Janice Krieger

Matching Black patients with a Black virtual clinician may increase patient willingness to get screened for colon cancer, according to a new study. The findings by Eric Cooks, postdoctoral fellow for the STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Janice Krieger,…

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Posted: May 16, 2022

Janice Krieger, director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, and doctoral student Naomi Parker are two of the six co-authors of “Communicating Risk to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Multi-Method Study to Test Tailored Versus Targeted Message Strategies” published in…

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Posted: March 7, 2022

Recruiting participants for health-related research is always a challenge for researchers and often they turn to social media to help them out with advertising and promoting their needs. But as University of Florida researchers Elizabeth Flood-Grady, Lauren B. Solberg, Claire Baralt, Meghan Meyer, Jeff Stevens, and Janice L. Krieger point…

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Posted: November 30, 2021

On Nov. 4, 2021, Janice Krieger, director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, and Eric Cooks, post-doctoral associate, participated in “What We Know Works: Tools, Resources, and Promising Practices,” a webinar sponsored by the Maryland Colorectal Cancer Task Force. The…

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Posted: November 10, 2021

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center director, and a multidisciplinary group of UF researchers were honored for their project ALEX. It was named one of the seven innovations of year at the 4th Annual Standing InnOvation awards event presented by UF Innovate.…

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Posted: October 28, 2021

UF researchers have collaborated on “Engaging Institutional Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Guidelines for Recruiting Participants in Research Studies Using Social Media: Mixed Methods, Multi-Phase Process” published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on Aug. 10. In the study, the authors aimed to provide replicable procedures for developing and…

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Posted: October 12, 2021

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center director, and a team of researchers has been awarded a National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant to use the virtual health assistant ALEX (Agent Leveraging Empathy for eXams) to recruit older adult minorities for clinical trials.…

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Posted: September 22, 2021

Research has found that behavioral lifestyle interventions for adolescent obesity treatment is critical to the success of any program hoping to make a difference in the lives of obese or overweight teens. A new study shows that adolescents affected by obesity believe interventions should avoid focusing on weight loss and…

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Posted: September 2, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is the lead author of “A Pilot Study Examining the Efficacy of Delivering Colorectal Cancer Screening Messages via Virtual Health Assistants” published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on April 20. Krieger, Danyell Wilson-Howard,…

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Posted: April 21, 2021

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. While mortality rates can be cut in half by simply ensuring that patients adhere to current screening guidelines, many people do not take appropriate steps to educate themselves and take advantage of…

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Posted: March 11, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is quoted in “UF Health Virtual Human Intervention Allows for Colorectal Cancer Screening from Home” published on ufhealth.org on Feb. 15. The article focuses on a new virtual health assistant that gives patients who qualify…

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Posted: February 19, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is a co-author of “An Electronic Tool to Support Patient-Centered Broad Consent: A Multi-Arm Randomized Clinical Trial in Family Medicine” published in the Annals of Family Medicine on Jan. 11. Krieger, Elizabeth Golembiewski, Arch Mainous,…

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Posted: January 12, 2021