Awards, Presentations & Professional Service

Our results

By telling stories that showcase how our AHC schools and centers work together to make a difference, we reinforce the importance of health science education, research, and clinical care in Minnesota.

Annual accomplishments

Awards

University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Awards

2017

  • MAROON - design, series: Our Impact illustrations

2016

The Academic Health Center Office of Communications received seven awards for excellence in communications, out of 77 total awards granted University-wide. There were 170 nominations.

2015

The Academic Health Center Office of Communications received seven awards for excellence in communications, out of 51 total awards granted University-wide.

In addition, Rebecca Noran (AHC) was on the team for MAROON winner (campaign, promotional) for the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum "Craft the Future" package.

2014

The Academic Health Center Office of Communications received seven awards for excellence in communications, out of 34 total awards granted University-wide.

2013

The Academic Health Center Office of Communications received five awards for excellence in communications, out of 24 total awards granted University-wide.

  • GOLD - multimedia award: Health Talk blog
  • MIKE (people's choice) award: Health Talk blog
  • MARGO (most effective solution with available resources): Web Resource Hub
  • MAROON - press/news release award: University of Minnesota researchers find wide variations in cesarean delivery rates among U.S. hospitals
  • MAROON - social media award: Holiday video series

Office of Information Technology

2015

Spot Award, Patrik Douša, Drupal module to import a UThink/Moveable Type module directly into enterprise Drupal 7

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) Awards

2013

Honorable Mention: Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) video | watch the video

2012

Award of Excellence for Special Projects, Programs or Campaigns - Public Relations: Promoting the World’s First Stem Cell Clinical Trial for Epidermolysis Bullosa

The Shoestring Award - Public Relations: Preserving Stem Cell Research in Minnesota: A Fight to Save Science and Save Research

2011

Award of Excellence for Special Projects, Programs or Campaigns - Public Relations: Saving MERC: Minnesota’s Medical Education and Research Costs Program

Minnesota Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Classics Awards

2013 

Classics Award for Government/Nonprofit website - HealthTalk Blog

Communicator Awards

2014

Award of Distinction for School/University website - HealthTalk Blog

Award of Distinction for Online Video (Non-Profit) - “Penguin MRI”

Award of Distinction for Online Video (Technology) - "Hollywood tech inside the operating room”

MarCom Awards

2013 

Platinum Award for medical website - HealthTalk Blog

WebHealth Awards

2013

Bronze Award for HealthTalk Blog

Presentations

"Communicating the Value of Communications," moderator: Rebecca Noran, University of Minnesota Communicators Forum, February 2017

"University of Minnesota Enterprise Drupal: Lessons Learned," moderator: Rebecca Noran, panelist: Brent Engebretson, Twin Cities Drupal Camp, June 2016

"U of M Drupal Panel," moderator: Rebecca Noran, University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Annual Conference, June 2015

"Six tips for U Drupal," Rebecca Noran on Transition to Drupal program panel, University of Minnesota Communicators Forum and Web People, November 2014

"Building a Drupal theme: An introduction," University of Minnesota Drupal Users Group, David Krewinghaus, October 2014

"Webolution! Creating a web ecosystem for health sciences at the University of Minnesota," Rebecca Noran, eduWeb Conference, August 2014

“Preparing for Drupal,” University of Minnesota Drupal Users Group, Janelle Nivens and Rebecca Noran, November 2013

“Health Quest: Story of a UMN iPhone app,” University of Minnesota Communicators Forum and Web Standards, Justin Paquette, Patrik Dousa, and David Krewinghaus, September 2013

Professional service

UMN Digital Accessibility Stakeholder Group, Jaime Briquelet, 2017

Drupal Advisory Board, Brent Engebretson, chair, 2015–present

University of Minnesota Communicators Forum

  • Rebecca Noran, program committee, 2016–17; chair emerita, 2014–15; chair, 2013–14; vice chair, 2012–13
  • Janelle Nivens, member spotlight editor, 2013–15