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
officeofthepresident@samuelmerritt.edu
Office: 510.869.1528

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

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Recent Media Mentions:

A health fair organized by SMU's nursing students serves a dual purpose: Serve the East Oakland community and recruit people of color to SMU’s nursing programs to help the broader goal of eliminating health disparities.

Source: KQED News State of Health
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Student Jessica Potter, who graduates on Friday, May 22, 2015, will become an MD instead of join the LPGA

Source: The Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rena Perez balances being logical and detail-oriented with the softer side of nursing: compassion, vulnerability, and warmth. She was instrumental in directing the team that developed the Ebola patient workflow for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

Source: ABC News 10
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 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.

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