Carla Fisher

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, faculty affiliate in the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and a member of the UF Health Center’s Cancer Population Sciences research program, will speak at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program…

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Posted: June 16, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars Carla Fisher and Carma Bylund and CJC doctoral students Chelsea Hampton, Taylor Vasquez and Amanda Kastrinos are the co-authors of “Blood Cancer Caregiving During COVID-19: Understanding Caregivers’ Needs” published in Translational Behavioral Medicine on May 25. Their study explored how the…

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Posted: June 16, 2021

CJC Advertising Associate Professor Carla Fisher, a member of the UF Health Cancer Center and faculty affiliate in the Center for Arts in Medicine,was interviewed on Feb. 26, 2021 about her research on helping families and clinicians more effectively communicate about cancer.   Click here to read an edited transcript…

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Posted: March 8, 2021

CJC Advertising Associate Professor Carla Fisher, a member of the UF Health Cancer Center and faculty affiliate in the Center for Arts in Medicine, was interviewed on Feb. 26, 2021 about her research on helping families and clinicians more effectively communicate about cancer. Below the video is an edited transcript…

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Posted: March 8, 2021

Effective communication between healthcare workers and patients is critical to shaping risk-reducing practices and coping with rigorous treatment for life-threatening diseases. But communication between family members can be as important in dealing with medical issues. For example, studies show that conversations about risk-reducing breast cancer information between mothers and daughters…

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Posted: February 19, 2021

With breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for women in the world, it is critical for mothers and daughters to discuss the disease, potential causes and how to reduce risks of developing breast cancer. Studies show that…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Amanda Kastrinos will receive the coveted UF Health Cancer Center 2020 Pre-Doctoral Award to support her research in health and family communication primarily focusing on cancer coping and caregiving. The award, selected by a committee UF Health Cancer Center faculty,…

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Posted: November 23, 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

Young adults are navigating physical, cognitive, and psychological changes, and transitioning into a more independent time of their life including social life and making more decisions on their own. They often grapple with unique issues when faced with a cancer diagnosis. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public…

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Posted: September 7, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, faculty affiliate in the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and a member of the UF Health Center’s Cancer Population Sciences research program, is profiled in the UF Health Cancer Center CARES Member Newsletter. The profile includes…

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Posted: August 20, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death for women globally. But educational information that doesn’t take into account cultural differences among women may not be as effective as communication embracing those differences. University of Florida College of…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Helping Mothers and Daughters Talk About Environmental Breast Cancer Risk and Risk-Reducing Lifestyle Behaviors” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on July 2. Fisher and co-authors Kevin Wright,…

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Posted: July 8, 2020