What We Do 

As an office of the university, we serve the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center communities, their schools, departments and other divisions by obtaining public recognition of the achievements of faculty, staff and students. We also serve media writers and editors by introducing them to expert resources and interesting story ideas. 

Some of our services include: 

Press releases
These official reports give reporters complete information about research, events and other important news involving UMass Medical School. The office distributes the releases electronically to reporters and wire services, and posts them at
 http://www.umassmed.edu/pap/news/2006/ . An archive of press releases can be found at http://www.umassmed.edu/pap/news/archive.aspx . 

Media Advisories
An ideal way to invite reporters to cover events that are happening on campus, the media advisory, briefly but descriptively lists the "who, what, where and when" of an event or achievement.

Experts List
We help reporters every day as they search for experts to interview for their news stories. We also monitor headline news and proactively provide information to reporters about our faculty and campus scholars who can speak about the day's hot topics. 

Currently, we are working to build an online database of experts. If you have expertise to share with the public through the news media, especially if it's about a topic in the news, please contact us at ummsnews@umassmed.edu or 508-856-2000. 

Op-ed pieces 
We can also provide editing and placement assistance to faculty interested in writing opinion articles.