Everyone loves to get into the Oscars debate. Who will win, what films got snubbed, who looked great on the red carpet?
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This year, ahead of the Oscars, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Humana did research on a different Hollywood debate – its portrayal of seniors. Is ageism on the big screen affecting the way we view and talk to seniors every day?
Joining us is Dr. Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, Chief Medical Officer at Humana, Inc. and Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Director of the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC.
Dr. Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Care Delivery Organization at Humana, Inc.: In this role, Dr. Yogi has oversight of over 200 physicians nationwide who provide care to Humana patients. Her areas of focus include quality and patient safety, integrated health care, and care to special populations.
Stacy L. Smith, Associate Professor, University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communications: Stacy joined the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg faculty in the fall of 2003. Her research focuses on content patterns pertaining to gender and race on screen in film and TV; employment patterns behind-the-camera in entertainment; barriers and opportunities facing women on screen and behind-the-camera in studio and independent films; and children’s responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality.
Tags: Humana, USC Annenberg School of Communications, Oscars, Ageism, Seniors