Media Relations

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The Media Relations Division of the SMHS Communications and Marketing Department takes the great work being done at the school and publicizes it externally, developing the school’s brand and reputation as a leader in medicine and health. Media relations writes press releases and announcements about leadership appointments, research, new programs or initiatives, awards, grants, and other achievements. Press releases are sent via news wire and pitched individually to contacts in international, national, and local media. Both press releases and announcements are posted on the website and are promoted on social media. Media relations also creates strategic media plans, provides media training, fields interview requests on current events, and staffs all media interviews. The university’s policy is for all faculty, staff, and students to involve the Media Relations Division whenever they receive media requests. This policy helps avoid pitfalls and also helps the office develop relationships with key media contacts. 

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