Road to the White House / Cancer Caregiver Symposium
Students in a USF St. Petersburg political science class are learning the nuts and bolts of presidential campaigns by volunteering for them. It’s called “Road to the White House,” and University Beat on WUSF TV joins them on the trip.
Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a seminar Saturday, April 28th, not for people with cancer, but for those who are caring for them. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a preview of the “Caring for the Caregiver” event.
USF St. Petersburg Political Science Professor, Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, talks about how the “Road to the White House” course has changed in the three times she’s taught it, including how this year’s students didn’t go to New Hampshire.
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan says technology is playing a major role in political campaigns, which gives younger people like her students an advantage.
Jaryd Vartanian, a USFSP Junior volunteering for the Ron Paul campaign, talks about how politically active people his age are—or aren’t!
Dr. Bryan Bognar, Chair of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Internal Medicine, talks about a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that looked at caregiver stress and the effect it has on them. He also speaks about Moffitt’s efforts to help caregivers deal with these issues.
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor says her faith (she and her husband ran a number of ministries together) has sustained them through his health struggles, as well as those of her mother.
Road to the White House
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Department of Political Science, USF St. Petersburg
Links to the studentsâ€™ blogs
Cancer Caregiver Symposium
Information flyer about 4/28 seminar
RSVP for the free program by 4/23 to 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488)
Moffittâ€™s Patient & Family Advisory Program website
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylorâ€™s ministry website
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