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University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) post-doctoral associate Melissa Vilaro and STEM Center Director Janice Krieger  are the co-authors of “Tailoring Virtual Human-Delivered Interventions: A Digital Intervention Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening for Black Women” published in the Journal of Psychological, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Cancer on Sept.…

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Posted: September 15, 2020

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger and a team of researchers have been awarded a $152,492 supplement to the $3.04 million  grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is testing the efficacy of using virtual technology to increase colorectal cancer screening among rural and…

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Posted: September 14, 2020

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in a L’Express article about One America News Network (OAN) and its extreme loyalty to President Trump. It was published on the French…

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Posted: September 10, 2020

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence, has been selected as a 2020 Florida Climate Institute (FCI) Distinguished Faculty member. Barnett was recognized for her outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary climate research, collaboration with colleagues across UF’s 16 colleges,…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, is the co-author of “International Barriers to Parent-Child Communication About Sexual and Reproductive Health Topics: A Qualitative Systemic…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars Carma Bylund and Carla Fisher recorded “Communicating with the Young Adult with Blood Cancer” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Treating Blood Cancer Podcast Series for Professionals. It was posted on Aug. 13. Bylund is Public Relations Professor at the University…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Court Records Helped Expose Flaws in Florida’s Guardianship System. Industry Lawyers Want to Make Guardianship Court Records Confidential” published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 8.…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Here’s Why You Won’t See Reporting from Inside Seattle-Area Virtual Classrooms This Week” published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 4. Thousands of Washington children returned to schools – mostly…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, was quoted in “Nearly Half of Power 5 Won’t Disclose COVID-19 Test Data” posted on ESPN on Sept. 3. The story features the lack of or limited disclosure of positive COVID-19 test results…

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Posted: September 4, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication has announced a new annual teaching honor – The Helen Aller Oster Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes adjunct lecturers who are an integral part of the residential and online curriculums in the College. The award is named…

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Posted: September 2, 2020

Marcia DiStaso, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department chair, is the co-author of “Responding to a Health Crisis on Facebook: The Effects of Response Timing and Message Appeal” published in Public Relations Review, Volume 46, Issue 3, September 2020. DiStaso and Yan Huang examined the…

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Posted: September 2, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications master’s student Alyssa Varas is the recipient of the 2020 PRSA Foundation Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations. Varas is pursuing an online master’s with a specialization in Global Strategic Communications. This scholarship was created to encourage graduate public relations…

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Posted: September 2, 2020