Rachel Reinhardt joins University of Arizona Health Sciences Office of Communications
We bid a fond farewell in late April to Rachel Reinhardt, senior vice president for communications at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Rachel has taken herself and her enviable talents across the country to serve as associate vice president of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Office of Communications. An alumnus of Yale University, Rachel joined Ludwig in 2011, arriving at the New York office from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Before that, she was senior director of global communications at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, overseeing its scientific, advocacy and community-directed communications in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and the U.S. Rachel left a lasting mark at Ludwig, establishing the Ludwig Cancer Research brand, showcasing Ludwig’s life-changing science—a tagline she came up with—and creating mechanisms, like the Scientific Insights webinars, to better connect the globally dispersed Ludwig Community. (Though, we note only in passing, totally unbiased experts consider Ludwig Link her greatest accomplishment in the last category.) In her new, prettier habitat—Tucson, no less!—Rachel will help publicize UArizona Health Sciences discoveries, connect scientists across its research hubs and support its medical outreach to underserved Native American and Hispanic communities. We’ll all miss her, of course, but—having known her all its life—the Link’s sure she’s going to have a great time out there.