Researchers Win Top Conference Paper Award

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They traveled from North Carolina to Nebraska to take home a pair of awards. Yes, at the 2017 Annual Conference for the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, in Omaha, Nebraska, top honors went to a pair of UNC Charlotte Department of Communication Studies faculty/researchers.

First, for their research on communication surrounding (in)fertility and reproductive health, Communication Studies Associate Professor Margaret Quinlan and departmental Research Affiliate Faculty Bethany Johnson won the 2017 OSCLG Outstanding Competitive Paper Award went to Bethany and Maggie for: Johnson, B., & Quinlan, M. M. (2016). This is your job, to me it means the world: Female patients’ perceptions of nurses’ communication during Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) treatment.

Second, the 2017 OSCLG Feminist Mentor/Teacher Award went to Dr. Johnson. She was nominated by many of Communication Studies graduate and undergraduate students, whom she has helped with internships. graduate research, and independent studies.