Kelly Sobers

Kelly Sobers

Communications Specialist

P.O. Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32611
HPNP 4240

Telephone: 352-275-2782
Email: k.sobers@ufl.edu

Duties

Sobers is in a dual appointment with the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing as a member of the UF Health Communications and Public Affairs team, and splits her time equally between both colleges. She provides marketing, communications, media relations and publications support for both colleges, aids in publicizing research discoveries, patient care stories and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and residents in both units. Sobers provides writing and editorial assistance with Gator Dentist Today, The Gator Nurse and various internal communications. She is the communications representative for the Summer Health Professions Education Program, helps manage website presence and social media channels for both colleges, and provides support to internal departments as it relates to college events, advertising, recruitment, advancement and alumni affairs initiatives.

Background

Sobers has served on the College of Nursing communications team since fall of 2016. She has over a decade of experience in college athletics communications and media relations at the University of Kansas and the University of Florida. Sobers worked in public relations at Morningstar Communications Company in Overland Park, Kansas, prior to moving to Gainesville in 2008, and most recently served as an Assistant Director of Communications at the University of Florida Athletic Association from 2010-16.

Education

Sobers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 2007 from the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications in Lawrence, Kansas. She studied on the strategic communications/public relations track.