Call for Steering Committee Nominations!

We’re seeking candidates for a seat 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. (While the Steering Committee works hard, we also have a lot of fun!)…

Log In to the New myPAMN Portal

Our new website went live just a few months ago, and we were excited to share with you at our annual conference in Seattle all the features of the new-and-improved myPAMN portal. Now, we want you to take advantage of our new member directory, job listings and more! Take a few minutes to set up…

Camaraderie in the Cancer World: A PAMN Principle

CHICAGO – Writing from the press room of AACR’s annual meeting, I’m surrounded by reminders that what we do as cancer center communicators and marketers is a team effort. Present are colleagues from UCSF, the University of Colorado, Dana-Farber, Mass General, Mayo, the University of Michigan, Moffitt, NYU Langone, UNC, UPenn, UPMC, Roswell Park and…

Meet the Directors

At this year’s Annual Meeting, NACCDO and PAMN asked Roy Jensen, director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, and Gary Gilliland of our host, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to serve on the Directors’ Panel. They talked about the importance of communications and philanthropy and of research innovation and NIH funding. A few of…

In the Eye of the Storm, Will You Be Ready?

Crista Latham and Brette Peyton of MD Anderson and Lisa Worley of the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center shared their stories about weathering hurricanes Harvey and Irma with limited communications channels, human resources or hospital access for staff and patients. Sylvester Cancer Center closed for five days during Irma but utilized every means of…

Brand Journalism: It’s Up To Us

With the stunning deterioration of traditional newsrooms and the related erosion of medical and science journalism, public relations professionals are increasingly expected to create and distribute their own content and build their own audiences. Nicole Fawcett of the University of Michigan and Jill Chadwick of the University of Kansas presented fascinating examples of how to…

Do You Know Your National Partners?

In an enlightening session at our April Annual Conference called “Working with External Partners,” Kristin Ludwig of ASCO, Melanie Martinez Santos of the NCI, Rachel Salis-Silverman of AACR and Chris Zurawsky of AACI emphasized that we all have mutual interests, including an understanding of the value of federally-funded cancer research and an interest in increasing…

It’s All About Integrity: National Cancer Institute’s Tips on Communicating About Science

At our 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, National Cancer Institute (NCI) communications experts Sona Thakkar and Carmen Phillips provided sage advice on how to tell your cancer center’s research stories without losing credibility. Some takeaways: The fundamentals: The integrity of the science is the core principle Information should be timely and accurate Be a consistent…

Medical/Science Writer – The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Do you like telling compelling stories? Translating difficult concepts into something everyone loves to read? The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research is looking for a medical/science writer, someone that can help tell our stories to the general public. It’s a great position working with a team of skilled communicators and located in downtown…

Public Relations Department Manager – AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research is seeking a Manager within its Public Relations department. Visit the open positions online to inquire. https://www.cancercareers.org/jobs/3310202-manager-public-relations-at-american-association-for-cancer-research

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