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Media Relations

Local and national news media who wish to learn more about the medical education, cutting edge research and advances in patient care taking place at UC Irvine can contact members of our media relations staff.

They can help you locate the right spokesperson for a story; facilitate your request to visit any of our healthcare facilities; and answer any questions you might have about our programs and services. Photos and video are also available upon request.


John Murray
Media Relations Manager, UC Irvine Medical Center
Phone: 714-456-7759
Pager: 714-506-1907
Email: jdmurray@uci.edu

Tom Vasich
Assistant Director, Health Affairs Communications
Phone: 949-824-6455
Email: tmvasich@uci.edu

Cathy Lawhon
Director, Media Relations
Phone: 949-824-1151
Email: clawhon@uci.edu


Please contact John Murray for information about patient stories.