September 14, 1999
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Communications and Public Affairs and Office of Marketing Communications have received Awards of Excellence from the Association of the American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the principle advocacy organization for medical schools. The judges called the Breast Marketing Campaign, coordinated by Leslie Waldman, associate director of marketing, "comprehensive, thoughtfully done, well-written," and said it "touched a chord, held out hope." They praised the Business of Medicine Media Relations Program, led by Gary Stephenson, associate director of media relations, as "a comprehensive plan with multiple, on-target strategies; [that] makes excellent use of traditional and relatively new communication vehicles."
AAMC Awards of Distinction went to Hopkins Medical News, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine alumni magazine, and Change, the in-house faculty biweekly newsletter. Hopkins Medical News is edited by Edith Nichols. She also serves as editor of Change; Patrick Gilbert is managing editor.
The winners will be recognized at the AAMC Annual Awards Reception on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C.