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CHRC Launches Interdisciplinary Research Group

Photo: CHRC Research Group holds its first group meeting for the 2018-2019 academic year. Introducing the new Center for Health and Risk Communication (CHRC) Research Group! The goal of this research group is to promote research collaboration in CHRC’s core areas (health, risk, and science communication) among COMM faculty and students. CHRC Research Group is […]

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CHRC Welcomes New Members

CHRC welcomes its newest members from across the College Park and Baltimore campuses of the University of Maryland. Please join us in welcoming our new affiliate faculty members and students! New Affiliate UMD/UMB Faculty Clement Adebamowo, tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Epidemiologist and Associate Director of the Population Sciences Program of the […]

Dr. Susan Morgan

CHRC Presents Fall 2018 CHRC Distinguished Speaker – Dr. Susan Morgan from the University of Miami

About Dr. Morgan Dr. Susan E. Morgan (BA, University of Massachusetts, 1990; MA, University of Arizona, 1993; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1997) is the Associate Provost for Research Development and Strategy at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, where she also holds an appointment as Full Professor in the Communication Studies department. […]

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Introducing CHRCs Cancer Communication Initiative (CCI)

The Cancer Communication Initiative at the University of Maryland is an ongoing, cross-disciplinary research and educational initiative spearheaded by CHRC, in collaboration with the School of Public Health at UMD, the School of Medicine at UMB, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, and other organizations and individuals committed to […]

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Professor Xiaoli Nan Awarded $2.2 Million Grant from NIH

Department of Communication Professor Xiaoli Nan is the Principal Investigator on a $2.2 Million five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Entitled “Framing HPV Vaccination Messages for African American Parents,” this grant is a collaborative effort, involving researchers from Maryland’s School of Public Health and from UMB’s School of […]

Kang Namkoong

Assistant Professor Kang Namkoong Publishes New Article in Heath Communication

Kang Namkoong, Seungahn Nah, Stephanie K. Van Stee & Rachael A. Record (2018) Social Media Campaign Effects: Moderating Role of Social Capital in an Anti-Smoking Campaign, Health Communication, 33:3, 274-283, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1258616 ABSTRACT This study examined the effects of an anti-smoking campaign that employs a crowdsourcing method with a social networking service. Drawing upon social […]

Samantha Stanley

Graduate Student Samantha Stanley Co-Authors New Article in Health Communication

Samantha J. Stanley & Margaret Jane Pitts (2018) “I’m Scared of the Disappointment”: Young Adult Smokers’ Relational Identity Gaps and Management Strategies as Sites of Communication Intervention, Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1440507 ABSTRACT While cigarette smoking is decreasing among young adults, rates of nicotine consumption through other devices, most notably electronic cigarettes, are on the rise. […]