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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 first reference for the institution is:

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

  • 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 Houston is the preferred proper name.

  • UTHealth Houston has no space between “UT” and “Health.”
  • UTHealth Houston may also be used in headlines.

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

  • UTHealth Houston

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

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 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

Recommendations for 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 at 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 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 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 includes 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: School Leadership, UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center, Institute for Stroke and Neurological Disorders, Cizik School of Nursing, MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Crisis and Emergency Media Relations.

Jeannette Sanchez, Senior Media Relations Specialist

Office: 713-500-3042

Key contact for: School of Public Health, School of Dentistry, School of Biomedical Informatics, Infectious Diseases, OBGYN, Fetal Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Internal Medicine, Discovery Science, Dermatology, Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Sciences.

Caitlin "Caitie" Barkley, Media Relations Specialist

Office: 713-500-3007

Key contact for: UT Physicians, UTHealth Neurosciences, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Media Hotline

The UTHealth 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.