Print Services

Poster Information
  1. Download a Poster Template to get you started.
  2. You need a Univ. account (MO Code) to pay for the poster (exempt from sales tax for UMKC) or a personal credit card.
  3. Check with University Marketing & Communications on correct logos.
  4. Email your final poster to the Fed-Ex/Kinkos Plaza location –  to obtain a price quote. Mention the UMKC discount code (0488307827).
    List the poser size and specifics – e.g.,  3’X4’ color, non-laminated on paper stock.Ensure you provide a phone # for Fed-Ex to call you in case there are questions on color, background, payment issues, etc.
  5. Fed-Ex will send you a poster draft and price quote.
  6. After you approve the poster draft, Fed-Ex will need to be paid.
    Turn-around time can be a day (likely pay extra for quicker turn-around time), but usually 48 hrs. After Fed-Ex receives payment (credit card #) they will send/deliver the poster.If paying via Univ. MO code, the SOM Business Affairs dept. will need to process the transaction. Call ext. 235-1813 so that they can call Fed-Ex (the appropriate account holder for the MO code will have had to previously approve).
  7. Fed-Ex delivery is free to the SOM.
    If you don’t have an office at SOM, tell Fed-Ex to deliver to SOM Mailroom located in the Receiving Dock (room M1-213) on the 1st floor.  Email Todd Hanna ( ext. 235-1816) to let him know you are expecting a poster delivery from Fed-Ex.


For general Printing services

FedEx – UMKC brochure (PDF)

Order Form – UMKC Folders

Staff Contacts

Kady McMaster

Associate Director for Strategic Communications, Health Sciences Campus
Marketing and Communications
UMKC School of Medicine
McMaster, Kady
Rachel DeYoung

Health Sciences Editor/Project Manager
Marketing and Communications
UMKC School of Medicine
DeYoung, Rachel
Bryce Puntenney

Senior Communications Coordinator
Marketing and Communications
Puntenney, Bryce

Bryce Puntenney is a project manager and editor for Strategic Marketing & Communications on the Health Sciences Campus. Since graduating from the University of Kansas in 2000, Bryce has worked in the fields of journalism and public relations in both Kansas City and Boston.

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Jason Yates

Graphic Designer
Marketing and Communications
UMKC School of Medicine
Yates, Jason

Jason Yates joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in April of 2017. Yates has over 12 years of experience as an Art Director/Graphic Designer and previously worked at Osborn Barr and Verdesian Life Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri and Leawood, Kansas respectively. He obtained his BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University. Additionally, he holds a BFA in Art & Design and a BA in Mathematics.

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Web & Social Media Services

The School of Medicine has two web coordinators who create new pages, and revise and update content on pages. The School has thousands of web pages and limited resources to make changes. OMC staff will make changes as quickly as possible. Changes may be prioritized based on need, complexity and the recruiting cycle of programs at the School.

To request changes, email

The School of Medicine has FacebookTwitter and YouTube accounts used to promote the School and engage alumni, students and friends of the School. Please email us to promote programs and events on the various social media channels.

If you need assistance with a SOM social media site or to create a social media strategy for your group, contact Lisa Mallow at 816-235-1739.

Communication Services

OMC provides a wide variety of services to support the School of Medicine’s marketing and communication needs. For any project, the staff takes a comprehensive approach to creating and implementing a communication plan to meet the client’s needs.

Do you need?
  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Invitations
  • Newsletters/Magazines
  • Poster/Signage
  • Promotional Items
  • Postcards
  • Other Promotional Assistance
For all marketing & communication projects, the OMC staff follow a simple and effective process:

The OMC will edit and review content. The client is responsible for ensuring the final draft is correct.


OMC will edit and review content and proof to the best of our ability. Ensuring that the final draft is correct is the responsibility of the client.

The Meeting This step involves meeting with a creative team to discuss your needs, define the target audience, understand the goal of the communication, discuss tactics to meet goals, determine budget, and assign OMC resources to the project.
The Plan: OMC staff will provide a short document that outlines the process to complete the project. Depending on the project’s depth, the client will receive a schedule of completion, assignments of tasks, and cost estimate for the project.
Writing/Editing: The editors will work with each client to write or fine-tune content for the project.
Photography/Design: Designers and photographers will work with clients to create the creative design and photography needed.
Production: OMC will produce the final pieces and work with outside vendors to print the project. Printing routinely takes 7-14 days, increasing as the number of pages and/or quantity increases.

To start a project, email or call Kady McMaster at 816-235-1739.

Public Relations & Media Relations

The Office of Marketing and Communication works with UMKC’s public relations department to share stories about our faculty, students, alumni and programs at the School of Medicine. Our editors will work with individuals to draft releases to send to university public relations. UMKC’s PR department works with outside media to promote the story ideas from all the schools on campus.

The Office also helps university PR find expert speakers and story sources for media that plan to publish a story on a medical topic.

If you wish to be on our media expert list or have a story idea for a media release,

please email the Office or call Kelly Edwards at 816-235-1835.
PRN Newsclips

School of Medicine Marketing Plan

The School of Medicine is working through a process to create a strategic marketing and communication plan, which complements the School’s strategic plan.

Phases of the Plan:

Dean’s Vision Meeting October Complete
Market Research November In Progress
Plan Draft December
Plan Revisions January
Plan Completed March

Questions? Contact Lisa Mallow 816-235-1739


Office of Marketing & Communications

The Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) offers a wide variety of strategic marketing and communication services to the School of Medicine departments and programs.

The OMC staff is responsible for working on a wide variety of communication needs in the School. Our staff works with the following areas:

  • Publications
  • Website creation, revision and updates
  • Advertisements
  • Photography services
  • Public relations, communication and marketing plans for the School, divisions and programs
  • PRN internal newsletter
  • Alumni electronic newsletter
  • Media stories and media releases
  • Promotion of events and programs
  • Facebook, Twitter and other social media

Do you need assistance?

To begin a project, please email