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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)
- The “T” is always capitalized in The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
- “At Houston” is part of the formal name of the institution
On second reference and thereafter, UTHealth is the preferred proper name.
- UTHealth has no space between “UT” and “Health.”
- UTHealth may also be used in headlines.
For Houston TV broadcasts, UTHealth is preferred for use on Chyrons or supers. For national audiences, the preferred usage is one of the following:
- UT Health Science Center-Houston
- Univ. of TX Health Science Center-Houston
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:
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School Name
- The School Name, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
- McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics
- School of Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
On second reference, use UTHealth or:
- UTHealth School of Dentistry
- McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- UTHealth School of Nursing
- UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences
- UTHealth School of Public Health
Recommendations for co-branding with UTHealth’s primary teaching hospitals:
For print, please reference both UTHealth and the primary teaching hospital.
- Example: Dr. John Smith, a professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, is an attending physician at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
For TV broadcasts, the preferred use on Chyrons and supers is:
- UTHealth/Memorial Hermann
- UTHealth/Children’s Memorial Hermann
- UTHealth/LBJ Hospital
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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