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December 15, 2014

Writing Studies Collaborates with UMMC on OpenNotes Project

During fall semester 2014, Dr. Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch and a team of Writing Studies students collaborated with Dr. Craig Weinert, MD, to conduct interviews with hospitalized patients regarding the sharing of doctors' progress notes (OpenNotes) at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Students interviewed patients about what they understood about their condition from the notes, what they liked or disliked about the notes, and how they felt reading about themselves as patients. Preliminary results indicated that patients strongly favored receiving the notes, citing reasons such as having a reference of the hospital stay, feeling more assured of the care they were receiving, and feeling more involved in their care.

November 13, 2014

Announcing the release of RSTC alum Anthony Arrigo's (Ph.D. 2010) new book, published by University of Nevada Press

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Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon


September 24, 2014

The importance of teaching communication skills to scientists

Alan Alda addresses the importance of teaching communication skills to scientists as he accepts his Honorary Fellow award from STC.