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Media and Government Relations

Media Relations 

Media relations or Public Relations serves as the liaison between UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and members of the media. The goal of the department is to work with journalists to create stories about significant advances at UPMC Hillman through the physicians, researchers, staff, and thankful patients. In addition, Media Relations oversees all media events, press releases, and additional media requests.

Contact:

Cyndy Patton
Senior Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 412-415-6085
Email: pattonc4@upmc.edu

 

Government Relations 

The Office of Government Relations serves as the liaison between UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and state and federal policymakers. Government Relations aims to increase awareness of the cancer centers' advanced treatment technologies, latest research, educational outreach, and cutting edge clinical care while emphasizing the need for adequate funding to support the numerous programs UPMC employs in the fight against cancer. UPMC also advocates for legislation that supports our mission of bringing high-quality therapies to patients, working to make cancer a treatable disease, and educating in cancer prevention.

Contact:

Michelle Fisher Reyes
Director, Advocacy, External Relations
Phone: 412-864-6283
Email: reyesmf@upmc.edu