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St. Jude Appoints New Senior Vice President of Public Relations

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13 Mary Lynn Carver has joined St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as senior vice president of public relations. Carver comes to Memphis, Tenn. from London where she was most recently global head of group internal communications at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals' world headquarters. In her new role, Carver will oversee communications strategy and the management of public relations activities for St. Jude.

Carver comes to St. Jude with extensive experience in health care communications with a focus on oncology, scientific public relations, public affairs and marketing communications.

"We are delighted that Mary Lynn will bring her global experience and public relations expertise to St. Jude," said Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude director and CEO. "It is increasingly important that the world knows about the progress being made in our labs and clinics, and Mary Lynn brings strong leadership to our Public Relations team."

Since 1998, Carver has served in several capacities at AstraZeneca, including executive director of communications for their U.S. business in Wilmington, Del., and senior director of oncology public affairs, which included management of the AstraZeneca Health Care Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative.

Carver's prior experience also includes marketing communications, public relations and investor relations. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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