Kelly Malcom and Jina Sawani

Kelly Malcom is the lead research communicator for Michigan Medicine. She promotes the work of the U-M basic science departments and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation via various channels. She has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, and health and science writing.

Jina Sawani handles communications for several departments across Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, including gastroenterology/digestive diseases, diabetes/endocrinology, nephrology, otolaryngology and radiology. She's passionate about fostering a sense of unity and bridging gaps between cultures through the art of storytelling. Prior to joining U-M in 2017, she worked in public affairs and political communications in Washington, D.C., and Southeastern Michigan.