Aurora Occa awarded MA

Ms. Aurora Occa successfully defended her master’s thesis entitled “The secret of winning communication tools: effectiveness of videos in relation to other informational materials in the creation of health communication interventions.” She examined the differing effects of narrative and didactic communication about breast cancer on awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and intention of young women. She further[…]

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New paper in JMIR: Communicating Genetics and Smoking Through Social Media: Are We There Yet?

Prof. Suggs and colleagues from Maastricht University published a paper in the leading e-health journal, JMIR (impact factor 4.7), this week. The study examined popular social media for communication about genetics and smoking behaviour. Check it out online (open access) at: http://www.jmir.org/2013/9/e198/ Sylviane de Viron, L Suzanne Suggs, Angela Brand, and Herman Van Oyen (2013).[…]