For the Media

Members of the media: Please call 734-764-2220 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time for assistance.

The Michigan Medicine 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 Michigan Medicine, 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.

We also encourage you to susbscribe to the RSS feeds from our NewsroomMichigan Health Lab and Michigan Health Blog, to ensure you receive all news we publish in a timely way. The newsroom on is our home for institution-level news, while the Michigan Health Lab site is the hub for research and education news, and the Michigan Health Blog site provides clinical care news and practical information for patients, their loved ones and members of the public.

You can also find our embargoed research news content on and, if you are a reporter and agree to abide by their guidelines.

After business hours, and on weekend and holidays, we have a person on call for urgent matters - click here for contact information.

Our assistance and presence is required for any visits by members of the media to all Michian Medicine facilities, including hospitals, Medical School research buildings, outpatient health centers & office buildings, and the North Campus Research Complex. 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 Michigan Medicine facility MUST sign a release form, available from our department. A release form is also needed whenever a member of the Michigan Medicine 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 Michigan Medicine facility.

News Archive

Michigan Medicine news releases prior to January 2015 can be found in the University of Michigan Health System archives