At the ICA conference 2017 in San Diego Corine Meppelink won the Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year Award from the Health Communication divisions of ICA and NCA for her dissertation entitled “Designing Digital Health Information in a Health Literacy Context”.
From the same divisions, Remco Sanders received the Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year Award for his Master's thesis “Consulting the Internet before a Consultation”.
In addition, four top paper awards were obtained by members of the Persuasive Communication group.
- Young-shin Lim, together with David DeAndrea, won a Best Paper award in the Information Systems division for their paper “Effects of Likability of Multiple Layers of Sources on Information Processing on Social Network Sites”.
- In the same division, Claire Segijn received a Promising Student Paper award for her paper “Multiscreening and Advertising Effectiveness: The Facilitating Role of Task Relevance”.
- Sophie Boerman, together with Frederik Zuiderveen and Natali Helberger, won a Top Paper award in Communication Law and Policy for their RPA paper “Tracking Walls, Take-It-Or-Leave-It Choices, and EU Data Privacy Law”.
- Last but not least, Nadine Bol and Julia van Weert, in collaboration with Camella Rising received a Top Paper award in Health Communication for their paper “Perceived Emotional and Informational Support for Cancer: Patients’ Perspectives About Interpersonal versus Media Sources”.