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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 & Union Issues, Media Relations issues, Public Records Act and FOIA requests, Risk Management issues, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Face Transplant Program, UCLA Hand Transplant Program, UCLA Health issues, UCLA Faculty Practice Group & Medical Group issues, UCLA Health International Relations issues, UCLA Hospital System, UCLA Medical Sciences Development (fundraising) issues, UCLA Operation Mend Program
(310) 794-2264
rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Amy Albin
Senior Media Relations Officer
Beats: Auxiliary, Cardiothoracic, Center for Healthier Children/Families & Communities, Child Life Program, Children's Comfort Care, Clinical Social Work, Cosmetic Surgery, Face Transplant, Fit for Healthy Weight, Hand Transplant, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Nursing, Operation Mend, Pediatric, 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, Asthma, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiology, Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT), Clinical Care, Dermatology, Digestive Diseases, East-West Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Endocrine surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gonda Robotic Surgery Center, Hair Loss, Hyperbaric Medicine, IBS, Immunology, Integrative Medicine, Longevity Center, Memory Research Center,Nutrition, Pain Management (adult), Podiatry, Pre-Hospital Care, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Vascular Surgery
(310) 794-2270
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Kim Irwin
Senior Public Information Officer
Beats: AIDS (Neurological Aspects), Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Clinical Trials, Emergency Neurology, Epilepsy Program (adult), Experimental Therapeutics, Health Services Research, Huntington's Disease, ICU Critical Care (Neurology), Infectious Disease (Neurology), Intestinal Transplant, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center, Liver and Pancreas Transplant, Male Menopause, Male Sexual Health, Nanomedicine, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology Education, Neuro-Muscular Disorders, Neuro-Otology, Neuro-Physiology , Neuroscience Discovery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiation Oncology, Sexual Health, Surgical Oncology. Urology
(310) 794-2262
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Enrique Rivero
Senior Media Relations 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 Media Relations Officer
Beats: Audiology, Autopsy, Biological Chemistry (Dept of), Biomathematics (Dept of), Blood and Platelet Center, Breast Research Institute, Cochlear Implants, Donated Body Program, Face Transplant, Global Health Education Program, Gonda Neuroscience & Genetics Research Center, Head and Neck Surgery, Human Genetics (Dept of), Image Guided Surgery, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (Dept of), Institute for Molecular Medicine (Dept of), Jules Stein Eye Institute, Medical Imaging, Medical School Curriculum & Student Affairs, Microbiology (Dept of), Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Molecular Biology Institute, Neurobiology (Dept of), Neurosurgery (Dept of), Olympic Analytical Laboratory, Ophthalmology (Dept of), Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (Dept of), Pharmacy, Physiology (Dept of), Radiology/Radiological Sciences (Dept of), School of Medicine/Student Affairs, School of Medicine/Curriculum, School of Medicine/Outreach, Sleep Apnea (biology), Speech Disorders, Sinus Disorders, Vision, Voice Disorders
(310) 794-2272
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Mark Wheeler
Senior Media Relations Officer
Beats: Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Autism, Bipolar Disorders, Brain Mapping, Brain Research Institute, Breast Research Institute, Center for Community Health, Center for Culture & Health, Center for Health Services & Society, Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Center for Research on Treatment & Rehabilitation of Psychosis, Center for Study of Opiod Receptors & Drugs of Abuse, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Depression, Disaster Preparedness Response (Public Heath), Eating Disorders, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Headache Disorders Program (Neurology), Health Policy, Health Services, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Intellectual & Development Disabilities Research Center, Laboratory of Neuro-Imaging (LONI), Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Mind & Body Medicine, Mood Disorders, Movement Disorders Program, Multiple Sclerosis Program, Neuro Imaging, Neuro Genetics, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurology, Obesity (adult), Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Research Center on Managed Care for Psychiatric Disorders, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Schizophrenia, Seizure Disorders, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, Sexuality & Behavior, Sleep Disorders Center, Stroke Center, 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
 
Brianne Deane
Communications & Media Coordinator
Beats: Dentistry, Oral Health, Salivary Diagnostics, Saliva Testing, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Cancer
(310) 206-0835
bdeane@dentisty.ucla.edu
 
Haleh Shahmiri
Office Manager
(310) 794-2266
hshahmiri@mednet.ucla.edu