Philip Patterson, a communications professor at Oklahoma Christian University, was among 50 people selected to attend a National Institutes of Health seminar June 24 through Saturday in Bethesda, Md.
The purpose of the seminar was to evaluate the status of media reporting on medical research.
“This course highlights best practices in presenting useful medical knowledge that effectively meets public needs,” Patterson said in a news release. “My reason to be there is to study the ethical component of health reporting.”
Patterson wrote the textbook, “Media Ethics: Issues and Cases,” with Lee Wilkins of the University of Missouri.