Shantell M. Kirkendoll & Kyle Franko

Shantell M. Kirkendoll is the senior communication representative for Michigan Medicine. She leverages social media and media relations to tell compelling stories about research and health care. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joined the University of Michigan Health System in 2009. Prior to that she was a print journalist for 20 years.


Kyle Franko is a marketing communications specialist at Eversight, a nonprofit organization with the mission to restore sight and prevent blindness. His current role focuses on creating innovative and compelling content for those interested in corneal transplantation and eye-health related topics. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Montana State University.

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