Carma Bylund

COVID-19 has greatly affected cancer care. During the onset of the pandemic, clinicians and patients faced uncertainty about the safety of meeting face-to-face and continuing treatment. Protocols were altered and clinicians were thrust into using new technology to communicate with patients. Telemedicine became standard practice, even though it was rarely…

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Posted: February 24, 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

Jordan Alpert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and Carma Bylund, CJC Public Relations professor and professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, are the co-authors of “Improving secure messaging: A Framework for Support, Partnership & Information-Giving Communicating…

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Posted: December 7, 2020

Parents have a long history of struggling with sharing “the facts of life” with their children. This discomfort with talking about sex among families, and specifically with teens, is an international phenomenon. Researchers at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications reviewed previous research of parents discussing adolescent…

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Posted: November 30, 2020

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

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

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

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 “10 Ways to Improve Patient Interactions While Wearing a Mask” published on MedPage Today…

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Posted: August 18, 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…

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Posted: July 9, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty, Carma Bylund, Yu-Hao Lee, Matt Sheehan and Tim Sorel, have recently been promoted and two were granted tenure. Bylund was granted tenure and is now a full professor in the Public Relations Department. She is also an associate professor in…

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Posted: June 23, 2020