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 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 General 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)
- 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 General Hospital
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health system in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. It also includes a psychiatric hospital, multiple institutes and centers, a growing network of clinics and outreach programs in education and care throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. Founded in 1972, its faculty, staff and students are committed to delivering innovative solutions that create the best hope for a healthier future.
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