The Office of Public Affairs & Publications staff includes a Media Relations team of experienced public relations professionals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of the campus community and journalists. Media Relations personnel support the educational and research enterprises by showcasing topics of potential interest to the media, responding to requests from media, faculty and staff, and providing crisis consultation. The growth of the UMass Medical School system, which includes not only the Worcester-based endeavors but also numerous research and service programs throughout the Commonwealth, has dramatically increased the public interest. Our role is to stay abreast of new developments to serve as a resource for the media, the Medical School and a wide range of constituents.
In addition to providing Media Relations support to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, we also provide these services on behalf of UMass Memorial Medical Center and the corporate offices of UMass Memorial Health Care. Because of the integral partnership of the Medical School and UMass Memorial, this allows us to provide you with consistent information with the convenience of one call to our office to request interviews with our clinical faculty.