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Media Relations

Deborah Mann Lake

Deborah Mann Lake

Director, Media Relations 

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.

Deborah Mann Lake spent two decades writing for Texas newspapers including the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, The Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle, where she was the correspondent for its weekly "Health/Medicine" page. She has won awards from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, the Houston Press Club, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a journalism degree. Deborah joined Public Affairs in May 2006.

Jeannette Sanchez

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Key contact for: School of Public Health, School of Dentistry, School of Biomedical Informatics, Infectious Diseases, OB-GYN, 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

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