Office of Strategic Communications

The IU School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Strategic Communications manages internal and external communications, including public and media relations, marketing and branding. The team also oversees and provides training and support for digital platforms, including the website, social channels, email messaging and more.

This office seeks to unify communications for IU School of Medicine and deliver clear, consistent messages at a statewide level for all core audiences, including current and prospective faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, community members and industry partners.

Communications Initiatives

The IU School of Medicine Office of Strategic Communications manages media relations for the School and shares announcements, arranges interviews and facilitates other work with media and the School’s medical education and research experts. Media should contact Mike LaFollette, Content Marketing Manager, IU School of Medicine, at 317-274-8205 or by email at

The Office of Strategic Communications at IU School of Medicine is consolidating the various legacy websites containing information about the school, its work and programs. The website consolidation and rebuild project is expected to improve content discovery and user experience to audiences seeking information about the school and provide a more integrated and modern digital experience. With bold images of school faculty and students, the new website also conveys a collaborative working and learning environment at IU School of Medicine. Until the full migration is complete, the IU School of Medicine website will feature both new pages and legacy site pages.

If interested in blogging as a guest contributor on an IU School of Medicine blog, please email Jenny Brown, assistant director, Office of Strategic Communications.

As part of the Office of Strategic Communications, the Visual Media team provides graphic design, medical illustration, photography, and poster production services.

The Office of Strategic Communications manages the school-level social media accounts:

The Office of Strategic Communications oversees schoolwide internal communications, including InScope, the School’s internal weekly newsletter, and MedTV, an internal digital signage system at several IU School of Medicine campuses. To improve communications and make schoolwide information easily accessible on a centralized digital platform, the Office of Strategic Communications initiated and oversaw the production of IU School of Medicine’s first limited-scope intranet, MedNet, which launched in the spring of 2016.

The Office of Strategic Communications provides resources that enable consistency in digital, print and promotional materials that support the IU School of Medicine brand. These guidelines and resources are detailed in the IU School of Medicine Identity and Style Guide.

News and Attributes of IU School of Medicine

IU School of Medicine is consistently improving its education, research and clinical care programs to create an increasingly positive and productive working and learning environment. To get an inside look at day-to-day life at IU School of Medicine, prospective faculty, students, collaborators and other audiences can explore the blogs hub and subscribe to specific channels of interest.

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