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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 as a source, please contact us at:

Office of the President
Stephanie Bangert, Executive Director
450 30th St, Suite 2840
Oakland, CA 94609
Office: 510.869.1528

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

Click here to visit Press Release archive

Recent Media Mentions:

Sex therapist Isadora Alman, the featured speaker at SMU's 25th Annual Picchi Lecture in March, sparks a new conversation.

Source: Oakland North
Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The California Podiatric Medical Association salutes student volunteers from SMU's California School of Podiatric Medicine for providing needed medical specialty care for the underserved.


Source: The California Podiatric Physician
Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A story about health disparities and Dr. Cornel West’s visit to Allen Temple Baptist Church
Source: KQED News
Published: Friday, April 10, 2015

Click here to visit SMU in the News archive


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.