UNC Health Communications and News Team
UNC Health’s national reputation for cutting-edge research, quality patient care and excellent training of young professionals generate considerable attention from the news media. All media requests for interviews, filming and information gathering are handled by UNC Health’s News Team.
If you are a member of the media call us at (984) 974-1140 with your request. On weekends, holidays and after 5 p.m. on weeknights, please leave a voice mail which will send a page to our on-call person.
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As director of integrated communications, Phil Bridges leads UNC Health’s internal and external communications efforts. He brings 30 years of communications experience across a wide variety of disciplines, including Health at a Fortune 500 company. Among Phil’s goals is to harmonize various communications efforts across different entities — including the UNC School of Medicine — within a single organization. He joined UNC Health’s Communications team in the spring of 2017.
In his role as director of local news & issues, Alan and helps coordinate media relations efforts across UNC Health. In that role, he works with journalists from a wide range of media outlets to share expertise, clinical research and inspiring stories at Rex, UNC Medical Center and other affiliates within UNC Health. He has been with Rex and UNC Health since 2011.
In his role director of research and national news, Mark oversees content creation and distribution for the UNC School of Medicine, focusing on research, science and education. Mark manages internal and external communication for the school and oversees Vital Signs. Mark also works closely with university colleagues to coordinate communication. Mark started at UNC Health in September 2013. Previously, he was the senior writer for Endeavors, UNC’s award-winning magazine dedicated to research at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In her role as a communications specialist, Carleigh writes stories about clinical research and other exciting discoveries happening at UNC Health. She also helps coordinate media relations efforts and develops content for other publications. She joined the UNC Health team in the fall of 2017.
Brittany T. Phillips
In her role as a communications specialist, Brittany writes news stories on clinical research, coordinates media relations efforts, and develops content for other publications. Brittany is also a videographer who loves to capture the visual aspect of storytelling throughout UNC Health Care. She joined the UNC Health Care team in the fall of 2019.
Tom writes news stories about clinical research and other clinical activities of UNC Health. He also helps manage our social media sites and performs media relations activities. Tom has been with UNC Health since 2001.
Will is director of Internal Communications at UNC Health, a role in which he oversees internal communication efforts across the UNC Health system. His team focuses on internal communications involving the UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, and the UNC Physicians Network. Will has worked at UNC Health since 2005.
Matt is a communications manager for UNC Health, with a focus on internal communications at the UNC Medical Center, including creation and distribution of newsletters. He joined the UNC Health team in 2014.
Sierra is responsible for increasing and improving internal communications for the UNC School of Medicine. She joined UNC Health in January 2019. Prior to that she spent the past 11 years working for the City of Durham, where most recently she created and led the city’s internal communications strategies.
Jamie provides communications support for executives at UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine, including the CEO, Executive Dean, and Board of Directors. He joined the UNC Health team in the fall of 2014.