The UMHS Media Team provides assistance to news reporters, photographers, video crews and bloggers who wish to arrange phone interviews or in-person sessions with physicians, scientists, staff, students and patients from any area of the U-M Health System, including the Medical School and all the facilities and programs of the Hospitals & Health Centers.
We encourage you to contact us. Our assistance, whether in arranging a simple phone conversation or an elaborate video, makes the work go much more smoothly for all involved.
Members of the media: Please call 734-764-2220 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time for assistance.
Our assistance and presence is required for any visits by members of the media to all UMHS facilities, including Medical School laboratory buildings. For more information on media access to U-M facilities, see our guidelines.
Regarding patients and the news media: Patients who will be interviewed, filmed or photographed within a UMHS facility MUST sign a release form, available from our department. A release form is also needed whenever a member of the UMHS faculty or staff will be discussing a particular patient or former patient with a member of the media, whether or not the patient is currently at a UMHS facility.