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University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is quoted in “UF Health Virtual Human Intervention Allows for Colorectal Cancer Screening from Home” published on ufhealth.org on Feb. 15. The article focuses on a new virtual health assistant that gives patients who qualify…

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Posted: February 19, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is a co-author of “An Electronic Tool to Support Patient-Centered Broad Consent: A Multi-Arm Randomized Clinical Trial in Family Medicine” published in the Annals of Family Medicine on Jan. 11. Krieger, Elizabeth Golembiewski, Arch Mainous,…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is the senior author of “Internet-Based Tailored Virtual Human Health Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Design Guidelines from Two Users” published in the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces on Jan. 2. Krieger, Mohan Zalake,…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

Vaughan James Participates in Science for the People Podcast Vaughan James, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student and STEM Translational Communications Center research assistant, is featured in “Science Communication in Creative Places,” an episode of the Science for the People podcast series posted on Oct. 19.…

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Posted: October 27, 2020

Despite efforts to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with a goal of reducing mortality and health outcome disparities, CRC is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among Black women in the U.S.  Researchers explored the use of a virtual health assistant to promote CRC screening among Black women.

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Posted: October 7, 2020

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

Minority populations, particularly Black men, have a greater incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate from prostate cancer than other groups. Because of this, communicating pertinent medical information and disseminating materials specific to Black men is critical to combat this trend.

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Posted: September 10, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, and Janice Krieger, director, STEM Translational Communication Center, are co-authors of “Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men” published in the Journal of Cancer Education, July 2020. In the study, Walsh-Childers,…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

Samantha Page, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center post-doctoral associate, Jordan Alpert, Advertising assistant professor, and Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, are the co-authors of “Fatalistic Cancer…

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Posted: July 10, 2020

Eastern and Western medical knowledge can inform each other in the treatment of people in Asia across a wide range of health issues. A new book, Expanding Horizons in Health Communication: An Asian Perspective, brings together health communication scholars from diverse disciplines to present an innovative investigation of Eastern and Western perspectives on healthcare.

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Posted: July 9, 2020

A new University of Florida transdisciplinary collaboration has been awarded nearly $50,000 to help reduce colorectal cancer screening inequities affecting African-American patients, by optimizing the delivery of a mobile screening intervention. The project, titled A Sociolinguistic-Enabled Web Application to Precision Health Intervention for African Americans, is funded through a $49,004…

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Posted: June 29, 2020