Janice Krieger

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

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center director, along with three team members, received funding to participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SPeeding Research-tested INTerventions (SPRINT) program. The SPRINT program trains scientists and engineers to expedite the transfer or commercialization of cancer…

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Posted: December 11, 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

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center director, was one of six contributors to a research paper referenced in “When the Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’” published in The New York Times on Oct. 19. The paper, Parental Messages about Substance Use…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

It’s a challenge troubling health organizations for decades: what is the most effective way to communicate important information about health risks to the public? In research published last August in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications researchers Jordan M. Neil, Ph.D.…

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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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger, along with Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., will lead the Cancer Population Sciences (CPS) program at the UF Health Cancer Center. The program will host monthly meetings to focus on conducting person centered, family-focused, clinician engaged…

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty from the Departments of Advertising and Public Relations recently received promotions. Janice Krieger, STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) director, has been promoted to full professor of Advertising. Rita Linjuan Men is now a tenured associate professor of Public Relations and…

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Posted: June 28, 2017

Research & Insights

The Language of Empathy

Showing empathy is critical for medical practitioners who often have to discuss sensitive medical information with patients. Patients are more willing to share details when they feel like their provider cares about them. This leads to better overall health outcomes. In a recent study, University of Florida College of Journalism…

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Posted: March 28, 2017

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger and a team of researchers have been awarded a $3.04 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test the efficacy of using virtual technology to increase colorectal cancer screening among rural and minority patients. This is…

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Posted: January 31, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Associate Professor Janice Krieger, director of the Stem Translational Communication Center (STCC), was guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. The special issue highlights “the ways in which science communication, and in particular translational…

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Posted: January 5, 2017

The STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) has formed an exciting new collaboration with a non-governmental organization from Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of the STCC’s commitment to serving diverse and global societies. The STCC now has a cooperative agreement with the Amader Gram Cancer Care and Research Center to promote translational…

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Posted: September 29, 2016