We assure the success of Life Span Institute research projects through creative, cost-effective communications support.

Public Engagement

We promote news of grants, findings and discoveries through a variety of online and print media. We develop public events that provide opportunities to share knowledge, services and findings. We cultivate relationships to broaden philanthropic support. 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 develops and manages the LSI and affiliated center web sites.  The group also plans and oversees special events such public presentations, workshops, conferences and other special events.

Project Support

We can help you recruit study participants and promote your research through creation of online and print media. We offer assistance with strategic communications planning, broader impacts and dissemination plans. Media services include creation of websites, professional photography, and video services that span concept to creation to post- production and publishing.

  • Development of websites to meet the needs of your audience using a variety of platforms and tools.
  • Graphic design (including graphical presentation of scientific data) for center and project print, web, product and presentations.
  • Video Production, we can work with you to create video content for many different uses and projects.  Working with you through a creative process to reach your audience in effective ways.  We have a full media studio with pro audio and video equipment, we can also do production on site at your research setting.
  • Photography - including arranging and overseeing professional photo shoots at research sites and providing subject model releases.

Please contact Drew Rosdahl at or 785-864-0697 to discuss your project proposal or existing project.


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KU Resources

Media Interview Tips for Scientists

KU Brand Tool Kit (including stationery orders, licensing and trademark use)

KU Identity Standards



Drew Rosdahl
Communications Manager
Phone: 785-864-0697

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Jen Humphrey
Communications Manager
Phone: 785-864-6621


Chris Lorenzen
Communications Coordinator 
Phone: 785-864-4680