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International, National, State and Hometown Media Coverage

Selected Weekly News Placements

Based on press releases disseminated from MU’s News Bureau, during the week of June 7, 2016, the following news placements about Mizzou appeared in international, national, state and online media outlets.

View the news coverage online at http://munews.missouri.edu/media-coverage.php.

Micah Mazurek, assistant professor of health psychology and Kristin Sohl, associate professor of child
health, published results for a new program aimed at training doctors to better address
Autism. The program, ECHO Autism, connects primary care providers with experts in an effort to
improve care for children with autism.
Link to release: “Autism Care Improved, Diagnosis Time Shortened by New MU Program”
More than 13 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online
or in print.
Medical Xpress (786,355 unique visitors per month)
Medical News Today (with more than 11 million monthly unique users and 16 million monthly page
views, it is ranked number one for medical news on Google, Bing and Yahoo!)
MissouriNet (19,662 unique visitors per month)
KOMU-8 TV (71,266 unique visitors per month)

Laura Scherer, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts and Science, proposed that open communication about the CDC’s vaccine reporting system could improve public trust that vaccines are safe, thereby increasing vaccine acceptance. Findings from the study suggest that data may not increase the public’s acceptance of vaccines after all and that the media should use caution before propagating vaccine stories.
Link to release: “Reported Data on Vaccines May Not Build Public Trust or Adherence”
More than 12 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online
or in print.
Futurity (1.9 million unique visitors per month)
ScienceDaily (9.8 million unique visitors per month)
Medical Xpress (786,355 unique visitors per month)
The Conversation (877,618 unique visitors per month)

Marjorie Skubic, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of MU’s Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology in the College of Engineering, found that impending health issues for older adults can be detected early by using radar technology to monitor walking speed and bed sensors to monitor heart health.
Link to release: “Radar, Bed Sensors Help Health Providers Detect Problems Early”
More than 10 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online
or in print.
ScienceDaily (9.8 million unique visitors per month)
Futurity (1.9 million unique visitors per month)
MedGadget (100,669 unique visitors per month)
IHS Electronics 360 (82,692 unique visitors per month)

David Chang, associate professor of otolaryngology at the School of Medicine, identified more than 1,600 injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes reported in emergency rooms since 2002. Chang advises individuals to inspect their food carefully after grilling or consider alternative grill-cleaning methods.
Link to release: “Grill with Caution: Wire Bristles from Barbecue Brushes Can Cause Serious Injuries”
More than 82.8 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online or in print.
Forbes (23.1 million unique visitors per month)
Fox News (#11 most visited news website; 31.8 million unique visitors per month)
Futurity (AAU research news website; 1.9 million unique visitors each month)
MUNCHIES (Food channel for VICE.com; 15 million unique visitors)

Scott Litofsky, chief of the School of Medicine’s Division of Neurological Surgery, found
evidence that anemia can negatively influence the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Link to release: “Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries”
More than 7 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about this research online
or in print.
MedIndia (more than 3.4 million monthly unique visitors)
KMAX-13 TV (Sacramento, California; #20 U.S. television market)
KOIN-6 TV (Portland, Oregon; #22 U.S. television market)
WBTV-3 TV (Charlotte, North Carolina; #25 U.S. television market)