Health Communication Scholars Program

Health Communication Scholars Program

Health Communication Scholars Program

The Health Communication Scholars Program (HCSP) is an initiative housed in the College of Communication to provide opportunities for graduate students to collaborate on interdisciplinary grant proposals and research.

2014-15 Funding: Four $2,000 Projects

As the HCSP enters its second year, the number and amount of awards is increasing. In 2014-15, the program will support four projects up to $2,000 each.

Documents Page Updated

The documents page has been updated for the 2014-15 Academic Year

Application Page Updated for 2014-15 Academic Year

The page with information about applying for the HCSP in the 2014-15 academic year has been updated.

Timeline Updated for 2014-15 Academic Year

The timeline page has been updated for the 2014-15 academic year, including the agenda for the grant writing workshop on September 29.

HCSP Grant Writing Workshop: Speakers Announced

The speakers for the grant writing workshop on September 29 have been finalized. They will be:

Michael Mackert (Department of Advertising and Public Relations, HCSP Director)
Jay Bernhardt (Department of Communication Studies, Center for Health Communication Director)
Mary Steinhardt (Department of Kinesiology and Health Education)
Lori Holleran Steiker (School of Social Work)
Sharon Horner (School of Nursing)
Steve Kelder (School of Public Health)

The event will also feature a panel of funded HCSP PIs from the 2013-14 academic year: Laura Brown (Department of Communication Studies), Sara Champlin (Department of Advertising and Public Relations), and Allison Lazard (Department of Advertising and Public Relations).

Save the Date: HCSP Fall Grant Writing Workshop - September 29

The grant writing workshop for this academic year will be on September 29 from noon-5pm in BMC 5.208. More details about the workshop, including speakers and a full agenda, will be coming soon.

HCSP Featured in UT Provost's Teaching Fellows Newsletter

The HCSP was featured in a story from in the UT Provost's Teaching Fellows newsletter, the program that provides funding and support for the HCSP. You can read it here.

Moody Feature Story: Interdisciplinary Program Gives Graduate Students Experience Designing and Funding Research

The Moody College just posted a feature story about the HCSP and the funded teams. You can read it here.

2013-14 Funded Proposals Announced

After a competitive process, the HCSP is funding four proposals for the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations to these funded teams!

Factors Influencing Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Healthcare Settings: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Patient Perspectives
Co-Principal Investigator: Laura Brown (Department of Communication Studies)
Co-Principal Investigator: Jelena Todic (School of Social Work)
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Cubbin (School of Social Work)

Exploring Health Insurance Counselors as Information Providers: A Step toward Understanding the Context for Health Literacy
Principal Investigator: Sara Champlin (Department of Advertising)
Co-Investigator: Ming-Ching Liang (Department of Advertising)
Co-Investigator:Sarah Seidel (School of Public Health)
Co-Investigator: Lindsey Ripley (Lone Star Circle of Care)
Faculty Mentor: Alfred McAlister (School of Public Health)

Using Visual Metaphors to Decrease Mental Health Stigma in College Students
Principal Investigator: Allison Lazard (Department of Advertising)
Co-Investigator: Benita Bamgbade (College of Pharmacy)
Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Brown (College of Pharmacy)

From the Drawing Board to the Kitchen Table: An Analysis of Perceptions, Attitudes, and the Information Process Between Health Messages, Parents, and Children
Principal Investigator: Emily Scheinfeld (Department of Communication Studies)
Co-Investigator: Erin Nelson (Department of Communication Studies)
Co-Investigator: Meredith Craft (School of Public Health)
Faculty Mentor: Rene Dailey (Department of Communication Studies)