Media contacts

Our Communications team is dedicated to helping members of the media get the information they need from KU Medical Center. To better assist you, we urge you to contact us as a first point of reference for any assignment that involves KU Medical Center. See Media Guidelines and requirements (below staff listing).

Media contacts

Natalie LutzFor media inquiries involving KU Medical Center, including official comments, photography and publications:
 Natalie Lutz
Director of Communications

Donna PeckFor media inquiries about publications at KU Medical Center:
Donna Peck
Assistant Communications Director and Managing Editor, Kansas Medicine+Science
913-588-5956 or 913-945-6005

Toni CardarellaFor inquiries about the School of Nursing:
 Toni Cardarella
School of Nursing Communications Manager

Greg PetersFor inquiries about the School of Health Professions:
 Greg Peters
School of Health Professions Communications Manager

April BlackmonFor inquiries about KU in your community: 
 April Blackmon
Community Engagement Communications Manager

Andy HylandFor inquiries about neurology, research innovations and Frontiers:
 Andy Hyland
Translational Medicine Communications Coordinator

Media Guidelines

Media access to campus and classrooms

 KU Medical Center is a public university and welcomes the media onto its campuses with the following guidelines:

  • Reporters do not need permission to be on campus or to take outdoor photographs of campus or building exteriors. Non-broadcast media have access to public areas inside buildings, such as foyers, lobbies and receiving areas.
  • Out of sensitivity for patient/patient visitor's privacy, no filming or broadcasts are allowed without prior authorization and a University of Kansas Medical Center escort approved by the Office of Communications.
  • Permission must be obtained through the Office of Communications for media to enter KU Medical Center classrooms, laboratories, training areas, and other restricted access areas.
  • Media are not allowed into inpatient units in KU Medical Center buildings.
  • Media are not allowed into clinical areas without a signed patient permission obtained prior to the media visit.
  • Media are asked to notify the Office of Communications when they are on the KU Medical Center campus

Film, video and photography permission requirements

  • Prior permission must be obtained to use KU Medical Center's property or images in commercial or other non-university film, video or photography projects.
  • Requests for such privileges should be made at least 10 business days in advance of anticipated shoot date.
  • The Office of Communications will communicate required procedures to the requesting entity on a situational basis.

Last modified: Feb 10, 2015