Carla Fisher

Summary written by Donghee Lee, CJC doctoral student Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women. Understandably, women often look for ways to decrease their chances of having breast cancer, not only for themselves, but also for their daughters.…

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Exploring Patient Perspectives of Prediabetes and Diabetes Severity: A Qualitative Study” published in Psychology and Health on April 23. The article, by Fisher and co-authors Dean Seehusen and Military Primary Care Research…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, and Carla Fisher, Advertising associate professor, have received a grant for $323,000 from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for “Improving Family and Healthcare Communication for Caregivers of Parents with Blood Cancer.” They will be conducting…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor is co-author of “Digital Media as a Context for Dating Abuse: Connecting Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Strategies to Young Adult Women’s Well-Being” published in Affilia on Feb. 26. The article focuses on digital dating abuse, an emerging…

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Posted: March 5, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, won the 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) Communication and Aging Division. Her book, Coping Together Side-By Side: Enriching Mother-Daughter Communication Across the Breast Cancer Journey, will be recognized at the Communication and…

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Posted: November 6, 2018

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. Fisher has been a faculty member for 10 years, including the past two academic years at CJC. Since joining the College, Fisher has published eight peer-reviewed articles, two…

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Posted: July 20, 2018

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was featured in “To Beat Cancer Talk to Your Family” published in Folks – A Pillpack Magazine on Jan. 2. In the article, Fisher speaks on the importance of family communication after a cancer diagnosis and stresses…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Health Communication Doctoral student Rachel Damiani won top honors for research presented at UF Health Cancer Center Research Day in Nov. 2017. Damiani presented the winning poster for the study “Bridging the Divide Between the ‘Regular Joe’ and Scientists: Exploring How Citizen…

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Posted: December 21, 2017

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) faculty members have received UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Population Science (CPS) awards to support two pilot projects. Jordan Alpert, Advertising assistant professor, will serve as principal investigator and Public Relations Associate Professor Carma Bylund, will…

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Posted: December 7, 2017

The fight against breast cancer is often seen as a series of choices made between doctors and patients about best treatments. Understandably, the conversation centers on how to treat the disease in the body. But there are other critical elements that shape health outcomes. Psychological and social aspects, such as…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

By Janice Krieger In 2016, the National Cancer Institute launched the Cancer Moonshot with the goal of ending cancer. Increasing the financial resources available for cancer research is a crucial step for improving scientific understanding of the disease, as well as advancing the clinical availability of new tools for treating…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, received a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The award provides $5,000 in support of research. Fisher was one of the 10 assistant professors, from a pool of 20 across campus, who received the award this year.…

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Posted: April 27, 2017