Younghans oversees both of Michigan Medicine's blogs Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab. Most of her career has been spent working within the communication departments of several major academic medical centers in New York, Boston and now Michigan. Contact: @JoYounghans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mostafavi covers communications for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. She leads media relations and helps coordinate social media content related to children’s and women’s health topics. Prior to joining the U-M Health System in 2012, Mostafavi spent 10 years as a journalist.
Otman covers neurosciences, cardiology and dermatology for Michigan Medicine. A television news producer turned health care communicator, Otman specializes in storytelling, media relations and social media surrounding clinical advances, new research and compelling patient stories.
Demsky joined the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center communications team in 2019. Prior to that he served as director of communications for the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute and science editor for Medicine at Michigan Magazine. Contact: email@example.com
Sawani handles communications for several departments across Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, including gastroenterology/digestive diseases, otolaryngology, radiology and government relations. 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.
Gavin draws on more than 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. She focuses mainly on the research of the 640 health services wonks who belong to the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who work to understand and improve the safety, quality, equity and affordability of health care. As part of the Michigan Medicine communication team, she has lead responsibility for primary care and mental health topics. Twitter: @Karag
Karen Hildebrandt brings more than 30 years of communications experience to her role as a Senior Internal Communications Professional at Michigan Medicine. She has worked as a journalist, public relations professional and internal communicator for a variety of publications, corporations and educational institutions.
Malcom is lead research communicator for Michigan Medicine’s basic science departments, as well as pulmonary and critical care medicine, infectious disease, urology, pathology and anesthesiology. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, and health and science writing.
Urban is a senior public relations representative for Michigan Medicine where she provides external communications and media relations consult for the Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center, Departments of Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Surgery and Emergency Medicine, as well as the Transplant Center and Survival Flight. She works with researchers and faculty to highlight their latest medical research and discoveries, and holds a soft spot in her heart for telling the stories of inspiring patients.
Maria White is the brand manager for the University of Michigan Medical School at Michigan Medicine. In this role White manages social media, web and content marketing, and specializes in learner recruitment communications.
Fischer promotes innovations in clinical care and tells patient stories on behalf of the Rogel Cancer Center while also managing external communications for Michigan Medicine’s surgery and urology departments and the Transplant Center. Before joining the university, she spent six years as a journalist. She has a passion for elevating translational research, highlighting the human element of science, and using a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to shape her storytelling.
Fawcett leads a team of communicators who produce targeted, innovative communication for the Rogel Cancer Center’s research and clinical enterprises. Prior to Michigan Medicine, Fawcett was a reporter at the Detroit News and editor for a web-based community for people with disabilities.
Fromson joined Michigan Medicine in March 2021. He covers the neurosciences and cardiovascular medicine. He spent three years as a television reporter in West Michigan and is passionate about multimedia storytelling. Twitter: @noahfromson
Priest is the Director of Marketing for Michigan Medicine. She oversees brand development and marketing strategies for the clinical, education and research activities of the University of Michigan’s medical enterprise.