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 
Office: 510.869.6511 ext. 3250

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

Click here to visit Press Release archive

Recent Media Mentions:

SMU's Mohammad Deen becomes a voice for the voiceless, for a crisis halfway around the globe. Deen, a student in SMU's certified registered nurse anesthetist program, spent four months working and leading medical efforts in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Northern Greece and Lebanon.

Source: East Bay Times
Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kaiser Permanente partners with SMU to develop popular RN to BSN program

Source: Look insideKP Northern California
Published: Monday, May 1, 2017

Ching said she’s always tried to make students feel comfortable “because I know what it’s like to be an outsider."

Source: Vallejo Times-Herald
Published: Friday, January 27, 2017

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.

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