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Media Resources

Call 713-500-3030 to schedule an interview in any of the six schools on the UTHealth Houston campus, in addition to UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center, clinics operated by UT PhysiciansUT Health Services, and UT Dentists, and other patient care or research facilities.

Style Guidelines

In print publications and on the web, the appropriate reference for the institution is UTHealth Houston.

Note: UTHealth Houston has no space between “UT” and “Health.”

For Houston TV broadcasts, UTHealth Houston is preferred for use on Chyrons or supers. 

When referencing an individual school or UT Physicians, which are part of UTHealth Houston, the reference should be linked to UTHealth Houston. Options include:

  • McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston
  • UTHealth Houston School of Public Health
  • UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
  • UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
  • UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Co-branding with UTHealth Houston’s primary teaching hospitals

If applicable, in print, please reference both UTHealth Houston and the primary teaching hospital.

  • Example: Dr. John Smith, a professor with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, is an attending physician at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

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

  • UTHealth Houston/Memorial Hermann
  • UTHealth Houston/Children’s Memorial Hermann
  • UTHealth Houston/Harris Health
  • UTHealth Houston/UT Physicians (research)
  • UT Physicians/UTHealth Houston (clinics)

Quick Facts

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is 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 Houston is home to Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing, John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School, and schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, and public health. UTHealth Houston includes the John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Campus and UTHealth Houston 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

Media Contacts

Deborah Mann Lake, Director of Media Relations
Office: 713-500-3304

Key contact for: Crisis and Emergency Communications, Reputation/Ethics/Legal, HIPAA/Patient Privacy, School of Public Health El Paso and Brownsville Campuses, UT Physicians Leadership and Administration, UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center and John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center, and Stem Cell Research.

Jeannette Sanchez, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Office: 713-500-3042

Key contact for: School of Public Health Dallas Campus, Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Learning Institute, General Pediatrics, Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, OB-GYN/Women’s Health, The Fetal Center, UTHealth Houston Consortium on Aging.

Caitie Barkley, Media Relations Specialist
Office: 713-500-3081

Key contact for: School of Public Health Austin Campus, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UT Physicians, and UTHealth Houston Neurosciences.

Halle Jones, Media Relations Specialist
Office: 713-500-3307

Key contact for: School of Biomedical Informatics, School of Public Health San Antonio Campus, Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Surgery, Trauma.

Courtney Saenz, Media Relations Specialist
Office: 713-500-3478

Key contact for: School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School, School of Public Health Houston Campus, Adolescent Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Family and Community Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gastroenterology, Head and Neck Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

Angela Douglas, Social Media Specialist
Office: 713-500-4041

UTHealth Houston

Media Hotline

The UTHealth Houston Media Relations Team is available 24/7 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.