STEM Translational Communication Center

Dr. Carma Bylund, a distinguished cancer communication scholar,  will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) in August. She will be the latest preeminence faculty member to join the College. Bylund is currently associate director, Medical Education at the Hamad Medical Corporation…

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Posted: May 12, 2017

University of Florida alumnus Jordan Alpert will join the University’s College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Department this summer as an assistant professor specializing in media planning. Alpert’s research focuses on how technology, such as electronic health records and patient portals, can facilitate communication between patients and providers. He also…

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Posted: April 6, 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

A diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating news for a mother and daughter. Often the information can cause a strain in their communication, while at the same time they want to support each other and take on the disease together. Breast cancer patients who know what information to share and how…

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Posted: January 23, 2017

Janice Krieger, UF College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director, and Yulia Strekalova, UF CJC Director of Grants Development, collaborated with two ShadowHealth researchers to publish an online article in Wolters Kluwer Health Nurse Educator. The Aug. 3 article, “Empathic Communication in Virtual Education for Nursing Students:…

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Posted: August 12, 2016

The University of Florida has granted center status to the College of Journalism and Communications’ STEM Translational Communication Research program. The new center will be called the STEM Translational Communication Center. The Center’s mission, as articulated in the proposal to the UF administration, is to “develop innovative strategies for bridging…

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Posted: April 11, 2016