Nominations sought for PAMN Steering Committee

We’re seeking candidates for twelve open seats on the PAMN steering committee. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development and that of your fellow PAMN members, and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate for the upcoming term. It runs from July 1, 2023, to July…

Honing your DEI communications strategy

In the midst of massive societal shifts, diversity, equity and inclusion has become a key part of communications. But what if we say the wrong thing? What terms should we use or not use? Is our messaging missing the mark? Kim Clark believes communications has a key role in an institution’s DEI policies. And she’s…

Member Spotlight: Nizia Alam

Nizia Alam is a public affairs specialist in the external relations branch of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Cancer Institute. Nizia is the new point of contact for communications professionals across the 72 NCI-designated cancer centers, providing guidance and support on NCI communications initiatives and campaigns, identifying opportunities for collaboration,…

Introducing the PAMN Digital Strategies Affinity Group

By Javier De Jesus, Sr. Manager of Web and Digital Initiatives at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University In the dynamic landscape of oncology care in the United States, one cannot overlook the transformative impact of digital health technology on both patients and health care providers. As we navigate this evolving terrain, it becomes increasingly…

Exploring the Natural Beauty of Salt Lake City: Hikes to Cecret Lake and Hot Springs

By Audrey Laine Seymour, MBA, Communications Manager at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Salt Lake City is a nature lover’s paradise. With its stunning landscapes, towering mountains and pristine lakes, the city offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Two of the most iconic and picturesque destinations in the Salt Lake City area…

9 Fun and Funky Facts about Salt Lake City

By Meredith Vehar, Director, Communications, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah If you’ve never been to Utah, you may have the impression that it’s dry—in climate, alcohol and excitement. Only the climate part is true. As we prepare for the 2024 NACCDO/PAMN annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, our host, Meredith Vehar,…

Member Spotlight: Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes is internal communications manager at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for eight years. What led you to work in cancer communications? Before finding my way to the UCSF Cancer Center in 2014, I worked for an academic publisher, a non-profit focused on public health, and…

Member Spotlight: Jane Kollmer

Jane Kollmer is the director for communications at the University of Chicago Health Comprehensive Cancer Center. She joined PAMN in 2018. What led you to work in cancer communications? I kind of fell into working in cancer communications, but I have stayed with it so long because of my personal connection with the purpose and the…

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