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Public Affairs at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s public affairs team is available to assist journalists and members of the media. We help answer questions related to the latest cancer research, clinical care, training, and community outreach and engagement.

Our team arranges interviews and photo shoots with faculty, staff, volunteers, and patients. We also assist with story ideas and provide clinical and research expert commentary.

Meet Our Team

Heather Simonsen

Manager, Public Affairs

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Avery Shrader

Associate, Public Affairs

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Nina Earnest

Specialist, Public Affairs

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Amy Olsen

Communications Specialist, Social Media

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Jill Woods

Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

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Media Visitation Policy

Our team coordinates all media inquiries related to activities at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Journalists are welcome on our cancer campus to interview faculty, staff, volunteers, and patients. We require advance notice to organize the visit, including parking arrangements and participation of our subject experts.

To maintain patient confidentiality and privacy, a member of the Communications and Public Affairs team is required to accompany journalists, photographers, and film crews. Consent forms are required for all patient and caregiver interviews and photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I read the latest news releases and stories from Huntsman Cancer Institute doctors and researchers?

See all press releases and blog posts.

Where can I get a copy of your logo or photos/images?

Contact the public affairs team to request our logo. Photos of Huntsman Cancer Institute are available to download at the University of Utah Image Library.

Where can I get more information about Huntsman Cancer Institute?

Read our quick facts.

Is the media allowed to visit the Huntsman Cancer Institute campus?

Yes, with advance notice. Read our media visitation policy.

Are any of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s doctors or researchers on Twitter?

Follow our Twitter list to connect with our providers, researchers, and staff on Twitter.

I am a cancer patient. How can I share my story?

Fill out the story submission form.

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