of Sciences meeting on the "Science of Science Communication," being held September 23-25, 2013, in Washington, DC.

The three-day meeting at the NAS building, part of the Academy’s Sackler colloquium series, will feature presentations by leading scientists on efforts within their fields as part of a three-day program of scholarly exchanges, researcher and practitioner panels, and workshops. University of Pennsylvania professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson will deliver a keynote lecture on “Responding to the Attack on the Best Available Evidence.”

For further information and registration details, click here.

Speakers include JIFSAN instructor Bill Hallman:

William K. Hallman is professor and chair of the Department of Human Ecology, and is a member of the graduate programs in psychology, nutritional sciences, and planning and public policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hallman has served on several National Research Council committees related to food safety risks, and currently serves on the Risk Communication Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Hallman's research examines public perceptions of biotechnology and nanotechnology in food production, risk perception and communication related to food safety risks, foodborne illness outbreaks, and food recalls, and public understanding and use of health claims made for food products and dietary supplements. He earned his B.S. from Juniata College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina.