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    Grant to Assist Underserved Populations in Patient Planning

    Dr. Allison Gordon, will serve as co-investigator on a grant that has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. In this R01 project, which will total $3.5 million over five years, the team will evaluate a game-based intervention to help under served populations to engage in advance care planning to improve patient and family-centered outcomes at the end of life.

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    HEAL Project Campaign Ads

    The Department of Communication's Dr. Don Helme and Dr. Nicky Lewis are part of the group awarded the HEAL research grant that funds a multiyear study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This grant will go to testing the integration of prevention, overdose treatment, and medication-based treatment in communities hard hit by the opioid crisis. The ambitious HEALing Communities Study aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over 3 years in participating communities.

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    Funding from the UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program

    Congratulations to Dr. Diane Francis, funding recipient from the UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program for her proposal “Communication Inequalities and COVID-19 Outcomes Among African Americans.” Learn more about the program at


  • Early Career Research Award
    Early Career Research Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Nicky Lewis, who was awarded the Early Career Research Award by the Sports Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association (ICA) at their 2020 convention.

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    Outstanding Faculty Awards

    Congratulations to our College of Communication and Information Excellence Award winners! We weren’t able to come together for an awards dinner this year, but we were able to surprise each winner live via Zoom.

    Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Limperos, recipient of the College of Communication and Information's 2020 Faculty Teaching Excellence award!