Information for faculty

We are here to help you promote your work across various college communications as well as with the news media. Several opportunities are available.

UF Experts Center

This online resource is designed to connect faculty with journalists, conference organizers and other external audiences seeking context, insight or commentary.

Media training

For consultation on specific media requests or to receive one-on-one media training, please contact Jill Pease, PHHP communications director, at

Please notify Jill Pease if you are interviewed by a media outlet so that we can track results.

UF Research Promotion Initiative

The Research Promotion Initiative aims to connect faculty research to UF’s Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing for potential promotion to media organizations as well as university-based communications.

To maximize the chances of earning coverage in national and international news outlets, all submissions must have been accepted but not yet published in order to qualify for this initiative. Staff will work with researchers to ensure that any embargoes are honored. Authors of papers selected for promotion will receive $1,000, which can be used on research-related activities, such as travel, books and supplies.

Learn more and submit

The Conversation

The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent news organization publishing trustworthy and informative articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by a team of journalists. Articles are often picked up by major outlets such as The Washington Post, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. View articles by UF faculty.

Opinion pieces

The UF Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing team provides assistance to UF faculty members and senior leaders with writing, placing and publishing opinion articles (op-eds). This can include consultations, collaborative writing, ghost writing, reviews and pitching.

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