Communications and Marketing in Family Medicine

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Please note: The following information is intended for faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and others who work for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Communications team

The family medicine communications team is responsible for building, enhancing, and protecting the department’s image and reputation through marketing communications. We also work to ensure that externally focused materials meet University branding standards and guidelines.

Nkauj Vang

Nkauj (pronounced 'gow') Vang 
Communications Specialist
612-625-4123 
nsvang@umn.edu

Primary responsibilities

  • Web content management and updates
  • Monthly faculty and staff e-newsletter
  • Promotional photography

Kristen Carlyon

Kristen Carlyon
Communications Associate
612-625-3851
carly013@umn.edu

Primary responsibilities

  • Print and electronic marketing/promotional materials
  • Social media
  • Stationery
  • Digital signage

Services

We provide management, strategy, and analysis and/or serve as point-of-contact for the following:

  • Writing and editing
  • Design and layout
  • Print materials
  • Social and interactive media
  • Web and digital signage
  • Video and new media
  • Events (with a community relations focus)
  • Media and public relations
  • Photography
  • Stationery

Family medicine requirements and guidelines

We want our communications and marketing materials to be consistent in tone and style, professional in language and appearance, and mission-driven. This will strengthen our brand, identity, and message.

Department requirements and guidelines for communications follow:

Family medicine resources

  • Communications team overview
    A summary of our team's responsibilities, services, contact info, and our department's website and social media stats

University communications standards and guidelines