Director of Health Sciences & Research Communications
College of Medicine
School of Public Health
College of Engineering
Sharon Parmet is director of health sciences and research communications in the UIC News Bureau. She handles media relations for the College of Medicine, School of Public Health, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and the College of Engineering. She is also the editor of the UIC Science blog.
She has previous experience in media relations at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Illinois Institute of Technology and the American Medical Association, where she promoted research in its nine specialty medical journals.
She earned a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University and undergraduate degrees in English and biology from Skidmore College.