St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital names Jann Ingmire Director of Media Relations

Ingmire will serve as the hospital’s contact with the news media and oversee strategic media relations efforts at St. Jude

Memphis, Tennessee, March 9, 2016

Jann Ingmire

Jann Ingmire

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has appointed Jann Ingmire as director of media relations. Ingmire will be responsible for developing and implementing national, regional and local media relations efforts focused on the research and clinical findings at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"Media relations play an essential role in communicating the achievements of St. Jude," said Barry Whyte, vice president of communications and public relations at St. Jude. "Jann's considerable expertise in health and science communication will help us promote the many accomplishments of the hospital as it continues to grow in the years ahead."

Prior to St. Jude, Ingmire served at the University of Chicago managing research findings and programs with impact on local and global communities. Ingmire also served as the director of media relations at JAMAthe Journal of the American Medical Association – in Chicago, where she was responsible for international media relations outreach for the ten medical journals published by the American Medical Association.

"I am excited by the opportunity to work at an institution renowned for research, treatment and patient care," Ingmire said. "I look forward to bringing St. Jude stories to the world and creating more awareness of St. Jude's mission of finding cures and saving children."

Ingmire received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She received a Masters in Communications from the University of Illinois-Springfield and a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit stjude.org or follow the hospital on Twitter and Instagram at @stjuderesearch.