Media Relations

The Office of the President is responsible for the dissemination of Samuel Merritt University news and information. We are responsible for interactions with local, state and national media on topics that range from health sciences education to the University's role in the greater community. Faculty researchers in the key medical fields are available to provide opinion and information for the media. Institutional publications that inform and/or support SMU events or activities are also produced in our office, such as brochures, newsletters, press releases and web-based publications.

Contact Us

Members of the media who would like information about Samuel Merritt University, or would like to interview one of our faculty/staff experts please contact us at:

Office of the President
Justin Berton, Associate Director of Media Relations
450 30th St, Suite 2840
Oakland, CA 94609
jberton@samuelmerritt.edu 
Office: 510.869.6511 ext. 3250

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

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Recent Media Mentions:

As scientists conduct research into the human genome, they are cracking codes to some cancer and other diseases. Meet Northern California patients who are receiving custom therapies—with dramatic results. 

Source: KVIE Sacramento
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Barb Puder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Neuroscience, at Samuel Merritt University, and a member of the AAA Public Affairs Committee, has set her sights beyond the walls of her university and has developed neuroscience community outreach programs designed for grades K-12 and the community. 

Source: Anatomy Now
Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"I became involved in starting an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at my school and began to use the IHI online modules to solidify ideas about patient safety and healthcare improvement."

Source: PSQH: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Published: Friday, June 12, 2015

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Members of the media who would like to receive press releases and other news announcements from Samuel Merritt University should send a request to the Office of the President.

To read more about Samuel Merritt University, visit the About SMU page.