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Call 713-500-3030 to schedule an interview in any of the six schools on the UTHealth campus, in addition to The University of Texas 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)

  • 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:

  • UTHealth in 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, the reference should be linked to UTHealth. Options include:

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

For national publications, please add “in Houston”

Recommendations for co-branding with UTHealth’s primary teaching hospitals:

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

  • Example: Dr. John Smith, a professor at McGovern Medical School at 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/Harris Health
  • UTHealth/UT Physicians (research)
  • UT Physicians/UTHealth (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) 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 The University of Texas 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, Media Relations Manager
Office: 713-500-3304

Key contact for: School Leadership, UT Physicians, UTHealth Neurosciences, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, Institute for Stroke and Neurological Disorders, Crisis and Emergency Media Relations.

Wendi Hawthorne, Media Relations Specialist
Office: 713-500-3307

Key contact for: School of Public Health, Infectious Disease, Adult Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Consortium on Aging, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Children’s Learning Institute, Critical Care, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Ophthalmology.

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

Key contact for: Cizik School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Biomedical Informatics, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Discovery Science, Dermatology, Clinical and Translational Sciences, Pulmonary/Sleep, Family Medicine, Genetics, General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Nephrology and Hypertension, Anesthesiology, and Adolescent Medicine.

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.