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Media Relations Team

Members of the Media Relations Team are available 24/7 at 713-500-3030 to help journalists develop story ideas, identify the best news sources and arrange interviews on topics including innovative patient care, cutting-edge research and breaking news in health care.

Media Visitation Guidelines

Journalists, writers, photographers and video crews visiting the UTHealth campus must be escorted by a member of the Media Relations team or a designated representative. Call 713-500-3030 to schedule an interview on the UTHealth campus, which includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, clinics operated by UT Physicians, UT Health Services and UT Dentists, and other patient care or research facilities. Media specialists are available to coordinate interviews, reserve parking and escort journalists to the location of the interview.

To protect patient confidentiality under federal HIPAA guidelines, the UTHealth media relations team must obtain in advance signed consent from patients who are interviewed, photographed or referenced by their treating healthcare providers in interviews.

Many of UTHealth’s faculty members, students, residents and fellows also staff primary teaching hospitals Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Harris Health's Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital as well as other hospitals in the greater Houston area. These hospitals have similar media visitation guidelines and rules regarding patient confidentiality. To interview a UTHealth expert at a hospital, UTHealth’s Media Relations Team can work with the hospital’s media team to obtain permission. 

Style Guidelines for Journalists

In print publications and on the web, the appropriate first reference for the institution is:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

On second reference and thereafter, UTHealth is the preferred proper name.

For Houston TV broadcasts, UTHealth is preferred for use on Chyrons or supers. For national audiences, the preferred usage is one of the following:

Note: We no longer use UTHSC-H or UT-Houston as short references for the university. 

When referencing an individual school that is part of UTHealth, the first school reference should be linked to the full name of the university. Here are two options:

Examples:

On second reference, use UTHealth or:

Recommendations for co-branding with UTHealth’s primary teaching hospitals:

For print, please reference both UTHealth and the primary teaching hospital.

For TV broadcasts, the preferred use on Chyrons and supers is:

Quick Facts

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. For more information, visit www.uth.edu.

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