Who We Are

The Office of Institutional Planning and Communications has assembled a team of individuals with a wide range of talent and skills to successfully represent, support, and promote the Yale School of Medicine to the community and the world. 

We welcome you to contact our staff with questions.

Director


Hu, Mary

Director, Institutional Planning and Communications

Biography

Mary Hu joined the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) administration in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Yale Medical Group. In 2004, she took on the responsibility of directing school-wide communications, including print and online publications, and managing the Yale School of Medicine brand. She also directs various institutional planning activities, including international affiliations, diversity planning, emergency preparedness, and sustainability initiatives.

Mary Hu joined the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) administration in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Yale Medical Group. In 2004, she took on the responsibility of directing school-wide communications, including print and online publications, and managing the Yale School of Medicine brand. She also directs various institutional planning activities, including international affiliations, diversity planning, emergency preparedness, and sustainability initiatives.

Mary serves as liaison between the Dean’s Office and relevant university and hospital offices, including the Yale University Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Office of Development, Alumni Affairs, Yale Medical Group, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Administrative Support

Bessinger - Van Graan, Claire M.

Office Manager and Communications Coordinator

  • Office: (203) 785-5954

Violante, Cheryl

Senior Administrative Assistant and Publications Web Coordinator

  • Office: (203) 785-5824
     

Publications

Curtis, John Dent

Editor, Yale Medicine

  • Office: (203) 785-5824

Fitzsousa, Michael E

Director, Strategic Communications

  • Office: (203) 785-4681

Gershman, Charles

Senior Editor, Medicine@Yale

  • Office: (203) 785-3859

Katella-Cofrancesco, Kathy

Communications Manager, Yale Medical Group

  • Office: (203) 737-6205

Olson, Karen E

Editorial Coordinator, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

  • Office: (203) 737-7162

Stockwell, Jennifer

Graphic Designer

  • Office: (203) 737-4124
     

Web Group

       

Smith Parker, Lena

Director

Director, YSM Web

  • Office: (203) 737-7932
       

Fansler, Justin

Associate Director

Director of Operations, YSM Web

  • Office: (203) 737-7932
       

Albis, Mark J

Web Systems Development Manager

  • Office: (203) 737-7932

Navarro, Justin

Web Services Manager

  • Office: (203) 737-7932

Pantani, Liz

Web Support Specialist

  • Office: (203) 737-7932

Poincelot, Daniel

Web Software Engineer

  • Office: (203) 737-7932

Santore, Mark

Associate Director of New Media, Yale Medical Group

  • Office: (203) 737-7932