June 18, 2007

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Dr. Victor Strasburger, Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of New Mexico, has been selected to be on a panel for a policy forum that will release and discuss a new Kaiser Family Foundation national survey of parents on children and media. The forum is to take place on June 19 in Washington, D.C.

The report is based on a national survey of more than 1,000 parents of children ages 2-17 and includes focus groups of parents from six cities across the nation. The survey explores such issues as media content, media ratings and the V-Chip, media monitoring, educational media, advertising, and the Internet.

Strasburger will be on the panel with Mike Angus, general counsel with Fox Interactive Media, Jim Dyke, executive director of TV Watch, and Tim Winter, president of Parents Television Council. Vicky Rideout, vice president and director of Kaiser’s Program for the Study of Entertainment Media Health, will present the findings from the study while Jackie Judd, Kaiser vice president will moderate a discussion among the panelists.

In addition to serving as the Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UNM, Strasburger is also a professor of pediatrics and professor of family and community medicine at the UNM School of Medicine. He has authored more than 120 articles and papers and 11 books on the subject of adolescent medicine, and the effects of television on children and adolescents.