IHC Faculty and Students Attend AEJMC Conference


IHC faculty leader Jane Brown and recent IHC Ph.D graduates meet at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference. From left to right: Rebecca Ortiz (Texas Tech); Jessica Willoughby (completing PhD at UNC); Jane Brown; … Continued

Grant Promotes HPV Vaccination in Boys


By Marla Broadfoot The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $407,000 grant to Joan Cates, Ph.D., M.P.H., a researcher in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to develop and implement a campaign to raise awareness about … Continued

2012 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication


Congratulations to our IHC scholars Jenny Brown, Jess Myrick and Jessica Willoughby, and IHC associate professor Seth Noar. Their work was recently accepted for presentation at the 2012 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication in April. This year’s theme is Health … Continued

Welcome to IHC’s newest faculty member – Seth Noar


Seth M. Noar, PhD, MA,  joined the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication in July 2011. He also is a member of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Noar’s research interest areas are centered in health communication, particularly how to … Continued

IHC Project Supports Parents of Children with Eating Disorders


Beginning as a class project in Dr. Jane Brown’s graduate seminar on Health Communication, doctoral students Sheetal Patel and Autumn Shafer have designed a health communication campaign that being implemented in two of the nation’s leading eating disorder treatment centers.  … Continued

IHC Welcomes a New Scholar: Dr. Brian Southwell


Dr. Brian Southwell will make a transition to UNC-Chapel Hill this winter from the University of Minnesota, where he currently serves as an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and as an adjunct associate professor in … Continued

HPV vaccine awareness study published


IHC affiliated scholars Joan Cates, Autumn Shafer, and others are authors on a recent publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health about the HPV vaccine. They examined HPV vaccine awareness and information sources reported by parents in North Carolina. While … Continued