For Media

UF Health strongly encourages members of the media to first contact a member of the UF Health Communications team when seeking a source. For Cancer Center- or cancer-related media requests, please fill out the form below or contact:

Marilee Griffin
Asst. Director of Communications
UF Health Cancer Center
margri@ufl.edu
352-273-5718

If you are unable to reach Marilee Griffin, please contact Rossana Passaniti, media relations coordinator for UF Health, at 352-273-8569 or passar@shands.ufl.edu.

Regarding Onsite Media Requests

  • The safety and privacy of our patients at UF Health is our organization’s top priority, and hospital policy mandates that every reporter be escorted inside patient care facilities. Journalists who arrive unexpectedly will be met by hospital security staff, and asked to contact the media team to make arrangements on a future date.
  • Before you come to UF Health, a staff member will instruct you where to park your vehicle. Reporters are not permitted to park their vehicles in garages or areas reserved for patients. UF Health Communications staff members are not able to validate parking for vehicles in patient parking areas or garages. Reporters will be responsible for any and all parking fees or tickets issued to their vehicles in patient parking garages.

Regarding Patients

  • In addition to an expectation of privacy by all patients and visitors at UF Health, the privacy rights of all patients is protected under federal law by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Members of the media team must secure written permission from patients, as required, in advance of any onsite interviews with patients or their health care providers.

For more information about any of the above, please visit the UF Health Media Resources page.

Media Request Form

  • If applicable
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  • Please indicate the media outlet for which you are seeking a source. If you are not on assignment but are intending to pitch your story, please indicate such. If you are a student reporter who is not intending to publish your work, please indicate such.
  • Please select all that apply.
  • Please select your preference.
  • Please describe your story/topic and your request. Detail can be helpful in securing a source — relevant links, potential interview questions, etc.
  • We ask this to avoid duplicating effort.