Professor Julia van Weert will be awarded the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award during the 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC).The award was established in Dr. Donohew’s name in 1998 to recognize outstanding research contributions to the health communication field made during the biennium preceding each conference. The list of award recipients includes some of the most highly funded and recognized communication scholars in the world. Van Weert is the first non-American to obtain it.
Van Weert received the award because of her impressive record of accomplishments over the past two years, including founding of the highly successful Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC), her exceptional research with high-risk, hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations, her excellent work to develop the Onco-CommunicAging research program, and her outstanding service and mentoring activity.
The award includes travel/hotel/registration to attend the 2018 KCHC and a speaker’s fee to present her research at the awards luncheon of the conference.