Working with the Media and Public Relations Team We can help you

Contact us by phone (410-955-6070) or email (JHMedia@jhmi.edu) for any of the following:

Media Releases, Pitches

  • Develop, write, edit news releases and official statements regarding Johns Hopkins Medicine research and clinical news, business operations, public affairs and corporate information
  • Handle and vet requests from other organizations and vendors to use the Johns Hopkins name in news releases and other marketing and public relations material
  • Understand trending topics and pitch your work to journalists so they know you are available to comment

Interviews/Comments/Quotes

  • Vet inquiries from journalists, reporters and other interested parties about Johns Hopkins Medicine activities, initiatives and programs

Letters to the Editor/Op-Eds/Social Media

  • Develop, write and pitch letters to the editor and opinion pieces that represent professional or institutional perspectives or opinions
  • Promote Johns Hopkins Medicine and your work through blogs, social and traditional media

Videos/Images

  • Work with documentary film and entertainment producers, photographers, other freelance journalists and writers whenever filming, photography and recording is involved.
  • Manage requests for live broadcasts, pre-taped video interviews, general video footage, still photography and other image-gathering activities for use by outside organizations and journalists.

Issues/Crises

  • Manage communication for issues and crises of Johns Hopkins Medicine-wide impact or significance
  • Research and compile facts
  • Partner with you to develop a position or statement

Research and clinical news

  • Extend the impact of your science, clinical and research news
  • Promote papers pending publication, new research projects, upcoming events and other newsworthy activities

Business Ventures*

Advance and actively position mission-driven business partnerships and other institutionally generated and approved, vetted and managed commercial projects including:

  • Industry Deals/Joint Ventures - Business deals, affiliations and agreements that expand and support commercial activities, quality and safety, access to care for JHM, independently or in partnership with the other business or organization.
  • Technology Transfer/Business Development and Solutions - New technology, innovations, start-up companies, commercial research contracts and joint ventures created by, for and in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and staff members where The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine have a licensing interest or equity in the company.
  • Collaborations with For-Profit or Non-profit Organizations/Industry Sponsored Research - Research and development, non-traditional research partners and collaborators that further deliver on the promise of medicine.
  • Other activities and business initiatives that benefit Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan and priorities

Requested Use by Non-Johns Hopkins Medicine Entity

See entity definitions below table.

Entity Using Johns Hopkins Medicine Name Description of relationship as statement of fact Expert quoted about relationship Johns Hopkins Medicine logo use in advertisement News/Media outreach and materials Live person/event
Alma mater of faculty/staff Yes Yes Contact us Contact us Yes
Corporate Benefactors Yes Contact us Prohibited Contact us Prohibited
Nonprofit Benefactors Yes Yes Contact us Contact us Prohibited
Consumers / Patients Yes Contact us Prohibited Contact us Contact us
Corporate research sponsor Yes Contact us Prohibited Contact us Prohibited
Nonprofit research sponsor Yes Yes Contact us Yes Yes
Institutional Partnerships Yes Contact us Prohibited Yes Yes
Vendors Yes Contact us Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited

Entity Definitions

Alma mater = an institution from which you graduated
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  • Your alma mater may describe your relationship as fact.
  • Your alma mater may quote you about your relationship.
  • Your alma mater may sometimes use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo; please contact the department for review.
  • Your alma mater may sometimes quote you in its press release; please contact the department for review.
  • Your alma mater may use you to represent them at a live event.

Corporate Benefactors = For-profit companies, including pharma and biotech
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  • A company that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine maysometimes describe your relationship as fact.
  • A company that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may sometimes quote you about your relationship; please contact the department for review.
  • A company that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may not use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo.
  • A company that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may sometimes quote you in their press release; please contact the department for review.
  • A company that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may not use you to represent them at a live event.

Nonprofit Benefactors = private foundations, family foundations
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  • A nonprofit that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may describe your relationship as fact.
  • A nonprofit that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may quote you about your relationship.
  • A nonprofit that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may sometimes use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo; please contact the department for review.
  • A nonprofit that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may sometimes quote you in their press release; please contact the department for review.
  • A nonprofit that donates money to Johns Hopkins Medicine may not use you to represent them at a live event.

Consumers/Patients = individuals or groups
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  • Consumer/patient groups can describe your relationship as fact.
  • Consumer/patient groups sometimes may quote you about your relationship; please contact the department for review.
  • Consumer/patient groups may not use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo in their advertising.
  • Consumer/patient groups sometimes may quote you in media/news outreach materials; please contact the department for review.
  • Consumer/patient groups may sometimes use you to represent them at live events.

Corporate research sponsor = company that funds specific research projects
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  • A company that funds your research may describe your relationship as fact.
  • A company that funds your research may sometimes quote you about your relationship; please contact the department for review.
  • A company that funds your research may not use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo.
  • A company that funds your research may sometimes quote you in their press release; please contact the department for review.
  • A company that funds your research may not use you to represent them at a live event.

Nonprofit research sponsor = government agencies, nonprofit foundations
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  • A nonprofit research funder may describe your relationship as fact.
  • A nonprofit research funder may quote you about your relationship.
  • A nonprofit research funder sometimes may use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo; please contact the department for review.
  • A nonprofit research funder may quote you in its press release.
  • A nonprofit research funder may use you to represent them at a live event.

Institutional Partnerships = Companies that have entered into formal relationships with JHU/JHM/JHHS
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  • An institutional partner may describe your relationship as fact.
  • An institutional partner sometimes may quote you about your relationship; please contact the department for review.
  • An institutional partner may not use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo.
  • An institutional partner may quote you in its press release.
  • An institutional partner may use you to represent them at a live event.

Vendors = Entities from whom Johns Hopkins Medicine purchases services, e.g., AT&T
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  • A vendor may describe your relationship as fact.
  • A vendor may sometimes quote you about your relationship; please contact the department for review.
  • A vendor may not use the Johns Hopkins Medicine logo.
  • A vendor may not quote you in its press release.
  • A vendor may not use you to represent them at a live event.