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Our team is available to assist with news inquiries involving UCLA hospitals, clinics, doctors and patients, faculty and education, and research scientists and programs. Media relations staff names, contact information and specific areas of expertise appear below. Click here for a list of BEATS in alphabetical order.

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Dale Tate
Executive Director
Beats: Government Relations and External Communications, Hospital & School of Medicine Administration and Finances, Issues Management, Regental Issues (Medical Center), Strategic Planning, Human Resources & Union Issues (Medical Center), Legal Issues (Medical Center), Risk Management
(310) 794-8171
dtate@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Roxanne Moster
Director, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations
Beats: conflict of interest issues, David Geffen School of Medicine issues, disaster preparedness, documentary projects, HIPPA patient privacy & compliance issues, human resources and union issues, media relations issues, Calif. Public Records Act and FOIA requests, risk management issues, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Face Transplant Program, UCLA Hand Transplant Program, UCLA Health System issues, UCLA Faculty Practice Group & Medical Group issues, UCLA Hospital System, UCLA Medical Sciences Development (fundraising) issues, UCLA Operation Mend Program
(310) 794-2264
rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Amy Albin
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: auxiliary, cardiothoracic surgery, social work, face transplant, hand transplant, heart transplant, lung transplant, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nursing, Operation Mend, pediatrics, pet therapy, plastic/reconstructive surgery, spiritual care, volunteer services
(310) 794-8672
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Rachel Champeau
Assistant Director
Beats: aging, allergy and immunology, alternative medicine, anesthesiology, artery diseases, bariatric surgery, cardiology, Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT), critical care, dermatology, digestive diseases, Center for East-West Medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, Gonda Robotic Surgery Center, hair loss, hyperbaric medicine, integrative medicine, Longevity Center, Memory Research Center, nutrition, pain management (adult), podiatry, pre-hospital care, rheumatology, robotic surgery, thyroid surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery
(310) 794-2270
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Kim Irwin
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: bone marrow/stem cell transplants, Clinical Translational Science Institute, epilepsy (adult), hematology, Huntington's disease (clinical), intestinal transplant, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center, Liver and Pancreas Transplant, neuro-muscular disorders, neuro-otology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology
(310) 794-2262
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Enrique Rivero
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: AIDS, Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Program, Auto Islet Transplant, Center for Study of Latino Health and Culture, Collaborative Center for Trauma & Mental Health Disparities, Community Outreach, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Ethics, Family Medicine (Research), General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hand Transplant, Health Disparities, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Information Technology, Interpreting Services, Kidney Transplant, Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center, Latino Health, Nephrology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (adult), Pancreas Transplant, Physical Therapy, Thyroid Conditions, Weekly Media Report, Wireless Health Institute. UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy
(310) 794-2273
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Elaine Schmidt
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: audiology, autopsy, Blood and Platelet Center, brain injury, Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Donated Body Program, ear, nose and throat, face transplant, head and neck surgery, hospital nursing, human genetics, neurobiology, neuro-ICU, neurosurgery (adult), Olympic Analytical Laboratory, ophthalmology, pathology, radiology, speech pathology, Stein Eye Institute
(310) 794-2272
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Mark Wheeler
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: Anorexia, anxiety disorders, Asperger's, attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety disorders, Autism, bipolar disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, borderline personality disorder, brain mapping, Brain Research Institute, bulimia, bullying, child trauma, Cousins Center For Psychoneuroimmunology, depression, dyslexia, Eating Disorders Program, environmental health, epidemiology, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, Headache Research And Treatment Program (Neurology), Huntington's disease, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Mary S. Easton Center For Alzheimer's Disease Research, medical marijuana, migraine, Mind & Body Medicine, mindfulness, mood disorders, Movement Disorders Program, Multiple Sclerosis Program, neuroimaging, neuro genetics, neurorehabilitation, neurology, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parkinson's disease, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatry & biobehavioral sciences, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Schizophrenia, seizure disorders, Semel Institute For Neuroscience & Human Behavior, sexuality & behavior, Sleep Disorders Center, stress, substance abuse, traumatic stress
(310) 794-2265
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Ted Braun
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Beats: Cardiology, Faculty Practice Group, Family Medicine (clinical), Geriatrics (clinical), Primary Care Network (offices located throughout Los Angeles area), Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica Rebuilding Project & Other Campus Initiatives, UCLA Medical Building in Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
(310) 319-4567
tbraun@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Simi Singer
Marketing and Media Analyst
Beats: Allergy & Immunology, Critical Care, Daltery-Townshend Teen Cancer Program, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Eye Care, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Neonatology, Orthopaedics & Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine, UCLA Breast Center in Santa Monica, UCLA Spine Center in Santa Monica, Volunteer & Care Extender Programs, Women's Health
(310) 319-4349
ssinger@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Shaun Mason
Public Information Director
Beats: Breast Cancer, Cancer Research, Hematology/Oncology, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Revlon UCLA Breast Center, Revlon UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology (Simms/Mann), Urologic Oncology
(310) 206-2805
smason@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Brianna Aldrich
Communications & Media Officer
Beats: Dentistry, Oral Health, Salivary Diagnostics, Saliva Testing, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Cancer
 
Haleh Shahmiri
Office Manager
(310) 794-2266
hshahmiri@mednet.ucla.edu