Contacts for News and Press Releases

Sarah Avery, Director of Duke Health News Office
Duke Health News Office
(919) 660-1306

Reporters wishing to reach the Duke Health media relations officer on weekends, holidays or after hours, can call (919) 257-7163.

Karl Bates, Director of Research Communications
Duke University Communications
(919) 681-8054

Dave Hart, Editorial Director
Office of Strategic Communications
Duke University School of Medicine

Recording, Filming and Photography

No news media, commercial, or promotional audio or video recording, filming, or still photography may be conducted at any School of Medicine or Duke University Health System facilities without authorization and advance arrangement through the School’s Office of Strategic Communication and the Duke Health News Office. One of these offices must be notified in advance when any press (external, Duke or student-run) or professional photographer or camera crew requests to come on campus for any purpose. A Duke representative must always accompany camera crews and commercial photographers while on campus to help ensure that filming is confined to authorized subjects and areas. Requests to film or photograph on the Duke University campus should be referred to University Communications and Marketing.

Please be aware that there are areas within the School of Medicine and the broader Duke Health community where photography and filming are strictly prohibited.

For assistance:

Andrea Martin, Assistant Dean, Digital and Brand Communications
Office of Strategic Communications
Duke University School of Medicine

Patient Information, Interviews, Recording, Filming and Photography
All media requests for information about a patient or requests to interview, film or photograph a patient must be referred directly to the Duke Health News Office, which will handle those requests in accordance with applicable provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).