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Communicating about Cancer: Building Trust

Sophia Strickfaden - Wednesday, 7 June 2017 02:08

Trust is earned and built up over time. It comes from being straightforward, responsible, consistent and reliable.

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Communicating about Cancer: Reciprocal Respect

Sophia Strickfaden - Friday, 7 April 2017 12:05

Respect is a fundamental aspect of intimate relationships and influences how individuals relate to each other and how satisfied they are with the relationship. Communication can be improved by learning strategies for developing respectful conversational skills.

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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Robert Saltz

Sophia Strickfaden - Friday, 21 October 2016 10:33

Robert (Bob) Saltz, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in Berkeley, California.

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Investigator Spotlight: Dr. Janice Penrod

Sophia Strickfaden - Thursday, 1 October 2015 04:36

Dr. Janice L. Penrod, KB Collaborator, is a Professor and Director of the Center for Nursing Research for Pennsylvania State University. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from Pennsylvania State University with a focus on Gerontology.

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Instructional Design at KB

Sophia Strickfaden - Friday, 27 February 2015 11:08

Instructional design (ID) is the process of designing educational experiences that make knowledge more attainable for learners by eliminating unnecessary information, matching instructions to the learners, and increasing engagement through appealing presentations. ID principles have traditionally been used in classroom education and job trainings. However, health professionals and researchers have begun to recognize that ID is essential for developing practical and effective public health programs. ID is not limited to face-to-face settings but is also valuable for educational programs delivered via interactive technology (e.g., computers, tablets, smartphones, web-enabled TV).

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