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 Debra Holtz:

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

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Recent Media Mentions:

Dr. Joy DeGruy was the keynote speaker for “Supporting Women Caregivers, Women Serving Vulnerable Communities,” a one-day symposium held at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland last Sunday.
Source: Post News Group
Published: Monday, March 25, 2019

Article chronicles the perseverance and accomplishments of SMU alum AJ Reyes (ABSN '17). 

Source: Patch
Published: Friday, February 8, 2019
Financial-aid officers, including SMU's Tyler Pruett, cheered the news that a vexing part of the federal-aid process had just gotten simpler.
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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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.

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