Carma Bylund

The impact of stress on medical residents continues to be a major concern in the medical community, given that the well-being of practitioners is critical for the quality and safety of patient care. Factors such as heavy patient workload, long working hours, poor work environments, lack of social support, and…

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Posted: August 29, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations Associate Professor Carma Bylund is part of a research team that received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate simple interventions aimed at health care providers and parents that could substantially boost vaccine rates…

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Posted: July 31, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising  Assistant Professor Jordan Alpert and Public Relations Associate Professor Carma Bylund‘s article on “Twenty–first Century Bedside Manner: Exploring Patient-Centered Communication in Secure Messaging with Cancer Patients,” was published in the Journal of Cancer Education in July 2019. The article explored use of…

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Posted: July 26, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students presented their research at the UF Institute on Aging (IOA) Research Day on June 18. Public Relations Associate Professor Carma Bylund, Advertising Associate Professor Carla Fisher, and doctoral students Amanda Kastrinos, Michaela Devyn Mullis, Greenberr​y “Tripp” Taylor and…

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Posted: June 19, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) associate professor of Public Relations and in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UF College of Medicine , is the co-author of “Review of the Patient-Centered Communication Landscape in Multiple Myeloma and Other Hematologic Malignancies” published in…

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Posted: May 2, 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

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during its annual awards banquet on April 12, 2019. A copy of the Awards Banquet, with explanations of the named awards, is available here. The College inducted four alumni into its…

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Posted: April 13, 2019

In the ever-advancing world of medicine, access to a cutting-edge clinical trial treatment can help determine a cancer patient’s future. Although 20 percent of cancer patients are eligible for treatment clinical trials, participation hovers around three to five percent. Moreover, patients from racial and ethnic minority groups and underserved populations…

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Posted: March 28, 2018

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications cancer communication scholar and Public Relations associate professor, was featured in The Bloodline LLS podcast on “Effective Communication with Cancer Care” posted on stitcher.com on Jan. 7. During the podcast, Bylund talks about the importance of good patient/doctor communication. She…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

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

Research & Insights

Communication in Cancer Care

By Carma Bylund Ask anyone about their experience with their own or a loved one’s cancer, and the response will likely include a story or remark about an oncologist, surgeon, nurse, or other health care provider. These are often positive stories: the oncologist who remembered a child’s birthday, the nurse…

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Posted: October 26, 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