Media Coverage Guidelines

The UCSF News Office receives hundreds of requests each year from local, national and international media outlets.  If you would like to cover a story involving UCSF experts, patients, research or clinical programs, please review the following guidelines in our links.

Image & Video Downloads

Photos, videos and graphics are available for media use on many key topics from our image download page.

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UCSF Industry Media Guidelines

All UCSF contracts with outside affiliates include a section on how and when industry partners and external affiliates may refer to UCSF in external marketing or media outreach. These are spelled out in UCSF Industry Media Guidelines. Any announcements also must comply with guidelines for the Use of the University of California Name set forward by the UC Office of the President and UC Board of Regents.

    News Office Staff Beats

    Each member of the UCSF news team oversees a wide array of beats, serving as the first point of contact for reporters seeking experts and faculty and staff seeking public relations advice. For areas outside of these beats, please email or call the News Assistant at 415-502-6397.

    UCSF Affiliate News

    The University has numerous affiliations, some with their own communications staff. Get information here about:

    Media Coverage

    Media from across the country – and around the world – regularly cover news at UCSF. Click here to see coverage highlights.

      News Office Staff

      Assistant Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs
      415-476-8432
      Assistant Director, Public Affairs
      415-476-2743
      Genetics (Big Data/Global Trends), Industry Partnerships, Mission Bay Campus, Biotechnology
      Deputy Director, Public Affairs
      415-502-1332
      Center for Health Care Value, General Clinical Research Centers, Health Care Reform, Health Policy
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-476-8810
      Pediatrics, Psychiatry (Clinical), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-502-4608
      Anatomy, Autoimmunity, Cancer (Basic Research), Nephrology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-514-1592
      Arthritis, Cancer (Clinical), Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH, Dermatology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-476-3163
      Bioethics, Center for Digital Health Innovation, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Education
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-476-8255
      Anesthesia, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Cell and Tissue Biology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      (415) 476-3595
      Allergies, Cardiology, Dentistry, Endocrinology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      415-476-2993
      Mission Bay Hospitals