Through hospital partners Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UTHealth can arrange live broadcast interviews. Both hospitals have studios equipped with the VideoLink ReadyCam™ system, which has fiber optic and satellite capabilities. Call 713-500-3030 and a member of the Media Relations Team will work with its hospital partners to coordinate the interview.
UTHealth experts are also available for video interviews via Skype™.
Call 713-500-3030 to schedule an interview on the UTHealth campus. Media specialists are available to coordinate interviews, reserve parking and escort journalists to the location of the interview.
Journalists, including photographers and video crews, must be escorted by a member of the Media Relations Team or a designated representative while visiting 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 on the UTHealth campus. To protect patient confidentiality under federal HIPAA guidelines, we must obtain in advance signed consent from patients who are interviewed, photographed or referenced by their treating healthcare providers in news stories.
Many of UTHealth’s faculty members, students, residents and fellows also staff primary teaching hospitals Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and 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. Journalists may also work directly with media specialists at the hospital to arrange interviews.
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:
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:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was established in 1972 as Houston’s health university. 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, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more health care professionals than any health-related institution in the State of Texas and features the nation’s sixth-largest medical school and the highest ranked nursing graduate school in Texas. It also includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include 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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