Media Relations

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The Office of Marketing, Communications and Engagement is dedicated to sharing the newsworthy developments at SIU Medicine, the brand name for both SIU School of Medicine and its multi-specialty clinical practice.

We strive to deliver timely and topical content to journalists, communities and partners that includes expert interviews and multimedia for stories on medicine, medical research and medical education. The Office can offer supplemental background information, provide timely access to experts and suggest additional sources for your story.

Guests must obtain permission from the Office of Communications, Marketing and Engagement prior to any filming or recording on school or clinical property. Photographs of SIU Medicine clinics and educational facilities are not permitted without prior authorization. Once permission has been granted, a representative from our office will make any necessary arrangements with campus security, provide directions and parking information and escort campus guests.

To best help us accommodate your media requests, contact the office as early as possible. We understand deadlines are often tight, and we will make every effort to get you the information and experts you need.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for addressing FOIA requests in a timely manner. FOIA requests should be submitted in writing. Mail, email, or fax requests to the FOIA officer:

FOIA Officer
SIU School of Medicine
801 North Rutledge Street
P.O. Box 19619
Springfield, IL 62794-9619
217-545-6603 (Fax)