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Jennifer Pawlosky named Vice President of Communications for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Stowers names new communications leader

28 July 2021

KANSAS CITY, MOThe Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce that Jennifer Pawlosky has been named the new Vice President of Communications for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Pawlosky will join the Institute on Monday, August 30, 2021. In her new role, Pawlosky will direct the communications effort for the organization with an emphasis on branding and marketing efforts to support the scientific strategy and mission of the Institute through various communications platforms.

“We look forward to Jennifer leading the Institute in our communications efforts,” said Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD, executive director and chief scientific officer of the Institute. “She joins the Institute at a pivotal time in which we are energized about sharing our scientists’ important work. Jennifer’s experience and direction is perfectly suited for this new direction.”

Prior to joining the Institute, Pawlosky worked at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA, as the Executive Director of Communications in which she oversaw and executed its internal and external communications strategy. Prior to her time at the Allen Institute, Pawlosky worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and at Arthur Anderson. She also led national media and public relations campaigns for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.

“I am honored to join an institute that focuses on discovery and innovation,” said Pawlosky. “This is a tremendous opportunity to further communicate the importance of the science and its impact on humanity.”

Pawlosky received a bachelor of arts in English Literature and Economics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She is a board member and co-program chair for the Association of Independent Research Institutes.

About the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Founded in 1994 through the generosity of Jim Stowers, founder of American Century Investments, and his wife, Virginia, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a non-profit biomedical research organization with a focus on foundational research. Its mission is to expand our understanding of the secrets of life by improving life’s quality through innovative approaches to the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases.

The Institute consists of eighteen independent research programs. Of the approximately 500 members, over 370 are scientific staff that include principal investigators, technology center directors, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, and technical support staff. Learn more about the Institute at and about its graduate program at

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