STEM Translational Communication Center

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced that Dr. Carrie Miller will join the College this fall as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Relations and will be playing an active role in the College’s  STEM Translational Communication Center and the UF Health Cancer Center.…

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Posted: June 7, 2022

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, 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

Eric Cooks, Ph.D. 2020, a post-doctoral associate in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC), is featured in “When Patients Engage with Similar Others, Health Outcomes Improve and Other Conversations about Health Disparities,” an episode of the podcast Revise & Resubmit hosted by…

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Posted: September 23, 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

The STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) at the University of Florida today announced that Taylor Ashley has joined the Center as a postbaccalaureate research assistant. The appointment is effective from June 24, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Ashley is joining the Center as part of UF Health Cancer Center’s Postbaccalaureate…

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Posted: June 29, 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 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

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is the senior author of “Internet-Based Tailored Virtual Human Health Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Design Guidelines from Two Users” published in the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces on Jan. 2. Krieger, Mohan Zalake,…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

Vaughan James Participates in Science for the People Podcast Vaughan James, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student and STEM Translational Communications Center research assistant, is featured in “Science Communication in Creative Places,” an episode of the Science for the People podcast series posted on Oct. 19.…

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Posted: October 27, 2020