Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office of Public Affairs


Contact Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs serves as the public information and media contact for the School of Medicine. To reach us after hours regarding an urgent press matter, please contact us at home or call the SIU Call Center 217-545-8000 and have us paged. We look forward to working with you.

Public Affairs Staff
Karen Carlson
Karen V. Carlson, M.A.
(217) 545-3854 office
(217) 622-3212 mobile
Steve Sandstrom
Steve Sandstrom
Communications Coordinator
(217) 545-5616 office
Shelia Jessen
Sheila Jessen
Office Support Specialist
(217) 545-2155 office
Tom Handy
Tom Handy
(217) 545-2107 office
Scott Moomaw
Scott Moomaw
Content Coordinator
(217) 545-3876 office
Brian Bochicchio
Brian Bochicchio
Manager of Web and Mobile Development
(217) 545-4975 office
Rebecca Budde
Rebecca Budde
Publications Editor
(217) 545-2151 office
Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson
(217) 545-6419 office
Lauren E. Murphy
Lauren E. Murphy
Media Coordinator
(217) 545-2819 office
Other SIU colleagues with media responsibilities

Cindy Davidsmeyer
Community Support
Simmons Cancer Institute
(217) 545-3837 office
(217) 248-3336 mobile

Susan Helm, Marketing
Department of Surgery
(217) 545-7012 office
(217) 502-3992 mobile

Information about group tours and our speakers program is available here

Phone 217-545-8000
P.O. Box 19620
Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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