The Office of Communications (OC) is here to help you get your news to the UMMS community as well as local, national and international media. We are committed to gathering and distributing information that will allow us to spotlight the stories that make the UMass Medical School community so remarkable: the interesting people, the groundbreaking research, the innovative teaching and meaningful community engagement that happen here every day. We do this in two ways:
The Office of Communications also maintains a suite of tools, including logos and photos, which adhere to UMass Medical School's identity guidelines and can be used by faculty and staff. Our media team manages the communications process during campus emergencies, and our office is the main distribution channel for leadership and institutional messages. More detailed information is provided through the links below.
This is the portal through which both internal and external audiences can learn about UMMS and stay connected to the institution. If you have a story idea, contact an OC staff member or e-mail us at UMMSCommunications@umassmed.edu.
Our team members are former print and broadcast journalists skilled at making the pitch and interview process easy on faculty and reporters alike. Click here to learn about how we connect UMMS experts with the media.
Information on what to do if a member of the media contacts you and why you should work with the media.
Do you think you have a great idea for a story, or an event or publication you think should be publicized either on UMassMedNow or in external news outlets? These guidelines will help you determine if your idea has the makings of a good story.
An online suite of official logos, photos, templates and up-to-date facts about the institution.
The breakthrough discovery of RNA interference that earned UMass Medical School Professor Craig C. Mello, PhD, and Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine is yielding its first commercial drug, and possibly a new class of drugs, according to numerous media reports, including stories in Stat News, Forbes and Worcester Business Journal.Read more