News Resources for Media Outlets

Ready Link Live

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™.

Media Relations Team

Members of the Media Relations Team are 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.

Media Visitation Guidelines

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.

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)

Examples:

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics
  • The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of the UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

On second reference, use UTHealth or:

  • UTHealth School of Dentistry
  • UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • UTHealth Medical School
  • UTHealth School of Nursing
  • UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences

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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (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

Quick Facts

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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