Jim Newman


Associate Director for Media Relations, Oregon Health & Science University Strategic Communications

Jim Newman is the associate director for media relations in the Strategic Communications department at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He handles crisis communications for OHSU's hospitals, clinics, research and educational operations. He also directs communications for OHSU’s Comparative Medicine Department and the Oregon National Primate Research Center. One of his specialties is handling animal research communications (internal and external) for the university. In this capacity Jim has developed and implemented several successful communications plans to proactively communicate issues relating to animal studies at OHSU. Jim also has several years of experience in publicly responding to and correcting allegations by animal rights groups about OHSU’s animal-based studies. Jim is also frequently contacted to advise other institutions across the country on animal research issues. Prior to arriving at OHSU, Jim was a TV news producer in a number of media markets including: Portland, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; South Bend, Indiana; andLansing, Michigan.