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Public Relations

The public relations and communications office is responsible for keeping the public informed about scientific and medical progress at the UC Academic Health Center. In doing so, our team serves as a link between UC faculty and staff and local and national news media.

 

We strive to be an accurate, comprehensive and authoritative source of health information for print, broadcast and electronic media nationwide. As part of this mission, we respond to requests for experts, background information, educated opinions or a local angle to national news.

All communication with members of the media is coordinated through our office to ensure a prompt, positive response. To reach a member of our team, please call 513-558-4553, email uchealthnews@uc.edu, or contact the appropriate team member listed below.



Looking for Patient Care Information (medical records, billing, appointments, etc.)?
 
Please contact:

University of Cincinnati Physicians: 513-475-8000
University of Cincinnati Medical Center: 513-584-1000




Academic Health Center Public Relations:


Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications

260 Stetson Street

Suite D

PO Box 670550

Cincinnati, OH 45267-0550

513-558-4553          
513-558-2910, Fax                             
uchealthnews@uc.edu


Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President
Phone: 513-558-0448
Cell Phone: 513-237-0005
E-mail: richard.puff@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: Academic Health Center, Academic Health Center history, College of Medicine Office of Research, University Health Services, Biomedical Informatics.

Katie Pence, Assistant Director
Phone: 513-558-4561
E-mail: katie.pence@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: Cincinnati Cancer Center, UC Cancer Institute, Cancer and Cell Biology, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology Division (Environmental Health), Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery. **Cancer-focused faculty within other colleges/departments.

John Wessling, Director of Communications Services
Phone: 513-558-5682
E-mail: john.wesseling@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: The Communications Services staff of 21 professionals provides art and design, duplicating, photography, video and offset printing services to the University of Cincinnati and the community.

Suki Jeffrey, Art Director
Phone: 513-558-3622
E-mail: suzanne.jeffrey@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: Art direction, graphic design and branding.

Angela Koenig, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4625
Cell Phone: 513-368-5801
E-mail: angela.koenig@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology (excluding gyn/onc), Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Women’s Health Research Program, Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division (including diabetes/bone centers and obesity research), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine and Health, Transplant Surgery. Publications: College of Pharmacy Alumni Newsletter.

Cedric Ricks, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4657
Cell Phone: 260-415-8554
E-mail: cedric.ricks@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, College of Medicine Education and Student Affairs/Admissions, Diversity, Cardiac Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Digestive Diseases, General Internal Medicine, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Publications: Internal View Editor.

Bill Bangert, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4519
Cell Phone: 513-917-5610
E-mail: bill.bangert@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Medicine, Surgery (excluding cardiac and oncology), General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Burn Surgery), Trauma and Critical Care, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Hoxworth (Research). Publications: Building and Construction Updates.

Alison Sampson, Public Information Officer
Phone: 513-558-4559
Cell Phone: 513-240-7011
E-mail: alison.sampson@uc.edu
Beat/Focus: UC Neuroscience Institute, Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Environmental Health, Masters of Public Health, Otolaryngology (ENT), Office Editor. Publications: E-Health News Daily/Featured