Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 12:00am

The CBS primetime drama Numb3rs received first place in the primetime drama category for "Harvest," a storyline about the critical issue of organ supply for transplantation; ABC's Grey's Anatomy took home second and third place honors in the same category for storylines about organ transplantation, and the decisions patients face with genetic testing for cancer risk. The CBS soap opera As the World Turns took first place in daytime drama for a storyline about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in a major character. The NBC drama ER took first place for primetime minor storyline with "BRCA Breast Cancer Risks," and ABC's George Lopez took first place in primetime comedy for a storyline about preventing kidney disease, "The Kidney Stays in the Picture." Telemundo took home its second Sentinel Award, in the Spanish-language telenovela category, for "Don Pedro's Diabetes." The storyline from Amarte As? illustrated a major character's struggle to manage his diet, weight and medication to control his diabetes.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 12:00am

The 2006 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education was awarded to E-E pioneer Miguel Sabido on Sept. 27, 2006. Sabido has worked as a producer, scriptwriter, playwright and director in theater, radio and TV. He has produced telenovelas that have resulted in health and social change in Mexico where the programs were broadcast, particularly Ven Conmigo, which encouraged nearly a million adults to go back to school.

Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 12:00am to 5:00pm

Hollywood, Health & Society director Vicki Beck gave a presentation and spoke on a panel at the 2006 Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Midyear Scientific Conference. The overall theme of the conference was Betting on Health Education: Increasing the Odds for Collaboration. It drew several hundred academics, researchers, and practitioners from across the country and in particular from the western United States. SOPHE promotes healthy behavior, communities and environments.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 12:00am

Does your zip code or skin color make a difference in the cause of death on your death certificate? What other factors might play a role in your risk of death—by a gun, a virus or a cancer? Why certain groups in the United States are at much higher risk of death from suicide, homicide, cancer and AIDS, even when they know about their increased vulnerability.

childhood obesity
Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Hollywood, Health and Society director Vicki Beck gave a presentation and joined a panel discussion titled Marketing Communication Strategies: Promoting Healthful Products and Physical Activitiy Opportunitites at the Institute of Medicine Symposium. Among the panel members were Jennifer Kotler of the Sesame Workshop, Mindy Stockfield of the Cartoon Network and Jorge Daboub of Univision Television Group.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Hollywood, Health & Society director Vicki Beck joined a panel discussion entitled How Entertainment Is Being Used to Deal with Social and Health Issues Around the World at PCI's 2005 Entertainment Summit. The Summit seeks to increase resources for programs designed to improve women’s health and status, HIV/AIDS awareness, and other health and social issues by harnessing the power of entertainment.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 12:00am

In 2005, the Sentinel for Health Awards program added the Spanish-language telenovela category. The CBS drama Without a Trace won first place in prime time drama for an autism storyline, "Volcano" and the ABC soap opera All My Children received first place for its "Autism Spectrum Disorder Storyline." The WB drama 7th Heaven took first place for primetime minor storyline with "Leaps of Faith," a storyline about sickle cell anemia. ABC's The George Lopez Show received first place in primetime comedy for a storyline on teen sex, "Prescription for Trouble." The Telemundo show Anita, no te rajes took first place in the new Spanish-language telenovela category for "Graciela Refuses to Have Cancer," a storyline about breast cancer.