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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Fact Sheets

We hope the fact sheets below will be useful to you. Please note that because statistics evolve regularly, facts should be rechecked with our news services staff before publication.  

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
      Assistant Director, Public Affairs
      Animal Research, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Budget and Finance
      Deputy Director, Public Affairs
      Center for Health Care Value, General Clinical Research Centers, Health Care Reform, Health Policy
      Senior Public Information Representative
      Pediatrics, Psychiatry (Clinical), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
      Senior Public Information Representative
      Anatomy, Autoimmunity, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cancer (Basic Research)
      Senior Public Information Representative
      Arthritis, Cancer (Clinical), Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH, Dermatology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      Bioethics, Center for Digital Health Innovation, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Diabetes
      Senior Public Information Representative (Retired)
      Position open. Please contact UCSF Public Affairs at 415-502-6397 for beat support.
      Senior Public Information Representative
      (415) 476-3595
      Allergies, Cardiology, Dentistry, Endocrinology
      Senior Public Information Representative
      Mission Bay Hospitals