by Heather Canary, Health Comm IG Chair, and Diane Blair, ORWAC President –
Here are the top 4 Health Communication papers presented at Anchorage:
The Top Paper was “Predicting Pediatricians’ Communication with Parents about the HPV Vaccine: An Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model” by Tony Roberto, Ryan Goei, Janice Krieger, and Mira Katz. The Top Student Paper was “A Model for Training for Client Satisfaction through Role Conflict Reduction” by A. David Nalos. The Top Four Paper Panel also included “The Power of Parent Communication: Exploring the Relationships between Family Communication Patterns and Intimate Partner Violence” by Kellie Palazzolo and Beth Babin, and “Labeling and Personal Stories in Mental Illness Stigma Reduction” by Ginny McDermott and Lance Rintamaki.
ORWAC announced that Diane M. Blair (California State University, Fresno) is the new President and Stacey Sowards (University of Texas, El Paso) is the new Vice President of the organization. Valeria Fabj, Lynn University, has been named the new editor of Women’s Studies in Communication.
ORWAC recognized Robert Mack (University of Texas at Austin) with the Top Student Paper Award for his essay titled, “Shutting Out Cutting: Title, Text, and Meaning and Reading in Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto.”
In addition, two essays were selected to receive the Feminist Scholar Award, and both were provocative selections from the special issue of Women’s Studies in Communication: Aimee Carillo Rowe “Subject to Power: Feminism Without Victims” and Sonja and Karen Foss “Our Journey to Repowered Feminism: Expanding the Feminist Toolbox.”