Communications Office

The Communications Office coordinates the marketing, communication and events of Milken Institute School of Public Health. We develop and implement initiatives that bring together the stories of our diverse people and programs, and represent the many ways the school is advancing the health of our local, national, and global communities.

We can help with:
Media Relations
Digital Communications 
Brand Management
Events 
Communication Guidelines and Policies

Media Relations

CONTACT: Kathy Fackelmann, director of media relations | gwsphmedia@gwu.edu

Press releases and media advisories on faculty research, events and school-related announcements

  • Please let us know about your accepted papers! We maintain a list of our faculty's recently accepted papers for use in various communications. Knowing about your upcoming publications also helps us determine if there are additional media opportunities to publicize your work, and provides us with the necessary time to coordinate with you on them.

Media appearances/faculty experts – Journalists can find an expert through our faculty database, or contact the Director of Media Relations Kathy Fackelman for assistance selecting and coordinating faculty media appearances.

Media training for faculty – We offer workshops for Milken Institute SPH faculty interested in increasing their ability and confidence in communicating their work to journalists in TV, radio or print interviews. Use the form below to be notified of the next available media training workshop.

Digital Communications

CONTACT: Ciara Sheehan, senior marketing associate | gwsphweb@gwu.edu

Website updates – For changes to publichealth.gwu.edu web pages, e-mail the web team at gwsphweb@gwu.edu to discuss and coordinate the changes.

Social Media – The communications office manages the school's primary social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Have a story you would like to suggest for promotion on our social media channels? Email us at gwsphweb@gwu.edu.

Digital Screens at the Milken Institute SPH building (950 New Hampshire Ave., NW) – We manage the digital screens located in the lobby and next to the elevators at the Milken Institute SPH building. Email us at gwsphweb@gwu.edu with questions about the screens. 

Branded digital resources – These digital resources include PowerPoint templates, research poster templates, digital screen templates and more. View the resources available for download

Suggest a Story – Let us know about your department, faculty, staff, or students by e-mailing gwsphweb@gwu.edu. We are always looking for people to profile in our various publications, feature stories and social media posts.

Initiate a new digital communications project - From analytics to keyword analysis to usability tests, we can help with variety of digital communications projects. Contact us at gwsphweb@gwu.edu to let us know what you need.

Faculty and Staff, and Student Newsletters – We coordinate the weekly faculty & staff and student e-newsletters that are sent each Monday morning. We train each department’s “departmental editor” to submit announcements to the faculty & staff newsletter. The department editors collect and publish information on the notable achievements of our faculty, students and alumni. Don’t know your departmental editor? Contact us at gwsphweb@gwu.edu and we can point you in the right direction.

  • The deadline to submit items for the weekly e-newsletters is close of business Wednesdays

Brand Management

CONTACT: Ciara Sheehan, senior marketing associate | gwsphweb@gwu.edu

The Office of Communications is responsible for all expressions of the Milken Institute SPH brand including:

  • Websites
  • Digital communication and social media
  • Logo usage and distribution
  • Print communications development
    • Including brochures and promotional pieces
  • Promotional merchandise/giveaways
  • Advertising

All branded materials, including print and digital, need to be approved by the communications office before being printed/distributed. 

Please contact us at gwsphweb@gwu.edu for assistance in creating print pieces or to request permission to use the GW or Milken Institute School of Public Health logo on print or digital materials. Approved templates with the Milken Institute SPH logo which can be used by faculty, staff and students without additional permission are available under the Research section on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Proposal Development and Research Resources Portal.

Purchasing letterhead and business cards - Faculty and staff can purchase digital and hardcopy letterhead, business cards, note cards, envelopes, etc through dupli in GW's procurement solution, iBuy+ Goods & Services system. Users can log in to the system with their netID and password. All department admins will be able to provide you with hard-copy and electronic letterhead and can assist with purchasing business cards. 

Events

CONTACT: Eric Church, director of events

The Milken Institute SPH events team is responsible for:

Event planning, coordination and management

  • Visit go.gwu.edu/GWSPHevents to reserve event space at 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW.
    • Reservable event space includes (note: food & drink are prohibited in classrooms & auditoriums):
      • The Convening Center
      • First Floor Auditorium
      • Case Study Room 700A
      • B-level auditorium and rooms
  • An online event submission form must be completed for all proposed events at go.gwu.edu/GWSPHevents

Approves all GW Calendar submissions categorized as "Milken Institute School"

  • We encourage everyone to add all Milken Institute School of Public Health events to the master calendar. To ensure the event shows up in our newsletters, website and digital screens make sure it is categorized as “Milken Institute School.” Each submission categorized as the school is reviewed by our staff before posting. Turn-around time is generally one business day. If you frequently submit events, contact us to be given direct access to the events calendar.

Classroom space may be reserved through Robin Delk at robin3@gwu.edu

Non-event-related building tours are organized through Lucy Lowenthal at ljl@gwu.edu

Communications Policies and Guidelines

Milken Institute SPH cannot sponsor or appear to participate or endorse charity activities/unofficial Milken Institute SPH activities by faculty, students and staff.  The Milken Institute SPH logo or marks are never to be used for this purpose. If recruiting individuals from the Milken Institute SPH community for activities, the language/team name needs to be “Students from GW’s Milken Institute SPH” or “Faculty from GW’s Milken Institute SPH,” etc., as the school name cannot stand alone.

Milken Institute SPH students, faculty or staff who would like to promote public health group activities, such as charity walks and runs, that they have organized, must submit a request to the Milken Institute SPH communications office for approval.  If approved, we will help promote in the Milken Institute SPH weekly newsletters and on our social media accounts. The communications office will not promote unofficial Milken Institute SPH activities through the Milken Institute SPH website.