Life Span Institute - Communications

The Life Span Institute (LSI) Communications group reports research findings, public events and LSI activities, including training and service, to the media and public. The group also assists reporters and producers to identify and contact LSI scientific experts and acts as a liaison between media representatives and scientists in developing media coverage. Communications designs and manages the LSI web site and other center and externally-funded project web sites on a fee-for-service basis. Communications also plans and oversees special events such as tours of the Institute for legislators and visitors, public presentations, workshops, conferences and special events. Communications also produces an electronic newsletter, the Lifeline Online, an annual report, as well as other audio-visual, social media, print and web projects.The director is also a liaison to KU's Office of Public Affairs and the communications group of the Office of Research.


Besides these general responsibilities, the Communications group has expanded its purview to assisting investigators in other fee-for service Communications services including:

Web site and web-based interactive features and functions

Graphic design (including graphical presentation of scientific data) for center and project print, web, product and presentations.

Video/audio - including motion graphics, video scripting and production and closed captioning

Videotaping - on-site videotaping

Scientific posters and presentations

Event planning

Photography - including arranging and overseeing professional photo shoots at research sites and providing subject model releases

Copyediting book and report manuscripts

Writing and rewriting web content

Please contact Karen Henry at or 785 864-0756 to discuss your project proposal or existing project.


Lifeline Online Newsletter archives

Annual Reports

KU Resources

Media Interview Tips for Scientists

KU Photo Library

KU Identity Standards

Services and Contacts

Research Dissemination

Web Site Design

Scientific Posters and Presentations




Video / Audio


Karen Salisbury Henry
Associate Director for Communications
phone 785-864-0756

Drew Rosdahl
User Experience Designer
phone 785-864-0697

Chris Lorenzen
Communications Coordinator

phone 785-864-4680


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