The CUMC Office of Communications is eager to publicize news of faculty/staff/student awards and honors or events. This office also handles all media requests for interviews and photography. Below are key ways to submit information for publication and to arrange permission for external media coverage.
CUMC CELEBRATES (Awards and Honors)
Each year, CUMC acknowledges members of our community who have received major awards, been elected to honorary societies, or taken leadership positions in professional organizations. We also recognize the generous donors who fund grants for research and development. Please let us know if you have earned one of these honors by completing this online form. CUMC Celebrates is published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Office of Communications on behalf of all four CUMC schools.
To alert the CUMC community to an upcoming event, please visit the CUMC Events Calendar and click “Submit an Event Online.” In addition to the online calendar, a list of the week’s upcoming events is sent every Friday to a subscribers-only list. To be added to this list, visit the Events page and click the “Subscribe” link. The events calendar is published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Office of Communications on behalf of all four CUMC schools.
Mass email is reserved for topics important and urgent for the entire community. To submit a request for a broadcast email, please fill out this online form. (A Columbia UNI is required.) All requests for broadcast e-mail must be submitted via this online form and are reviewed prior to publication.
P&S INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Click here to submit story ideas for the P&S website or the P&S alumni magazine, or to contact the P&S Internal Communications team.
EXTERNAL MEDIA RELATIONS
With the exception of the Mailman School of Public Health, media relations for CUMC is the responsibility of CUMC Communications. This includes drafting and issuing news releases about important research findings or other news and responding to media inquiries. Faculty are encouraged to notify the CUMC Communications team as far in advance of major publications or presentations as possible, preferably as soon as notice of a paper’s acceptance is received. We can work with you to develop an appropriate media plan in keeping with journal or meeting guidelines, restrictions or embargoes.
Please consult with the CUMC Communications Office prior to any media activity for assistance and expert guidance. Mailman School of Public Health faculty should contact the MSPH Office of Communications at 212-305-5635.
INTERVIEWS, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO OR FILMING AT CUMC
Reporters, photographers, or videographers from news outlets may access CUMC property only when accompanied by and authorized by the CUMC Communications Office. The communications staff works closely with CU Public Safety, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) staff, and the University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs to manage media requests and ensure proper access to University facilities. To access NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital premises, please contact the NYP Office of Public Affairs.
Requests for non-media photography or filming (e.g., educational videos, marketing, department websites, etc.,) must be submitted at least 10 days in advance. In some instances, a Conflict of Interest review and approval of Columbia’s Office of General Counsel is required, so please allow sufficient time. Non-media filming on hospital premises must follow the applicable NYP policies. Please note that advance arrangements are required even if the photography or filming is done by a Columbia employee or vendor hired by a Columbia department.
ADVERTISING/OTHER EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Any public use of the Columbia name or logo must be reviewed and approved by CUMC Communications in advance. CUMC Communications also may be able to provide guidance or suggest other resources to make outreach activities more successful. For guidelines, please see the website section on proper use of the CUMC logo.