Shantell M. Kirkendoll & Craig McCool

Shantell M. Kirkendoll is the senior communication representative for the University of Michigan Health System. She leverages social media and media relations to tell compelling stories about research and health care. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joined the University of Michigan Health System in 2009. Prior to that she was a print journalist for 20 years.

As communications manager for Global REACH at the University of Michigan Medical School, Craig McCool shares stories about U-M students and faculty involved in international global health work. He is also the copy editor of the national Journal of Healthcare Administration Education. Prior to joining U-M, Craig was a communications manager at MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas and has an extensive background in both newspapers and corporate communications.