Health Sciences Communications

The Health Sciences Communications office is responsible for working with faculty, administrators and staff throughout the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare to disseminate information of public interest to the news media.

For more information, contact Health Sciences Communications Associate Vice President Vince Dollard.

Contact Health Sciences Communications for information and services related to:

  • Visibility and public awareness of health sciences and research news
  • News releases, stories, publications, blogs, issues management, faculty experts
  • Marketing and communications materials for health sciences campus clients
  • Woodruff Health Sciences Center website, blogs, and social media

The Emory Health Sciences Media Relations Team is responsible for handling all media relations for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare. For further information on media relations.

Basic Contact Information

The main number for our office is 404.727.5686. Our main fax is 404.727.4392.

Weekend & Evening Contact Information

A public information officer is on call to respond to general media inquiries and patient condition updates evenings, weekends and overnight, EST. Page the on-call public information officer at 404.686.5500, enter ID 14190.

The Research Communications group of the Emory Health Sciences Communications office works with the media relations and creative services groups to communicate health sciences research at Emory University to internal and external audiences.

The Health Sciences Creative Services Office produces a range of publications, including alumni magazines for the schools of medicine, nursing and public health, as well as a consumer magazine, Emory Health. Health Sciences Communications has its own staff photographer, who serves the photo needs of health and medical groups across Emory.

For more information, contact Executive Director Karon Schindler.

For more on the work of both the Health Sciences Communications office and the Health Sciences Publications Office, consult the Woodruff Health Sciences Center website, which contains health sciences news releases, publications, press kits, a large library of multimedia pieces and more.

Emory Health Sciences Creative Services produces creative collateral from the drawing board to delivery -- all informed by strategic messaging for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Editorial Services

More than crossing t's and dotting i's, our editorial team brings a wealth of academic experience and cutting-edge innovation to your printed job. We offer a range of editorial assistance from strategizing on brochures to writing website copy to producing magazines, annual reports, print and email newsletters, and other publications tailored to your needs. Our editorial staff has a combined total of more than 75 years in writing and editing for academic publications. The standard charge for editorial services is $75 per hour. However, we can provide a custom quote for your project.


Our designers offer creative, savvy and innovative design solutions that make your publication sparkle. Whether you need a template for a newsletter, a design for new web pages, a customized banner or a magazine layout, our designers have visual answers for you. The standard charge for design services is $75 per hour. However, we can provide a custom quote for your project.


Our photography services range from studio portraits and still-life poses to on-location action and scenic shots, available in digital and print formats.

Hourly rates for shoots $270 per hour for event photography
  $310 per hour for location set-up photography
  $205 per half hour sitting fee for studio photography

The charges include shooting time, formatting, uploading to server, and supply of selected photos. Additional shooting time is billed at $150/hour for event photography, $190/hour for location/set-up photography, and $170/hour for studio photography. If the shoot is several hours long, additional formatting or processing fees may apply.

For charges for other services, such as prints, please contact Carol Pinto at, 404.727.3324. To schedule a shoot, please contact either Carol Pinto or Jack Kearse at or 404.727.5666.

Vince Dollard Associate Vice President
Holly Korschun Director, Research Communications
Karon Schindler Executive Director, Health Sciences Creative Services
Pam Auchmutey Senior Associate Director, Health Sciences Creative Services
Janet Christenbury Director, Media Relations, Emory Healthcare
Wendy Darling Communications Specialist
Linda Dobson Graphic Designer, Health Sciences Creative Services
Quinn Eastman Science Writer, Research Communications
Jennifer Johnson McEwen Associate Director, Media Relations
Jack Kearse Director of Photography, Health Sciences Creative Services
Mary Loftus Associate Director, Publications, Health Sciences Creative Services
Martha McKenzie Associate Director, Publications, Health Sciences Creative Services
Damon Meharg Assistant Director, Media Relations and Multi-Platform Journalist
Carol Pinto Assistant Director, Production, Health Sciences Creative Services
Robin Reese Associate Director, Media Relations
Melva Robertson Associate Director, Media Relations
Peta Westmaas Associate Director, Creative, Health Sciences Creative Services