Carma Bylund

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Diliara Bagautdinova, former CJC faculty member Carma Bylund and CJC Advertising Professor Debbie Triese are the co-authors of “Development and Pilot Testing of a Conversation Aid to Support the Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Nodules” published in Clinical Endocrinology on…

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Posted: October 1, 2021

This article by Carma L. Bylund,  Lindsay A. Thompson, and Stephanie A. S. Staras, originally appeared on MedPage Today on July 30, 2021. Ms. Clark comes for her annual visit. You notice on her medical record that she has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Near the end of the visit, you…

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Posted: August 8, 2021

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations professor and professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, is the co-author of “How to Talk to Patients About the COVID Vaccine” published on medpagetoday.com on July 30. Bylund, Lindsay Thompson…

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Posted: July 30, 2021

One third of the most popular cancer treatment articles on social media contain misinformation. Further, the vast majority of that misinformation has the potential to harm cancer patients by supporting approaches that could negatively impact the quality of their treatment and chances for survival. Those are the findings from a…

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Posted: July 30, 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

The UF Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology has named five UF Trust Consortium Scholars for 2021-2022 who exemplify its commitment to working across disciplines to examine ways trust is being eroded and how it can be restored. The work of these scholars ranges from examining the ways humans…

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Posted: May 27, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) today announced that five faculty and staff will be departing the College before the beginning of the next academic year. Raegan Burden, UFCJC Advertising lecturer of Cultural Engagement, will be leaving the College at the end of the semester to…

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Posted: April 22, 2021

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