Becker publication receives recognition

Selected as one of the top ten articles from the biomed library to be published this year focusing on the topic of chronic pain management, Communication Program doctoral student, Karin Becker’s article “Cyberhugs: Creating a voice for chronic Pain sufferers through technology” is receiving a lot of attention.  Published in February, 2013 by Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, the article can be found at the following link  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23276258.

Her study discusses the role that online chatrooms dedicated to individuals with chronic pain can have in establishing a sense of community, providing validation and encouragement.

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