About the Communications Committee 

The ABRF Communications Committee coordinates and disseminates timely information on ABRF activities to ABRF members and the scientific community at large through a variety of platforms and communications channels, including print, digital and social media. 

The Communications Committee works closely with other ABRF components as sources of relevant content, including Research GroupsChaptersCommittees, and the ABRF Executive Board.  In addition, the Committee publicizes ABRF events and other activities of interest to the membership.

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Content organized by the Communications Committee includes:

  • ABRF Annual Meeting
  • Career development information
  • Chapter events and updates
  • Committee projects and activities
  • Education Programs
  • Job Openings
  • Membership Resources
  • Research Group updates

To enhance the reach of information about ABRF activities, the Communications Committee utilizes a range of tools and outreach channels, including:

  • ABRF Website
  • ABRF Discussion Forums
  • Social Media
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Did you know members may submit news and information to the Communications Committee to share with other members? Simply CLICK HERE to complete the online form. 

Current Membership

Matt DeVries (Chair) -  City of Hope Medical Center
Thayumanasamy Somasundaram (Executive Board liaison) - Florida State University
Andrew Ott (CCoRRe liaison) - Northwestern University
Jenny Schafer - Vanderbilt University 
Christine Brantner (CAB liaison) - University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine and School of Dentistry
Todd Smith - Digital World Biology
Andrew Vinard - University of Massachusetts - Amherst


ABRF links in the electronic media:

    - ABRF LinkedIn Page 
    - ABRF Facebook Page  
    - ABRF Core MarketPlace (Update your core facilities' description!) 
    - Round Table Discussion Forums
    - FASEB Web Site 
    - ABRF on Twitter