CNM welcomes U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Professor Emerita from the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, Dr Barbara F. Sharf. Dr Sharf who visited CNM two years back, will be with us for the next two months. She is a qualitative health communication scholar whose research has explored patient-physician communication; patients’ experiences of illness; breast cancer communication; the impact of communication on health disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and geographic location; and most recently, integrative forms of health care in the U.S. Her approach to her studies uses narrative inquiry and other variants of interpretive research. She is co-author/editor (with J. Yamasaki & P. Geist-Martin) of the soon-to-be-published Storied Health and Illness: Communicating Personal, Cultural and Political Complexities.