How we can help KUMC faculty, staff and students
The office Public Affairs works to generate news about education, research, patient care and service at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
We write news releases and suggest stories to media outlets in Kansas City, throughout the state of Kansas and nationally. We respond to media inquiries about health, science and public policy issues, connecting reporters with KU Medical Center leaders, researchers and other experts. We also tell KU Medical Center stories through our magazine, Kansas Medicine+Science.
Our team of trained communicators is eager to let the public know about amazing discoveries, notable accomplishments and exciting community work being done by the faculty and staff at KU Medical Center. It's our job to share the great work of our colleagues across the health sciences — from basic science to public health to clinical care delivery.
We work best when we know about your story tip or newsworthy accomplishment as far in advance as possible. And there's no way we can interest the media in an event after it's already happened. The more notice we have, the better.
We have a variety of tools at our disposal. We can write and distribute news releases and work with specific journalists to earn coverage in external media outlets. We can also help share your good news with the rest of the campus community. Other channels include:
In order for us to determine the best outlet for your news, we'll need information such as the following:
Once you've determined the answers to those questions, send your news tip along with your name, department, contact information and the best way to reach you in the next 48 hours to: KUMCNews@kumc.edu.
Once you've submitted your story tip, you can expect:
We look forward to working with you.
C.J. Janovy, Director of Communications
Main number: 913-588-2598
Donna Peck, Assistant Communications Director and Managing Editor, Kansas Medicine+Science
April Blackmon, Community Engagement Communications Manager
Toni Cardarella, School of Nursing Communications Manager
Greg Peters, School of Health Professions Communications Coordinator