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The Office of Communication works with colleagues in UAB Media Relations and the UAB Health System to produce stories for and about the students, residents, faculty and staff of the UAB School of Medicine. We also oversee web design and communications for external websites throughout the school.

If you have questions, comments or story ideas to share, contact us.
To submit a calendar event, fill out this form.
If you are a reporter on deadline, contact Media Relations at 205-934-3884.


Paige Dorman, Senior Director of Communications

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Paige works closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine and supervises communications on behalf of the school, including content production, digital efforts and external communications. Prior to joining UAB in 2014, Paige spent almost nine years in the Chicago office of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, driving consumer engagement for some of the country’s most well-known brands and companies such as Kraft, Shell, Kellogg’s and Kimberly-Clark. In addition to Edelman, Paige has worked at several public relations and advertising firms in Chicago and the Southeast, servicing clients across a variety of communications disciplines including media relations, crisis communications, special events, content production, employee relations, philanthropy and investor relations. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and from the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in advertising and public relations.
Contact Paige at or 205-996-0271.


Kerry Gorelick, Ph.D., Web Communications Manager

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Kerry manages digital communications for the School of Medicine. Before coming to UAB in 2012, Kerry worked at the National Institutes of Health in the Office of Extramural Research where she produced digital content, including podcasts, newsletters, and the Rock Talk blog. Kerry received a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She began her off-the-bench career writing and editing health communications for the public.

Contact Kerry at or 205-934-6629.


Kendra Carter, Communications Specialist

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Kendra produces and edits content for the School of Medicine and manages social media. Kendra cut her teeth at Alabama newspapers, covering various beats as a reporter at The (Talladega) Daily Home, The (Scottsboro) Daily Sentinel and The Gadsden Times, before joining UAB in 2013. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and from UAB with a master's degree in public administration. 

Contact Kendra at or 205-975-3186.


Tyler Furgerson, Web Designer

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Tyler designs web and creative content for the School of Medicine. An April 2015 graduate of UAB with a double major in Information Systems and Accounting, Tyler brings web design, web analytics, graphic design, and social media management skills to the table. While a student at UAB, Tyler first developed his skill set working for two years in the Collat School of Business developing creative content for websites and print publications.

Contact Tyler at or 205-934-7618